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Resources for Seniors (age 50+)

Resources for Seniors
The following websites and organizations provide helpful information and services for Seniors.

The Senior Citizens’ Resources section of First Gov provides comprehensive information and resources for seniors on topics such as health and housing, education, jobs and volunteerism, consumer protection, retirement, end-of-life issues, and much more. Check it out today: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml.

QuickCheck is a simple to use on-line tool that helps determine eligibility for benefit programs specifically designed to aid Older New Yorkers. Find out how QuickCheck can help you.

Medicare is health insurance for individuals age 65 or older and individuals under age 65 with certain disabilities. For more information on Medicare go to http://www.medicare.gov

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) provides protection from rent increases for low-to-moderate-income seniors living in rent-regulated apartments in New York City. For more information on SCRIE check out the EarnBenefits housing and utilities tab at: http://newyork.earnbenefits.org/scrie.

The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, non partisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. Membership costs less than $8 a year and includes benefits and discounts on things such as health and automobile insurance, advocacy and information, advice for living well, award-winning applications and community services. For more information on AARP go to their website http://www.aarp.org.

The New York City Department for the Aging provides helpful information, benefits and services for New Yorkers age 60 and over. For more information go to their website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml.

Easter Seals New York promotes pathways to economic self-sufficiency for older individuals through the Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) legislated under Title V of the Older Americans Act. SCSEP offers paid internships to individuals who are 55 years of age and older, unemployed but looking for work, and low income. SCSEP provides up to 20 hours a week of paid training positions in the network of New York City's non profit community. It also provides job training and related educational opportunities, which will lead to placement in permanent jobs. For more information, visit: http://www.ny.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NYDR_SCSEP