September: Much Work to Be Done

September 9, 2019 — Do you remember the 21st night of September? The band Earth, Wind & Fire released September, their classic funk song, in 1978. How about The Tempos’ See You in September? These songs often come to mind this time of year. And there’s Sarah Vaughn’s September Song. Then there’s Neil Diamond’s September Morn. But I digress! September is a beautiful time... Read More

Hand-In-Hand: Honoring Our Grandparents

August 29, 2019 — Grandparents are very special. I have fond memories of fun times with my grandparents. My grandpa was a quiet man who loved to fish. I remember waiting with much anticipation for his return from fishing trips because he’d always come back with coolers full of salmon, trout, or smelt, and sometimes polliwogs—those he used as... Read More

AARP Community Challenge Grants Benefit Local Nonprofits

August 26, 2019 — AARP Livable Communities recently announced the winners of the third annual AARP Community Challenge Grants. Nationwide, a total of $1.6 million was distributed to fund a record 159 projects, including four in King County: Pike Market Food Bank will help spruce up the Pike Market Food Bank with directional signage making it easier for individuals with disabilities... Read More

Hydration: How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day?

August 22, 2019 — Recent warmer weather has me wondering if I drink enough liquids, especially water. The human adult body is approximately 55 percent to 60 percent water. Staying hydrated is essential to our health and helping our bodies function optimally. How does water function in our bodies? Regulates body temperature Lubricates joints Flushes body waste Nourishes brains... Read More

King County Mobility Coalition Focuses on Inclusive Transportation Planning

August 20, 2019 — In June 2018, the King County Mobility Coalition (KCMC) was awarded a national grant by the Community Transportation Association of America and the Administration for Community Living to leverage an inclusive planning process to evaluate how people find and secure transportation in our region. The project encourages the use of inclusive planning processes by including the user... Read More

Doorway to Inclusion and Independence Demonstrates Design for Aging in Place

August 18, 2019 — The design of housing and other buildings is important for successful aging in place. Design features can make a house more inclusive and “visit-able” by people of all ages and abilities. Poor design features can make it difficult to even get in the front door. Visitability and Universal Design are hot topics for Aging Network advocates but are... Read More

2019 Inspire Positive Aging Award Recipients Announced

August 17, 2019 — Sound Generations is thrilled to widely announce the recipients of the 2019 Inspire Positive Aging Awards that exemplify positive aging in King County. Monique Ming Laven of KIRO7 was on hand to assist in acknowledging the accomplishments of 49 amazing older adults who have been instrumental in modeling how to lead one’s best life in... Read More

Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy 2018 Senior Center Investments

August 15, 2019 — In 2017, King County voters approved a renewed and expanded Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). The expanded levy created new, dedicated funding to support older people in King County and their caregivers. King County staff from the Department of Community and Human Services lead the process to implement the VSHSL. As part of VSHSL’s Transition... Read More

Social Security: At 84, As Relevant Now as Ever

August 14, 2019 — Eighty-four years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. As the face of America has evolved over the course of the last 84 years, so has the Social Security Administration. Social Security has expanded its safety net to provide benefits for retirees, people with disabilities, spouses,... Read More

Cheer on Seattle Sounders FC at Inaugural Age-Friendly Match

August 12, 2019 — AARP and Age Friendly Seattle are teaming up to host the first-ever Age Friendly Day at the Sounders on Sunday, Sept. 15. Doors open at 11 a.m. The match begins at 12:30 p.m. This is the beginning of our age-friendly partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, one of the most successful teams in Major League Soccer and... Read More