News: Press Releases

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

Press release – 2022-2023 Flu season off to early start; vaccination is best protection

October 20, 2022

Although flu season is just beginning, the virus claimed the life of a Spokane County resident this past week — Spokane County’s first flu-related death this season and one of two total hospitalizations so far, according to Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD). The patient was in their 60s with underlying health conditions. “Unfortunately, this is

Medicare Open Enrollment starts Oct 15th

October 3, 2022

Spokane, Washington – 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

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