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Councilmembers advocate prevention of elder abuse

In recognition of King County’s growing senior population and concerns about the safety of vulnerable adults, members of the Metropolitan King County Council today proclaimed June 15, 2014, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in King County. “Looking out for the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors is critically important,” said Council Chair Larry Phillips. “Elder […]

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May is Older Americans Month

Thank you Mayor Murray and Executive Constantine for proclaiming May 2014 as Older Americans Month in Seattle and King County, calling upon public officials, businesses, neighborhood organizations, volunteers, and all the people of Seattle and King County, Washington to observe this month and recognize older adults and the people who serve and support them as […]

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Low-income seniors: Apply now for farmers market produce checks

MEDIA ADVISORY April 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Michael Taylor-Judd (206-684-0266)  Low-income seniors: Apply now for farmers market produce checks Applications are now available for the popular Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with $40 “checks” that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported […]

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Agency helps seniors with estate planning

Seniors who have questions about estate planning including wills, powers of attorney and health care directives can receive guidance from the Senior Rights Assistance Program. Senior Rights Assistance is a program of Senior Services and is sponsored by the City of Seattle’s Mayor’s Office of Senior Citizens. For more information, see this news release.

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Sr. Coffee Hour: Transportation options

Gaby Bell, Manager ADA Paratransit Evaluations, at Harborview Medical Center, will provide an overview of transportation options at the next Senior Coffee Hour, Thursday, March 20th, 10 a.m., at the Central Building, 810 3rd Ave. Note that the originally scheduled speaker, City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, had a last-minute conflict and was unable to attend.  

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‘Alzheimer’s 101′ for caregivers

The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services and The Central (also known as Central Area Senior Center) are hosting “Alzheimer’s 101”, a community health forum featuring Bob LeRoy, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington. The forum is on Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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KIRO radio: HSD staff discuss housing for seniors

Human Services Department staff members Tom Trolio and Andrea Yip were interviewed by KIRO radio reporter Rachel Belle on the topic of affordable housing for seniors. Tom laid out the senior housing landscape for both private and public funding. Andrea added information about demographics and the importance of Universal Design. Visit this Web page to hear the […]

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January edition of Life Lines newsletter

Check out the January edition of HSD’s Life Lines newsletter!

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Tim Burgess at Coffee Hour

This month’s Senior Coffee Hour features City Council President Tim Burgess. Join us! Thursday, January 16, 10-11 a.m., Central Building, 810 3rd Avenue, Room 401. Sponsored by the Seattle Human Services Department’s Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens. Download the flier.

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Funding awards announced for senior meals

The Seattle Human Services Department last week announced funding awards for two agencies to provide home-delivered meals to homebound seniors in Seattle and King County: $324,904 was awarded to Lifelong AIDS Alliance for the Chicken Soup Brigade to serve 74,690 meals to 411 participants. $840,070 was awarded to Senior Services for Meals on Wheels to […]

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