Seattle: “The City of Clocks”

May 23, 2023 — It is because of my great-uncle, Joseph Mayer, that Seattle began to be called the “City of Clocks.” By 1935, he had made over 100 street clocks in Seattle. At least 40 of those stood at one point in or around the city. The others could be found in cities and towns all over Washington,... Read More

Go Green … No, Really, We Mean It

May 21, 2023 — Spring has sprung and you know what that means … it’s time to talk about green funerals, of course! Okay, well maybe you are a little more focused on reviving your garden and basking in some long overdue sunshine. At People’s Memorial Association (PMA), though, we dedicate an entire week to talking about the ways our bodies... Read More

A Mess in Place (Mise en place)

May 21, 2023 — If you have ever left a crucial ingredient out of a recipe, you know how awful the results can be. My family still teases me about a pumpkin pie with no sugar, and for years my sister carried the burden of using salt instead of sugar in a recipe. Gathering all your ingredients together for... Read More

COVID-19 Boosters for Special Populations

May 17, 2023 — COVID-19 may no longer be the top news story every day, but unfortunately, it is still a threat. This is especially true for older people and others who are at higher risk of severe illness and even death. Keeping up with recommended vaccination is one of the most important ways we can keep ourselves safer.... Read More

Civic Coffee Recap: Brain Health

May 15, 2023 — According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently over six million people in the U.S. who live with Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is projected to over double by 2050. Although a significant number of people experience dementia, it is a common myth that cognitive decline is inevitable as we age. Although there is no... Read More

A Passion for Serving African American Elders

May 12, 2023 — At age 81, Margaret Boddie is still a mover and shaker when it comes to case management for older adults in Seattle and King County. Margaret was born in Nassau, Bahamas and raised in Miami, Florida, the youngest of five siblings. As an adult, she married her husband, who served in the United States Air... Read More

Perspectives on Aging: Raúl Sanchez

May 10, 2023 — For Spanish, click here. Raúl Sanchez was born in Mexico and has resided in Seattle since 1995. With two books of poetry in English under his name, in 2021 when he was selected as the poet laureate of the City of Redmond. Raúl also dedicates his time as a volunteer in schools and juvenile detention... Read More

Perspectives On Aging: Reham Abuatiq

May 8, 2023 — Reham Abuatiq is a PhD candidate at the rehabilitation sciences program in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Reham’s research goal is to advocate for the rights and well-being of young adults with disabilities. Reham’s ultimate goal is to empower people with disabilities and to facilitate their inclusion in their communities.... Read More

Perspectives on Aging: Ghaddra González Castillo

May 5, 2023 — For Spanish, click here. Ghaddra González Castillo is a Venezuelan social communicator. In 1995, she migrated to the United States and she has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East, exploring and learning from diverse cultures. Ghaddra has worked closely with vulnerable communities, especially women and children. In Seattle, she has volunteered... Read More

Perspectives on Aging: Bob Roseth

May 3, 2023 — Robert (Bob) Roseth served as director of the University of Washington’s news office for 35 years. He has a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. Since retirement in 2014, he has been a volunteer Ombudsman for Long Term Care, has written two novels, has tutored a young... Read More