Social Security Administration to Resume In-Person Services at Local Offices

May 18, 2022 — The Social Security Administration is pleased to announce that local Social Security offices restored in-person services, including for people without an appointment, in April. This includes the 23 offices across Washington state. In King County there are offices in downtown Seattle, North Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and Burien. To avoid waiting in line, we strongly encourage... Read More

Are You at Risk for Developing Severe COVID? Treatment May Be Available

May 17, 2022 — While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, an oral anti-viral treatment can help people who are at high risk from getting really sick. That’s why if you have COVID-19 symptoms, it’s very important to visit your healthcare provider right away. Test to Treat is a new federal program that can help people... Read More

Digital Accessibility is Vitally Important

May 16, 2022 — If you have what you consider to be “normal” vision, with or without corrective lenses, try to imagine that you have suddenly lost your ability to read this article, but you’re determined to learn what it says. In other words, try to imagine that you are legally blind. What would you do? You may be... Read More

Going Green in Life and in Death

May 15, 2022 — Spring has sprung and you know what that means … it’s time to talk about green funerals! Okay, maybe you are a little more focused on reviving your garden and basking in some sunshine, but at People’s Memorial Association (PMA), we like to take this time to dedicate an entire week to talking about the ways our... Read More

Connection Between Hearing and Overall Health

May 14, 2022 — At least 46 million people in the United States live with hearing loss or have another communication disorder that affects how they engage with their environments. Among U.S. residents aged 65–74, one in three have experienced hearing loss. Half of people aged 75 or older have hearing loss. Hearing disorders can occur at any age... Read More

Never Too Late: Give the Gift of Home to a Pet in Need

May 13, 2022 — Giving and receiving unconditional love with a dog, cat, or smaller critter is good for your heart—physically and emotionally. Caring for a pet offers proven benefits for many older adults, including boosting your mood and improving your brain and heart health. Pets also help to combat depression—knowing that you are loved and needed enhances mental... Read More

Age Your Way! Take Smart Steps to Age in Place

May 12, 2022 — The pandemic has provided many lessons, including the importance of our communities and the value of the place we call home. Our communities and our homes play such important roles in our overall health, happiness, and independence. Perhaps this is why the Administration for Community Living has chosen to focus on “aging in place—how older adults can... Read More

Nurses Make a Difference Every Day

May 11, 2022 — The American Nurses Association selected the theme “You Make a Difference” for this year’s National Nurses Month. This theme resonated during the pandemic and will continue as we continue to face COVID-19 variants and health care uncertainties. Nurses serve in various roles—for example, primary care, home health, kidney dialysis care, hospital care, palliative care, hospice, and... Read More

Now Hiring: Aging and Disability Services Director

May 5, 2022 — The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department is seeking a skilled and visionary executive to serve as director for its Aging and Disability Services division (ADS). Read the job description here. While the application process is continuous until the position is filled, the The  set of applications will be reviewed on May 23, 2022 at... Read More

Older Americans Month: What’s Your Story?

May 2, 2022 — May is Older Americans Month and has been since 1963. It’s a time when proclamations are made and (at least pre-COVID) parties were held to honor older people and the difference they make in communities across the nation. While our interactions are somewhat limited due to the ongoing pandemic, there’s one thing I would like to see... Read More