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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 e-mail with links to the new issue), visit www.agingkingcounty.org/subscribe.htm

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Celebrating Older People, Especially During - AgeWise King County King County, Small Acts Of Kindness, Old Person, Charitable Donations, Long Term Care, How To Stay Healthy, Celebrities, Families, People

Celebrating Older People, Especially During COVID-19 - AgeWise King County

May is Older Americans Month, when we celebrate the contributions of older people throughout their lifetimes. Despite current limitations, that celebration is more important now than ever, as we see COVID-19 disproportionately impacting older people and their families. As we know from news reports, among the first U.S. deaths due to COVID-19 were residents of... Read More

February 2021: COVID Vaccination? DIN! Types Of Vaccines, Rochester Institute Of Technology, African American Museum, King County, Herd Immunity, Johnson And Johnson, Human Services, Medical Care, Civil Rights

COVID Vaccination? DIN! - AgeWise King County

Older people who test positive for COVID-19 are far more likely than younger people to become seriously ill and die. Fortunately, less than 10 percent of all COVID positive cases are among people 65 plus; however, this age group accounts for nearly 85 percent of all COVID-related deaths. The quicker older people are vaccinated, the... Read More

September 2020: Voter Suppression: Truth That’s Stranger Than Fiction - AgeWise King CountyAgeWise King County America Election, Election Day, Election Process, Polling Place, Voter Id, Heritage Foundation, Voter Registration, Betsy Devos

Voter Suppression: Truth That’s Stranger Than Fiction - AgeWise King County

Some days I shake my head in near-disbelief at the news. Frequently, the phrase “truth is stranger than fiction” comes to mind. “’Tis strange but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction; if it could be told, How much would novels gain by the exchange! How differently the world would men behold! How... Read More

Dismantling Racism Requires Action from Everyone - AgeWise King CountyAgeWise King County Science News, Social Science, Human Rights Slogans, King County, Agent Of Change, Oppression, Social Justice, Helping People

Dismantling Racism Requires Action from Everyone - AgeWise King County

Everyone I know has been deeply affected by the demonstrations and protests that took place following the deplorable killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta in June—and so many other African Americans over many years. Across the nation and around the world, we’re hearing people call... Read More

Join the ‘Age Friendly’ Movement - AgeWise King County Dementia Awareness, King County, Emergency Medical Services, English Language Learners, Online Discount, Self Assessment, News Online, Seattle, Self Esteem

Join the ‘Age Friendly’ Movement - AgeWise King County

The Age Friendly Seattle 2019 Annual Report is hot off the press, and well worth review. If you’re not familiar with the “age friendly” movement, the City of Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2016 and launched its Age Friendly Seattle initiative the following year. After reading the report, I’m... Read More

Advocating for Basic Food Security - AgeWise King County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food Assistance, Nutrition Program, Income Support, Seattle Coffee, King County, Food Insecurity, Washington State, We The People

Advocating for Basic Food Security - AgeWise King County

Recently, the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services weighed in on changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility rules proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Their proposal would negatively affect 3.6 million families nationwide and cause more than 620,000 older adults to lose nutrition benefits. The change would... Read More

We all want our kids and our grandkids to be healthy and happy. This Father’s Day, I’m thinking about the ways in which those wishes sometimes don’t come true, and how I (and we) can change the scenario for those in need. This thought will continue to drive my involvement with the ADS Advisory Council and other boards on which I serve, and my commitment to equity and respect for Asian, Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples. End Stage Dementia, Heart Failure Symptoms, Robert Wood Johnson, Grief Support, American Heart Association, Social Determinants Of Health, Hospice, Regular Exercise, Worlds Of Fun

Building Awareness and Commitment for a Better World - AgeWise King County

Most people are aware of the special Sunday in June called Father’s Day. It’s been a national holidays since 1972. But did you know that this tribute to fatherhood can be traced back to 1910 in Spokane, Washington? In my January 2021 AgeWise article, I reflected briefly on my father-in-law as well as my grandfather... Read More

May 2021: Recognizing Older People as Strong and Vibrant (Older Americans Month 2021) People Talk, Good People, King County, Common Phrases, Old Person, Lip Service, Strong Relationship, Finding Joy, Inspire Others

Recognizing Older People as Strong and Vibrant - AgeWise King County

May 2021: Recognizing Older People as Strong and Vibrant (Older Americans Month 2021)

Speaking Out Against Violence and Racism - AgeWise King CountyAgeWise King County Trinidad, Before Midnight, News Website, The Victim, The Washington Post, Yakima Washington, George Washington, Washington State, Allegedly

Speaking Out Against Violence and Racism - AgeWise King County

Friends, the senseless and tragic killing of eight people—six of them Asian women—on March 16 at three sites in Atlanta is on the hearts and minds of many right now. Unfortunately, they aren’t even the latest incidents of violence against Asians or violence against women. I’m referring to a 27-year-old woman of Asian descent who... Read More

Pandemic Response and Vaccine Access - AgeWise King CountyAgeWise King County Data Dashboard, Health Literacy, Safety Message, King County, Emergency Medical Services, Black Families, No Response, People, People Illustration

Pandemic Response and Vaccine Access - AgeWise King County

At our February 12 meeting, the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services had the opportunity to hear from and talk with John H. Vassall, MD. Dr. Vassall is the Physician Executive for Quality and Safety with Qualis Health, an organization focused on improving healthcare delivery and health outcomes for all. You can... Read More

January 2021: Focus on Financial Wellbeing - AgeWise King County What Is Budget, Advance Directives, Free Subscriptions, King County, Power Of Attorney, Old Person, End Of Life, Important People, Tomorrow Will Be Better

Focus on Financial Wellbeing - AgeWise King County

It is my honor to now chair the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services. I would also like to acknowledge and thank Ava Frisinger for her extensive contributions, and the multiple terms she served as Chair of the Advisory Council. I was invited to join the Advisory Council several years ago because... Read More

Caregivers—The Backbone of Long-Term Care - AgeWise King CountyAgeWise King County Dementia Symptoms, Gut Bacteria, Lessons Learned In Life, Long Term Care, Healthy Aging, Alzheimers, Lifestyle Changes, Caregiver, Arthritis

Caregivers—The Backbone of Long-Term Care - AgeWise King County

In November, we give thanks—not only on Thanksgiving but for the tremendous contribution of unpaid caregivers to our families and throughout our communities. That’s because November is National Caregivers Month. November is also national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Diabetes Awareness Month. You will find reference to these special recognitions in this issue of AgeWise,... Read More

October 2020: Driven by Compassion, Empathy, and Decency - AgeWise King County Leadership Traits, Authentic Leadership, Median Household Income, Raising Capital, How To Motivate Employees, Political Leaders, Politics, Marketing Budget, Success And Failure

Driven by Compassion, Empathy, and Decency - AgeWise King County

Perhaps you read the Seattle Times article about income inequality on Sept. 25 (“Seattle’s median household income soars past $100,000—but wealth doesn’t reach all”). Median household income in the Seattle metropolitan area hit $102,500 last year. Median income for households headed by a white or Asian person was $112,000—2.4 times higher than those headed by... Read More

August 2020: Federal Advocacy Needed Now More Than Ever - AgeWise King County Activities Of Daily Living, King County, Long Term Care, Social Services, Caregiver, Civil Rights, Health And Safety, Vulnerability, People

Federal Advocacy Needed Now More Than Ever - AgeWise King County

You may recall last month’s article about the new Long-Term Care Coalition in Washington state. The coalition’s work is intense and ongoing. Why? Because thousands of vulnerable Washingtonians are at risk of losing services they depend on for daily living. We are working to prevent cuts to vital services. The worst-case scenario at this time—based... Read More

Coping with the Corona Virus is terrifying and difficult. Offered here are resources for information, stress reduction and family functioning. Wuhan, Guillain Barre, Detroit Free Press, State Of Michigan, Health Department, Public Health, Mental Health, Death

Coronavirus Response—We’re All in This Together - AgeWise King County

Coronavirus—sometimes called novel (meaning new) coronavirus or COVID-19, which is short for Coronavirus Disease 2019—weighs on the hearts and minds of people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has become a pandemic. Last week, it was declared a national emergency. King County has been the U.S. epicenter. Following the advice of... Read More

Aging and Advocacy: We’re All In This Together - AgeWise King County Town Hall Meeting, Seattle City, King County

Aging and Advocacy: We’re All In This Together - AgeWise King County

You may find it of interest to know who is speaking for Aging and Disability Services (ADS) in Olympia. It’s not ADS employees (unless they choose to do so on their own time). They are City of Seattle employees and City ethics rules prohibit them from taking part in political activity while on City time... Read More