To compile my Top 10 list of trustworthy, informative and enjoyable sites for 2009, I've selected that sites that I've revisited many times. I'm sure you, too, will find them invaluable this year.
Where it's "great to be grand"! Grandparents.com is "the place for today's new generation of active, involved grandparents."
Find assorted age-appropriate and weather-appropriate "things to do" (even in dozens of cities), including suggestions that won't cost thrifty grandparents a dime. Mix in travel, gift ideas (find the perfect toy), video, and food suggestions (you might be inspired to cook with your little darlings). Take advantage of expert advice on family, education law, finance and health and get a peek into the psyche of celebrity grandparents. You'll get a treasure trove of information.
Where else can you find photographed independent living aids displayed boldly and accurately? Protected by the Better Business Bureau of Connecticut, Dynamic Living consumers shop with confidence--either by use (moving around, sitting/standing, vision, communication, caregiving, memory) or by location (car, kitchen, bathroom).
I like this site for its clarity, simplicity, readability, references and responsiveness.
Two warnings: See what other customers recommend but select well to avoid restocking charges. Also, customer service operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. only.
Get your age-driven legal questions answered here.
Elderlaw covers Medicaid, Medicare, nursing home rights, and estate planning. Elderlaw 101 dumbs down additional topics, including veterans benefits, so you don't need to have a law degree to understand. Find state-specific information and an attorney or listen to Elderlaw radio such as "Finding the Money to Age Well."