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Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:33 PM
Memorial Day weekend and summertime are just around the corner, which inspires many Seattleites to hit the road for a glorious local getaway. It’s important to keep in mind a few ways to stay safe and healthy on the road.
  • HEALTHY TODAY | How to stay healthy on a road trip
    Memorial Day weekend and summertime are just around the corner, which inspires many Seattleites to hit the road for a glorious local getaway. It’s important to keep in mind a few ways to stay safe and healthy on the road. 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Keeping a sense of balance

    I recently took a spill, and it made me realize, more than ever, the importance of safety in the home, especially for seniors.

  • HEALTHY TODAY | With warmer weather comes outdoor safety tips for your children
    It is always exciting for families to break out the bikes and skateboards as the days get longer and sunnier. Now is a great time to review outdoor safety tips with our children. 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Keep your brain young

    As we age, we all fear that we might fall victim to dementia, Alzheimer’s or a stroke. Neuroscience research is ongoing, looking for causes. A few revelations provide helpful pathways for maintaining and even stimulating “brain health.”

  • The Green Lake Library will co-host a free monthly discussion group for seniors on Thursday, April 9. 
  • The Seahawks fan group 12s Helping 12s is holding its first rally and fundraiser Sunday, March 29, to help 12 fan John Bachner and raise money for area charities. 
  • No more room at the inn

    The lengthy list of requirements on adult family homes could restrict the number of new facilities needed to meet the growing demand by an aging population in Seattle and King County, according to the owner of multiple senior-care facilities.

  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Clinic helping to curb animal overpopulation
    On Feb. 24, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaimed World Spay Day to be honored in our city with an homage to the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) Spay & Neuter Clinic: “WHEREAS, in 1982, 18,401 live animals were taken in to the shelter and 8,320 of those animals were euthanized.  
  • Early spring in the Puget Sound region is known for numerous cloudy and rainy days. While everyone knows that a hot, sunny, summer day can cause sunburns, many do not realize that 80 percent of the sun’s harmful rays penetrate through clouds and rain. 
  • If the essence of living is activity, then it’s especially vital for the elderly. As a member of the elder-care profession, I observe an unfortunate reality during the winter months: We inexplicably lose seniors who are frail and suffering from poor health.

  • Beginning with today's Protect Your Pet event, the Seattle Animal Shelter's mobile clinic will temporarily relocate from the shelter’s main parking lot to a spot adjacent to the canine corral, on the west side of the shelter building.

  • To commemorate Feb. 24, 2015, as World Spay Day, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter packages to area pets scheduled for surgery next week. 
  • Tailor-made instruction
    When Kira had to skip a few days of school last winter due to a stomachache, no one thought much of it. Kira became extremely sick, lost more than 20 pounds and couldn’t leave her house. Not surprisingly, Kira missed months of school. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Help your kids develop safe screen habits

    Do you ever feel like your kids (and you) are spending too much time with electronic devices? Phones, iPods, computers, TV, video games, tablets — the choices seem endless and can draw users in for hours at a time.

  • AGING WITH CARE | Tax season and Social Security
    Many seniors are working beyond traditional retirement age while also collecting Social Security. It’s easy to forget that Social Security benefits are taxable income. 
  • PRACTICAL MONEY MATTERS | Resetting your life for retirement

    If you’ve diligently saved and planned for retirement, most experts say you should do a “final approach” three to five years before your planned retirement date. If your retirement finances aren’t as stable, it’s smarter to start the transition as early as possible while time is on your side.

  • The Wallingford Community Senior Center will present “Food, Food, Food! Discovering the Landscape of Food” on Thursday, Feb. 19. 
  • This Valentine’s Day marks NEST’s third anniversary of connecting older residents with a network of resources to help them stay in their homes.  
  • A forum on climate-change legislation in Olympia will take place on Jan. 31, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Keystone Congregational Church
  • International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 
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