Educational information provided by our staff as well as links to articles by 3rd parties.

Additional Information-Links To Inform & Inspire

In addition to the resources and services provided by Senior Resources, we often come across a number of other helpful resources that we feel would be of interest.

Inclusion of the information on this page does not constitute an endorsement of an organization, agency, or service. Exclusion does not constitute lack of endorsement. Island Senior Resources offers a variety of objective information and resources for you to explore.

Aging in Place

Medical Alert Systems

How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

Aging in Place

Aging Without Family:  The 5 stages of self-care seniors should know

End of Life Planning

The Conversation Project: Helping people share their wishes for care through the end of life.

Caregiver Resources

How to Thank Caregivers

Caregiver Tips for Traveling with the Elderly

Medical Alert Systems

For Caregivers: The Importance of Relationship Building for Senior Health

How to Ask for Help as a Caregiver of Elderly Family or Friends

14 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Senior Loved One

Benefits of Adult Day Programs


The Scientific Benefits of Music

Music to Help People with Dementia Feel and Live Better

The Power of Music: Sounds That Heal

How Music Reaches Those with Memory Issues

Keep Your Brain Young with Music

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Memory

A 2019 Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Seven Common Myths about Parkinson’s Disease

2019 Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

DICE Method Helps Handling Agitation & Aggression in Dementia

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Dementia Reimagined asks “Can there be happiness for those with memory loss?”

Keeping People with Dementia Active: Why Activity Matters

The Surprising Benefits of Puzzle Solving for Seniors

Learning a New Skill Works Best to Keep Your Brain Sharp

7 Ways to Keep your Memory Sharp at any Age

Three “Brain Games” Websites for Keeping Older Minds Sharp

Technology. Social Media. Security.

Cyber Security Guide, Email Scam Security, and Preventing Digital Theft

Social media guidelines for Seniors

Why should you be on social media

Online safety for seniors: a comprehensive guide to keeping seniors safe online

A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basics


Taking You Back:  Memories of the 1950’s

Taking You Back:  Memories of the 1940’s

Taking You Back:  Memories of the 1930’s

A simple guide to preserving family stories

Making family stories come to life

Change & Transition

The Making of a Modern Elder (list of interesting books, articles, films, videos, and websites)

Transition Issues for the Elderly and Their Families:  Empowering families and seniors through changes

Seasons of Change:  Life after loss or injury

Financial Advice. Medicare. Insurance.

Medicare Glossary of Terms

Where to Report Fraud or Financial Exploitation

Ways for seniors and retirees to make extra money


Love Thy Neighbor Now – 9 Ways to Show Kindness

The Importance of Social Interaction for Older Adults

What Does it Take to be a Good Neighbor?

On Being Neighborly

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Things You Should Never Say to Patients or Caregivers:  How to speak supportively

5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help

8 simple Ways to Nurture Your Most Important Relationships

Why a Village? How to build your village and what is world village consciousness

How social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

10 Ways to Deepen Your Connections with Others


The Art of the Holiday Lunch – New Traditions for Aging

60 Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

9 Inexpensive Autumn Meals to Fall For

Ten Healthy Make-Ahead Meals for Seniors and Caregivers

30 Fast and Fresh Spring Dinners

25 Best Budget Recipes from Cooking Light

26 inexpensive, easy meals for winter

Seniors guide to healthy eating


Gardens for Senior Citizens: Creating an Easy-Care Senior Garden

Gardening Tips for Seniors

Making a Garden or Yard Senior Friendly


Seniors Traveling Solo: Some Great Solutions

Caregiver Tips for Traveling with the Elderly

Air Travel Information for Seniors and Disabled Adults

Tips for Physically Challenged Travelers

Giving Back

Why Volunteers Live Longer According to Science

Volunteer abroad opportunities for seniors and retirees

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

The benefits of volunteering as a senior

5 Ways Giving is Good for You

Stories of those who have acted to make a difference for this world

A simple tale of happiness and the joy of giving

Health & Self-Care

Elderly Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Resilience: Build Skills to Endure Hardship

Transforming Lives Through Resilience Education – Inspiring Stories

Exercises You Should Do Every Day at Home

Things to Do When You’re Mostly Housebound

8 Signs Your loved One May have Hearing Loss

Spotting Malnutrition in Older Adults

Reflections from Living in Gratitude

In Praise of Gratitude

The Psychological Benefits of our Thanksgiving Rituals

The Desiderata – Words For Life from 1927

Climbing Higher on the Happiness Curve

Set a Goal of Happiness for Your Longer Life

Yoga for Seniors

Healthy Sleeping for Seniors

Benefits Of Walking On The Beach

7 Keys to Healthy Aging

Positive Attitudes About Aging May be a “Fountain of Youth”

Positive thinking: Attitude to aging is the key to optimal health

How to Keep an Open Mind

Have you ever thought about taking a gap year?

50 Great Self-Nurturing Ideas

Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love (thank you Bob Marley)

Seven Steps to Nurturing your Inner Self

Aging Without Family:  The 5 stages of self-care seniors should know

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Common Sense Ideas for Thriving After 50

Why Play is Important for Seniors and How to Do More of It

Things to Do

Visit Museums from Around the World

Read Lectures, Films, and Library Resources from National Sources

Stream Musical Performances

See Performances from Broadway, London Theaters, and KCTS-9 “Great Performances”

7 Ways to Make a Healthy Fresh Start

How to Make the Most of the Fresh Start of New Year

10 Ideas to Celebrate Holidays with the Elderly

We Gather Together to Give Thanksgiving its Meaning

As Robots Take Our Jobs, We Need Something Else. I Know What That Is!

Meet the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs. They’re All Over 65

Midlife Entrepreneurs Share the Secrets to Their Success

12 Super Practical Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Autumn

A Mini-Bucket List Makes Everyday Life More Fulfilling

Large Print Crossword Puzzles for Seniors

Easy Card Games for Seniors

Three “Brain Games” Websites for Keeping Older Minds Sharp

110 Activities for Seniors

Live Your Best Life: Build Your Bucket List

Check out classes and events at Sno-Isle Libraries

Best Beaches of Whidbey Island

Map of Beaches on Whidbey Island