2021 Older Americans Month - Communities of Strength
Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation. READ MORE
Understanding Ageism and Covid-19
Ageism would suggest that only older people should worry about getting COVID-19. In fact, people of all ages can get COVID-19. READ MORE
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. READ MORE
ACCESSING THE WASHINGTON STATE 2021 LEGISLATURE REMOTELY
WASHINGTON STATE RANKS SECOND IN THE NATION IN THE PROVISION OF LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
AARP released its fourth iteration of the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard on September 24. Washington state’s overall score ranks us as 2nd in the nation. READ MORE
NEW UW REPORT - "CARING FOR WASHINGTON'S OLDER ADULTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC"
Here is a new report on the state of aging services in WA during COVID-19 from the University of Washington, School of Social Work, entitled: "CARING FOR WASHINGTON’S OLDER ADULTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Interviews With Organization Leaders About the State of Social and Healthcare Services" READ MORE
OIC: MEDICARE AND CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
FOOD LIFELINE & 2nd HARVEST
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. READ MORE
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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret Read More..
Study: the US could have averted about 15,600 deaths if every state expanded Medicaid Read More..
It’s Not Just Poor White People Driving a Decline in Life Expectancy Read More..
The growing divide between federal disability income and rent is leading more people into homelessness. Read More..
OIC and SHIBA News Flash: Beware of Medicare coronavirus scams Read More..
‘Drive-By WiFi’: Hot Spots Pop Up Across Washington To Bridge Digital Divide In Pandemic Read More..
Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic Read More..
Poll: Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years Read More..
In Our View: Isolated seniors an opportunity for us to help. Read More..
Could you pay less for insurance, under a proposal to ban using credit scores to calculate premiums? Read More..
Transportation emissions are 44.9% of Washington state’s greenhouse gas emissions, more than half of which come from gas-powered cars. From a climate perspective, switching to electric vehicles is not enough. Washington has to reduce how much we drive every day if we are to reduce our climate
This year, due to the COVID quarantine, the Washington State Legislature’s open public meetings will be held online. That means that everybody—legislators, lobbyists, advocates, and constituents—will meet the same way: via Zoom. Now everyone, regardless of distance and access to transportation,
Vaccinations against Covid-19 continue to rollout in Washington state, with the first residents and staff of senior living communities getting doses this week. In Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, Parkshore was the first retirement community to begin vaccinations. No one has gotten Covid at Parkshore,