SAN Monthly Zoom Meeting

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Returns Oct. 16 Register Here to obtain the Zoom Link.   Jim Wilgus from the Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting at the monthly Senior Action Network meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 8 a.m. Wilgus is the Regional Leader for the Pacific Northwest and Executive Director for the Washington State…

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Nominate an Outstanding Caregiver Today!

Senior Action Network 2021 Outstanding Caregiver Recognition Dinner NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Senior Action Network will honor Outstanding Caregivers at our 21st Annual Caregiver Recognition Dinner & Auction: Thursday, October 28, 2021 We are unsure of the capacity for our event this year due to Covid and protocols that may be in place. Stay tuned…

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Meals On Wheels Customers Receive Christmas Ornaments from SAN Businesses

Tara Geraci (Manor Care of Lacey) and De Ann Johnson (Dispatch Health) – both Board members of the Senior Action Network – spearheaded a Christmas giving program for our local Meals On Wheels recipients this past December.  Raising funds for our local seniors while spreading a little holiday cheer, local senior living facilities and other…

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2020 Caregiver Awards

We got to surprise our 3 top winners this week with the honor of “Outstanding Caregiver of the Year,” as chosen by the Senior Action Network. We are so proud of these three and of all our nominees this year! It’s caregivers like these who make a difference in the lives of our clients. We…

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Advanced Health Care Aide Wins Caregiver of The Year

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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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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