Web of Addictions
"The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. [The site seeks] to provide a resource for teachers, students and others who needed factual information about abused drugs." A topical hierarchy is used to navigate the site with links to facts on substance abuse, net resources on addiction, information on meetings and conferences on substance abuse, support services and organizations.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics

Building on the tradition of the The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, this manual focuses on the medical problems of the elderly, providing clinical information to all physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals involved in the care of elderly patients. Many non-health professionals also find it useful."

Center for On-Line Addiction

Contains information, evaluations, resources, links, and community support groups for internet addictions.

Women For Sobriety, Inc.

Women For Sobriety, Inc., "a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions," identifies local chapters, links to related materials, provides text of articles by the founder, and provides information on becoming a moderator.

Senior Citizens News and Information Daily on the Web

This daily news journal highlights issues and events relevant to seniors. Topics include health and fitness, government, enjoying life, elderly issues, and money.

SeniorLaw Home Page

"This is a Web site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law (Elderlaw), Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled." Information is organized by subject, or you can use a search engine.

The Caregiver's Handbook

A complete online guide for caregivers of the elderly. It's often recommended for those take care of Alzheimer's patients but can be useful for others as well. "This book is directed primarily at the caregiver. This is not a how to book focused on problems of the ill patient. Rather, it offers practical approaches to common caregiver problems. Staying healthy, avoiding depression, remaining active, making friends, enjoying pleasurable activities are an essential part of any human life, including those of caregivers. Serving as the primary caregiver for an ill loved one should not make life meaningless."

Information & Referral Resource Network

"This directory lists agencies throughout the United States that provide human services to the public. A wide variety of services are represented, including information and referral, social service, case management, health care, counseling, mental health, day care, educational, employment, domestic violence, recreation, substance abuse, and welfare programs. Whether you're searching for services for children, adults or the elderly; single adults or families; home owners or homeless individuals; individuals with or without disabilities, this directory can guide you to a source of help. The information in the Network is provided and updated regularly by participating agencies. A brief entry for each agency in the Network appears in the geographical indexes under the state and city in which the agency is located, and includes the name of the agency and a short description of its services. More detailed information about the agency may be found on the agency's 'home page.'" Also includes listing for government agencies.

SeniorNet Resources

"The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom." This site has a list of Internet resources that seniors may find useful, as well as links to an discussion board to which anyone can register and post.

Aging Well Village

Health and wellness information for those fifty and over. Includes information on health & safety, nutrition, fitness, healing, and medications.

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