Welcome to the August 2010 Seniors Digest!
A senior volunteer at Artworks adds details to two of the faces on the new Southeast Seattle Senior Center mural. Seniors and teens partnered to create this stunning mural (below) that reflects this vibrant, diverse community. See the next article to hear what the participants had to say about the process and the partnership.
In this issue of Seniors Digest, we are so pleased to share photos from The Mural Project! Southeast Seattle Senior Center participants and local youth partnered to create a work of art that reflects the pride of this neighborhood, which was recently recognized as being the most ethnically diverse in the entire nation.
Then, Todd Beller of Substance Abuse Services, Evergreen Hospital shares information about patterns of alcohol use and abuse in older adults. Todd points out that many seniors could benefit from cutting back on alcohol without needing to quit entirely—but it is important to have your drinking evaluated if you check "yes" to some of the "red flags" in the article.
On the other hand, you can never consume enough veggies! And many area seniors are again enjoying delicious, healthy produce through the Aging and Disability Services' Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Learn more in "Produce Power."
Also in this issue:
- The King County Dementia Partnerships Project offers services to support family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other memory loss.
- Learn about Be Well Washington, the Special Needs Transportation Planning Workshop and more in "Upcoming Events."
- Give your brain a workout with the "Transportation for Everyone" word scramble.
For More Information....
See "Links You Can Use" for local websites that can direct you to services for seniors. And check out SeniorsDigest.org, our national companion website, which includes the Online Information Center, where you will find resources and information about issues of interest to older adults and their families.
We hope you will refer to our electronic pages often—to obtain advice, to learn of new and exciting services, and to offer us your constructive feedback.
Read Seniors Digest and tell us what you think. We are here to help.
Timmie Faghin, Chair
Seattle-King County Advisory Council
on Aging and Disability Services