Caregiving is truly a selfless act of service.  This year, more than ever, we have witnessed these acts from frontline caregivers that have allowed people to stay in place and protect their health, while still receiving the care services that they depend on.  Caregiving can take on many forms: from a kind neighbor who stops…

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Congratulations to Leanne Martin Original article by Holly Reed, thurstontalk.com Some people are good at what they do, and some people are great at what they do. Advanced Health Care Aide, Leanne Martin, is great at what she does, which is why she received the Caregiver of the Year award from the Washington Home Care Association of America during…

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Recognizing Outstanding Members of Our Community Our lives are usually too busy and hectic to take the time to properly say “thank you” to those who have made an impact in our community. Yet, showing our appreciation and gratitude is not only the right thing to do, but it helps inspire others to do good…

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As the first of the baby boomers enter their mid-seventies, the population of Washington is aging. Over the next 10 years the population over 75 will likely double. The 2019 Legislature is working to address several issues relevant to seniors.    Policy makers are aware of these changing demographics and responding with investments and policies to create…

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On Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 9:00 am through 2:00pm Memory Care at the Lodges (formerly Roolan) are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Health Fair at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue in Lacey.  This year’s theme is “Protect Your Health & Wealth”, with speakers and representatives from the Office of the Secretary of State,…

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Original Article By Bruce Bamford, Broker/Owner of Bamford Long Term Care Financial Services LLC The Past Decades ago, facilities were established called skilled nursing homes.  They were designed to take care of people who could no longer stay in their homes due to health/aging reasons. Our Medicare program was never designed to pay for these…

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Lakefair is Fast Approaching That means it’s time to get ready for 50+ In The Park. Our first meeting is February 8th at Geneva Woods Health Health Supplies beginning at 9:00 AM. Those SAN members interested in securing a booth space at this year’s event are highly encouraged to attend and join a committee. As…

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As seniors age and become less independent and in need of assistance, their adult children often face the difficult choice of whether to hire a home caregiver, or to even move their parents into a managed care facility. It’s a difficult decision to make, and one that the elders often resist. “It’s usually a pride…

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Attention all Senior Action Network members, vendor registration for the Living Well Living Long Conference is now open and runs through July 24th. The conference, September 26th, is our annual resource fair for local seniors and offers a singular opportunity for our members to interact and connect with their primary audience. You can download the…

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Four out of ten Americans age 40 and older indicate they will depend on the federal Medicaid program to meet their long-term care needs. That stat is reported by the Associated Press Public Affairs Research Center which began tracking data regarding popular opinion of how to care for aging Americans in 2013 when its directors…

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