The good news about retirement is that advances in science, technology, and living standards have led to longer life expectancies. This means that you can expect longer retirement years than previous estimates indicated. This allows for more time with family and friends and time to achieve those lifelong aspirations.
You should remember to include your family in your planning. It is important that they know your wishes, especially in regard to topics such as long-term care. They will also be a great resource for further information and, more important, of support.
By planning, you may avoid some of the pitfalls that many retirees of today face, and you will have a greater probability of a comfortable retirement.
The Social Security homepage offers education on how your retirement benefits are figured, how social security may change in the future, how it's financed, and other basic facts and figures. Check this site on how to apply for your benefits, how to appeal these benefits, and everything else regarding social security.
Information on retirement plans, benefits, estate planning, and long-term healthcare. There is also a section on the personal concerns of retirement.
Government Medicare site.