Posts Tagged ‘ Featured Articles ’

Shifting the focus of caregiving to the caregiver

Sep 15th, 2012 | By

“Caregivers are generous people,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources.  “Often times there is nothing they won’t do for their loved one.  However, far too often we see caregivers who simply have not taken care of themselves and are falling apart.  Taking care of themselves just falls off their agenda and
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Caregiver/Newscaster headlines Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference

Aug 31st, 2012 | By

Well-known newscaster Connie Thompson will headline the 2012 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference for Pierce County.  Thompson has been a long-time news anchor and currently produces and presents daily consumer segments for KOMO 4 NEWS at 6 p.m. No stranger to the challenges faced by caregivers, for the past several years, Connie and her sisters have been
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Workshop prepares for Medicare changes in 2013

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

Bob Riler Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources Medicare coverage changes every year.  Everyone’s needs are different so beneficiaries have to stay on top of annual changes to make Medicare work best for them. A presentation of “All Things Medicare” will provide a comprehensive overview of the features offered by Medicare in 2013.  The presentation
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Driving? Make sure your car fits you

Aug 28th, 2012 | By
Driving? Make sure your car fits you

By Lucretia Berg These days everyone seems to be talking about “aging in place.” But have you heard about the changes some of us need to make to ensure safe driving as we age? The CarFit event to be held by the University of Puget Sound occupational therapy program on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3:30
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