One in every six Americans is a senior citizen, according to the Administration on Aging.
Since 1900, the percentage of Americans 65 and older has more than tripled and their numbers have increased tenfold. By the 21st century, the number of seniors will double yet again.
The following resources may prove helpful for senior citizens:
USA.gov A robust portal for government resources useful to seniors. You'll find information on consumer protection, education, health, taxes and travel.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation This government agency protects the retirement incomes of more than 43 million American workers. The site has information about the pension plans of private companies. Use the directory to find people who haven't collected their pension benefits.
freeERISA.com The Employee Retirement Income Security Act requires employers to file reports on pension plans with the government. With freeERISA.com, you can access your employer's report and connect with experts in the Benefits Forum.