Whether you are a senior or have a parent who is, there are a plethora of resources for everything from mobility to caregiving to insurance. If you’re looking to gain more knowledge about what it entails to age in place or just preparations you should make as a senior, these 8 resources are invaluable aids that can make a huge difference in your quality of life. Click on any of the logos below to visit the sites listed:
AARP is one of the most thorough online resources for senior living and provides helpful guidelines for mobility aides, in-home care assistance, and other topics specific to seniors.
2. IA Living
Our site is a space that focuses on how to live life as a senior while still maintaining and enjoying the life you have already built for yourself. We’ve provided an in-depth checklist to help with renovations, and also resources that touch on current senior news and suggestions for multi-functional rooms and furniture. Click here to learn more about us.
3. Credit Canada
Credit Canada has an entire list of tax credits that are available to Seniors. As Senoirs get older, many of them will possibly outlive their retirement savings. Luckily, there are many avenues of support available to make your money last longer.
4. National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is dedicated to conducting research on aging as well as the health of seniors. It’s an important resource, delving into health topics for the elderly and providing useful information on how to stay mobile as you grow older. The NIA runs a program called Go4Life, which is a home exercise program that can help seniors regain strength and mobility, or just help incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.
5. Seniors For Seniors
Seniors for seniors provides aide and companionship services for seniors across Canada. It’s a fantastic resource for families who want to give their elderly members extra support and provides a comprehensive list of resources for additional care.
6. Senior Division: Public Health Agency of Canada
The Senior Division of PHAC has hundreds of resources that can help you age in place more effectively. The resource covers everything from age-friendly communities, what to do to prepare for emergencies, and mental health support services.
7. The National Directory of Home Modifications
Even though this is an American resource, the NDHM is a great place to find inspiration and articles that have to do with home renovations for accessibility.
8. Alzheimers Society Canada
Living with, or having a relative with Alzheimer’s, can be exceptionally challenging. ASC offers resources, services, and news and updates to help you and your loved ones manage Alzheimer’s effectively.
Figuring out how to make the aging process work for you can be a daunting and scary process. The key to making the transition as simple and easy as possible is to be prepared. Whether it be finances, mobility, renovations, or downsizing, there are ample resources available to make sure you make the right choices for you and your family.