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No halt in Social Security payments

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

Payments of Social Security benefits have continued without interruption despite the partial shutdown of the federal government. In a prepared statement, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it isn’t affected by the shutdown and doesn’t “anticipate disruption in benefit payments for Social Security beneficiaries or Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. All payments will be made
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Lack of transportation (their own and options) hampers older adults

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

A new national poll finds that older adults and people with disabilities are facing significant transportation-related challenges once they no longer drive. The difficulties include a lack of accessible and reliable transportation alternatives, which prevents them from doing the things they need and want to do and leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated and trapped. The
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County budget includes nursing, aging-in-place for seniors

Jan 7th, 2019 | By

More than $18 million dedicated for senior-specific services is part of the 2019 budget for Pierce County government. For Aging and Disability Resources, a program of the Human Services Department, $18.7 million is allocated, with the biggest portion being $11.5 million for case management and nursing services. That funding is tied to a department goal
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Watershed science up close

Jan 7th, 2019 | By
Watershed science up close

The 2018 Puyallup Watershed Science Symposium, held at Meridian Habitat Park and Community Center on Dec. 7, brought together professionals, community members, agency staff, volunteers, higher-education faculty and students with common goals: To protect local waters for the future, learn more, share information, and educate the public about the latest science and research in the
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