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Annual Alzheimer’s conference moves online

Aug 11th, 2020 | By

The annual Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference is usually held in-person. But for 2020, it will be an online event because of COVID-19, while still providing information and practical skills for individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The conference will offer one-hour sessions at 1 p.m. on the four Thursdays of September. It’s
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Tacoma joins push for age-friendly communities

Aug 11th, 2020 | By
Tacoma joins push for age-friendly communities

In February, AARP Washington officially welcomed the City of Tacoma into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, kicking off a public commitment on behalf of the city to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. AARP state director Doug Shadel presented Mayor Victoria Woodards and City Councilwoman Lillian
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King County offers payment plan for overdue property taxes

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By

More financial aid is coming to King County property taxpayers affected by COVID-19. In June, the Metropolitan King County Council approved a new form of property tax relief that gives the county treasurer the task of designing and implementing a payment plan for 2020 property taxes. Once it’s in place, the treasurer will offer a
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Goal: A dementia-friendly Pierce County

Jul 28th, 2020 | By
Goal: A dementia-friendly Pierce County

With an aging population in Pierce County, the number of people living with dementia will increase. Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSN) is getting ready by working to create a dementia-friendly county. The social services agency South Puget Sound region, based in Tacoma, received a nearly $1 million, three-year federal grant last year to improve dementia
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