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.”
- A Caregivers Guide to Understanding, Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse: This resource from Maryville University defines the various types of elder abuse, outlines the signs of elder abuse, offers ways you can help, and explains how to properly report it.
- Common Scams That Target the Elderly: A list of common scams and how to protect oneself from them.
- Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring: A downloadable guide to different types of care and their financing, care assessments, legal considerations, home modifications and assistive technologies. From SuperCarers.
- Emotional Support Animal Laws for Rentals: While emotional support animals are qualified for certain legal protections, they are not as extensive as those for service animals. This guide from TurboTenant provides information on the differences between them and tenant protections from the FHA.
- 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.”
- Helpful Tips to Assist the Family Caregiver: Information and suggestions to ease the task of caregiving. From Home Health Care Agencies.
- 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.
- 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.
- What Is Not Covered by Medicare?: A guide from Insurance Professionals of Arizona
- Whistleblower Info: An organization whose mission is “to provide the public and our readers with the information needed to file a qui tam or whistleblower lawsuit against companies that commit fraud.”
Drug Safety & Product Recalls
- 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
- 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.
- Best Medical Alert Systems of 2019: Reviews of the “14 top home medical alert systems.” From Caring.com.
- The Senior-Friendly Guide to Medical Alert Systems: This guide from Reviews.com goes over the Who, What and How of medical alert systems, as well as offering their reviews.
- 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.
- We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers: A guidebook with useful information and questions about safety and driving we age. Presented by The Hartford/MIT AgeLab Partnership.
- 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.