The leading organization in the United States for people age fifty and older. Features news, resources, and publications, including the AARP Bulletin and AARP the Magazine.
A free newsletter of the Journalists Exchange on Aging. Features news, updates from the American Society on Aging, and links.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Features consumer information, fact sheets on aging services, and updates on recent legislation.
Assisted Living Federation of America
Provides information on finding assisted living communities and learning about long-term care choices, Features publications, resources, and programs, and a store.
Empowering women through a range of grant programs and events.
The online community for women who blog.
Caregiver Credit Campaign
The Caregiver Credit Campaign urges support for all who give care to everyone who needs it, in families of blood or choice, including caring for aging parents, taking responsibility for a disabled, ailing, or dying friend, relative, partner, or spouse; raising children. Strategies for assisting caregivers include converting the child tax credit to a caregiver tax credit, making the credit fully refundable, and increasing its value.
Carole Hyatt Leadership Forum
A resource for women embarking on the process of changing careers, changing jobs, becoming entrepreneurs, or reenergizing a career that has stalled.
A nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business. A leading source of information on women in business for the past four decades, Catalyst has knowledge and tools that help companies recruit, retain, and advance top talent and enable women to reach their potential.
CDC – Healthy Aging
A U.S. government site addressing health concerns of older adults. Features statistics, links, news, and publications.
Center for the Advancement of Women
Founded by Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood, the center is an institution for research, education, and advocacy on women’s issues. Features a monthly newsletter.
Center for Women’s Business Research
Information about women business owners and their enterprises worldwide.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Features women’s health information and news, online journals, and a store.
A national nonprofit organization founded to expand the contributions of older Americans to society and to help transform the aging of American society into a source of individual and social renewal. Features publications, grant information, projects, and sources.
Count Me In
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of online business loans, resources, and community for women entrepreneurs. Features business advice, grants, programs, and an online community.
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Grant programs for women-owned businesses and self-image programs for women.
Encore: Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
A community site from Civic Ventures that provides news, resources, and connections for individuals and organizations establishing “encore careers” that combine social contribution, personal meaning, and financial security.
Families and Work Institute
Founded in 1989, Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit center for research that provides data to inform decision making on the changing workforce, changing family, and changing community. The institute offers some of the most comprehensive research on the U.S. workforce currently available.
Foundation for Women’s Wellness
A small nonprofit public charity dedicated to medical research and education of critical women’s health issues. Established in 1997 by Dr. Lila Nachtigall, an internationally renowned physician recognized for her work in women’s health and hormones, FWW is guided by knowledgeable physicians, private sector specialists, and researchers.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The institute conducts research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, strengthen families, communities, and societies, and promote public dialogue, specifically in the area of economics and public policy. The site features publications, conference information, and resource links.
The number one destination for women online, dedicated to connecting women at every stage of their lives. iVillage Cares initiative connects women around the world to one another to effect change.
Lauren Hutton’s Good Stuff
An online store with Lauren Hutton’s makeup line; geared toward women, not girls.
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
The Liz Claiborne Foundation, established in 1981, supports nonprofit groups that address women’s concerns such as economic self-sufficiency, positive programming for girls, and family violence.
MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Detailed information on drugs, herbs, and supplements, including their interactions. Can be searched by herb/supplement or drug. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
A New York-based site created by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. The site is the link for the New York Menopause Center. Also has links to the New York Menopause Research Foundation, Menopause Mentors, and articles.
The online presence of More magazine, celebrating women over forty. Features current and past articles, a newsletter, and Susanne Braun Levine’s Inventing the Rest of My Life blog.
Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc.
The first and leading women’s fund and foundation engaged across the United States to build women’s collective power to ignite change.
Launched in 1971, it became a major voice of the women’s movement. It continues to cover women’s issues and provides information on women’s rights around the world.
National Council for Research on Women
A network of more than one hundred research, advocacy, and policy centers devoted to informed debate on women’s issues, including global initiatives.
National Women’s Health Network
The National Women’s Health Network develops and promotes a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy change and support consumer decision making. The network aspires to a health-care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.
A technique of body-mind-spirit based on the philosophy “through movement we find health.”
North American Menopause Society
The leading nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women’s health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause. This site contains information on menopause, per menopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms, and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health.
A national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. Offers programs in the arts, humanities, wellness, technology, and volunteer service.
Older Women’s League
National grassroots member organization that focuses solely on issues unique to women as they age. OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. The site has health and retirement information, a store, news, and links to local chapters.
Outward Bound USA’s official Web site. Look under “Special Focus Courses” for women-only programs. Outward Bound also has international programs in more than twenty countries. Visit Outward Bound International at www.outwardbound.net.
Peace Corps 50+ Volunteers
The minisite for adults fifty-plus who are interested in joining the Peace Corps. Features detailed health-care and insurance information and an application.
Persimmon Tree is an online literary magazine that showcases the creativity and talent of women over sixty. Features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theater, and art. Free online subscription available.
The Purpose Prize
An initiative from Civic Ventures to invest in social innovators over sixty by recognizing outstanding achievements, creating a network of people wanting to use their retirement years for the greater good, and channeling funds and assistance to these new pioneers. Awards five $100,000 prizes each year.
Red Hat Society
The worldwide social phenomenon for celebrating women over fifty. More than twenty thousand chapters. Features news, convention information, and a link.
Retirement or WHAT NEXT?
Transitions for women over fifty who want to make the most of life and wish to redefine work, express creativity, consider the possibilities, and ponder what’s next. Provides workshops, discussion groups, and individual consultations.
Corporate leader in the fight against women’s cancers.
A nonprofit organization of computer-using adults age fifty and older. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. The site features Web courses, a learning center, research papers and studies, news, and an online community forum where all individuals fifty and older, whether or not they are members of SeniorNet, are welcome to participate in online communities and hundreds of discussion topics.
Seniors for Living
A source for senior housing news and resources for the United States, whether assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s care, continuing care, retirement living, or home care. Features articles about senior housing and senior care, housing type comparisons, free cost worksheet, and a newsletter.
Smith College Ada Comstock Scholars Program
Established in 1975, this program at Smith College enables women of nontraditional college age to complete a bachelor of arts degree at a realistic pace, either part time or full time. The program combines the rigorous academic challenges of Smith with the flexibility for women beyond the traditional college age by providing options for reduced course loads, special academic advising, career counseling, and diverse housing options.
Information about Suze Orman’s books, television program, contact information, and other resources.
The Transition Network
Network that provides a national community for women over fifty as they move from their career to whatever is next. The network helps women discover new opportunities, new perspectives, and new ways to make an impact. Features group volunteer projects, resources, and a monthly newsletter.
Wellesley Centers for Women
WCW is the nation’s largest women’s research center. Features news, analysis, publications, and resources.
The White House Project
A nonpartisan organization that promotes women’s civic engagement, specifically by working to fill the “leadership pipeline” all the way to the top with diverse and qualified women.
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and fostering mentoring relationships among women at midlife. Features a news-based Web site, a quarterly journal, monthly salon meetings, annual conferences, and a network of special interest groups. Chapters in California and Connecticut.
Women’s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, it promotes gender equity in women’s sports.
A nationwide network and forum that helps current and returning professional women find work that fits their current life stage. Features a job board, news, and links.
Women’s Campaign Forum
A nonpartisan pro-choice national membership organization dedicated to ensuring women become leaders in public life. Features candidate resources, volunteer opportunities, and more.
An independent news agency covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. Subscribe for free and receive daily news stories or daily news summaries and/or a weekly summary.
Women’s Institute for Financial Education
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. Features articles, links, and a newsletter.
Women’s Media Center
An advocacy site dedicated to amplifying progressive women’s voices through the media, specifically around the theme of “Women as Leaders and Peacemakers.” Features daily news briefs, a library, resources, volunteer opportunities, and a forum.
The Woodhull Institute
Provides ethical leadership training and professional development for women.