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Software program helped keep tabs on vulnerable patients

Care at Hand software allowed aging agency to identify patients during summer wildfires and November windstorm.

Keeping seniors on their toes

Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.

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 …

White House streams today’s Conference on Aging

Local senior advocates are watching today’s White House Conference on Aging and will provide feedback about how to improve aging services. The public can watch a live feed of the …

Seniors feel federal pinch

For years, the Hunt family put the top of a picnic table over the front steps of their Lincoln Heights house as an impromptu ramp. It was rickety, unstable and …

Guidance through the health coverage maze

Before stumbling upon the free Medicare workshop last week, Toni Mastronarde spent three years feeling ashamed and beaten down because she couldn’t figure out her Medicare coverage and didn’t have …

Longtime director of regional aging agency brings career values into his own retirement

Aging is Nick Beamer’s passion, which makes his retirement last week after nearly 28 years as executive director of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington an interesting juxtaposition …

Meal providers clash over contract

Mid-City Concerns’ Meals on Wheels, the nonprofit agency dedicated to feeding Spokane’s elderly, poor and disabled residents, will no longer receive government funding after a disagreement with Valley Meals on …

Valley Meals on Wheels wins countywide contract

After providing hot meals to seniors in the Spokane Valley for the past 35 years, Valley Meals on Wheels has been awarded the contract with Aging and Long Term Care …