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.
This guide is highly recommended, which can help you to understand and deal with grief.
Getting Over Grief: Understanding
its Stages and How to Heal
"The Expat’s Guide to Growing Old in Japan" by
Wm. (Wilhelmina) Penn
One of our long-term resident expats released her recently updated book in June 2019 under her pen
name as written above. The paperback book is also available in Kindle format and both can be purchased through Amazon (links below). For those who would like to support their local bookstore it is
also available at 7 Kinokuniya bookstores including the one near Sapporo Station.
This is very timely as the Hokkaido Multinational Senior Community has been presenting on many
of the important issues covered in the book, which is written in English. Please refer to the 'Archive' page to read about her presentation held on July 28, 2019.
Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation - Multilingual
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:
Disaster Readiness and Prevention
(shared with us after the September 6th earthquake in Hokkaido)
Free Professional Consultation for Foreign Nationals (incl. consultation about visas, marriage, tax
Events (Japanese page: incl. multi-lingual presentations for
Comprehensive list of medical institutions in
Hokkaido with foreign language support
Technology & Cyber-awareness for Seniors
Downsizing, Home Renovation, DIY for
Other Topics (incl. safety)
General Links to Senior Support Organizations