In the almost two years that I have been writing this column, I have not had the response to any of my topics like I did this one. People kept asking me, “Do you have more? Can you write another column like this one?” So … in response to your comments – here it is! Happy surfing, reading and exploring! And thank you for the feedback – love it! And if you are not a computer nut like me or don’t have easy access to a computer, let me know if there is an area of interest that you would like more information on. I will be glad to get you the information in print form.
www.n4a.org - National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging.
www.thirdage.com - Designed for boomer women, this site has great information on a wide variety of pertinent topics.
www.aarp.org – American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). You don’t have to be a member of this organization to enjoy the myriad of great and helpful information that it has. There usually is something for everyone here.
“Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize and Move” by Vickie Dellaquila. Helps you downsize, organize and move in an organized, efficient and caring manner.
www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com – Aging Parents and Elder Care. Helping people overcome the challenges of elder care. Help for those questions you have regarding caring for your elder parents or other family member.
www.caregiving.com – Caregiving. Blogs of family caregivers, free webinars, online support groups and links to fact sheets, articles, publications, and more.
www.caring.com – Simplifying Caregiving, Supporting Caregivers. One of my favorites. From health to legal to financial to caregiver wellness, a wealth of information for everyone.
“Eldercare 911: The Caregiver’s Complete Handbook for Making Decisions” by Susan Beerman and Judith Rappaport-Musson. A comprehensive guide to caregiving issues, calmly presenting information readers may not have even considered.
“Eldercare For Dummies” by Dr. Rachelle Zukerman. Strategies for assessing older persons’ needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety and enhancing quality of life.
“How to Care for Aging Parents” by Virginia Morris and Robert M. Butler. Aimed at the “Sandwich Generation,” provides a road map to assist adult children in caring for their aging parents.
www.agingwithdignity.org – Aging With Dignity. To affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age.
www.washingtonlawhelp.org/WA/index.cfm – Washington Law Help. A guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington.
Body and brain health
www.thedoctorwillseeyou now.com – The Doctor Will See You Now. Articles and news items, all of which are based on published research.
www.playwithyourmind.com – Play With Your Mind. Great games for sharpening those brain skills that are also a lot of fun.
www.paulnussbaum.com – Save Your Brain. Dr. Paul Nussbaum is considered to be an international leader of brain health lifestyle. The information and advice on his website is invaluable.
Alzheimer’s and dementia aid
Alzheimer’s Activities: “Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders” by B.J. Fitzray. A wonderful resource of things to do and activities to help improve the quality of life for those with cognitive impairment.
www.sunshineandjoy.com – Sunshine and Joy. The information and activity books on this site are designed to help overcome short attention spans and a limited ability to communicate.
“Help, Lord! I’m Having a Senior Moment” by Karen O’Conner. A great book that helps bring encouragement to people in their golden years, prompting them to reflect, laugh and play.
“The Golden Years Ain’t for Wimps: Humorous Stories for Your Senior Moments” by Karen O’Conner. A book of short stories that takes a humorous look at aging.
Help find an end to Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
The North Olympic Peninsula “Walk To End Alzheimer’s” will be held in Sequim on Sept. 29. The “NOP Walk” is for all of Jefferson and Clallam counties.
It will start and end at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, which will be the site for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Please support this cause by signing up to participate in the walk by going to http://act.alz.org/nop\. We are looking for sponsors and vendors for the event. For more information or if you are unable to go online to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 461-3402. Look for the Alzheimer’s and “Walk” information booth at the Sequim Open Aire Market twice a month.
Supporting local fundraisers
As teams gear up for the “Walk,” you’re likely to hear about a wide variety of great and fun fundraisers going on throughout the NOP.
Please help support their efforts.
For more information and resource assistance, e-mail Pam Scott at email@example.com or call 683-7047. Scott is the community relations director for Discovery Memory Care in Sequim.
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