Senior Citizen Resources

Guide Topic

Deciduous forest with fallen leaves in autumn with a creek running through the middle. As an increasing percentage of the U. S. population reaches old age, the need for information about them grows. Those who are going through the process seek information that will help them cope with the challenges of aging. Those who want to learn more, seek statistics and facts. 

The reference librarians of the Upper Arlington Public Library Reference Department have provided useful, current and reliable information to help older adults navigate the third act of their lives with dignity, confidence and humor; and for those who are studying the topic, there is a wealth of facts and figures.

This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a pathfinder to help you find all that you need.

In addition to providing these resources, the library also offers the free Outreach Services program, which delivers library materials to our local patrons that are homebound due to illness, injury or advanced age. Click the link or call 614-486-9621 ext. 128 for more information.


The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library's premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card and PIN in order to access them. Please note: Links to our databases will open in a new window or tab in your browser.

Information for Senior Citizens

Gale Legal Forms
Legal Forms (Gale) - Provides access to thousands of Ohio legal forms that cover hundreds of legal subjects, including elder law, estate planning and power of attorney.


Consumer Health Complete Database
Consumer Health Complete - Includes medical information designed to meet patients' information needs, including specific information geared towards senior citizens.


Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints - Find current information and explore differing viewpoints on today's important social issues affecting seniors, including such topics as medicare/medicaid, social security, retirement, health care and much more.


Information about Senior Citizens

EbscoHost Sociological Collection
Sociological Collection - Find extensive research on older people as a population group in this database of peer-reviewed journal articles covering all areas of sociology.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract
Statistical Abstract of the United States - An invaluable source for those researching older people in the United States, it allows researchers to find statistics on population characteristics by age.


Reference Resources

These materials are available for use in the Reference Department of the Main Library. Click on the links for more location information.

Reference Books

Reference E-Book

GVRL Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health Book Cover

Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health - This resource is available anywhere, anytime of day, to anyone with an internet connection and UAPL library card number and PIN. The topics are written specifically for the aging population, covering medical diagnoses and other issues important to senior health.



Some current issues of the following magazines are available for checking out, and older issues may be accessible at the Main Library's Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog to request certain issues, or see a librarian for more information.


Find current issues of these titles in the Reference Department.

Archives/Special Collections

The Consumer Collection and Ohio Room, both located in the Reference Department of UAPL's Main Library, have many sources specific to Senior Citizens, including information on:

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning in Ohio
  • Hearing Aids
  • Long-Term Care
  • Organizing Legal and Medical Information
  • Retirement

See a Librarian for more information or help locating these collections.

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