Guest Author - Kim Lynch
The internet can be a daunting place for many people. Search engines can lead to great online resources, but in you don’t know what’s out there or even what you’re looking for, search engines are of little help.
You’re probably aware that the internet offers an unlimited number of websites geared toward younger web surfers, but there are an untold number of useful sites for the senior citizen internet user.
If you’re a senior citizen who doesn’t know where to look for online resources, yet still want to get the most out of the internet, “Online Resources for Senior Citizens,” by Charles C. Sharpe will provide you with the direction you’ve been seeking.
Published by McFarland & Company (www.McFarlandpub.com) this 189 page book will direct you to hundreds of websites dealing with a variety of topics including retirement, health care, finance, family history, elder law, nursing homes, assisted living and more.
The book provides information about 478 sites. Each listing begins with the name of the website, followed by the website address and a short description of the site and the services it may offer.
In the back of the book the author offers advice about how and why to go online, with advice about how to surf the web safely. He has also include a short glossary of internet terms, to help the those new to the internet understand basic internet and computer terminology.
The book contains links to many site you might already be familiar with and expect to find in a book tailored for seniors, such as AARP or Medicare. Mr. Sharpe has also included a wide variety of websites that might not be as well known, but will prove very useful, such as Travel Tips for Seniors, Gerontological Society of America and Seniors4Hire.