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AgeWise King County

AgeWise King County is an e-newsletter published by the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services. For a free subscription (a monthly…
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Off-Year Elections: How Your Vote Influences Livability - AgeWise King County
Do off-year elections matter to the Aging Network? You bet they do! Why? Because we need age-friendly communities, and local office is where the rubber meets the road.
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Gaining Reliable Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food - AgeWise King County
There are lots of options to meet the nutritional needs of older people in King County that simultaneously create opportunities to build community. Please share this information with anyone you know who might benefit from easier access to adequate food and other community resources.
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Raising Up Racial Equity - AgeWise King County
This year, in addition to preparing a four-year plan, ADS is revising it’s Mission and Values, and adding a Vision statement, and ensuring alignment with its commitment to racial equity.
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Pondering the Benefits of the Pandemic - AgeWise King County
The COVID-19 public health emergency has ended but the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. With luck, effective vaccinations, and continuing attention to physical distancing, mask wearing in crowded places, and handwashing, I hope we will avoid experiencing anything that resembles the loss of lives and the lockdown of 2020 and 2021. Despite some gains, I wouldn’t wish a repeat of these past few years on anyone.
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It Feels Great to Be Back in Person - AgeWise King County
Last month, the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services met in person for the first time since February 2020. It felt great to see Advisory Council members and Aging and Disability Services staff in person at a four-hour retreat.
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50 Years and Counting - AgeWise King County
In 1973, Area Agencies on Aging were born. We're celebrating 50 years! It's also Older Americans Month.
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Help Us Lay the Groundwork for Aging and Disability Services - AgeWise King County
Every 4 years, our agency develops an Area Plan that lays the groundwork for state & federal funding & the services & supports we provide to the people of King County. Help us by completing the 2023 Area Plan Engagement Survey before 4/15.
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Celebrating Women on the ADS Advisory Council - AgeWise King County
On the ADS Advisory Council, I serve alongside several remarkable women who are staunch advocates for healthy aging in community. I’ve seen many of them in action over the years, so it’s only fitting that I share a few words of appreciation for them this month ...
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Let’s Hear It for Aging Readiness - AgeWise King County
Aging Readiness is the theme of the 2023 Age Wave legislative agenda, published recently by AARP Washington on behalf of a coalition of organizations engaged in advocating for a more equitable aging system in Washington state. Its priorities are easy to remember—Better Health, Livable Communities, and Consumer Rights and Protection.
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Join Us in Advocating for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers - AgeWise King County
As we gear up for the 2023 state legislative session, which begins Jan. 9 and ends Apr. 24, I want to share what we know about the legislative landscape.
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The Spirit of Giving - AgeWise King County
Please consider ways you can demonstrate care and compassion for older people in your family and in the community.
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Expressing Thanks and Building Resilience - AgeWise King County
November is a very busy month for most of us. For Aging Network advocates, it’s a time to line up our legislative requests. You can read about last year’s priorities here and learn what happened in the last legislative session by reading “Legislative Advocacy Makes a Difference” (AgeWise, April 2022). We made major gains, for which I am thankful!
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Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day - AgeWise King County
I think respect is something that every human being wants and deserves to receive. I am very comfortable showing respect for Indigenous peoples instead of honoring a man who caused a great deal of death and destruction to gain wealth. Instead of Columbus Day, I celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.
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Policy Wins: Inflation Reduction, Clean Energy, and Health Care - AgeWise King County
I believe healthcare is a basic human right and one that is denied to far too many people in this country. The United States routinely ranks last in access and life outcomes at every stage of life (compared to other economically developed nations) despite increased spending of gross domestic product on healthcare costs. Older adults, the uninsured, rural communities, and people of color disproportionally experience systemic barriers to care due to our flawed healthcare system.
I want to share 12 things I like about our Area Agency on Aging. Some of these things may be done elsewhere—after all, we’re part of a nationwide network—and some are unique. And without a doubt, when this article goes to print, I’ll probably think of 12 more things I like! Elder Abuse, Health Programs
12 Things I Like About Aging and Disability Services - AgeWise King County
I want to share 12 things I like about our Area Agency on Aging. Some of these things may be done elsewhere—after all, we’re part of a nationwide network—and some are unique. And without a doubt, when this article goes to print, I’ll probably think of 12 more things I like!