Links You Can Use
Mark Your Calendar for the Caregiver Conference
The "Challenges in Caregiving: Giving Care, Taking Care" Caregivers Conference will be held on June 5, 2006 in Tukwila. If you are a family caregiver and would like to participate in the conference, call 800-422-3263 today for a brochure and registration form. Look for more information in the May 2006 issue of Seniors Digest.
March 19-25 is Poison Prevention Week
Are you at risk for accidental poisoning? The Washington Poison Center reports that older adults might be at risk of medication accidents at home and other exposure to unsafe substances. The Center offers an informational brochure for older adults and other information on their website, or call for free and confidential expert poison information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-222-1222.
If you are worried about the possibility of avian flu and other pandemic influenza strains, check out the resources and information on www.pandemicflu.gov, the official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic and avian influenza.
"Welcome Back to Fitness" Toolkit
The International Council on Active Aging offers the "Welcome Back to Fitness Toolkit" and other resources, information and a fitness facility locator for people over 50 who have decided to resume or begin a fitness program.
Arthritis Pain: Tips for Managing Housework When It Hurts.
The Mayo Clinic Arthritis Center offers tips and information about managing housework and other topics to help people with arthritis manage the challenges of daily life.
Access Services in Seattle-King County
Help is just a click away! These websites can direct you to resources for older adults, their families and caregivers.
Resources for Older Adults, Adults with Disabilities, and their Families and Caregivers
Senior Services Caregiver Outreach and Support Program
TTY: (206) 448-5025
Senior Information and Assistance
Telephone: (206) 448-3110
1-888-435-3377 (WA only)
(206) 448-5025 (TTY)
The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
Winter 2005 Spotlight newsletter
Crisis Clinic Caregiver Services
How to Reach Crisis Clinic
TTD: (206) 461-3219
Chinese Information and Service Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
African American Elders Program
Evergreen Care Network (for residents of East King County)
FindARide Transportation tools and options in the Puget Sound area
See the Seniors Digest Resources Directory for more!