CommonSenseMedia : The website that reviews children's movies, games, books and TV shows also does apps. If you are concerned about content like violence or consumerism, you'll like this website which highlights this information in the "What Parents Need to Know" section.
Best Apps for Kids: This website, developed by a mom, lets you look for apps by age, device, category or education. And they highlight free apps on Friday.
Best Kids Apps: Another site where the reviews are written by moms, this site covers the fun and games as well as the educational. You can narrow your results by platform on this site, which significantly sharpens your search at the start. There's also a link at the home page highlighting the currently popular apps.
The iMums: This is a global review site, with review from moms from all over the world. Reviews of apps for Moms and Dads and for those with Special Needs make this one unique.
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Prerequisites: Basic Internet skills and either an email address or a Facebook or Twitter account (required for participation-attendees without these accounts will still be able to observe).
A cold day in paradise by Steve Hamilton
The other woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
The May/June 2013 issue of Michigan Municipal League's The Review focuses on growing old in Michigan. Are communities ready to handle the growing number of older adult residents? Over half of Michigan's residents are now over the age of 50. How will the needs of young and old be balanced? Are they really that different?
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The reality of our planet is we are an aging society. Soon over half the global population will be over the age of 50. This is unprecedented in human history. What will this mean to society? A new PBS documentary is in the works, Coming of Age in America. It will look at where we live, how we work, and what impact will this have on the world. Watch your local PBS station for broadcast times.
Good mental health is important for everyone and totally necessary to maintain a happy outlook and balanced perspective in these stressful times. Here are some library sources and community resources that can help:
Understanding Mental Health
How to find mental health care for your child by Ellen B. Braaten
How to use herbs, nutrients, & yoga in mental health by Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, Philip R. Muskin