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.
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.
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. at The Central, 500 30th Ave. S, Seattle.
Caregivers and family members who want a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; resources, tools and tips for dementia care; and information about culturally competent care are invited to attend the forum.
For more information, please visit this Web site.
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.