Civic Coffee Recap: Identifying Accurate Information

May 20, 2024 — On March 19, 2024, Age Friendly Seattle collaborated with the Chinese Information and Service Center to present a Civic Coffee panel discussion on enhancing digital literacy. Panelists Andrea Otáñez, a University of Washington teaching professor, and Di Zhang, a librarian at Renton Technical College, discussed methods to identify accurate information online and provided insights and... Read More

Examining Blue Zones: What Can We Learn from This Form of Health Media?

May 19, 2024 — You may have heard the term “Blue Zones” in health and wellness-related media. This phrase describes specific areas around the world that are home to people reportedly living healthier, longer lives. This research has become a fascination of health and wellness culture, with countless books, articles, and documentaries dedicated to the subject. Blue Zones are... Read More

A Beacon of Hope: Maude’s Ventures Lights the Way in Dementia Care

May 17, 2024 — Maude’s Ventures is a purpose-driven initiative by The Ferry Foundation, committed to launching innovative and scalable ideas for enhancing dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The application period for the 2024 Maude’s Ventures grant competition opens on May 13 and closes on August 5. If you have an innovative idea to improve the lives of those living... Read More

“Reimagining Aging” Training: A New Resource to Deconstruct Ageism

May 15, 2024 — We are all aging. Take a moment to think about this. Is this an idea you are comfortable with? Scared of? Excited for? Why do you feel this way? What have we been taught to think about when we consider aging, both consciously and unconsciously? Age Friendly Seattle’s “Reimagining Aging: Anti-Ageism Training” is a new... Read More

Honoring the Silver in the Rainbow

May 13, 2024 — While we honor and celebrate older LGBTQ+ adults in our region on this day, let’s recognize that the fight is not over. King County LGBTQ+ older adults encounter disproportionately high barriers to healthy aging, including housing affordability, social isolation, and a lack of LGBTQ+-affirming healthcare and senior services. For close to a decade, GenPride has provided programming... Read More

Apply Now: $80 e-Benefits Cards for Use at Local Farmers Markets

May 10, 2024 — “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” That quote by Hippocrates, the physician who lived in ancient Greece credited with an oath and code of ethics for physicians, holds so much truth today. Food security—access to healthy food—is one of the key social determinants of health. There’s also a well-known phrase: “You are... Read More

Aging and Arthritis: What’s in Your Toolbox?

May 9, 2024 — Did you know that more than 50 million adults in the U.S are affected by some form of arthritis? In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. It often occurs alongside other chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. There are many different types: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia,... Read More

Driving Change: AARP Champions Legislation for Washingtonians

May 7, 2024 — In a flurry of activity during our two-month legislative session, Washington lawmakers introduced almost 1,200 bills. Fortunately, AARP Washington lobbied fiercely for a fraction of those, tracking 15 bills across the House and Senate. While we didn’t move all the legislation that we had hoped, our priority bills made it past the finish line. The... Read More

Urgency Matters in Stroke Treatment

May 5, 2024 — Joyce Moty feels she had a little dose of luck on her side the day she suffered a stroke. A P-Patch gardener for more than 30 years, Moty visited her garden that morning even though she was feeling “weird.” “I noticed I was having a bit of trouble when I was typing,” said Moty. “My... Read More

Honoring Nurses at Aging and Disability Services

May 3, 2024 — Aging and Disability Services (ADS) celebrates National Nurses Week, which is May 6–12 this year. The 2024 theme set by the American Nurses Association is “Nurses Make the Difference.” It is fitting to honor our incredible ADS nurses, who embody the spirit of compassion, professionalism, and team spirit required more than ever in these changing... Read More