Seniors Digest
Seattle-King County Edition (Preview)
  July 1, 2005 

Welcome to the July 2005 Seniors Digest!


This month we're celebrating the first birthday of Seniors Digest! For the past year, we have enjoyed bringing you stories about issues and events impacting older adults, both locally and nationwide, and we are gratified to see that more and more seniors, families and friends are signing up to receive Seniors Digest.

This month, the focus is on accessibility breaking down barriers on the personal, family and public level. We highlight services and information that serve the goal of allowing every Seattle/King County resident to enjoy mobility, and to reach his or her highest potential, no matter what challenges faced. We will take a look at...

  • The Universal Design concept in housing

  • Transportation alternatives in our area

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, now in its 15th year

We would also like to invite our readers to fill out a quick survey to let us know how we're doing. What do you like about Seniors Digest? What improvements can we make? What stories and features would you like to see?

Click here to complete the survey! Your feedback will help Seniors Digest continue to grow and improve.

Did you know...

One great thing about an online publication is that back issues don't pile up on the coffee table! But the back issues of Seniors Digest are still available to you. Just go to the Archive at right to catch up if you've missed a month. (If you'd like to review a specific article, or look for a topic, you can use the "Search" box, above right. Just enter a word or phrase, and click on "Go.")

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.

Timmie Faghin, Chair
Seattle-King County Advisory Council
on Aging and Disability Services

* More about Timmie Faghin

Timmie received her Masters in Speech Communication and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Washington.  She has over twenty years experience working on behalf of older adults.  For thirteen years she coordinated the activities of senior centers for Senior Services of Seattle-King County. Timmie also served for two years as director of the Adult Day Care Alliance of Seattle/King County and has been Assistant to the Director of King County Office of Aging Programs.  She has extensive experience working with volunteer organizations promoting aging services. Margaret Casey of ADS says, In her role as chair of the ADS Advisory Council, Timmie brings such positive energy to her tasks. Her competence and enthusiasm are amazing and inspirational."

In her spare time, Timmie enjoys traveling, gardening, and swimming in Bitter Lake, near her home. She especially enjoys spending time with her three daughters, sons-in-law and her three beautiful, charming granddaughters, who Timmie tells us fill my days with joy.

About the Advisory Council

We are a volunteer citizens' group working to create choices for elders and adults with disabilities in Seattle-King County. We do this by identifying, advising and advocating for programs that promote quality of life for these populations.

Aging & Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department and The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging 

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Welcome to the July 2005 Seniors Digest!
Housing Design for All: the Universal Design Concept
Is It Time to Give up the Car?
Meeting the Transportation Needs of Seniors in King County
Quiz of the Month: the Americans with Disabilities Act
"Transportation Choices" Wordfind
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