News: December 0

Volunteer with Older Adults – Become a Matter of Balance Coach!

February 3, 2023

The winter weather in eastern Washington can be treacherous, especially for individuals at risk of falling such as those over 60. According to the CDC, one million injuries a year and 17,000 deaths are caused by slipping and falling on ice/snow. Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling.

Dementia-friendly Spokane & Its Built Environment

January 27, 2023

Caring for People Living With Dementia (PLWD) is as much a helping hand as an appropriately designed built environment. Evidence from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Norway, and the United Kingdom show that the appropriate form, character, and content of residential, neighborhood, government and commercial areas, and residential aged-care facilities can positively impact behavior and quality

The Informer – 2022 Winter Newsletter

December 22, 2022

Welcome to the second issue of The Informer, Aging & Long Term Care’s community newsletter! Our agency is excited to share information and updates about agency efforts, local resources, and available services. Enjoy this issue for safety this winter, art and poetry, ways to stay connected, and local opportunities. This digital newsletter will be released

Aging & Long Term Care Encourages Older Adults To Volunteer In Their Communities

December 21, 2022

There are many ways that older adults can give back to their communities and stay healthy while doing it! That’s why we’re participating in Home for the Holidays, a national campaign led by USAging and the Eldercare Locator, this year in partnership with AmeriCorps. Because older adults may not know where to start on their

Take WA State’s Plan on Aging survey!

November 17, 2022

To inform the planning and development of the State Plan on Aging for 2023-2027, The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA), which is part of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is sharing this short survey about the needs and concerns of older state residents, their families, and caregivers. Regional results from this

Contact us for help with snow removal!

November 16, 2022

UPDATE 12/1/2022 Our snow removal volunteers are at capacity and are unable to take additional people at this time. Please ask a friend, neighbor, or family member. If you have a need around aging in place, we are still here to help. Contact our help line.  Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington’s Community

Medicare Open Enrollment

November 1, 2022

Medicare’s Open Enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time of year when you can make certain changes to your Medicare coverage. You can make as many changes as you need to your Medicare coverage during Open Enrollment. The last change you make will take effect on January 1. Take action during Open Enrollment