Designed by Thomas Zimmerman Supporting Seniors in Hokkaido
             Designed by Thomas Zimmerman                                                             Supporting Seniors in Hokkaido

Recommended Links

Here we have compiled a number of useful resources for seniors, spanning a broad range of topics. We have vetted these links to ensure they are pertinent to our community.

The web links are organized into categories, including technology, health and safety etc. A list of general senior support organizations are provided at the bottom of the page (many of the links were recommended by those organizations).

 

If you have any suggestions for links to add to this list, please contact the webmaster directly. Please also contact us if a link is no longer working, or if you believe it is not appropriate.

BOOKS

 

"The Expat’s Guide to Growing Old in Japan" by Wm. (Wilhelmina) Penn

 

One of our long-term resident ex-pats released her latest book in May 2017 using her pen name as written above. The paperback book is also available in Kindle format and both can be purchased through Amazon (links below).

This is very timely as the Hokkaido Multinational Senior Community has been presenting on many of the important issues covered in the book recently. The book is written in English.

 

WEB LINKS

Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation - Multilingual Resources

http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/multilingual_materials/

 

We would like to point out the excellent work being done by our partners at the SICPF. They have put together a comprehensive page containing downloadable files for a number of multilingual resources regarding life in Sapporo; covering topics from childcare to Japanese courses, to a living guide for seniors. Their site also contains links to recent presentations that were jointly held between the HMSC and SICPF.

 

Also from the SICPF

Free Professional Consultation for Foreign Nationals (incl. consultation about visas, marriage, tax etc.)

http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/salon/event.html

Events (Japanese page: incl. multi-lingual presentations for foreigners)

http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/seminar/#seminar457

 

Comprehensive list of medical institutions in Hokkaido with foreign language support
http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hf/iyk/imu/iryoukikanenglish.pdf

Technology & Cyber-awareness for Seniors

Online Safety for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Seniors Safe Online

https://cyberinsureone.com/online-safety-seniors/

 

10 Pieces of Technology Seniors Should Embrace

http://seniornet.org/blog/10-pieces-of-technology-seniors-should-embrace/

 

Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/assistive-technology-buying-guide.html

9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens

https://www.inmyarea.com/resources/internet/9-essential-mobile-device-apps-senior-citizens

(Note: this explains the kinds of apps seniors should have on their mobile devices rather than listing specific apps.)

Finance for Seniors

RetireJapan: A Guide & Blog to Saving & Investment for Retirement in Japan

http://www.retirejapan.info/

    

Health for Seniors

Senior Wellness Guide

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/seniors/

 

Doses and Drug Interaction

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/drug-interactions/

 

Addiction in the Elderly

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/elderly/

 

Hip Replacement

https://www.drugwatch.com/hip-replacement/

 

Caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients - A Guide

https://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/caring-for-alzheimer-s-and-dementia-patients.html

(A recommendation from a visitor of our site concerned about her elderly mother in regard to Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. It is an excellent summary of the topic.)

 

16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started

https://www.vivehealth.com/blogs/resources/chair-exercises-for-seniors

 

Older Adults’ Health and Age-Related Changes

http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/older.aspx

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
https://www.caregiver.org/taking-care-you-self-care-family-caregivers

 

Guide to Healthy Eating for Seniors

https://niftybenefits.com/seniors-guide-healthy-eating/

 

Sleep Help for Seniors - The Sleep Help Institute

https://www.sleephelp.org/senior-sleep-help/

Substance abuse and Caregiving: When to ask for help

http://www.drugrehab.org/caregiver-substance-abuse/

 

Medication Safety For The Elderly: A Guide For Patients And Caregivers https://www.pfizer.com/files/health/medicine_safety/4-6_Med_Safety_for_Elderly.pdf

 

The Ultimate Guide To Senior Nutrition https://www.mwhomecare.com/senior-nutrition-and-eating/

 

The Benefits Of Cooking With Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/

 

Health: What To Expect In Your 70s And Beyond http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/over-70-healthy-living-tips.html


Is My Elderly Parent Incompetent? What you can do? http://betterhealthwhileaging.net/qa-possible-elderly-incompetence-what-you-can-do/

 

Does Health Insurance cover your Medical Care when you travel abroad?

https://quotewizard.com/health-insurance/medical-insurance-coverage-and-travel-abroad

Home Renovation, DIY for Seniors

Other Topics (incl. safety)

12 Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation http://samvednacare.com/blog/2016/04/27/12-ways-to-help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation/

 

Caretakers’ Guide To Moving Seniors Into A Facility https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors/

 

The Checklist for Aging in Place

https://www.care.com/c/stories/5432/a-checklist-for-aging-in-place/

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/moving-in-aging-or-disabled-parent/

 

50 Safety Tips for Seniors

https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/50-safety-tips-for-seniors/

(A link generously shared by young student at a US community center concerned for the safety of her grandmother, who lives alone)

General Links to Senior Support Organizations

Elder Action

http://elderaction.org/

(A relatively new senior support site in the United States.)

Elders in Action

http://eldersinaction.org/

(A well-established senior support group in Sapporo's sister city, Portland.)

Elder Impact

www.elderimpact.org

(A relatively new site with some useful information about smartphones and fraud prevention for seniors. Note: the site is still in the set-up phase.)

ElderVille.org

https://elderville.org/

(A relatively new site with a variety of information about safety for seniors, and regular blog posts on a number of topics.)

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