Volunteers take on new roles as funding lags for senior services

Volunteers are key to ensuring the region’s aging population, especially low-income seniors and people with disabilities, have the services they need, whether it’s a ride to the doctor, help deciphering Medicare, meals, or advocacy. As officials finalize the Area Plan on Aging and Long Term Care for the next four years in Spokane, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Whitman counties, funding remains stagnant, and could decrease, depending on how much money is allocated by Congress this fall. Read more

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