News: Press Releases

Press release – ALTCEW’s Advanced Medication Management Program receives prestigious Aging Innovations Award from USAging

September 19, 2022

Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) announces that its Advanced Medication Management Program (AMMP) recently received a 2022 Aging Innovations Award from USAging, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members. AMMP, which helps clients find solutions to address complex health conditions and create safe and effective medication management

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month!

September 15, 2022

National Emergency Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” For

Older Americans Month 2022

May 12, 2022

Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for

Washington’s caregivers struggle with added stress during COVID-19

November 5, 2021

For many of Washington’s more than 850,000 unpaid family caregivers, the COVID-19 pandemic has added stress and burden to an already difficult job. Caregivers have reported that providing care is more emotionally, physically, and financially difficult than normal, according to a University of Pittsburg survey. A majority reported that the pandemic has increased their caregiving

Switch to 10-digit dialing

October 29, 2021

On Oct. 24 the switch to 10-digit dialing begins. That means you must include the 509 area code when dialing a local number. In July 2022 seven-digit dialing will no longer work and may cause calls to fail. Please check to see if yours, your family’s, and friend’s systems are up to date, including: life

Press release – USAging applauds release of recommendations to support family caregivers and boost aging services

September 27, 2021

For Immediate Release September 23, 2021 Contact: Amy Gotwals, agotwals@usaging.org and 202.460.5547 WASHINGTON—As the nation grapples with a caregiving crisis that has been worsened by the pandemic, USAging applauds the 26 recommendations released yesterday by the congressionally created RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council, which not only support the current

Press release – Falls prevention class available online for older adults

August 18, 2021

A free, online version of the award-winning A Matter of Balance falls prevention class for adults age 60 and older is being offered by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW). The evidence-based class helps adults who are concerned about falling or have fallen to maintain their independence while staying involved in activities