The Informer – 2023 summer newsletter

June 20, 2023

Welcome to the summer 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 2024 – 2027 Area Plan, unwinding Medicaid, agency events, and getting help with nutrition, medications, and Medicare. This digital newsletter will be … Read More »

Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, June 5 – 11

June 1, 2023

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud! Let’s face it, fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of healthcare for everyone. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is bringing awareness to this issue during National Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, June 5 -11. SMPs around the country empower … Read More »

Press Release – Older American’s Month 2023, Aging Unbound

May 2, 2023

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens. This May, join us as we recognize the 60th … Read More »

SRHD Press Release – Attend a Public Health Leadership panel & celebrate National Public Health Week

March 31, 2023

“For the Love of Community” Celebrating National Public Health Week, April 3-9 Public Health Leadership Panel – April 6, 2-4 pm at SRHD (1101 W. College Ave.) April 3-9, 2023, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) celebrates National Public Health Week, a week where local health jurisdictions across the country recognize the connections created within the … Read More »

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. … Read More »

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 … Read More »