RESOURCES: HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Health & Well-being is a lifelong challenge. Whatever stage in life, whatever condition we find ourselves, there is the challenge to deal with it, and even improve it where we can. Or, in the case of a care-giver, help someone else manage their situation. Below is a list of resources that members have suggested. There are many more available. Do you have a resource that has proven to be of particular value? Please let us know about it. Just send a message to Help@WSJSociety.com.
Johnson Controls benefits support health and well-being
This is the home site for access to personal account information, online services, retirement estimator, frequently asked questions and more. Below are links to several pages of particular interest:
Retirement Benefits Social Security information and online application
Medicare Benefits Access information and online application
Social Security Webinars Watch webinars for more information
mySocialSecurity Create an account or sign into your existing account
The Affordable Care Act Website
Healthcare.gov Website created to support The Affordable Care Act services
MedlinePlus health information, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health
MedlinePlus/Seniors’ Health “… things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age”
NIHSeniorHealth ” . . .the Web site for older adults. NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”
National Institute on Aging/Health and Aging … topics A to Z regarding health issues as we age
ShareCare health and wellness information including planning tools and calculator e.g. Real Age calculator
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Resources multimedia center for health and wellness information including free classes
Eldercare Locator a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.
Wisconsin Caregiver Support Network support services for those who are caring for a family member, friend or neighbor.
ProtonPals – Weblog a online discussion site, “ProtonPals is open to cancer patients(not limited to prostate cancer) and those interested in proton radiation therapy.”
Resources Suggested by Visitors to WSJSociety.com
A good number of organizations have found our website, particularly organizations involved is some aspect of service to seniors. Suggestions by these organizations are included in the following. We don’t have specific experience with the organizations. We know that they searched the web, found our site, particularly this Resources page, and thought it interesting and of value to share their resources with us. Please let us know if you have any experience with the resources on the list.
Marie Villeza, who is creating a start-up, ElderImpact.org, that is “…dedicated to identifying resources to keep seniors healthy, connected, and up on today’s news and developments.” The website is a work in progress, but her listing of resources looks interesting. The list has resources that might be of good value to caregivers as well as concerned seniors. What do you think? Please let us know what you think of the ideas by Message to the Editor on Join the Discussion.
Home Safety and Security for Aging-in-Place Seniors by Kyle Lemmon updated Feb 2, 2016
A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software by Sean Spencer
Addiction Resource submitted by Martha Davis, a volunteer at Addiction Resource
National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab submitted by Molly Natchek, Communications Assistant
Samantha Bale of the Alcohol Awareness Council submitted the following resources:
Rehabs.com … “Everybody’s needs are unique. We’ll help you pick the best addiction treatment program for you”
Withdrawal.net … “Ready to change? You are not alone.”
Jessica Petersen, Linda & Ruth at Forevercurious.com sent in these suggestions:
Yvonne Olssen of Health/Hired … submitted the following list:
JIm Vogel of Elderaction.org suggested these resources:
Sabrina and Mia submitted these after using our site in a school project – thanks: