Useful Resources and Links for Travellers

Below is a list of useful travel resources and links we hope you will find useful. It is always useful to check them for up to date information and travel advice. Happy travels!

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TRAVEL

Canadian Government Consular Services
Assistance for Canadians travelling abroad including travel advisories, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

http://www.international.gc.ca
Essential information for Canadians travelling abroad.

Yahoo Exchange Rates Table
Converts any currency into any other currency.

AT&T International Calling
Information on placing international calls to and from anywhere in the world.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is continuously looking at ways to reach the Canadian travelling public and inform them of the rules and regulations for pre-board screening at airports. Information on such things as how to pack medication etc. can be found on their website.

HEALTH

Traveling with Diabetes
A guide to easy and safe traveling for diabetics.

Elderweb Eldercare Sourcebook
Collection of information on caregiving for the elderly.

Fitness Facts for Older Americans
This site promotes exercise and fitness for those over 45.

Hearing Health and Hearing Aids
Featuring tips, information, and discounts on hearing aids.

Life Extension Foundation
The world’s largest organization dedicated to scientific methods to slow and reverse aging. Lots of research results and tips on slowing the aging process.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
A resource for information on the causes, detection, and treatment of osteoporosis.

Canadian Health, Dental, Travel Insurance
Instant, online quotes for Canadian and international travel medical insurance. Free consultations for health (employee benefits & individual) and dental insurance available.

Parish Nurses in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A resource for Parish Nurses, Seniors, and for the Caregivers of Seniors.

Staying Active in Your Golden Years

ASSOCIATIONS

Canadian Association for Retired Persons
An advocacy and information resource.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-based health charity that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through: the advancement of research and its application; the promotion of healthy living; advocacy.

American Association of Retired Persons
An advocacy and information resource.

Mother Nature
On this site, you can read about and buy up to 30,000 different natural health products such as herbs and vitamins. Also includes articles on such topics as hunting for herbs in India.

The National Council on Aging
a large group that “promotes vital aging.” A very big site with lots of information and resources.

www.50plusnewbrunswick.com

NEWSGROUPS

Senior.com
An online magazine for seniors featuring stories on political, social, and medical issues.

Senior Circle
The information source for active seniors. Includes a candy store, gardening section, news, and tax planning advice.

plus50lifestyles.com
Building a Resource for Boomers and Retirees.

www.vibrantnation.com
Is a leading online community for Baby Boomer women – the place wehre they connect and support each other on issues unique to life after 50, including fashion, beauty, family, relationships, money etc.  A trusted resource for women 50+, Vibrant Nation features a growing network of over 100 midlife bloggers, promotes offline gathering and published digital health and beauty content written by Vibrant women experts.

http://www.senioryears.com/
Is a website specifically designed for Canadians over 50 where you will find the best information, articles, news and Canadian site links available for seniors on the web today!

MISCELLANEOUS

Silver Surfers Guide
Silver Surfers Guide provides links to businesses whose services are targeted to the over 50s 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.

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