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New home for thrift store, Celebrate Seniority

Mar 20th, 2019 | By
New home for thrift store, Celebrate Seniority

A ribbon-cutting ceremony helped volunteers and staff celebrate the grand opening of the new location for the MultiCare Grannies’ Attic Thrift Store and the MultiCare Celebrate Seniority Center in Puyallup. They didn’t have to go far. The new spot is at 1004 E Main Ave., about half a mile from the previous location. The store
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New legislator experienced in senior services

Mar 20th, 2019 | By

State Rep. Kelly Chambers, whose professional background is in senior services, is in her first months as a newly elected Washington legislator. Chambers and her husband, Jeff, own Visiting Angels, a business with locations in Washington and Oregon that provide in-home support for seniors and disableds The lifelong resident of Pierce County was sworn in
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Higher starting wage for caregivers in effect

Mar 7th, 2019 | By

A new minimum-wage of $15 an hour for unionized in-home caregivers in Washington has started showing up in their paychecks. SEIU 775, the union that negotiated it as part of a 2019-21 contract with the state, said the salary boost will benefit approximately 45,000 state-paid homecare providers and caregivers at private homecare agencies. The starting
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Free help with taxes at libraries

Mar 7th, 2019 | By

Through mid-April, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free one-on-one tax consultations at four Pierce County Library System locations. Similar service is available at branches of King County Library System. The schedule for Pierce County libraries: Sumner branch, 1116 Fryar Ave., Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9,
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