"Make Your Mark" was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Eileen McKenzieSullivan definitely made her mark.
Feeding children, adults and seniors facing hunger in Western Washington and 26 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Food Lifeline and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest are part of Feeding Washington, a separate non-profit organization.
ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
ADvancing States took action during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to assist state aging and disability agencies in responding to, and meeting the needs of, facility residents and an older adult population sheltering at home. T
Medicare.gov issued guidance about what it will cover for beneficiaries who are exposed to or diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). We updated our Medicare and Coronavirus webpage with the most recent information.
Older Americans have been more likely than other age groups to return their U.S. census forms and make sure they were counted.On April 13, the Census Bureau announced it was pushing back several key deadlines in the 2020 count due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Elder Index™ was developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston and measures the income that older adults need to meet their basic needs and age in place with dignity.
Falls are a growing health problem for older adults, and there are many myths about falling. The most important message we can share with our communities is that falls are preventable.WA Dept of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention program has new data tables highlighting the leading causes of death by different age groups statewide.
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.
Regular updates can be found on DOH’s Public Health Connection blog, or you can subscribe to daily bulletins and other updates from DOH and the state’s Joint Information Center at Camp Murray.
DSHS/ALTSA has a COVID-19 Dashboard which is updated biweekly: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/covid-19-dashboard New resources provide COVID-19 information to family members of residents within the care of DSHS OLYMPIA – The Department of Social and Health Services is offering new resources during
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, did you lose your group health insurance through your job or your spouse’s job and you’re age 65 or older? If so, you, or someone you know in the same situation, will want to enroll in Medicare coverage right away as you most likely qualify for a Special