Seniors

Basic Services & Caregiving

Assisted Living Options
Obtain services and assisted living care in State-licensed adult family, boarding and nursing homes, and in non-State licensed retirement and continuing care communities.

Directory for Seniors
Discover the Spokane and Inland Northwest resources you need to take responsibility for challenges you might encounter as a senior, or as someone who is caring for an older person.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Find state-specific information and support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, including dealing with specific issues, and connection to other needed resources.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Choose a long-term care facility, know your rights, stay informed, get involved, and find a Washington State ombudsman when you need one.

National Council on Aging Benefits Check-Up
Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.


Education, Jobs & Volunteering

Goodwill Industries Online Learning
Free, innovative online opportunities to anyone who wants to learn or improve their technology, literacy and/or math skills, and become more successful in both work and life.

Institute for Extended Learning
Be a lifelong learner -- enjoy a wide variety of stimulating and englightening noncredit courses specifically designed for those of retirement age -- from the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Road Scholar
Discover nearly 8,000 educational tours in all 50 states and more than 90 countries with Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975.

Volunteer Match
Find a great place to volunteer.

Working and Volunteer Options
Explore opportunities for work and service, in the local, national and international arenas.


Health & Medical Care

Advance Directives
Find legal documents to convey decisions about health care ahead of time, to family, friends and health care professionals.

Health for Seniors
Explore U.S. Government information resources on diseases, conditions and injuries affecting seniors; doctors and healthcare facilities for seniors; elder abuse and neglect; and, staying healthy as a senior.

NIH Senior Health
Find easy-to-use health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Find links to other health and medical resources here.


Money, Taxes & the Law

Elder Law
Locate information on guardianships and powers of attorney, long term care assistance, medical and mental health issues, wills, probate, and other legal issues, from Washington Law Help.

Retirement Resources
Explore all retirement issues, including: planning, calculators for estimating benefits and returns, pension plans, and Social Security.

SeniorDiscounts
Search the largest senior discount database anywhere -- over 150,000 businesses listed.


Support Organizations for Seniors

AARP - American Association for Retired People
Helping people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

National Council on Aging
Brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits, improve their health, and remain active in their communities.

Savvy Senior
Explore this national information service devoted to older Americans and the families who support them, providing resources through a wide variety of media.

Suddenly Senior
Investigate this daily e-zine for those over 50: "A place for everyone who’s become senior before their time."


Travel & Recreation

Amtrak Senior Discount
Learn about eligibility to receive discounts on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak and Rail Canada trains.

Best Senior Travel Web Sites
Connect to travel companies and senior travel organizatons offering a wide variety of travel experiences, including: Elderhostel, Over 50 and Overseas, and 50 Plus Expeditions, among others.

Parks and Recreation Pass for Seniors
Investigate the Senior Pass -- a lifetime pass that provides discounted access to recreation areas managed by five Federal agencies.

Road Scholar (Elderhostel)
Experience nearly 8,000 educational tours in all 50 states and more than 90 countries, offering in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

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Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.