HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE GUIDE
Whether you are anticipating the future or coping with a crisis now, this resource guide can help you discover the resources you need to take responsibility for challenges you might encounter as a senior, or as someone who is caring for an older person.
This guide is a way for families to discover topics about which they can create meaningful dialogue. Getting older is a process in which every living person is engaged – it is a family and community matter – between spouses, partners, siblings, and the generations.
Information for planning ahead, managing your financial, legal, and final planning and safety and security needs for the future.
Addressing Housing Options
Descriptions of housing alternatives, guidelines for choosing housing, and a comprehensive list of choices that span the housing continuum for seniors.
Details health care and support services and programs including hospitals, medical resources, food and nutrition, outreach, support groups, transportation and more.
Exploring Health Issues
Health index of illnesses and ailments combined with a listing of organizations and resources to offer assistance. This chapter begins on page 66.
Local, regional and national opportunities for seniors in educational, recreational, familial, cultural, high tech, and volunteer forums for life-expanding experiences. 80.