Family & Relationships

A "speed dating" service hosting events in the U.S. and Canada. (Requires advance registration.)

AARP: Grandparenting

This site features "resources to help grandparents in various family roles, and for the professionals who work with them." Topics include raising grandchildren, family relationships, financial health, sharing time with grandchildren, and providing child care. Provides data, reports, fact sheets, articles, and legal resources. From AARP.

Aging Well Village

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

American Society on Aging (ASA)

A site for an umbrella organization focusing on professionals and organizations that serve older people. Includes information about conferences, training, publications, news, and special projects. The section on "constituent groups" offers information related to mental health, healthcare, religion and spirituality, gay and lesbian seniors, and business.

APA Help Center

Advice on seeking therapy from the American Psychological Association. Also available are articles on psychology at work, the mind/body connection, family and relationships, how therapy helps, and psychology in daily life.

An online dating service for Catholic singles. (Requires membership fee.)

Doctor-assisted Suicide: A Guide to Web Sites and the Literature

Site compiled by librarians listing resources on euthanasia and doctor assisted suicide, including legal issues, news broadcasts, a chronology, and a search engine for finding additional materials on end of life issues.

A "speed dating" service hosting events in the U.S. (Requires advance registration.)

Empty Nest Moms

An online magazine for women experiencing "empty-nest syndrome." Includes inspirational stories and a chat room.

An online dating service for exercise enthusiasts. (Basic service is free; some membership plans require a fee.)

An online dating service, based in the United Kingdom. (Membership is free.)

Friends Over 50

Friends Over 60

An online service for connecting with old friends and meeting new friends. (Membership is free.)


Offers grandparenting tips and other articles of interest to grandparents.


Provides grandparenting advice for baby boomers. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

GrandParents Magazine®

Contains articles and product reviews of interest to grandparents. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A directory of federal, state, and private assistance available to grandparents raising grandchildren.

Green Singles

An online dating service for vegetarians, environmentalists, and other like-minded singles. (Basic service is free; some membership plans require a fee.)


Health-Track aims to help families and communities recognize relationships between chronic illnesses and environmental pollutants, to follow these links, and to make this information available for disease prevention. Based on the current model of tracking infectious diseases, it brings together in one place information on chronic diseases, environmental contaminants, and tracking efforts. This site is both searchable and browsable.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Seniors & Retirees

Collection of IRS documents on tax topics of interest for older Americans and individuals planning for retirement. Includes relevant IRS publications and forms, and information about the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, retirement plans, and other related subjects.

An online dating service for Jewish singles. (Requires membership fee.)

An online dating service for Jewish singles. (Basic service is free; some membership plans require a fee.)

An online dating service. (Requires membership fee.)

A popular online dating service. (Requires membership fee.)

Men's Health

This site that focuses on men's health issues has sections on fitness; sex and relationships; food, nutrition, and recipes; money, career, and style. There's also daily tips and selected articles from the print Men's Health Magazine

National Association of Senior Friends

This site features a variety of useful health tools, news, and information for seniors, including a drug interaction checker, an encyclopedia of alternative medicine, an anatomy atlas, a medical dictionary, and animations of common procedures. Although the site solicits membership, it is not required for viewing the information. Searchable.

National Family Caregivers Association

This organization "supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one." Includes a quarterly newsletter ( that gives advice to family caregivers.


A web site celebrating singledom.

Scholastic: Family Life: Grandparents

Provides access to articles on playtime and other activities for grandchildren and grandparents.

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 a discussion board to which anyone can register and post.

A directory of singles events and dating services in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Right Stuff

An online dating service for graduates and faculty members from a select group of schools. (Requires membership fee.)

The Whole Family Center

Interactive site is aimed at understanding and improving all kinds of family relationships. Produced by experienced psychologists and includes articles on marriage, parenting, kids and teens, families, problems, coping with daily life. RealAudio presentations dramatizing family issues and their resolution. For a fee, users can sign up for online courses, but most content is free. Deals with such topics as infertility, anorexia, divorce, suicide as well as everyday family problems.

Widowhood/Starting Again

Answers and questions. Starting anew.


Provides helpful resources for widows and widowers, such as articles on bereavement and a bulletin board to post comments.

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