Informational and Consumer

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement.

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.”

Consumer Guidance

Drug Safety & Product Recalls

  • The Complete Medication Management Guide for Seniors: A guide to “empower seniors, caregivers, and family members with helpful information about medication use, storage, organization, and more.” From SingleCare.
  • 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.
  • Recall Report: An organization “created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.”

Medical Alert Systems

Practical Tips

Technology

  • Aging in Place Technology Watch: “Market research that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.”
  • How to Disable SSID to Hide Wi-Fi Network: “A Service Set Identifier or SSID is the name of the Wi-Fi connection which is displayed on a device when you search for nearby routers.” This article shares some warnings and some how-to’s to protect yourself. From Ivacy, a VPN provider.
  • Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?: Types and risks of public Wi-Fi, “Some do’s and don’t’s of connecting to public networks.” From Ivacy, a VPN provider.
  • The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors: Advice on how to protect your computer, avoiding common scams, recognizing legitimate websites and more. From Safety Detective.