Aging & Long Term Care joins Home for the Holidays, a national campaign encouraging older adults to get vaccinated

November 22, 2023

To help older adults stay healthy this winter season, Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington is participating in Home for the Holidays, a national campaign led by the Eldercare Locator and USAging. This year’s campaign connects older adults, caregivers, and families with information on vaccinations.

Staying up to date on vaccinations is a vital part of healthy aging. Vaccines serve as a safe and reliable defense against serious illness, protecting the health of individuals, their loved ones, and others in their community. This is especially true for adults aged 60 and older, as aging gradually weakens immune systems and makes older adults increasingly vulnerable to numerous illnesses.

A new Home for the Holidays brochure, Start Your New Season of Wellness: A Guide to Vaccinations for Healthy Aging, and a vaccine fact sheet, highlight the important and potentially life-saving role vaccines play in helping older adults stay healthy. And they connect older adults to local, community-based resources that can help them get vaccinated.

“This is a time of year when many people gather with family or friends. To stay healthy, it’s important for older adults to get vaccinated against the flu and other diseases.. Aging & Long Term Care can share information about vaccines older adults may need and help find services, such as free vaccine clinics, transportation if needed, in-home vaccinations and onsite consultations with health care professional. For older adults, finding a vaccination appointment can be as simple as giving us a call or visiting our website at (509) 960-7281 or,” says Bethany Osgood, Planning & Resource Director.