LAKEFAIR 50+ IN THE PARK RETURNS!

Lakefair 2022 Unity in the community

Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, July 15th from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm at one of Olympia’s favorite annual events – Lakefair 50+ in the Park! For over 20 years, the Friday of Lakefair has been “Senior Day” – a time to play games, listen to some great music, socialize with friends…

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SAN Monthly Meeting

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Senior Services for South Sound – May 2022 report to the Senior Action Network by Brian Windrope   As we begin May, it is remarkable to look back on the first four months of 2022 and reflect on all the changes around our programs here at Senior Services for South Sound. I’m happy to say…

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Washington State Legislative Update

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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Memory Care at the Lodges Hosts Health Fair June 6th

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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The Past, Present and Future of Long-Term Care Insurance

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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50+ In The Park 2019 Planning Begins This Week

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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Understanding the Plight of Seniors in Transition

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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Living Well Living Long Conference Registration Is Open

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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Closing the Gap to Protect the Assets

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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SAN February Meeting Guest Speaker Announced

February is Heart Health Month. Our Next Meeting will feature Lacey/Jubilee resident Leslea Steffel-Dennis, Support Network Coordinator & Community Educator for WomenHeart, the nation’s only peer-to-peer, non profit, for women with or at risk of heart disease. For information on our monthly meetings, call our new message line at 1-888-411-8823. Our meetings are on the…

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