Stories tagged: seniors
UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020
Scam artists are preying on older people’s fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday.
Sun., March 22, 2020
Avoiding infection can lead to isolation, especially for seniors, but experts offer strategies for healthy connections
Millions of people are hunkering down in their homes to avoid getting or transmitting the novel coronavirus – including seniors who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19 and …
Thu., March 19, 2020
All Rosauers, Albertsons and Safeway locations will be offering store hours designated only for seniors and vulnerable members of the community. Target stores nationwide have established a similar policy.
UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020
As tough as that is to hear for the Zags’ fan base, imagine being one of the players on a 31-2 team that was considered one of the favorites to …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Edith McNinch never let age be a limit. When she was 52, she started a 21-year career as a kindergarten teacher. Now 91, she’s often much older than most of …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
OK, when you think of binge drinkers, who do you picture? Close your eyes and see them. College kids. Six-pack Joes and Janes after work. Am I right? But do …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
As Washington state’s senior population continues to grow, providing patient-preferred home health care will only become more important. Passing the Home Health Payment Innovation Act would go a long way.
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019
Hashtag Cannabis in Fremont now offers guided visits on the second Wednesday of every month.
Wed., May 1, 2019
In December, CHAS opened its North Central Clinic, focused on health care for patients above age 60. It’s the only CHAS clinics with a senior focus including chronic disease management, …
Sun., March 10, 2019
Washington state’s Long-Term Care Trust Act gives families the peace of mind that they can get the care they need when they need it most without the added strain of …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
A series of senior planning workshops begin next week at two library locations. The free sessions are open to the public and led by the professional networking group Spokane Elder …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
That’s in part because seniors are working longer, so they don’t feel as pressed to dramatically reduce expenses, and because more seniors are housing their adult children compared with a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …
Fri., July 20, 2018
Can you be too frugal as you’re nearing or actually in retirement? Uncertain about a splurge? Experts say that’s actually pretty common, because people who apply sound fiscal habits for …
Wed., April 11, 2018
Active Living Expo delivers 55+ action
Thu., April 5, 2018
Many of today’s Baby Boomers have mixed memories of cannabis use.
Thu., June 29, 2017
Concern about side effects of narcotics and interest in more legal medical choices are leading to more seniors looking into cannabis options.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017
The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. Given that …
Wed., May 10, 2017
I’ve been a little blue lately, which is why I’m so glad May has rolled around – not for the weather or the longer and sunnier days, but for the …
Sun., March 5, 2017
Legal experts still advise caution, but reverse mortgages are showing a mild resurgence both regionally and nationwide. As baby boomers age, the trend could grow.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Real estate agents and builders say homebuyers should think ahead to their old age when buying, building or remodeling a home.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
I feel like a gray piñata. Having been laid off in August from my longtime software development position, I’m finding a less-than-brave new world out there as I seek re-employment …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
It might have been following in family footsteps, or possibly too many binge-watching sessions of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or maybe it was as simple as opening the first door into the …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics – literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California, expecting retiring baby boomers …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
There is great debate about whether Initiative 1501 on Washington’s Nov. 8 ballot actually protects seniors or is just another spat in the ongoing fight between a caregivers union and …
Sat., March 26, 2016
It was a bitter season-ending loss for Gonzaga and the realization that it was the last time this resilient team would suit up together didn’t make it any easier.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015
Caregivers face an assortment of challenges when traveling with a frail relative, friend or someone with dementia. Packing medications, getting to and from the airport and managing schedules and family …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015
Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state.
Mon., July 27, 2015
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 …