Voter-approved money flowing to King County senior centers

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Voter-approved money flowing to King County senior centers

Senior centers in Auburn, Federal Way, Enumclaw and Des Moines are among 38 organizations serving older adults in King County that will share about $3.5 million in new, voter-authorized funding from the county. The investments will help senior centers and community centers expand programs to reach more seniors, make their facilities safer and more accessible, and buy equipment and appliances for them, according to County Executive Dow Constantine.

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News

State criticized after fatal attack in adult family home

A state lawmaker is demanding changes in Washington’s operations of adult family homes after a violent attack in one such facility in Lakewood claimed the life of a resident. According to authorities, a man struck another male resident in the face with a coffee mug during a dispute Oct. 27 at Visions Adult Family Home.
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Better pay pending for homecare workers

Caregivers employed through the state of Washington are close to getting pay raises and higher minimum wages under terms of a new homecare contract. SEIU 775 announced Oct. 2 that its members ratified their 2019-21 pact with the state. Union leaders said the tentative deal will improve conditions for a combined 45,000 state-paid homecare providers
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Film portrays caregiver relationships Film portrays caregiver relationships

Caregiving isn’t just a two-way street between caregivers and care receivers. It involves a web of relationships between spouses, children, parents, other relatives, friends and neighbors. Often, those relationships move to a new level – sometimes drawing people together and sometimes moving them apart. And a film portrayal of those types of dynamics is scheduled
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Library levy approved Library levy approved

Voters have said yes to restoring the Pierce County Library System’s funding. In final results from the general election that ended Nov. 6, 50.2 percent of the participating voters approved a levy lid lift, enabling library officials to avoid cuts in service and possible closures of library branches if the measure had failed. The total
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Lifestyles

BOOKS: Magic act for grandpas BOOKS: Magic act for grandpas

Allan Kronzek became fascinated by magic tricks when he was 9. Now a  professional magician and New York Times best-selling author, he shares 100-plus tricks, stunts and brainteasers in “Grandpa Magic” (Workman Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble) that he promises are easy to learn and will give grandchildren giggles, jaw-dropping awe and wonderful memories. From
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Senior Eats

10 things to eat for better cholesterol balance 10 things to eat for better cholesterol balance

Cholesterol generally has a poor stigma. But unlike popular belief, the body needs cholesterol. The waxy substance is found in the body’s cells and is required to produce vital hormones along with vitamin D and bile. Additionally, cholesterol can be further divided into “bad” and “good” cholesterol – “bad” cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
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Senior Adventures

When the fur flies (road trips, too) When the fur flies (road trips, too)

Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike: Prep your pet. Traveling can prove stressful to animals, so don’t catch your pet off-guard. Before leaving town, practice taking short rides in the car
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Health & Fitness

Medicare is more than a household name

Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans, as well as improve the quality of life for our family and friends. Although both programs are household names, many people may not be familiar with the details of Medicare. Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for
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Business/Personal Finance/Products

Industry award for Sound Options

Sound Options has received the Leader in Excellence Award in the 2018 Best of Home Care awards for the second year in a row. The award for the Tacoma-based firm is the highest recognition awarded by Home Care Pulse and is based on quality metrics. The distinction ranks Sound Options among the top 5 percent
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