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Press Release – Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th

October 9, 2023

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 Advantage plan – … Read More »

Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th

October 6, 2023

Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities. “We live in an aging society, which is a wonderful, remarkable thing,” says ASA’s Interim President & CEO Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD. “But … Read More »

Adopt A Neighbor – A community initiative to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities during winter

October 3, 2023

Winter can be a beautiful season, but it can also bring challenges, especially for older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Shoveling sidewalks and driveways can become an arduous task, and for some, it’s dangerous or not possible. That’s where “Adopt A Neighbor” comes in. Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington is looking … Read More »

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 »