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 interview and read the transcript.
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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.
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 serve 357,476 meals to 1,920 participants.
A total of four proposals were submitted ($1,734,137 in funding requests). Two applicants were selected for the $1,164,974 in available funding.
The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens welcomes City Librarian Marcellus Turner to the Senior Coffee Hour, Thursday, November 21, 10-11 a.m., Central Building, 810 3rd Ave. See event flier.
The Farm to Table partnership has been nominated for an annual Sustainability Leadership Awards from Sustainable Seattle. The program is being recognized for efforts to raise the bar for sustainability, with a nomination in the Resource Impact category. Award winners will be announced on January 31, 2014 during a celebration at the Museum of History and Industry. Through the efforts of staff in HSD’s Aging & Disability Services (ADS) and Youth & Family Empowerment (YFE) divisions, the Farm to Table program connects senior meal sites and Seattle child care programs to local area farms with the goal of providing local, organic produce to some of Seattle’s most under-served communities, serving 1250 children and seniors at 50 different meal sites throughout the city. The program also provides training in seasonal menu planning, scratch cooking and nutrition education to staff at participating sites. Sustainable Seattle is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in the Central Puget Sound, nationally, and internationally.
HSD’s Aging and Disability Services, along with sponsoring partners King County and United Way of King County, have completed the 2014-2015 Update to the Area Plan on Aging. This is a biennial update to the 2012-2015 Area Plan on Aging for the King County region. The 140-page document is full of good information, including updated population profile data and a summary of accomplishments. The update also provides information about staffing, budget, plans for the next two years, and new and revised goals and objectives. The update will guide the work of ADS for the next two years.
The October Senior Coffee Hour sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, features Dave Sowers, Washington State Department of Transportation, who will speak about the SR99 tunnel project. The event is on Thursday, Oct. 17th, 10-11 a.m., in the Central Building, 810 3rd Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, in downtown Seattle.
HSD is seeking candidates to serve on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders. The council advises City officials on policies, programs and services of benefit to older African Americans. Members must reside within King County and serve without compensation. The Mayor’s Council on African American Elders is a council of up to 12 members. See this press release for details.
The next Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hour features Jesse Eller, director of the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. ADS is a unit of the Seattle Human Services Department. The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. at Central Building, 810 3rd Avenue, between Columbia and Marion streets, 1st Floor Conference Room.