Advice for getting the most from ‘every last cent’

Jun 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Lifestyles

Older adults who are in or approaching their retirement years can learn about resources for meeting expenses and living well in free seminars in June in Puyallup, Tacoma, Graham and Gig Harbor.

“Every Last Cent” will help older adults, their families and friends connect with benefits and programs, according to Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, which is hosting the seminars in collaboration with Sound Outreach and SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors).

The ‘amazing’ resources, as an Aging and Disability Resources official calls them, include property tax reductions, Medicare, family caregiver support, Medicaid, prescription drug help, military veterans’ benefits, energy assistance, weatherization, Orca cards (for mass transit), park admissions, and business discounts. 

 â€œEvery Last Cent” will be presented.

  • June 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Puyallup Senior Activity Center, 210 W. Pioneer in Puyallup.
  • June 19 at 12:10 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex (main meeting room), 2401 S. 35th St. in Tacoma.
  • June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pierce County Library System branch in Graham, 9202 224th E.
  • June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the county library branch in Gig Harbor, 4424 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW.
  • June 21 at 12:10 p.m. at the County-City Building in Tacoma, 930 Tacoma Ave. S. (seventh floor, Rainier conference room).
  • June 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Parkland-Spanaway county library branch, 13718 Pacific Ave S.

“With inflation and the increasing costs of medical care, many seniors feel a pinch,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “But the resources that are out there to fill the void are absolutely amazing. We hope to reveal the hidden secrets that are available to support seniors and their families and connect them with the best benefits that can help them remain healthy, safe and independent.”

Additional information is available from Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources at 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.