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WEA-Retired and RPEC (Retired Public Employees Council) are teaming up for the 2017 Legislative Lobby Day. The Legislative Lobby Day morning agenda will include hearing from elected official, getting a briefing on legislative issues from[...]
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    Put long-term care within reach

    WHEN it comes to Washington’s aging population, time is not on our side. It’s a fact of life that as we age, most of us are going to need long-term care at some point. These services are not covered by Medicare and cost between $50,000 and $100,000 a year on average.     http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/put-long-term-care-within-reach/

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    Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) Report

    Linked below is the report given by Bill Moss, Assistant Secretary, ALTSA DSHS, to the Legislature on January 17, 2017. ALTSA report

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    2016 Final Report of the Aging & Disability Joint Legislative…

    The purpose of the committee is to identify key strategic actions to prepare for the aging of the population in Washington, including state budget and policy options, by conducting at least, but not limited to, the following tasks: (i) Establish a profile of Washington's current population of older

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