Welcome to the January 2008 Seniors Digest!
Happy New Year! This month I am hosting my final issue of Seniors Digest. It hardly feels like two years since I began my term as the Advisory Council Chair! It has been an honor to work with so many diverse, well-qualified and caring council members.
It is a pleasure to turn over leadership of this fine Council to new chair Michael Miller, who will increase our awareness of the needs for aging and disability services. Michael will continue the effort of our council to be good advocates for those in need.
In this issue, we invite you to join us for Senior Lobby Day on January 22, when Advisory Council members join the Eldercare Alliance to urge the legislature to focus on issues impacting seniors and people with disabilities.
And you may have seen Phil Borges’ stunning photographic work in the various books he has published over the years. Phil left a successful orthodontics practice to pursue his vocation for photography, specializing in portraits of indigenous people from around the world. Phil recently received the 2007 Purpose Prize for his work with Bridges, a foundation he began with the goal of linking school children around the world through photography. Be sure to click on the links in the next article to see more of his beautiful portraits.
Also in this issue….
- 10 Ways to Achieve a Healthy, Happy New Year from the International Council on Active Aging
- MRSA: What You Should Know
- "Medication Safety" Wordfind
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
*More About Michael Miller
Michael has been involved with the disability community as a member, advocate and worker for twenty years. In the past he worked as a freelance sign-language interpreter and coordinator of services for disabled students at a state college. He serves as the Accessibility Manager for Sound Transit's Mobility Initiative Program where he manages services for seniors and people with disabilities. He also serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington, and as a member of the Governor’s Council on Disability and Employment Issues and Northwest ADA and Information Technology Center Advisory Council. He is committed to advocating for appropriate services and support for seniors and people with disabilities.