Spotlight

From recycled material comes BIG art

Sep 5th, 2017 | By
From recycled material comes BIG art

Dan Zwink is a recycling expert. And an artist.
“I’ve kind of evolved over the years,” said Zwink, whose unique, large creations include a giraffe that stands 11 feet tall, a larger-than-life rooster, and a Tyronnosaurus rex. They’re all made from a wide array of recycled materials. He is, however, picky about his coat hangers.



Why I walk to end Alzheimer’s

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
Why I walk to end Alzheimer’s

It was mid-September 2015 when a man standing near me at the Tacoma train station struck up a seemingly innocent conversation.
I explained I was there to wave goodbye to my dear friend who had joined me in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event that day in Tacoma. Attired in my purple Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt, he took a good look at it and chuckled slightly before making a comment I never anticipated.



Friendship keeps elders at home and independent

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Friendship keeps elders at home and independent

Everyone – lonely seniors, their new friends, and communities – can benefit from relationships through the Senior Friends program. Lutheran Community Services Northwest has introduced the new program as another way to help socially isolated elders maintain their highest level of independent living. And motivated volunteers have the opportunity to give back to the community by making social connections with an elder.



How good are you at spotting an imposter?

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
How good are you at spotting an imposter?

You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS and you owe back taxes. But do you?
A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support. Should you be worried?
You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild?
Imposter fraud occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not — like the IRS, a computer support technician, or a family member — in order to steal your money. These types of scams have reached epidemic proportions across the country.