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Get Your Maximum Tax Refund Fast and Pay No Fees

January 22, 2019 — Have you heard of the Free Tax Help service? Starting January 15, 2019, any household making under $66,000 can have their taxes prepared at absolutely no cost by United Way of King County. With the help of over 1,000 IRS-trained and certified volunteers, United Way of King County helps low- to moderate-income families and individuals... Read More

ADS issues 2019 Older Adult Community Transportation RFP

January 15, 2019 — The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD)/Aging and Disability Services division has released an Older Adult Community Transportation Request for Proposal (RFP) that will fund food access transportation and health services transportation throughout King County. This RFP seeks applications from agencies interested in providing community transportation services for older adults (age 60+) in King County. HSD invests... Read More

Driving Companions Program: A New Transportation Solution

January 14, 2019 — A robust transportation network that includes community transportation options is essential to ensure that older adults have access to healthy food and that they can get the medical care and other services that they need. Aging and Disability Services has partnered with Sound Generations for many years to support their volunteer transportation and nutrition transportation programs. Today,... Read More

Discovery 2019 Conference Focuses on Resilience

January 12, 2019 — The Alzheimer’s Association’s Discovery regional conference for health and human services providers and family caregivers focuses on resilience this year. Resilience is a process through which individuals demonstrate positive adaptation despite challenges and changes, such as a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The Discovery 2019 Conference is a full-day opportunity to immerse yourself in learning, connecting,... Read More

The Geography of Families and the Art of Long-Distance Caregiving

January 9, 2019 — Who is a long-distance caregiver? According to the National Institute on Aging(NIA), a long-distance caregiver is anyone, anywhere, no matter your gender, income, age, social status, or employment, living an hour’s drive or more away from a person who needs your help. Many fall into this category. Take Tom, for example—one of six siblings and the... Read More

Agencies Selected to Collaborate on New Service Delivery Networks

January 7, 2019 — The Human Services Department is pleased to announce the results of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Community Living Connections, a program that links older people, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers to services. Community Living Connections provides a continuum of supports that enable people to live in their homes and communities. The RFQ identified... Read More

The Seattle Squeeze: New Tools for Getting Around During the SR 99 Closure

January 4, 2019 — Ten o’clock in the evening on Friday, January 11, 2019—mark it on your calendars! This is when WSDOT will permanently close the Alaskan Way Viaduct, closing SR 99 through downtown Seattle for approximately three weeks to realign SR 99 into the new tunnel. The on- and off-ramps near the stadium will close one week earlier (January 4)... Read More

Advocacy: You Can Help Protect and Strengthen Communities for the Future

January 2, 2019 — On the second Monday in January, the 66th Washington State Legislature convenes its 2019 session in Olympia. Throughout the session—which meets for 105 days in odd-numbered years—Aging Network advocates will meet with their elected representatives in the State Senate and House of Representatives to talk about issues, resources, and solutions. The Seattle-King County Advisory Council... Read More

A New Era of Tough Traffic

December 19, 2018 — As we build a better city together, how you get around is changing. Get ready for January 11, 2019! Beginning with WSDOT’s permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next three years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. Just before the new SR 99 tunnel... Read More

Join United Way’s Free Tax Prep Campaign in the Fight Against Poverty

December 17, 2018 — Are you thinking about how to get involved in a cause that can make a positive impact in your community or someone’s life, but don’t know where to start? Volunteer with United Way of King County’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign. United Way of King County is gearing up for this upcoming tax season, and we... Read More