May is Older Americans Month. The national theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. You are encouraged to reach out to an older person—a friend, family member, neighbor, colleague, or client—and spend even a couple minutes asking about their lives and experiences. If you can connect on a periodic basis, even better.
The Washington State Senate passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act. Governor Jay Inslee has signed it into law. This first-in-the-nation legislation, introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, creates a safety net for long-term care by having workers pay a small premium on their income starting in 2022. Benefits would be payable beginning in 2025.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruit and vegetables to lower-income seniors and supports local farming by increasing the use of farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture. Produce is also purchased directly from farmers for delivery to seniors.
Washington is the best state in the country, according to the third annual 2019 Best States rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The publication evaluated all 50 states across a range of criteria, including education, health care, infrastructure and the economy. The report emphasized
The nation’s top law enforcement official on Thursday announced the largest-ever crackdown on fraud against older Americans, highlighting a yearlong effort that led to criminal charges against 225 people here and abroad.
Largest-ever sweep of elder fraud cases