It's true. Grandma and Grandpa are on the Internet too. They surf, they chat, they play. The young no longer dominate the Internet. The young-at-heart do. There is much for older adults to reap and sow in cyberworld. Certain websites are geared to the senior demographic. They are places to learn, to have fun, to share. Here are ten great websites that are senior-specific and ready to explore.
Grand Times covers a variety of interesting topics from cooking to finance to travel and health. One section offers reader generated nostalgia and fiction. There are some great stories here. Grand Times has a marketplace where you shop for yourself or your grandchildren. The "free resources" category has links to free legal advice, games and maps and directions. The site is navigated through links and well worth checking out.
LoveToKnow Seniors -
This site covers everything for the savvy senior crowd. You can browse through the hairstyles for silver hair, find senior discounts on flights, or read expert advice about estate and financial planning. They welcome original poems about retirement and senior living. LoveToKnow Seniors is a positive website. They celebrate the joy of this stage of life as well as provide useful information. You can find health advice or learn new crafts. Don't forget to check out their expert interviews.
Microsoft Guide For Aging Computer Users -
This helpful site gives the reader tips on how to make the computer experience more comfortable as they age. It deals with screen resolution, text size, color, speech recognition and shortcuts among other things. The easy-to-use format guides seniors to maximize, customize and personalize their computer. A simple click brings them them to a step-by-step instruction page.
Buzz 50 -
Buzz 50 is a social network site geared towards baby boomers and those over the age of 50. Run by seniors, Buzz 50 offers both discussion forums and chat rooms if you prefer one-on-one conversation. It's free to join, is very friendly and has members from all over the English-speaking world. Members set up their own profile page and management is always on hand to help with any questions.
Elder Treks -
For the adventurous older adult, Elder Trek makes dreams come true. They specialize in exotic destination travel. Some of these include wildlife safaris in Africa, hiking trips in the Rockies and other mountain ranges, expeditions to the Arctic and cultural trips to Asia. The website itself is easy to use and exciting making you want to pack your bags right away. Elder Treks offers several different activity levels to facilitate your travel experience.
Grandma Betty -
GrandmaBetty.com offers over 1000 information sources for seniors and baby boomers. It is a launching point for just about anything a senior could be interested in. There are links for everything from grandparenting to golf to consumer products to investing, to name a few. You can also find blogs, humor, stories, crafts and coupons. You will want to take your time here and check it out.
Senior Law -
Though based in New York, this site created by attorneys includes a wealth of information for all seniors. This comprehensive site covers senior law as no other does. Taxes, wills, estate planning, elder abuse and Medicare are discussed in easy to understand language. Senior Law provides a page that features links to state-specific senior law offices and attorneys. It is definitely worth bookmarking.
Geezer Guff -
This hilarious website finds the humor in growing old. Their articles and blogs are both irreverent and informative. They tackle the subjects of money, health and politics with wry observation. They are feisty and sarcastic. Geezer Guff is what a senior-oriented blog should be and is well worth the visit.
Senior Cupid is a great community for mature singles. Not just a dating site, Senior Cupid offers forums, blogs and chats for friendship and networking. They also provide a link for making your own greeting cards. Senior Cupid takes the awkward out of dating for seniors. It smooths the way for reaching out to people who share common interests. It's free to post a profile and personal ad. What are you waiting for?
Grandparents' Web -
Grandparents' Web is dedicated to the "unconditional love of grandparents everywhere". There's a lot of stuff on this site including articles, links, newsletters and an advice column. It celebrates grandparenting from gardening together to school lessons. There are many quotes and much general banter for those who take their role as a grandparent actively and seriously.
For a great general guide to health issues, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services offers this site - http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Don't forget to check out the videos below - they are very funny. Thank you.
Jan on March 31, 2020:
Seniorcupid is real estate seller Dan ???
Beth Sanders on May 10, 2016:
Hi, just wondered if you would be updating this list for 2016?
James Defranco on June 08, 2015:
My mother would love this! If I sent this to her though, she'd kill me because she refuses that she is getting old. I think she needs to realize that she is a grandma now though. I'm going to send this to my mom for sure, she might get a laugh out of a few of these. http://www.homemedix.com/oxygen-respiratory-sleep....
Jan Marshall on April 20, 2014:
Good Day you beautiful people. My newest satirical blog, The Adventures of the Ageless ( Grandma's HOT and Grandpa, too!) is at www.authorjanmarshall.com to coincide with the new group, GRAYING and GIGGLING in the AGE of GOOGLING! If you are a Seasoned Citizen or a Bombastic Boomer check it out . No cranky people may enter.
John on January 23, 2014:
Great sites. Been looking for some new senior friendly sites. Bookmarking this. What about more game related sites : cards, board games, etc? I like these kind of casual games but can seem to find any appropriate for my age ... just thousands of flash gaming sites .
A good site to start such a list or hub ... I don't know what you call it ... is http://www.dailyjigsawpuzzles.net/ - one of my favorites. Thanks again for the list.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 31, 2013:
Thanks, Bob. Those are great sites for seniors too. Just keep writing great Hubs and they will follow.
bobrichards from Pleasnt Hill CA on January 30, 2013:
i think you missed seniorjournal.com and seniormag.com
How can I get as many followers as you have?
50romance on August 29, 2012:
Being over 50 can be a very romantic time in your life. people generally become more romantic as they get older as they learn to savour the finer things in life. -----bing 50Romance. ---- is the Useful Senior site for over 50s Dating your Romantic Partner. It is never too late to fall in love. If you are ready for a new adventure, give yourself and others a try!
Mark Yatman on August 14, 2012:
We use the blog at Your Senior Care Network.com its pretty awesome. Its all about living healthy and active senior lifestyles. the blog is http://yourseniorcarenetwork.com/blog
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 13, 2012:
Mar - It's a good site so I left your link.
Mar on August 13, 2012:
I saw this link on http://over50web.net - but we are not on this list. :(
over50dating on August 10, 2012:
Over 50 is a wonderful period of life. But age is actually just a number, we still young and fun at heart. I would like to suggest ..... over50date..... for you to either make some new senior friends or find your perfect match. We know it is never too late to fall in love. Worth trying.
louromano on March 17, 2012:
Great sites! I'm nearing that age myself!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 22, 2012:
hank you all for reading and taking the time to comment.
Anonymous on February 22, 2012:
Wow, great sites for seniors, thank you.
AssistedLivingEve from New York, NY on February 14, 2012:
Great info! Thanks for putting all of that into one place.
Lawebdesign from 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 917 Los angeles on January 15, 2012:
very informative hub. And the video is really cool.
Rose Frankie on July 17, 2011:
cool and informative with new ideas
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on June 14, 2011:
Thank you all for reading. I appreciate you.
SUSIE DUZY from Delray Beach, Florida on June 14, 2011:
Thanks for this list. I will definitely check them out.
Nina on June 13, 2011:
great videos! found a nice one to wish friends and family happy birthday!
suejanet on June 07, 2011:
Thanks for these great websites.
dusy7969 from San Diego, California on May 06, 2011:
Good hub.I like the above video.I get a lot of information about the seniors from this hub.So thank this hub and continue your great job.
diogenes from UK and Mexico on March 01, 2011:
Hi Suzie: I have just joined the ranks of your followers and the first thing I opened was this very useful article with the websites for old geezers like me. Boo-hoo. I don't have time to study it all at the mo because am off to pick up truck from mechanics...Later Bob
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 18, 2011:
Cookie - Well - even gramgram's got to have some fun. Thanks for commenting.
CookieB from Davao City, Philippines on January 05, 2011:
Perfect hub for my gramgram - though I'm not too keen with her checking out the SeniorCupid site haha
Game Creator on October 25, 2010:
nice hub.. very informative.. though I'm not a senior but i found this hub very nice.. almost the same with mine..
Websites for Students.lol..
NurseT on June 20, 2010:
nice post. also try
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on May 25, 2010:
Coolmon and GiftedGrandma - thanks for stopping by.
GiftedGrandma from USA on May 25, 2010:
Excellent hub with many useful ideas!! I've bookmarked it :O)
Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on May 12, 2010:
Thanks for the information. I will bookmark this one.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 25, 2010:
I also am nearing that age. These are fun and informative sites and I enjoyed researching them. Thanks, everyone.
Holle Abee from Georgia on April 25, 2010:
Great sites! I'm nearing that age myself!
Renee S from Virginia on April 23, 2010:
Great idea to have these website for seniors.
Tina from Wv on March 26, 2010:
Great Resource! I will bookmark in case I ever have to use at work. Thnk you!
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 21, 2010:
This is great hub. I got a lot of information about many great website. I'll check those site one by one. thank you very much, Suzie.
Duchess OBlunt on March 09, 2010:
This is a wealth of information! I'm off to visit some of these and find if any of them will be a good fit for me! Wooo Hooo!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on March 07, 2010:
Moonvine - you're welcome. There were many other sites out there as well - some more well-known like AARP. But I liked these better. Thanks for reading.
Elayne from Rocky Mountains on March 04, 2010:
Nearing the senior level soon, I appreciate your research and hub. Thanks very much. Bookmarked for future use!!
CarlosSardi on March 01, 2010:
Cool Billy Jean video! :)
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 28, 2010:
Jeanne and 2patricias - thanks for reading. I enjoyed writing it too.
2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on February 28, 2010:
What a fun hub - will be taking a look at some of those sites.
Jeanne Crouse from New England on February 27, 2010:
Great list of sites for mature web surfers and great humor, too!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 25, 2010:
Ann Nonymous from Virginia on February 25, 2010:
Ha ha! Wasn't expecting this, but it's really good, suzie!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 24, 2010:
Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you had a chance to watch the videos.
FirstStepsFitness on February 24, 2010:
Excellent Hub :)
sheila b. on February 23, 2010:
I didn't know about any of these, so I appreciate the information.
Audrey Kirchner from Washington on February 23, 2010:
Love the vids and very information is right!
carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on February 23, 2010:
Very cool, very informative!!
Daniel Christian from Los Angeles, CA on February 22, 2010:
That's real neat of you to post these. Some good ones it seems.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 22, 2010:
BP - thanks for reading. You're a great fan.
afunguy - thanks for stopping by.
afunguy24 from Swansea, IL on February 22, 2010:
Those websites are older than the Senior Citizens.
breakfastpop on February 22, 2010:
Terrific hub chock full of fun and info.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 21, 2010:
Hi Ladies - thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, seniors do have the same interests as others only are wiser in pursuing them.
Angela Blair from Central Texas on February 21, 2010:
Looks like Seniors are interested in what people of most younger ages are interested in -- with the exception of grandchildren. Nice Hub and thanks! Best, Sis
Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on February 21, 2010:
Fantastic hub, I am a senior so I will check into this. Thanks
jayjay40 from Bristol England on February 21, 2010:
Loved reading this hub, have booked marked it to read again. Great humour.