Test Your Flu IQ

January 10, 2018 — Nobody plans to get the flu, but you can plan to stay healthy with an annual flu vaccination. Test your flu IQ with this quiz, and then don’t wait a minute longer─protect yourself and the people you care about by getting a flu shot. True or False? The flu isn’t serious. FALSE! Getting the flu... Read More

One Fact You Should Know About Disability

January 9, 2018 — Disability is something many people don’t expect to face. In reality, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one in four chance of experiencing a disability before reaching retirement age. In Washington state, there are over 178,000 people receiving disability payments. In Idaho, there are over 44,000. Nationally, there are over 8.75 million. That makes Social... Read More

Get Your Taxes Done for Free by United Way: Keep More─Save More

January 8, 2018 — Have you heard of this free service? Through April 19, any household making $66,000 or less can have their taxes prepared for FREE by United Way of King County. With the help of over 1,000 IRS-trained and certified volunteers, United Way of King County helps low-to-moderate income families and individuals file their tax returns and... Read More

Age Friendly Housing Supports Aging in Place

January 3, 2018 — As highlighted in an article in the November edition of AgeWise King County, AARP recently conducted a survey of adults over the age of 45 in Seattle to inform and guide the Age Friendly Seattle initiative. The survey provided a lot of data on the housing situation of adults at or near retirement age. Eighty-four percent of... Read More

The Chair’s Corner

January 2, 2018 — Happy New Year! I am starting the new year with renewed optimism and focus! I look forward to working with all of you to roll up our collective sleeves and tackle the work ahead—from improving how we share information to advocating for the needs and promoting opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities. I... Read More

Patties and Cakes, Patties and Cakes

December 13, 2017 — Meat patties, such as burgers and fish cakes, can be an inexpensive way to add protein to your diet. They are usually made from ground meat or fish, with egg and added starch like bread crumbs, oatmeal or potatoes to stretch the protein. The added starch helps hold the patties together, so they cook easily,... Read More

Protecting Your Social Security

December 12, 2017 — At Social Security, protecting your personal information is more important than ever. We continue to evaluate and improve our robust cyber-security program to safeguard your information. The thing is, we can’t do it alone. You can help us secure your information by taking one of these steps: Open your personal my Social Security account. A my Social Securityaccount... Read More

Greener, More Joyful Holidays for All

December 11, 2017 — With green holidays, it’s time to take the gloves off—the winter gloves. And the Santa wrapping paper too! “Green holidays” programs and campaigns are all about buying less stuff and spending more time and energy on family, friends and ourselves. Many folks—from consumer-culture skeptics to holiday-harried parents and grandparents—have been talking about wanting greener holidays... Read More

Spotlight on Washington State: Diabetes Management, Awareness, and Prevention

December 7, 2017 — Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a group of diseases that involve problems with insulin, the hormone that impacts glucose regulation. If left untreated, it can cause many complications. Currently, there is no cure for diabetes, but it can be well managed. Diabetes—a chronic condition—can have a significant impact on the individual. Heart disease and... Read More