The leading organization in the United States for people age fifty and
older. Features news, resources, and publications, including the AARPBulletin
and AARPthe Magazine.
Assisted Living Federation of America
Provides information on finding assisted living communities and learning
about long-term care choices. Features publications, resources, and programs,
and a store.
Beacon Hill Village
Beacon Hill Village helps persons age fifty and older who live on Beacon Hill and in its adjacent neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts, enjoy safer, healthier, and more independent lives in their own homes-well connected to a familiar and attentive community. The site provides information on available services, a monthly event calendar, a newsletter, and a link to The Village Concept: A Founder’s Manual for those wishing to create a similar plan in their neighborhood.
The online community for women who blog.
A nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business. A leading source of information on women in business for the past four decades, Catalyst has knowledge and tools that help companies recruit, retain, and advance top talent and enable women to reach their potential.
A U.S. government site addressing health concerns of older adults. Features statistics, links, news, and publications.
Center for the Advancement of Women
Founded by Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood, the center is an institution for research, education, and advocacy on women’s issues. Features a monthly newsletter.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Features women’s health information and news, online journals, and a
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Grant programs for women-owned businesses and self-image programs for women.
One of the nation’s largest political networks and the largest financial resource for women candidates. EMILY’s List’s WOMEN VOTE! program helps elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Features news, programs, and job/volunteer information.
Encore.org – second acts for the greater good
Encore.org is building a movement and spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society and the world. Our ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people
and future generations.
Families and Work Institute
Founded in 1989, Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit center for research that provides data to inform decision making on the changing workforce, changing family, and changing community. The institute offers some of the most comprehensive research on the U.S. workforce available.
Foundation for Women’s Wellness
A small nonprofit public charity dedicated to medical research and education of critical women’s health issues. Established in 1997 by Dr. Lila Nachtigall, an internationally renowned physician recognized for her work in women’s health and hormones, FWW is guided by knowledgeable physicians, researchers, and private sector specialists.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The institute conducts research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies, specifically in the area ofeconomics and public policy. The site features resource links, publications, and conference information.
International Longevity Centre Global Alliance
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, international research, policy, and education organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and better and to advise society on how to maximize the benefits of today’s age boom. Conducts a variety of public policy research, scientific consensus workshops, and educational programs.
Kaiser Family Foundation
A private nonprofit foundation focusing on the major health-care issues facing the nation. Features extensive studies, reports, and policy information.
The Kinsey Institute
Promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Features publications, library, research programs, and resources.
Lauren Hutton’s Good Stuff
An online store with Lauren Hutton’s makeup line; geared toward women, not girls.
LeadingAge – expanding the world of possibilities for aging
Leading Age is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.
MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Detailed information on drugs, herbs, and supplements, including their interactions. Can be searched by drug or herb/supplement. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
The online presence of More magazine, celebrating women over forty. Features current and past articles, a newsletter, and Suzanne Braun Levine’s Inventing the Rest of My Lift blog.
Ms. Foundation for Women
The first and leading women’s fund and foundation engaged across the United States to build women’s collective power to ignite change.
Launched in 1971, it became a major voice of the women’s movement. It still covers women’s issues and provides information on women’s rights around the world.
National Women’s Health Network
The National Women’s Health Network develops and promotes a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision making. The network aspires to a health-care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs ofdiverse women.
Love Your Body. Love Your LIfe. A sensory based movement lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes, sizes and ages by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
North American Menopause Society
The leading nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women’s health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause. This site contains information on menopause, perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms, and long-term health effects ofestrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health.
A national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. Offers programs in the arts, humanities, wellness, technology, and volunteer service.
Older Women’s League
The only national grassroots member organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. The site has health and retirement information, news, a store, and links to local chapters.
Outward Bound USA’s official Web site. Look under “Special Focus Courses” for women-only programs. Outward Bound also has international programs in more than twenty countries. Visit Outward Bound International at www.outwardbound.net.
Peace Corps 50+ Volunteers
The minisite for adults age fifty-plus who are interested in joining the Peace Corps. Features detailed health-care and insurance information and an application.
Persimmon Tree, an online literary magazine, is a showcase for the creativity and talent ofwomen over sixty. Features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theater, and art. Free online subscription available.
The Purpose Prize
The Purpose Prize is the nation’s pre-eminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards at least $100,000 annually to individuals creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The Purpose Prize was created in 2005 by Encore.org, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, to showcase the value of experience and disprove outdated notions that innovation is the sole province of the young. It’s for those with the drive to make change and the experience to know how to do it.
Red Hat Society
The worldwide social phenomenon for celebrating women over fifty. More than twenty thousand chapters. Features news, a link, and convention information.
A network of more than one hundred research, advocacy, and policy centers devoted to informed debate on women’s issues, including global initiatives.
Retirement or WHAT NEXT?
Transitions for women over fifty who want to make the most of life and wish to redefine work, consider the possibilities, express creativity, and ponder what’s next. Provides workshops, discussion groups, and individual consultations.
A nonprofit organization of computer-using adults age fifty and older. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. The site features Web courses, a learning center, research papers and studies, news, and an online community forum where all individuals fifty and older, whether or not they are members of SeniorNet, are welcome to participate in online communities and hundreds of discussion topics.
Seniors for Living
A source for senior housing news and resources for the United States, whether assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s care, continuing care, retirement living or home care. Features articles about senior housing and senior care, housing type comparisons, free cost worksheet, and a newsletter.
Smith College Ada Comstock Scholars Program
Established in 1975, this program at Smith College enables women of nontraditional college age to complete a bachelor of arts degree at a realistic pace, either part time or full time. The program combines the rigorous academic challenges of Smith with flexibility for women beyond the traditional college age by providing options for reduced course loads, special academic advising, career counseling, and diverse housing options.
Information about Suze Orman’s books, television program, contact information, and other resources.
The Transition Network
Network that provides a national community for women over fifty as they move from their career to whatever is next. The network helps women discover new opportunities, new perspectives, and new ways to make an impact. Features group volunteer projects, a monthly newsletter, and resources.
University of Michigan Health System
Basic list of herb-drug interactions. This information is approved and/or reviewed by U. ofM. health system providers.
U.S. Census Bureau
Resource for publications and reports from the Census Bureau with population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
Village to Village Network (VtV)
A membership network of communities to help establish, assist and support those who wish to age in place. VtV provides information about how-to coordinate services, activities, wellness programs and more.
Wellesley Centers for Women
WCW is the nation’s largest women’s research center. Features publications, news, analysis, and resources.
When Work Works
A project of the Families and Work Institute on workplace effectiveness and workplace flexibility. As part of the nationwide initiative, the Web site has resources and information for employers, managers, employees, and the public at large.
Women’s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King. It promotes gender equity In women’s sports.
A nationwide network and forum that helps current and returning professional women find work that fits their current life stage. Features a job board, links, and news.
Women’s Campaign Forum
A nonpartisan pro-choice national membership organization dedicated to ensuring women become leaders in public life. Features candidate resources, volunteer opportunities, and more.
An independent news agency covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. Subscribe for free and receive daily news stories or daily news summaries and/or a weekly summary.
Women’s Institute for Financial Education
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. Features articles, links, and a newsletter.
Women’s Media Center
An advocacy site dedicated to amplifying progressive women’s voices through the media, specifically around the theme of “Women as Leaders and Peacemakers.” Features daily news briefs, resources, a library, volunteer opportunities, and a forum.