Spotlight

Champions of King County history protect ‘the places that tell our story’

Jan 7th, 2019 | By
Champions of King County history protect ‘the places that tell our story’

Iconic buildings and people in the Auburn and Enumclaw areas are in the spotlight as recipients of the latest John D. Spellman Awards for historic preservation in King County. The award is named for the former King County executive and Washington governor, who died in January 2018. Spellman became a champion of the county’s history when he helped start its Historic Preservation Program 40 years ago. County Executive Drew Constantine and others honored the new award winners during a celebration last October at the Auburn Masonic Temple, which happened to also be one of the award recipients.



Retired? Life can still be busy without that old work routine

Dec 26th, 2018 | By
Retired? Life can still be busy without that old work routine

What do people do when they retire?
With the absence of work opening up a large chunk of time, it’s a natural question. Here are 20 possible answers for a fun, meaningful life without 9-to-5 jobs.
Simplify your life. Take the time to declutter and organize all of your belongings.
Spend time with friends and family. Social bonds are key for not only a happy retirement, but a gratifying life overall. For instance, you can make Tuesdays a night of tacos with friends or choose a day out of the month to go see a new movie.



Voter-approved money flowing to King County senior centers

Dec 11th, 2018 | By
Voter-approved money flowing to King County senior centers

Senior centers in Auburn, Federal Way, Enumclaw and Des Moines are among 38 organizations serving older adults in King County that will share about $3.5 million in new, voter-authorized funding from the county. The investments will help senior centers and community centers expand programs to reach more seniors, make their facilities safer and more accessible, and buy equipment and appliances for them, according to County Executive Dow Constantine.



Flu shot facts and fiction

Nov 30th, 2018 | By
Flu shot facts and fiction

It’s that time of year again. Your healthcare providers and pharmacists are gearing up for flu season. What does gearing up look like? Well, we know the devastation the flu can cause, but many people choose not to get vaccinated, sometimes because of faulty information they’ve read online or heard from others. So we see it as our job to bust myths about this lifesaving vaccine. For example, many people tell me that when they got a flu shot, they were sicker that year than ever before. But the flu shot was never intended to be a silver bullet. Numerous other viruses can cause flu-like illnesses that aren’t actually the flu.