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Talking about memory loss

Sep 9th, 2019 | By

A six-part series of discussions about memory loss for individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, their families and caregivers will begin in September, hosted by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. Topics (under the title of “Oh My Gosh, Now What?”) will include warning signs and symptoms, managing behavior, how the disease progresses, legal and
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Communities celebrate Independence Day

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By
Communities celebrate Independence Day

Auburn: 4th of July Festival, July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Les Gove Park. Free (wristbands for $5 for unlimited activities). Information: auburnwa.gov. Federal Way: Red White and Blues Festival, July 4 at 4 p.m. at Celebration Park. Free admission. Live music, family and children’s activities and games. Fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Gig Harbor:
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New legislator has senior-oriented background

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
New legislator has senior-oriented background

State Rep. Kelly Chambers, whose professional background is in senior services, is in her first month as a newly elected Washington legislator. Chambers and her husband, Jeff, own Visiting Angels, a business with locations in Washington and Oregon that provide in-home support for seniors and disableds The lifelong resident of Pierce County was sworn in
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Flu could be around another month or more

Feb 13th, 2019 | By
Flu could be around another month or more

Flu activity is “elevated” in Washington, with 15 influenza deaths reported statewide. During the 2017-18 flu season, a total of 296 people died. A man in his 40s in Pierce County was the first flu-related death reported back in October. Officials at MultiCare Health System note that the best protection against the flu virus is
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