Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy 2018 Senior Center Investments

August 15, 2019 — In 2017, King County voters approved a renewed and expanded Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). The expanded levy created new, dedicated funding to support older people in King County and their caregivers. King County staff from the Department of Community and Human Services lead the process to implement the VSHSL. As part of VSHSL’s Transition... Read More

Social Security: At 84, As Relevant Now as Ever

August 14, 2019 — Eighty-four years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. As the face of America has evolved over the course of the last 84 years, so has the Social Security Administration. Social Security has expanded its safety net to provide benefits for retirees, people with disabilities, spouses,... Read More

Cheer on Seattle Sounders FC at Inaugural Age-Friendly Match

August 12, 2019 — AARP and Age Friendly Seattle are teaming up to host the first-ever Age Friendly Day at the Sounders on Sunday, Sept. 15. Doors open at 11 a.m. The match begins at 12:30 p.m. This is the beginning of our age-friendly partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, one of the most successful teams in Major League Soccer and... Read More

Dolores Doesn’t Drip and Drive and Neither Should You

August 10, 2019 — Dolores Maria Rossman is an active Aging Network advocate. Having served as a full-time caregiver for her husband, she enjoys sharing information about local resources so that others may live their best lives—at any age. Dolores is a member of the Age Friendly Coalition for Seattle and King County and the Northwest Universal Design Council,... Read More

Committed to Accessibility

August 7, 2019 — ADS communications manager Irene Stewart and planning manager Andrea Yip accepted the N4A 2019 Aging Achievement Award on behalf of Age Friendly Seattle on July 28 in New Orleans. In the past several years, Aging and Disability Services (ADS) has emphasized disability awareness and accessibility, particularly in communications and events. I’m proud to let you... Read More

Encouraging People of Color to Register as Organ Donors

August 6, 2019 — The first week in August is National Minority Donor Awareness Week. According to the federal Office of Minority Health, the need for organ and tissue donors among minority community members is high—approximately 58 percent of all people waiting for transplants. Although race isn’t always a factor, often the best donor and recipient matches are people... Read More

A Message from Social Security: Beware of Scammers Pretending to Be Us

July 22, 2019 — In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. Scammers have many ways to lure their victims into providing information and then stealing their identities. Sometimes they call under a guise of helping you complete a disability application. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing... Read More

Why Social Security Retirement is Important to Women

July 15, 2019 — Social Security plays an especially important role in providing economic security for women. In fact, 55 percent of all people receiving Social Security benefits are women. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. But, women... Read More

Public Hearing: Aging and Disability Services Area Plan

July 15, 2019 — Every four years, 622 Area Agencies on Aging across the nation prepare a plan that describes their major goals and objectives for the coming four years. Those plans are submitted to the state unit on aging. In turn, the state units submit a plan to the federal Administration on Aging. This process is mandated by... Read More