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Recommended Links to English Websites

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.

 

Everything you need to know about Coronavirus

https://www.everydayhealth.com/infectious-diseases/everything-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus/

 

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

   

BOOKS

 

"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.

 

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

Disaster Readiness and Prevention

http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/disaster.html

 

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

http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/en/service/

 

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

https://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/en/

 

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/

 

Internet Safety Guide For Seniors

https://vpnsmash.com/seniors/

 

Assistive Technology for the Hearing Impaired

https://www.verizon.com/info/technology/assistive-listening-devices/

 

How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens

https://www.attplans.com/resources/technology-for-seniors/

9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens

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

 

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media

https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/stay-safe-and-secure-on-social-media.html

(note: not specifically targeted at "seniors")

 

Avoid Scams Targeting Senior Citizens and the Elderly

https://www.fiscaltiger.com/avoiding-elderly-scams/

 

Common Online Scams Targeting Seniors – Tips To Protect You From Online Scams

https://consumer-champion.org/resources/common-scams-targeting-seniors/

 

Finance for Seniors

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

http://www.retirejapan.info/

 

Seniors and Debt: How to Cope with Financial Setbacks Post-Retirement

https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/seniors-debt/

Retirement Planning Guide - Lexington Law

(note: some US-specific information)

 

https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/blog/life-events/retirement-planning-guide.html

    

Health for Seniors

Senior Wellness Guide

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

 

The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-home-injuries-and-prevention/

 

Fall Prevention and Management 

Duquesne University School of Nursing

https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/master-science-nursing/fall-prevention-and-management/

 

Hip Replacement

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

 

Senior Care Fitness - Resources

https://www.seniorcarefitness.com/resources-for-seniors/

 

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

 

Doses and Drug Interaction

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

 

Addiction in the Elderly

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

 

Addiction Resource

https://addictionresource.com/addiction/substance-abuse-among-seniors/
 

Types of Vision and Eye Health

https://www.visioncenter.org/resources/vision-types/

 

Caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients - A Guide

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

 

A 2019 Guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia

https://www.toprehabs.com/alzheimers-dementia/


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

 

The Sandwich Caregiver's Guide

https://hellobestow.com/blog/sandwich-generation-guide/

 

Your Blueprint To A Better Night’s Sleep & Improved Mental Health (a well presented guide with good tips)

https://bestsleephealth.com/better-sleep/

 

Sleep Help for Seniors - The Sleep Help Institute

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

 

Sleep Changes Seniors Should Know

https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/sleep-changes-seniors-should-know/

 

 

Addiction Group Resources and FAQs

https://www.addictiongroup.org/

 

A Guide to Understanding, Recognizing, and Preventing Elder Abuse

https://online.maryville.edu/blog/blog-caregivers-guide-to-understanding-recognizing-and-preventing-elder-abuse/

 

A Guide To Understanding And Helping Seniors Overcome Substance Use Disorders

https://www.truvida.com/treatment/seniors-and-addiction/

 

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

 

Chronic Pain: What it is and how proper testing helps

https://jflowershealth.com/chronic-pain/

 

Mesothelioma Prognosis

https://www.asbestos.net/mesothelioma/prognosis/

 

Mesothelioma Help Now - Mesothelioma Support

https://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/support/

 

The Challenges of Seniors who Smoke

https://vapingdaily.com/support/elderly-health/

 

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

 

Guide to Healthy Eating for Seniors

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

 

The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/most-common-health-concerns-seniors/

(a useful link, but be wary of clicking on the ads)

 

Taoist Meditation Guide

https://relaxlikeaboss.com/taoist-meditation

 

 

Downsizing, Home Renovation, DIY for Seniors

Other Topics (incl. safety)

A Complete Guide to Ergonomics and Senior Safety12 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 Complete Guide to Ergonomics and Senior Safety

https://seatup.com/blog/a-complete-guide-to-ergonomics-and-senior-safety/

 

 

In-home Care - Resource Guide

https://www.inhomecare.com/resource-guide/

[For those with aging parents in the States in need of care]

 

Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for Disabled and Elderly

https://www.reviews.com/blog/fully-accessible-guide-to-smart-home-tech/

 

6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

https://www.bayalarmmedical.com/medical-alert-blog/6-powerful-ways-help-seniors-avoid-isolation/

 

Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Elderly and Disabled
https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/4674/emergency-preparedness-seniors-disabled/

 

Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One's Final Days at Home Comfortable
https://www.redfin.com/blog/peaceful-passing-a-loved-ones-final-days-at-home

 

The Full Guide to Flying with a Disability

https://www.parking4less.com/flying-with-a-disability/

 

 

 

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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