The Washington State Senior Citizens Foundation held their 2015 Annual Fall Conference on Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma WA. This was the 3rd year we have held the Fall Conference at the Hotel Murano.
Fifty years ago, Congress created Medicare and Medicaid and remade American health care. We have a tendency to forget the history of laws that extended the obligations and commitments of the federal government.
We have a retirement security crisis in America that threatens the middle class and people working their way into it. Americans are less prepared for retirement today than in decades and the overwhelming majority of people are anxious about their ability to retire.
Climate change: The debate now is about how we adapt
THE science is clear: The climate is changing and human activity is the major contributor. Rather than debating the existence and causes of climate change, as the state Senate recently did, the question before Washington’s residents and, importantly, our Legislature is what are we going to do about it?
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls had increased, despite the enactment of laws allowing consumers to opt out of unsolicited telephone marketing calls.
"Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety,
The new Washington State Alzheimer's Plan was presented at the 2015 Fall Conference by Bob Le Roy, President and CEO , Alzheimer's Association; Lynne Korte, Dementia Care Program Director, Aging & Long-Term Support Administration, DSHS; and Senator Jeannie Darneille, 27th LD. To see the presentation,