East African Elders Program Launches in North Seattle

October 15, 2018 — Sound Generations, Hunger Intervention Program, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Horn of Africa Services have teamed up to bring healthy meals, fitness programs, recreational activities, and social work services to East African elders in north Seattle. This program launched in late August at the Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle) and will be... Read More

Seattle and King County Make Major Investments in Senior Centers

October 12, 2018 — In August and September, both King County and the City of Seattle made major investments in community-based services for older people, recognizing significant growth of our aging population. In August, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced nearly $3.5 million in awards to organizations serving older adults throughout King County. The investments will enhance senior center... Read More

Too Many Zucchini?

October 10, 2018 — Every year I tell myself I won’t plant too many zucchini and then, by the end of summer, I have zucchini everywhere! I have given a lot away, but sometimes still find a giant one, looking like a torpedo hiding under its big, prickly leaves. Zucchini are low in calories and sodium with good amounts... Read More

Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

October 8, 2018 — Did you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month was first observed in the United States in October 1985? This is an international campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the disease and raise money to fund research into cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The ongoing focus and message is to encourage women to have mammograms, which... Read More

Legacy of Love at Heart of African American Caregivers Forum

October 5, 2018 — Love is the quintessential driving force in African American families. Love has provided a strong foundation for us in the face of 400 years and many generations of enslavement, struggle for survival, family separation and reunification, exploitation, oppression, and social and economic injustice. It’s our love that has sustained us, kept our families together, and... Read More

Who Do You Call When You Don’t Know Who to Call?

October 3, 2018 — Most of us know or have known someone who experienced a crisis. Unfortunately, financial and health crises are a common occurrence. And that adage, “accidents happen?” Yes, they do! In the blink of an eye, one of us or someone we care about can fall and break a hip or become a caregiver to a... Read More

Chair’s Corner: The Age Wave and Legislative Advocacy

October 1, 2018 — It’s October. Most of the fall leaves are still on the trees. Is it too early to focus on the 2019 state legislative session? Advocacy work is never done! This is the perfect time to get advocacy tools in place and distribute information about the Aging Network. In September, we helped to convene two Age... Read More

ADS issues Community Living Connections RFQ

October 1, 2018 — On October 1, 2018, the Human Services Department—of which Aging and Disability Services is a division—announced a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Community Living Connections. The purpose of this RFQ is to identify and develop a roster of qualified providers to deliver an array of services to older people, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers... Read More

How Much Do You Know About Falls?

September 21, 2018 — September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. How much do you know about falls? Check out our falls prevention awareness infographic quiz and word search puzzle (below). Please feel free to share!                       This infographic and word search puzzle originally appeared in the September... Read More

Make It a Safe Day, One Step at a Time

September 19, 2018 — Did you know that one in four Americans age 65+ falls every year? Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans? Some people believe falls are a normal part of aging. Not true! Falling is not inevitable as we age. We can act to prevent falls... Read More