We have provided some helpful links and resources for consultation on matters concerning your finances, health, housing, and renegotiating your new lifestyle upon retirement. 

Medical and Health 

The official U.S. government site for Medicare.

A free website for older adults that offers independent Medicare HMO cost comparisons and other information about Medicare plans.

NCQA's Health Plan Report Card
An interactive tool to help you find the health plan that's right for you.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
A gateway website to information about Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Offers different tracks for those seeking consumer information and those doing research for professional purposes. 

Offers ratings of hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other related information.

America’s Health Insurance Plans
A health insurance industry advocacy group; provides resources on current health and insurance issues and policies. 

Healthcare Intelligence Network 
Reviews healthcare business publications; provides information guides and blogs on current products and policies in the insurance industry. 

Insurance News Net
Compendium of news stories on insurance.

Government Benefits

Benefits Checkup 
A service of National Council on the Aging. A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

Department of Veterans Affairs  
For those eligible for veterans benefits; topics include pension benefits, health care, burial and memorial benefits, and appeal information.

Social Security Administration 
The official website of the Social Security Administration. Useful information includes how to locate and contact your local SSA office and online planners. 

Federal and State Resources

Access Indiana
The official website of the state of Indiana. The site offers links to nearly all state-provided service providers. 

Entrée to numerous government agencies, organizations, and commissions. A good place to search U.S. government information servers. Offers other U.S. government web search tools. 

Administration on Aging 
Provides data on the effects of aging. Lists AoA home- and community-based services funded by the government. 

Senate Special Committee on Aging
Published reports, articles, and resources concerning discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans.


This website offers numerous aids to retirement financial planning, including access to your account, informative articles, and calculators.

Links to multiple resources for retirement planning

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The AARP site is extensive, offering a wide range of topics of interest to persons 50 years of age and older. The Money Section includes information and links about nearly any aspect of post-retirement financial planning. Financial Services is a subsection of the Money section and offers topics ranging from investment vehicles to taxes to estate planning.

Geared toward informing adults on financial matters. The site offers free tools and tutorials on financial investing and retirement planning.

The Investor's Clearinghouse
Maintained by the Alliance for Investor Education. Offers information about many aspects of investing.

A useful site with an educational/advocacy approach. The site was started by an accountant who became interested in the financial aspects of care providing. Though the site now addresses a range of topics, it retains a focus on the financial aspects of care providing. 

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Housing and Retirement Communities


Volunteering & Service

Academic Life

Health & Social Community