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.

Company Resources

Johnson Controls benefits support health and well-being

Social Security/Medicare

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

Information Resources

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.

Senior Sleep Guide sleep and aging suggested by Kellen Smith at TUCK.com     

Sleep Guide for Seniors a pretty comprehensive resource what to do and why; provided by MattressHelp.org

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.

Housing Tips and Advice information from the National Aging in Place Council

The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for Your Senior Years

Preventing Falls at Home

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors: A Home Design Guide by HomeAdvisor

Home Safety and Security for Aging-in-Place Seniors by Kyle Lemmon updated Feb 2, 2016

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide from CulinarySchools.org

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation from the website A Place for Mom

A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software by Sean Spencer

Economic Security for Seniors: Facts from the National Council on Aging

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”

Rehabs.com — Milwaukee

Withdrawal.net … “Ready to change? You are not alone.”

Withdrawal.net — Milwaukee

Jessica Petersen, Linda & Ruth at Forevercurious.com sent in these suggestions:

Legal Resources for Seniors

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

Making the Move to Assisted Living

Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

Advanced Care Planning

Home Accommodations for Seniors

Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home

Elder Care Resources

Yvonne Olssen of Health/Hired … submitted the following list:

Causes and Risk Factors For Falls In Older Adults at NIHSeniorHealth.gov

The Best And Worst Bathroom Flooring For Aging In Place Safely

25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently)

Sarcopenia: 10 Keys to Keep Your Muscle Mass Up as You Age 

Dementia Care Dos and Don’ts: Dealing With Dementia Behavior Problems 

Tips To Better Understand Your Aging Parents

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Exercise Tips to Get Fit and Stay Fit in Midlife and Beyond

Tips For Choosing A Therapy Pet For Seniors (Cats, Dogs and more)

The Senior’s Guide To Staying Safe Online and On Social Media

JIm Vogel of Elderaction.org suggested these resources:

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety

16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started

Building the Ultimate Reading Nook for Your Home: A Guide for Bookworms

Sabrina and Mia submitted these after using our site in a school project – thanks:

A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basics

Learn Touch Typing for Free!