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Press Release – Celebrating Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

May 9, 2024

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by a federal agency, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time to recognize older Americans’ contributions, highlight aging trends, and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. This year’s theme, “Powered by Connection,” focuses on the profound

Celebrate National Volunteer Month this April with Aging & Long Term Care

April 3, 2024

Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) is seeking volunteers this National Volunteer Month! “Volunteers play a vital role at Aging & Long Term Care, and we are always in need of caring, compassionate individuals to help us support the aging population within our five county service region,” said Kari Stevens, Community Living

WA Cares Fund – A long-term care fund for everyone

December 27, 2023

Most of us will need long-term care but do not have a way to pay for it. The WA Cares Fund is a new state program that makes long-term care insurance affordable for all Washingtonians for the first time. For those looking for educational opportunities or presentations about WA Cares, contact Aging & Long Term

The Informer – 2023 winter newsletter

December 15, 2023

Welcome to the winter 2023 issue of The Informer, Aging & Long Term Care’s community newsletter! Enjoy this issue for a variety of articles and information. Topics include Aging & Long Term Care’s Adopt a Neighbor initiative, the national campaign Home for the Holiday’s, disaster preparedness, agency events, online security, and more. This digital newsletter

Aging & Long Term Care honors unpaid family caregivers for their vital work

November 20, 2023

In November, Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) honors unpaid family and kinship caregivers who help family members and friends with chronic illness, disabilities, and other special needs. Unpaid family caregivers are estimated to provide 770,000,000 hours and over 16 billion dollars in unpaid essential services, and they play a vital role

Press Release – Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th

October 9, 2023

For more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington state, this is an important time of year. Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period – also called the Annual Election Period – runs each year from October 15th to December 7th. During this time, those on Medicare: Can switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan –

Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th

October 6, 2023

Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities. “We live in an aging society, which is a wonderful, remarkable thing,” says ASA’s Interim President & CEO Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD. “But