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Who’s next for COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan 11th, 2021 | By
Who’s next for COVID-19 vaccinations

Updated Jan. 13: Here is information from the state Department of Health and other sources on the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination in Washington. The federal government on Jan. 12 Tuesday issued new guidelines that expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone age 65 and older, as well as to those with medical conditions such as
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Logging on pulls people out of pandemic dumps

Jan 11th, 2021 | By

The constant stream of stressful news causes millions of people to check on the latest developments via their social media feed. The habit has given rise to the term “doom scrolling” – continuing to scroll through bad news even though it’s disheartening or depressing. But while technology can keep people down in the dumps with
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Survey highlights value, pitfalls of older workers

Jan 7th, 2021 | By

According to a new AARP survey of experienced workers, nearly 90 percent work for financial reasons, and approximately 80 either enjoy or feel useful doing their work. And among those who plan to retire, about 1 in 4 plans to start a business or earn money in some independent way, such as a gig economy
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Wanted: Help giving senior center a new home

Dec 29th, 2020 | By
Wanted: Help giving senior center a new home

Bigger is better for Orting Senior Center, and it can happen with some fund-raising for a new home. Starting in 1989, the center has provided social and recreational programs to help seniors maintain an independent lifestyle. The programs, many of them free in order to help low-income members meet their other needs, have grown to
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