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, 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 … Read More »

Local connections to falls prevention!

September 7, 2021

While ALTCEW provides links to national resources, preventing falls is a local issue. The City of Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments report that “older adult falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths in Spokane County.  Falls-related Emergency Medical Service calls are the leading non-fire response-related calls in Spokane County.” You can … Read More »

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 … Read More »