Preparing for Stormy Months Ahead

November 28, 2022 — Summer’s extended stay meant warm, dry weather for much longer than anticipated this year. That doesn’t mean that the cold, rainy, and sometimes wintry weather we’re used to isn’t just around the corner. Windstorms, heavy snow, and other inclement weather events can result in power outages in our area. Seattle City Light has a few... Read More

Utility Bills: We Can Help You Get Current and Stay Current

November 25, 2022 — At Seattle Human Services, we know that some people struggle to keep the lights on and the water flowing. Light, heat, and water are essential for health and well-being, and money is precious for other necessities, such as food and medications. So, we partner with Seattle’s two utilities—Seattle City Light (electricity) and Seattle Public Utilities... Read More

Maude’s Awards Reward Innovative Dementia Care Strategies

November 21, 2022 — Maude’s Awards was created to reward innovations that enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners, particularly those that connect people with dementia to the world and people around them and those that provide education, training, or support for care partners of persons living with dementia.... Read More

It’s Apple Season—Pick Your Favorites!

November 18, 2022 — Over half of the apples in the United States come from Washington state. We are so lucky to have so many varieties available, both heirloom varieties that have stood the test of time, and new hybrids that come on the market almost yearly. Today you can find more than 20 types of apples in most... Read More

Neighborhood House Offers Variety of Services for Immigrant Elders

November 16, 2022 — For over 25 years, Neighborhood House has offered wellness programs in multiple languages to support low-income, immigrant, and refugee older adults and their caregivers in King County. They include: Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program (NCOA) that helps older adults reduce the likelihood of falls. Participants meet two hours per week for eight weeks. During weekly meetings, participants set... Read More

Civic Coffee Recap: Creative Aging

November 14, 2022 — We all know how important it is for older adults to eat healthy food and exercise their bodies, but one thing that is often overlooked is the benefit of art and creativity in everyday life. By stretching our creativity through art, we can find ways to express ourselves, de-stress, and make connections. Regardless of how... Read More

Diabetes: Education to Protect Tomorrow

November 11, 2022 — November 14 is World Diabetes Day. It was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization, falling on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The World Diabetes Federation developed a theme to mark this occasion in 2022: Education to Protect Tomorrow.... Read More

Sound Generations Expresses Appreciation for Veteran Caregivers

November 9, 2022 — On September 16, 2022, as part of its Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy community-building effort, Sound Generations organized and coordinated an event to recognize and celebrate dedicated Veteran caregivers. The Veteran Caregiver Appreciation Day event was held at The Museum of Flight in south Seattle. Eighteen devoted participants were able to take a much-needed... Read More

Addressing Veterans’ Exposure to Comprehensive Toxics

November 7, 2022 — Every day our dedicated veterans face issues in their lives, including access to affordable housing, financial stability, mental health, substance abuse issues, and medical health conditions. Often these issues are faced with quiet determination and sometimes invisible suffering. Each veteran is an individual and their journey and challenges are unique to them. You may have... Read More

Caregivers: You Are Not Alone!

November 4, 2022 — Many family caregivers, as they navigate their way through the day-to-day challenges of being responsible for a loved one, discover the need to connect with others in similar situations, to share and understand their experiences with others. Often, family and friends cannot relate to what a caregiver is experiencing—the range of responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed, and... Read More