Day-long Conference for Family and In-Home Care Providers

February 15, 2017 — Family caregivers and in-home care providers are invited to attend “Giving Care, Taking Care,” a day-long conference on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Tukwila, Washington. The event is hosted by Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Full Life Care, and Pierce County Community Connections/Aging and Disability Resources, with the support of numerous community organizations. This year’s... Read More

Adopt New, Healthy Habits during Heart Health Month

February 13, 2017 —   According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability.” The good news? Heart disease can often be... Read More

Registration for 2017 Care Transitions Conference is now open!

February 7, 2017 — “Care Transitions: We’re All In It Together” is the theme of the sixth annual health care conference coordinated by Aging and Disability Services and a community-based planning team. The conference brings hospital and home health care administrators, discharge planners, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, social service providers, community leaders, and consumers together to discuss new ways... Read More

Age-Friendly Communities: Civic Participation

January 31, 2017 — When the World Health Organization established its Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in 2010, it recognized eight domains of livability—community features that impact the well-being of older adults. One of those domains is civic participation—the act of working together to make a change or difference in the community. In addition to making a... Read More

Stay Fire Safe this Winter

January 30, 2017 — During the winter months, heaters and candles contribute to an increased fire risk. Fortunately, there are simple steps to take to reduce the risk of a home fire. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play a critical role in reducing fire injuries and deaths. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the... Read More

Inspire Positive Aging Awards

January 26, 2017 —   Sound Generations—a nonprofit organization serving older adults and those who care for them in King County—seeks to change the conversation about aging by honoring local elders who exemplify what it means to age well. Beginning January 1, 2017, the organization is accepting nominations for the 12th annual Inspire Positive Aging awards—a celebration of the... Read More

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement: A Year in Review

January 25, 2017 — When Aging and Disability Services (ADS) first announced our clinical-community partnership with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC), we could not know how successful it would be and how much we all would learn. What’s been happening Since our update in April 2016, ADS worked with the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of... Read More

What is the Secret to Aging Well?

January 23, 2017 — Ask anyone for advice about living a long, healthy life and you’ll probably hear tips about the importance of eating well, stopping smoking, exercising, and getting regular medical checkups. Don’t throw those good habits out the window; but, it may come as a shock to learn that connecting with others may be the single most... Read More

Protect and Strengthen Our Communities for the Future

January 9, 2017 — Our state and region thrive when people of all ages actively participate in their communities, have equitable access to opportunities, and everyone is treated with respect, regardless of their age or ability. Those tenets drive much of the Seattle-King County Aging & Disability Services 2017 legislative agenda. We need your help to ensure that communities... Read More

Universal Design: Everyone Benefits

January 5, 2017 — The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) invites you to attend a special presentation by Marthalee Galeota, access and disability program manager for the Starbucks Coffee Company, on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The presentation will be held in conjunction with an exhibit called “Open to All: Designing for the Full Range of Human Experience” at the... Read More