Tax-Aide Offers Tax Prep Help in Washington

March 15, 2021 — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is currently taking appointments for its free tax preparation and e-filing services. Due to COVID-19 pandemic limitations, the traditional face-to-face meeting with a Tax-Aide counselor is being replaced with a contact-free approach. Anyone wishing assistance with their tax preparation needs must make an appointment. Washington state taxpayers can make an appointment by... Read More

Age Friendly Seattle Increases Access and Inclusion Despite COVID

March 11, 2021 — The past year was like none most of us have ever experienced. The COVID pandemic affected every person in our country to various degrees. At the City of Seattle, staff who were able to work from home did so, starting in March 2020. Priorities were adjusted, particularly to meet emergent needs related to the pandemic.... Read More

Mayor’s Council on African American Elders Seeks New Members

March 7, 2021 — The Seattle Mayor’s Council on African American Elders (MCAAE) is seeking candidates to fill current openings. Established in 1995 by Seattle Mayor Norman B. Rice to oversee the development of a comprehensive continuum of services to serve the needs of African American elders, the MCAAE promotes well-being and quality of life for older African Americans... Read More

AARP Wants to Know About Your Quick-Action Community Improvement Project

March 5, 2021 — We know that it takes time to build great communities. We also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. The AARP Community Challenge launched in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability for all. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2021 for its fifth year and is... Read More

A Community Works to Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitation

March 3, 2021 — King County’s Marshallese community has every reason to be skeptical of health advice from the federal government. After all, the United States once used their island homeland, the Marshall Islands, as a nuclear testing ground. Given that history, it takes extra effort to explain to the community that the COVID-19 vaccine has been tested extensively... Read More

Pandemic Response and Vaccine Access

March 1, 2021 — At our February 12 meeting, the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services had the opportunity to hear from and talk with John H. Vassall, MD. Dr. Vassall is the Physician Executive for Quality and Safety with Qualis Health, an organization focused on improving healthcare delivery and health outcomes for all. You can read... Read More

Get Back to Your Roots This Winter

February 19, 2021 — The parsnip is an overlooked root vegetable. It is like a carrot’s sweeter sister, and it can add a new dimension to your cooking. They taste great and because they are low in salt, they help protect your heart and kidneys. Helpful during COVID-19 times when you want to minimize shopping, parsnips keep a long... Read More

A Window Mask Could Help You—If Someone Else Wears One

February 17, 2021 — Who ever thought we would all be wearing face masks? But here we are. Wearing a mask is one way to help protect ourselves and others from the tragic coronavirus that has killed 2.23 million people worldwide, including 441,000 Americans, as of Feb. 1. Locally, more than 1,200 King County residents have died from COVID.... Read More

On Dementia: Care, Community and Creativity

February 15, 2021 — Hope, joy, and better ways to care for and support individuals living with dementia and their care partners Over 120,000 people age 65+ in Washington state live with Alzheimer’s disease, and 353,000 family members, friends and volunteers serve as care partners. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias do not stop living because of a diagnosis.... Read More