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Sites and Services for Seniors

Sites and Services for Seniors

Library Services for Seniors

The library offers a number of services for its patrons that are of special benefit to senior citizens.  Ask at your local branch for more information about these services.

Low Vision Magnifier
Available at our Voorhees branch, this viewer will let you magnify books or papers in order to read them more easily.

Large Print Collection
All branches have a large print collection of books.  See the most recently added Large Print titles.

For patrons with failing vision, a good alternative may be an audiobook.  The library offers abridged and unabridged audiobook on CD.  We also have downloadable audiobooks that can be listened to on a computer or a portable device.

Computers at the Library
The library offers beginner computer classes at the Voorhees and South County branches.  In addition, the text on all computers may be enlarged for greater visibility.

Tax Help for Seniors
Every year at tax time the library hosts free tax help to senior citizens.

Library Programs
All the library branches offer a variety of programs for adults.  Check out our Adult Events to find one that's just right for you.

County Store
The County Store at the Voorhees Town Center is part of the Camden County Library System.  It offers a number of services to senior citizens including will preparation workshops, vision screening and nutrition counseling, flu shots, insurance counseling, and more.

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General Sites

AARP (American Association of Retired People)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over, dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age.

Aging with Dignity
A site that provides the practical information, advice and legal tools you need to ensure your wishes and those of your loved ones will be respected.

National Council on Aging
Association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.

Senior Resource
Commercial website with links to information on retirement, insurance, housing and long-term care.

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Specific Sites


Today's Caregiver
Site  offers online support groups, survival guides, weekly tips, FAQs and access to a variety of resource materials.

Guide to Long Term Care Planning 
Contains 35 in-depth chapters, totaling over 670 printable pages, from 8 experts and covering all areas of long-term elder care planning.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Provides tips for caregivers, and the AXA Family Foundation Family Care Resource Connection, a comprehensive database of books, Web sites, and other family caregiving resources.

Provides spouses of the frail elderly with a virtual support community, including message boards and live Internet chats with other spouse caregivers. Links to health-related websites.

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The Senior's Guide to Computers
Everything you need to know about computers, written for the beginner.

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 Education Resources from the Camden County Government

Elderhostel is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing  learning adventures for people 55 and over.

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Benefits Checkup
BenefitsCheckUp, created by the National Council on Aging, helps  to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.

Better Business Bureau Shopping Safely Online
Tips for shopping online and spotting online scams and frauds.

Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams
Article from the Securities Exchange Commission about Internet fraud. There are also links instructions on how to report fraud to the SEC.

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Alzheimer's Association
Information on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Site with information for both caregivers and care recipients; includes depression and dementia fact sheets and resources for caregivers.

American Diabetes Association

American Health Assistance Foundation
Educates the public about age-related diseases and provides emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers.

American Heart Association

Medical Day Care Centers from Camden County Government

Includes a directory of participating physicians, comparison of supplemental insurance plans, and nursing home comparisons. Visit for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

National Cancer Institute

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Needy Meds
Needy Meds lists pharmaceutical companies that offer programs to assist patients unable to buy necessary medicines.

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Legal Information

Senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.

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Leisure Time

Cooking for One or Two
Dietitians of Canada have developed tip sheets to assist seniors with planning, shopping for and preparing healthy meals.

Games for the Brain

Play Bridge
A bridge tutoring site.

Woodworker's Central
Many facets of woodworking included on this site.

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American Memory
From the Library of Congress -- materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

Camden County Library Genealogy Resources

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Online Magazines

Grand Times
Weekly magazine for active seniors

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Bed & Breakfast Inns Online
Find a bed and breakfast inn by location or distinctive feature

CDC Travelers' Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives health information for destinations as well as updates on outbreaks and general advice for travelers on food, disease, vaccinations and more.

CIA World Factbook
Country listings include information about geography, people, economic conditions, maps and more.

Currency Converter
Simple currency converter -- converts 164 currencies.

Road Scholar
Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing  learning adventures for people 55 and over.

Expedia Travel
Expedia, Microsoft's travel agency, has flight, accommodation and vacation information.

 Fodor's Travel Online
Fodor's guide is now available on the web. Look for destinations, hotels, restaurants and more

Frommer's Budget Travel Online
Gives information on destinations, tips for travelers and booking options

 Passport Services and Information
 This U.S. State Department site provides forms, explains fees and answers questions about passports.

 Rail Europe
 Rail Europe provides schedules and fares for European trains and is a source of rail passes. Other travel services are also provided.

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Commercial site that provides information to budget-minded travelers as well as rail passes, tours and travel materials.

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Senior Corps
Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges with Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Volunteer Center of South Jersey

Too Young to Retire

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Local  Government - Camden County

Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services

Benefit Counseling

Carol Norcross Senior Social Wellness Center



Emergency Services



Legal Services

Medical Day Care Centers

Protective Services

Referrals and Information

Senior Organizations

Senior Services Guide

Social, Cultural, & Recreational Activities

Support Groups


State Government - New Jersey

NJ Department of Health & Senior Services: Senior Services

Division of Senior Affairs: Aging and Community Services

State Medicaid Information

More New Jersey Information

AARP -- New Jersey

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Federal Government

Social Security Administration
Social Security Express

For questions dealing with Social Security.
Social Security Main Site

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