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Seminars cover the before and during of memory loss

Jan 22nd, 2020 | By

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources will host a new series of its “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” seminar for individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, plus families, caregivers, and others focusing on the initial journey of memory loss.  The six-part series will cover warning signs and symptoms, managing behaviors, the progress of the
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Public has role in Pierce Transit plans

Jan 17th, 2020 | By

Pierce Transit is asking for the public’s help in planning for demands on mass transportation locally over the next 30 years. With Pierce County’s population expected to increase by 364,000 people by 2050, Pierce Transit is working on long-range plans to serve the growing communities with bus service and other mobility options. Three open houses
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Grandparents find joy amid challenges in childcare

Jan 14th, 2020 | By
Grandparents find joy amid challenges in childcare

Parents in need of childcare for their preschool-age kids are getting it—very willingly–from their own parents, according to a new national study. Twenty-five percent of children under the age of 5 are cared for by grandparents while their parents work or go to school, roughly the same number enrolled in formal childcare programs. And 90
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Levy approval preserves Medic One funding

Jan 6th, 2020 | By

Taxpayer funding for countywide emergency medical services (EMS) in King County is continuing for the period of 2020 to 2025. A ballot measure approved by 79 percent of voters who cast ballots in the general election in November replaces an expiring Medic One levy that funded the EMS system for the past six years. The
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