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 note: we accept link suggestions that are relevant to those living in
Japan, or are universally relevant irrespective of country. We cannot accept suggestions for information / services that are only applicable to those living in the US.
[Please also contact us if a link is no longer working, or if you believe it is not appropriate.]
"The Expat’s Guide to Growing Old in Japan" by Wm. (Wilhelmina)
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.
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 etc.)
Events (Japanese page: incl. multi-lingual presentations for foreigners)
Comprehensive list of medical institutions in
Hokkaido with foreign language support
Technology & Cyber-awareness for Seniors
Home Renovation, DIY for Seniors
Other Topics (incl. safety)
General Links to Senior Support Organizations