Thanks to service clubs joining forces, breakfast is (still) served


Thanks to service clubs joining forces, breakfast is (still) served

On Dec. 10, in time for some holiday cheer, the Puyallup Lions Club served a hearty breakfast to 110 seniors free of charge at the Puyallup Activity Center – a tradition that will continue, thanks to help from other community groups.
Ferrucci Junior High School band members and the Touch of Class combo provided seasonal music as seniors gathered for what has become a longstanding monthly event. The Lions Club has been hosting a breakfast for seniors the second Saturday of every month, except for September, for the last 30 years, according to John Budzak, secretary of the club.

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Case settled in lender’s ‘targeting’ of pensioners

State regulators have reached a settlement of a case stemming from allegations that a company made unlicensed pension advances to Washington consumers. The Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced that Future Income Payments LLC, formerly known as Pensions, Annuities and Settlements LLC, has agreed to stop unlicensed activity with consumers and will also make

Advocates will lobby state officials for Alzheimer’s plan

Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association and other advocates of Alzheimer’s patients will visit elected state officials in Olympia Feb. 9 to discuss support for people who are facing the disease. The lobbying effort is connected to a statewide plan for addressing the personal and societal impact of Alzheimer’s. The plan is led by the Dementia

Social Security benefits increasing in 2017

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI

Free sessions explain Medicare

People who are turning 65 soon and want to know more about Medicare can attend free classes hosted by Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) that are scheduled for three branches of the Pierce County Library System. Topics to be covered include Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare supplement and Medicare


Lifeline can help reduce phone bills Lifeline can help reduce phone bills

Seniors trying to cut costs might find the federal Lifeline telephone service to their liking. The program offers phone customers a $9.25 credit on either their cell phone or landline phone bill. And those who live on a federally recognized tribal reservation may be able to save more through the federal Tribal Lifeline and Link-Up

Senior Eats

Engine House 9 has all the charm of its origins Engine House 9 has all the charm of its origins

Since 1909, the building at 611 N. Pine has been serving Tacoma residents, first as a firehouse, and now –  after nearly crumbling into ruin but being saved by local families – as The Original Engine House Number 9, a big, strapping restaurant having all the charm and trappings of the original horse barn firehouse.

Senior Adventures

A ride on the Polar Express capped 2016 A ride on the Polar Express capped 2016

Oh, heavens. It is another year already. That last one sure went by fast with some fun things to make memories. We started in Mexico, made it to Alaska and ended with a riverboat cruise in Europe. Now we are on to new adventures for 2017. But first, a bit about the end of 2016:


Flu-shot pain or injury can be compensated through federal program

It’s flu season, and that means millions of Americans, especially seniors, are heading to doctors and pharmacists to obtain their annual flu shots.  Although proven effective in combatting influenza, because shots administered improperly can over penetrate, resulting in damage to shoulder muscles and tendons, being vaccinated with the annual flu vaccine can lead to serious

Product/Business Showcase

Ideas, vendors and prizes at Tacoma Home and Garden Show

The 34th annual Tacoma Home and Garden Show will feature garden design ideas, more than 500 exhibitors, the Vintage Market, and around-the-clock “how-to” seminars Jan. 26-29 at the Tacoma Dome. The show is billed as the state’s largest combined event for products and services for the home and garden, along with plenty of experts on