Joan Cronk

Social Security survivor benefits protect families

Sep 26th, 2017 | By

Tragedy strikes without warning.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 2.7 million people will die in the U.S. this year.  For families who lose a wage earner, it can have a devastating financial impact in addition to the emotional one. If you work, some of the Social Security taxes you
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Knitted Knockers a big hit

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
Knitted Knockers a big hit

Sheila Joynes, Assistant Manager of Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop in Port Orchard, said their Knitted Knockers have been a huge hit with women who have breast cancer. Knitters who frequent the popular knitting shop in Port Orchard couldn’t wait to jump on board for the project of providing this alternative for women, even
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Friend to Friend benefits volunteers and residents

May 23rd, 2012 | By

For folks residing in nursing or retirement homes, the days can be long and lonely. Fortunately there is an organization whose mission is to match volunteers with residents to visit one on one. Marilyn Soderquist, Program Director for Friend to Friend, said that many seniors residing in facilities have their physical needs taken care of,
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Advisory Board seeks new members

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

John Mikel, Program Specialist for Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources (ADR), says that their Advisory Board is looking for new members to serve as advocates for clients and to advise ADR of the senior and disabled population in Pierce County. “In the past we did not necessarily recruit for a targeted demographic,
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