Falls Prevention: Something a Community Can Agree On

July 13, 2018 — I know I date myself when I share a quote from “The A-Team,” an action-adventure television series in the 1980s. As Colonel Hannibal Smith, a character played by actor George Peppard would say, “I love it when a plan comes together.” I think of that when I take on new projects and endeavors. Some things... Read More

Designing for Special Populations Forum on July 24

July 11, 2018 — The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) invites you to attend a forum on “Designing for Special Populations” on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (9:30–11:30 a.m.) in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Seattle). Environmental Works Community Design Center and SMR Architects, both leaders in designing multi-family housing, will team up... Read More

How to Plan an Age- and Disability-Friendly Event

July 9, 2018 — Have you ever been to a public meeting where you couldn’t hear because the presenter didn’t want to use a microphone? Have you ever been to a presentation that you couldn’t see because the type was too small or there was an insufficient contrast? Have you ever been to an event that required you to... Read More

Night Out: An Opportunity to Reach Out to Neighbors, Old and New

July 7, 2018 — Night Out is a national community-building event organized in cities and towns across the country by police department personnel and neighborhood volunteers. Night Out is always the first Tuesday in August. Across the country, neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, kids’ activities, music and dance, presentations by public safety experts such as police, fire, and emergency... Read More

Fresh Bucks: A Fresh Taste of Summer for EBT Cardholders

July 5, 2018 — As the summer months bring warmer weather, many residents look forward to adding a stop to their morning routine. They get a fresh taste of summer at the farmers market. If you ask Margaret, a regular farmers market shopper, she can’t wait to indulge in the wide variety of fresh produce at her local farmer’s... Read More

2018 Community Input Survey Now Underway

July 5, 2018 — Updated 7/25/18 Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County—would like your help getting the word out about a brief community survey. The information we receive will help with development of our next four-year Area Plan as well as planning and marketing of Community Living Connections, caregiver support, and transportation... Read More

Chair’s Corner: Summer is Here!

July 1, 2018 — Summer is finally here! Especially in sunny weather, the days are long and many of us enjoy more time outdoors with family, friends, and neighbors. Some of us hike. Some of us go to the beach. I hope you take full advantage of these nice days and live life to the fullest. We also have... Read More

“One Victory for All” Celebrated by Many Generations and Cultures

June 29, 2018 — For some 10 years, I’ve shared a celebratory meal with a small group of Russian-speaking World War II veterans and their families on Victory Day, celebrating the anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces. For decades before that, I observed—from the sidelines—Soviet and later Russian military parades commemorating that surrender. Arriving in... Read More

Bridging Generations Enriches Communities

June 28, 2018 — I grew up in a small Midwest town in the 60s and enjoyed daily interaction with older adults—relatives, neighbors, church members, shopkeepers. My paternal grandparents lived in the same town, and I got to see them at least weekly. All generations were part of the beautiful tapestry that was my childhood and they each had... Read More

Home Sharing is One Housing Solution

June 28, 2018 — The causes of and solutions to King County’s housing crisis continue to be researched, discussed, and debated. As only one example, a new report produced by researchers at the Washington State University Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension, Moving Toward Age-Friendly Housing in King County, discusses housing challenges facing older adults and predicts that many... Read More