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General Resources

Boomer University
A Monday section in The Spokesman- Review that tracks the trends that follow baby boomers into older age

Senior Spokane
For baby boomers and seniors that combines news, information, resources, and inspiration relevant to our journeys as we find our “new normals”

AARP Washington
Working to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change, and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service

Baby Boomer Media
For the baby boomer generation that covers a wide variety of topics from healthy living to retirement and technology

Life After 50
Find solutions for anything and everything related to life at 50+

RetirementRevised
Resources and articles on retirement investing, benefits, careers and health care, and re-building retirement security in hard times

Senior Citizens’ Resources
Government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more

Next Avenue
Resources for finances, health and well being, living and learning, and more

Sharp Seniors
Research senior living options and browse the directory of senior living properties

Lifelong Learning

Microsoft IT Academy
Free access to Microsoft’s online E-Learning program for technology training for Washington State residents
Valid library card number required

Coursera
Offers courses online for anyone to take for free through top universities and organizations

Curious
Connect the world’s teachers with its lifelong learners through easy-to-use lessons

Road Scholar
Educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries led by local and renowned experts

Gale Courses
Hundreds of high-quality 6-week courses
Valid library card number required

Health

Step Up and Go
Spokane community support system to get the whole family fit and healthy

NIHSeniorHealth
Easily accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date aging-related health information

Lilac City Volkssport Association
Non-competitive events such as walking, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing in the company of family, friends, and fellow volkssporters

Finances and Law

Retirement on USA.gov
Retirement issues, including planning, calculators for estimating benefits and returns, pension plans, and Social Security

Washington Law Help
Information on guardianships and powers of attorney, long term care assistance, medical and mental health issues, wills, probate, and other legal issues

Caregiving

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
Promotes well-being, independence, dignity, and choice for all older persons and for all individuals needing long term care

Elder Services
Access point for services and resources that promote independence and enhanced quality of life for Spokane County home dwelling older adults, especially those who are at-risk and isolated

Home Instead Senior Care Spokane
Helping seniors stay in their homes as they age with companionship and home helper services

Assisted Living Facilities
Information on state-licensed assisted living facilities and rules and regulations of each state

Washington Health Care Association
Find a facility, read about long term care, and stay current on issues related to long term care

Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Contact the Ombudsman with help to address complaints and advocate for improvements in the long-term care system