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    These external links have been provided on this site as a service and convenience to you. These external sites are created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The Water and Power Employees' Retirement Plan does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to particular external sites is neither intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, products or services offered on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.


Access America for Seniors: The federal government has a comprehensive resource for seniors on one site. It provides access to federal departments with information on Medicare, Social Security, education, taxes, travel, health, and consumer services.

Administration on Aging: Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, this site has information about retirement and financial planning, presidential initiatives, elder abuse prevention, and a calendar of events as well as a comprehensive site of links to other sites for seniors.

The American Association of Retired Persons: This site provides comprehensive information and resources for retirees. You can join AARP online, check out discounts, get tips on life transitions and use their Internet resources on aging.

The California Public Employees' Retirement System: CalPERS provides a retirement planning calculator and other information. Try the PERS' glossary if you need help with retirement terms.

Institute for Women's Policy Research: This site offers its  report on how Social Security privatization may affect women. If you are a woman, or just want more information try the Institute.

National Aging Information Center: A source for such publications (sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services) as the Resource Directory for Older People and fact sheets on Alzheimer's Disease, older women, the rights of older Americans, transportation issues, anti-fraud initiatives and age discrimination. For more information search these databases and statistical profiles.

The National Council of Senior Citizens: An advocacy organization created in 1961 that fights to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This site offers analyses and news of presidential proposals on Social Security, information about targeted issues and a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Social Security Online: This site operated by the Social Security Administration provides information and program news about federal benefits. You can receive official statements of your benefits, a benefit verification letter to establish eligibility for state or local assistance or find the location of a local SSA office. Check out press releases, the history of Social Security, statistical data, and research papers.

The Social Security Network: Learn the facts about the debate about privatizing Social Security. Examine the latest information, browse the library, and check out all sides of this issue.

Senate Special Committee on Aging: The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging studies senior issues including financial security, housing, health care, and employment You can find information on committee hearings, publications, and press releases and access government departments involved with aging issues. There are even links to send e-mail to committee members.

Senior Living Map: With 32,146 listings, Senior Living Map is the most comprehensive map-based senior and assisted living search engine.

The Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration: The PWBA protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people. Their agency mission is to: assist workers in getting the information they need to protect their benefit rights, assist plan officials to understand the requirements of the relevant statutes in order to meet their legal responsibilities, develop policies and laws that encourage the growth of employment-based benefits, and deter and correct violations of the relevant statutes. See what their site has to offer.


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