Welcome to the May 2007 Seniors Digest!
May is Older Americans Month! Activities and events are planned in communities across America to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our older citizens. The theme for Older Americans Month 2007 is “Older Americans: Making Choices for a Healthier Future.” This theme encourages us to think differently about health and long term care, and work together to adequately plan for and address the needs of current and future generations.
There are plenty of exciting events coming up in May! For starters, I’d like to invite you to join me on May 9 at an Open House for Aging and Disability Services. I'll be there, along with other Advisory Council members and ADS staff, to share information about the work that the Area Agency is doing for older adults and people with disabilities in King County. Guests are welcome from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to talk with staff, enjoy refreshments, and take in the views from the 51st floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
Also in this issue:
- Read about an exciting new UW program for lifelong learners over 50: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- Plan to attend the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Healthy Aging Fair on Thursday, May 10
- Find out how Next Chapter’s Cookie Petersen found an important niche serving as a “road map” for one of the most complex subjects of today—Medicare Part D
- Learn about upcoming events and opportunities
- May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
- Senior Health and Fitness Day Word Scramble
For More Information….
Check out SeniorsDigest.org, our national companion website. The Seniors Digest Resource Center is a great place to begin your search for information about issues of interest to seniors 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.
Don Moreland, Chair
Seattle-King County Advisory Council
on Aging and Disability Services