Reclaim Forgotten Cash (UK) http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/reclaim-lost-assets-free Reclaim Forgotten Cash (UK)
Up to £15 billion of unclaimed financial assets in the UK lie in old bank accounts, pensions, life assurance and investments - yet most are easy to reclaim.
So whether the account's yours or belonged to a deceased relative, it's worth spending 10 minutes looking. You could be in line for a windfall -
My Lost Account (UK) https://www.mylostaccount.org.uk/search.htm My Lost Account (UK)
This FREE service is brought to you by the British Bankers' Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association (BSA) and National Savings and Investments (NS&I).
mylostaccount.org.uk brings together the three tracing schemes of BBA, BSA and NS&I into a single website. This means that anyone with a lost account with a bank, a building society, NS&I – or all three – can initiate a search simply by visiting this website and completing only one application form.
What Happens to Your Facebook Profile When You Die? http://abt.cm/1zvs9k5 What Happens to Your Facebook Profile When You Die?
Facebook actually has an FAQ section dedicated to the three options people have with a deceased individual’s account:
- memorializing the account,
- requesting to delete the account, or
- downloading the contents of the account, and then having it deleted.
Also, there is a Facebook app you can download, called “If I die,” that you can set up at any point before your death to help put your social accounts in order and send out a last message if you wish.
The MIT AgeLab http://agelab.mit.edu/ The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan.
Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow.
Based within MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, the AgeLab has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community to design, develop and deploy innovations that touch nearly all aspects of how we will live, work and play tomorrow.
What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die? http://u.nm.com/1guddZg What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?
Why should you worry about access to your digital assets? After all, if you simply keep track of your accounts and passwords and make them available to your executor, you should be all set … right?
Not so fast! Your beneficiaries may not have the legal right to access your accounts. Email and social media providers such as Twitter and Facebook have specific Terms of Service (TOS) that provide the legal baseline governing access rights to accounts.
Electronic apps make it easier to pass your access credentials to your designated heirs or your executor. First, you should consider storing the access credentials for all of your accounts in an encrypted, electronic vault, using a well-established commercial app like oneSafe, eWallet, or 1Password to securely store the user IDs, passwords, and security questions/answers for your digital accounts.
Plan your digital afterlife : Google http://bit.ly/YhHlN9 Plan your digital afterlife with Inactive Account Manager
Not many of us like thinking about death — especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you’re gone is really important for the people you leave behind. So today, we’re launching a new feature that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account.
The feature is called Inactive Account Manager — not a great name, we know — and you’ll find it on your Google Account settings page. You can tell us what to do with your Gmail messages and data from several other Google services if your account becomes inactive for any reason.
The Leaving Card http://theleavingcard.co.uk The Leaving Card
Well, have you ever wondered how to group people together to say thanks to someone special for a Birthday, Christmas, Birthday, Wedding, Thank You, Mothers Day, Anniversary, Good luck, Retirement, general Greeting, Congratulations, Book of Condolence, Colleagues Leaving and more? Problem is you're all miles apart.
Well we wondered the same thing. That's where this idea came from.
If you're all online, get together and send an eCard, add individual messages and personalize it to your needs.
1000 Memories http://tcrn.ch/9BuWwD 1000Memories: A Loved One Has Passed Away. What’s Your Digital Strategy?
I wonder if, in a hundred and fifty or so years when I finally shuffle off this mortal coil, where I’ll end up being memorialized online. I hope it’s somewhere calm and serene like 1000Memories, and not somewhere that is just trying to gouge cash out of my family. I like this project, I hope it succeeds.
Aubrey de Grey (Presentation video) http://www.ideacityonline.com/video/aubrey-de-grey Biomedical gerontologist, c, poses some mind bending questions - how can we defeat aging? Should we attempt to do so? With 100,000 people dying each day from age-related physical damage, Aubrey persuades that the answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes.
Silver Surfers Guide http://www.silversurfersguide.com Silver Surfers Guide provides links between businesses whose services are targeted to the over 50s, and those seeking their services in the fields of Finance, Property, Shopping, Health and Travel, as well as a Dating section where like-minded individuals can find romance and companionship.
Livable Communities http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/beyond_50_communities.pdf Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging
This report explores the connections
between a livable community and community
engagement among its residents and shows
how both affect the ?uccessful aging?of its residents.
In recent years, the concept of successful aging has been heavily influenced by the MacArthur Foundation Study of Successful Aging (and articulated in the related publication, Successful Aging), which defines the term as ?he ability to maintain three key behaviors or characteristics: low risk of disease and disease-related disability; high mental and physical function; and active engagement with life.
Senior Mag http://www.seniormag.com/ Senior Mag
Provide seniors and caregiver adult children with the tools and resources to manage many of the senior specific circumstances that naturally arise.
Help local businesses connect seniors and adult caregiver children.
International Council on Active Aging ICAA http://www.icaa.cc International Council on Active Aging: The ICAA is the worlds largest senior fitness association.
Age Concern http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/ Age Concern : Age Concern supports all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. We provide essential services such as day care and information.
We campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.
Alliance for Retired Americans http://www.retiredamericans.org/ Alliance for Retired Americans
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
There is a free weekly email newsletter that can be subscribed to from here.
AARP Online Magazine http://www.aarpmagazine.org/ AARP Online Magazine
American Association of Retired People
money | health | travel | family | people | entertainment | lifestyle | food | games
message boards | letter to the editor | e-newsletter |
FirstGov for Seniors (USA) http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml Welcome to the FirstGov for Seniors website!
The senior citizen population is the fastest growing demographic group in the United States. Members of the "baby-boom" generation, the generation born after World War II, will begin to retire in large numbers around 2010. Baby boomers are already contacting federal agencies to apply for disability and veterans?benefits. The unprecedented demand for services by this group is one of government's most pressing concerns in the new millennium. An Internet website geared specifically toward seniors provides an outstanding opportunity to help meet those demands.
AARP : (USA) http://www.aarp.org/ AARP : The AARP Foundation administers programs that assist older Americans. These programs, funded by grants or cooperative agreements with governments or private organizations, provide a wide variety of services including job training, tax assistance, assistance with important lawsuits being decided by the courts, and much more.
The AARP Foundation provides direct services to senior citizens, particularly in the areas of consumer advocacy, legal assistance, tax counseling, job training and placement, and health care and long term care information.
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Age Concern http://www.ace.org.uk/ Age Concern cares about all older people and believes later life should be fulfilling and enjoyable.
For too many older people, however, this is impossible. Problems such as inadequate income and housing make their lives a misery. Worries about issues such as long-term care cause them great anxiety. Lack of accessible transport, shopping and leisure facilities can leave them housebound and isolated. Negative attitudes and stereotypes often mean they are not valued in their communities.
At Age Concern we find effective ways to deal with these issues.
ThirdAge Inc. http://www.thirdage.com/ the leading Web destination for first-wave baby boomers. It provides unique resources, interactive guides and companions for ThirdAgers to enrich life and manage its transitions. At the center of ThirdAge.com is a vibrant community where ThirdAgers can voice their opinions, recount experiences, and share advice in chat rooms and discussion boards. Subjects range from contemporary issues through specific lifestage concerns.
ThirdAgers can find resources on both community and content areas for Family, Health & Fitness, Living, Money & Work, News, Romance, Shopping, Technology, and Travel. Each channel artfully integrates news, expert advice and self-assessment tools with interactive chat and forums to create the most trusted online community for ThirdAgers.
retirement | Beauty & Style | Computers | Family Tree | Health | Horoscopes | Love | Money | Travel |
Senior Discounts http://www.seniordiscounts.com/ Receive free weekly discounts. Plus, enter to win great prizes from the weekly Senior Internet Challenge!
We strive to provide the most complete and accurate listing of all senior-related discounts for goods and services throughout the U.S. That's all we do. We pay for this service by charging for advertising space.
University of the Third Age http://www.u3a.org.uk/ U3A groups around the United Kingdom are members of the Third Age Trust. Its main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time gainful employment.