Retirement Kit

TSCL Retirement Resource Center

The Retirement Resource Center is a compilation of hand-picked resources that help meet the unique and dynamic needs of those who are preparing to retire, and those who already are retired.

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Get the Most out of Medicare

The Senior Citizens League explains some of the pressing issues regarding Medicare such as Medicare Prescription Drug Policies, Medicare Means Testing and Medicare Prevention of Fraud and Waste.

The "Getting Started with Medicare" page helps you find out if you're eligible for Medicare, learn if you'll get Medicare automatically or if you need to sign up, decide how you want to get your coverage, and help with many other Medicare basics.

The Medicare booklet provides basic information about what Medicare is, who is covered and some of the options you have for choosing Medicare coverage.

Use the online application to sign up for Medicare in less than 10 minutes.

The "Understanding the Extra Help with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan" explains the extra help qualified individuals can receive with their Medicare prescription drug plans. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year.

The Medicare Helpful Contacts website helps you identify the best contact for a specific organization, like the Social Security Administration, in your specific state.'s Coverage Locator lets you search for a test, item or service to see if it is covered by Medicare here. also has a locator to help find and compare doctors, plans, hospitals, suppliers and other providers.

If you have questions or problems with your Medicare coverage, you can get free, unbiased, one-on-one counseling from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).


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This map from provides detailed tax information by state so you can make an informed decision about where to live.

The Federal Trade Commission discusses the basics of reverse mortgages and ways you can be certain you are making the most informed decision.

If you're facing foreclosure these resources from can help you get housing counseling and other assistance.

HGTV provides tips to increase the value of your home whether your budget is $100 or $5000.

This yearly home maintenance schedule provided by Heights Library can help you keep your home in prime shape.

Government Assistance

Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income subscribers to help ensure they can connect to the nation's communications networks.

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. lists home energy assistance resources listed by state.

Research various Social Security benefits such as those for Disabled Widow Insurance, Divorced Spouse Benefits, Supplemental Security Income and more on the website.

Finance and Savings contains a comprehensive directory of discounts exclusively for seniors. There are over 250,000 listings, many of which are local!

Have you ever checked out on an online store and seen an option to enter a promo code? Retail Me Not compiles these coupon codes so you can save money on your online shopping! offers free printable coupons for popular brands so you can save on your groceries and more. Simply browse the coupons, select which ones you would like to use, and print!

The Krazy Coupon Lady is a handy savings blog that includes daily posts on how to get everyday products for steep discounts. Some posts even detail how to get products for free!

Recreation and Leisure

The National Center for Creative Aging hosts free enriching art programs for seniors. Search their directory to find a free class near you today!

OASIS centers offer a wide range of classes in history and literature, arts and culture, health, science, technology and more. Search their directory and see if a local class interests you!

OASIS provides a comprehensive list of great places to learn online for free. Use these resources to learn about the arts and humanities, computer skills, finance, genealogy and more!

Volunteer Match is a search engine that can connect you with local volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to make friends, stay active, and get involved with your community!

Open Library is a nonprofit resource that allows you to read over 1,000,000 classic books on your computer, for free!

Use to keep your mind sharp and participate in some friendly competition by playing free card, word and puzzle games.

ElderTreks offers active, off-the-beaten-path, small-group adventures by both land and sea in over 100 countries for people over 50.


Men over 50: use this list of preventative health care screenings from AHRQ to help you stay on top of your health.

Women over 50: use this list of preventative health care screenings from AHRQ to help you stay on top of your health.

Use The National Institute on Aging’s A-Z Health Topics Index to find comprehensive and reliable information on a variety of conditions that may affect you.

Use this handy tool to learn the side effects, dosage, special precautions and more your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Have a pill and aren't sure what it is? Use this pill identifier tool to search pills by shape, color, imprint and more!

Are you trying to eat healthy while staying on a budget? Cooking Light Magazine lists 104 healthy recipes that cost $2.50 a serving or less.

Fitness Blender has a library of free full-length exercise videos for every fitness level so you can exercise in your own home. Use the search feature to filter workouts by difficulty, body focus, training type, workout time, calories burned, and equipment needed.

Take charge of your health by learning the nutritional content of what you are eating.  The Calorie King searchable database contains the nutritional information for over 250,000 foods from the grocery store and popular restaurants. provides a list of reliable and interesting resources that are dedicated to helping keep seniors healthy.

Even if you have been smoking for most of your life, you can still quit and reverse much of the damage that smoking has caused to your body. The Quit Smoking Guide for People 50 and Over is a 44 page pdf filled with valuable tools and information to help you kick the habit.

What to learn if you are a healthy weight? Input your height and weight to calculate your Body Mass Index and learn if you are underweight, a normal weight, overweight or obese.

Consumer Protection

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, The National Center on Elder Abuse provides state listed resources that can help.

Protect yourself from being victimized by reading about common scams and tips on how to avoid them from the FBI.

Seniors can get valuable tips and advice on how to protect investments from The National Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a simple tool to that can help you minimize the financial impact of a natural disaster or emergency.