- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 19, 2003

Books

•"Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America," by Marc Freeman, Public Affairs Books, 1999. This book says that retirees in the coming years will be part of a business and civic revolution.

•"It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now: How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age," by Barbara Sher, Delacorte Press, 1998. This book explains how to determine your passions and discover new dreams for the future after midlife.

•"The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life," by Dr. Gene Cohen, Quill, 2001. Seniors can discover creative outlets and put them to use later in life, as outlined in this book.

Association

•AARP, 601 E St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20049. Phone: 800/424-3410. Web site: www.aarp.org. AARP has many services and information for people 50 and older. It has information on travel, health, finance, work and other areas of interest to older people, as well as membership benefits, such as discounts on products and services.

Online

•Elderhostel (www.elderhostel.org) is a nonprofit group that offers hundreds of trips and educational seminars for seniors.

•The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging has a Web directory of sites that are of interest to seniors (www.aoa.gov).

•SeniorCorps (www.seniorcorps.org) is a government program that helps Americans 55 and older find ways to share time and talent with the community. Some of its programs include foster grandparenting and volunteer work.

•Third Age (www.thirdage.com) is a commercial Web site where seniors can exchange ideas and information.

•Senior Journal (www.seniorjournal.com) is a commercial site with news and lifestyle information for vibrant seniors.


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