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Three who make ‘our community a better place to live’

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

Lon Cole turns the struggle with Alzheimer’s into poetry. Kirk Larson shines light on Social Security. And Linda McCone gives a shoulder to lean on for caregivers. Pierce County Human Services – Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) honored the three individuals on behalf of older adults and disabled persons during ADR’s appreciation event Dec. 19.
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Assessor-treasurer adds staff for property tax exemptions

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

The new year is bringing more people to process new applications and renewals for property tax exemptions for senior and disabled homeowners in Pierce County. At the request of Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan, the 2018 county budget includes funding to hire a fifth member of the “exemptions team.” Going from four to five workers will help
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Get the lowdown on reverse mortgages

Dec 27th, 2017 | By

It’s possible that few financial products generate as much debate and confusion as reverse mortgages.  Not a quick fix or a panacea for immediate financial difficulties, reverse mortgages are for seniors who want to stay in their home for the long term. And like any major financial decision, people have to do their homework before
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Where the poinsettias grow

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Where the poinsettias grow

Hundreds of velvety poinsettias, graceful amaryllis flowers and scented paper whites swathe the interior of the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in a swirl of red, green, white and pink. The showy display, called Lavish, is a holiday tradition at the elegant, Victorian-style greenhouse on the east side of Wright Park in Tacoma. The conservatory’s rarefied
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