Blogs and Other Publications
- 3rd Act Magazine: Published quarterly in Western Washington with articles and stories that speak directly to boomers and older adults. NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton and Board President Dori Gillam both have regular columns.
- Changing Aging, with Dr. Bill Thomas: Articles and blogs with a focus on changing the culture of aging
- Encore.org: “Advances the idea of leveraging the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.”
- Synapse: Newsletter and blog from MINDRAMP Consulting, which “creates programs and services that promote brain health and mental flourishing.”
- This Chair Rocks: A website, book, and blog committed to combatting ageism
- Time Goes By: A personal blog from Ronni Bennett on, “What it’s really like to get old.”
- Best Mattresses for Seniors: A guide from MattressAdvisor.com.
- Common Scams That Target the Elderly: A list of common scams and how to protect oneself from them.
- ConsumerDangers: A website that “strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about every day products that can potentially cause harm.”
- Consumer Safety: A website that uses a variety of sources to collect data about recent recalls, news stories, and dangerous products.
- Consumer Safety Guide: A website that “acts as a single resource for recalled products and pertinent safety information.”
- Drug Center: An online resource for people experiencing serious side effects from drugs or medical devices.
- Drug Dangers: Provides “information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.” The site is sponsored by Seeger Weiss LLP.
- Family Assets Senior Care Resources: “Comprehensive guides and eligibility tools for every senior care type and financial resource available to your family. Our guides cover health conditions, how to select the right care provider, and how to pay for care using Medicaid and other financial resources.”
- Nursing Home Abuse Center: A free online resource “designed to inform and encourage improvements to the status quo.” Not affiliated with any lawyer or law firm.
- Recall Report: An organization “created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.”
- Senior Discounts: A Guide to Saving Money for Seniors: A quarterly survey of 18 categories of brands that offer seniors discounts. Put together by DealHack.
- Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors: A detailed list from the National Council on Aging.
- The Ultimate Guide to Senior Discounts: A national listing of discounts for everything from eating out to grocery shopping, cell phone plans and travel.
Medical Alert Systems
- Best Medical Alert Systems: Retirement Living Information Center examined 11 medical alert systems and make their recommendation for the three best choices for seniors in 2017.
- Best Medical Alert System: Recommendations from Reviews.com, which investigated 23 popular medical alert providers and hand-tested 5 finalists to find their 2 top picks, both of which are also the Retirement Living Information Center’s top picks.
- When Do I Need a Medical Alert System?: A checklist of reasons why you might want to consider getting such a system. Presented by Best Company.
- Practical Tips to Help Seniors Get Back into the Marketplace: Helpful guidance including reminders about the benefits that older workers bring, specific tips on how to increase your chances for new employment, and links to additional resources. Offered by Household Guide, a British site, though their suggestions are just as applicable here as in the U.K.
- A Retirees Guide to Hosting on Airbnb: “According to Airbnb, the number of experiences hosted by people 60 years and older has grown by nearly 1,100 percent over the past year.” This guide gives information about preparing your home, cost considerations, tax implications and more. Presented by Bankrate.com,
- Retirement Business Ideas: A list of “ideas that are suitable to maintain a relaxing and comfortable retirement without causing any extensive stress or ‘break the bank’ on your current retirement funds.” Offered by Commercial Capital Training Group.
- Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive: A breakdown of transportation options, including the pros and cons of each option, from the Neptune Society.