Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older…
Perspectivas Sobre el Envejecimiento: Raúl Sánchez - AgeWise King County
Raúl Sánchez nació en México y reside en Seattle desde 1995. Fue reconocido en 2021 cuando fue seleccionado como el poeta laureado de la ciudad de Redmond. Raúl oluntario en escuelas y centros de detención juvenil, compartiendo su amor por la poesía y ayudando a los jóvenes a expresar sus emociones a través de la escritura.
Perspectives on Aging: Raúl Sanchez - AgeWise King County
Raúl Sanchez was born in Mexico and has resided in Seattle since 1995. In 2021 when he was selected as the poet laureate of the City of Redmond. He volunteers in schools and juvenile detention centers, sharing his love for poetry and helping young people express their emotions through writing.
Perspectivas Sobre el Envejecimiento: Ghaddra González Castillo - AgeWise King County
Ghaddra González Castillo es una comunicadora social venezolana. Ghaddra ha trabajado en estrecha colaboración con comunidades vulnerables, especialmente mujeres y niños. En Seattle, ha sido voluntaria en Casa Latina y Mary´s Place y Path with Art, organizaciones que para apoyan y empoderan a las personas más necesitadas.
Perspectives On Aging: Reham Abuatiq - AgeWise King County
Reham Abuatiq is a PhD candidate in the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Reham’s research goal is to advocate for the rights and well-being of young adults with disabilities. Her ultimate goal is to empower people with disabilities and to facilitate their inclusion in their communities.
Perspectives on Aging: Bob Roseth - AgeWise King County
Since Bob Roseth retired as the University of Washington's news office director in 2014, he has been a volunteer Ombudsman for Long Term Care, has written two novels, has tutored a young Costa Rican student to help her prepare as an English teacher, has been a volunteer for the UW Retirement Association, and has studied jazz piano.
Older Americans Month - Aging & Disability Services for Seattle & King County
Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation.
Age Your Way! Take Smart Steps to Age in Place
Aging in place is an admirable, realistic goal; however, if you don’t do an honest assessment and take steps to implement improvements, it’s only an aspiration. The objective should be to make your living space more age-friendly with changes that benefit all ages in living safely and comfortably. Don’t wait for a crisis, such as a slip on a throw rug resulting in a broken hip (falls are the number one reason for emergency room visits for older adults) before making improvements.
May 2022: Older Americans Month: What’s Your Story?
We all carry bias about aging. We display it when we cringe at having our age announced on our birthday. And we laugh at the age jokes—until they’re not funny anymore. I believe that by sharing more about our lives and talking more openly about aging, we can broaden perspectives and help to reduce ageism that exists in many cultures.
Older Americans Month 2022
The 2022 Older Americans Month theme is Age My Way, an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.