2016 Senior Resource Guide
A special supplement to the Auburn Reporter
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...senior resource guide Prestige Senior Living Auburn Meadows & Memory Care
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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or otherr memory related illnesses can be very overwhelming. We W We’re ’’re here here to help. l lp. We are offering these FREE informative events to provide support and education.
Nov. 9, 2016: Holiday Tips for Caregivers and Families Dec. 14, 2016: Behavin’ and Misbehavin’ Jan. 11, 2017: Alzheimer’s and Dementia 101: The Basics Feb. 8, 2017: Resource Fair for Caregivers and Families Mar. 8, 2017: Grief, Mourning, Acceptance, and Adjusting to Life as a Caregiver Apr. 12, 2017: Connecting with a Person with Dementia May 10, 2017: Nutrition and Dining Choices for Your Loved One
Whether you are a family member,r,r professional provider or want to further your education, you are invited to learn how to help support and care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. These events are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
June 14, 2017: Luncheon with Prestige and Your Family Member July 12th 2017: Understanding Dementia Related Behavior Aug. 9, 2017: Home Safety for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Sept. 13, 2017: Senior Housing and Care Options Oct. 11, 2017: Holiday Tips for Caregivers and Families Nov. 8, 2017: Managing Anxiety and Stress when Caring for Someone with Dementia Dec. 13, 2017: Caregiver tips for Bathing Without a Battle All events are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Space is limited for the FREE education events. For more information and event start times, please call (253) 333-0171 or visit us today! Prestige Senior Living Auburn Meadows & Memory Care 945 22nd St NE Auburn, WA 98002
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...senior resource guide 5 Financial Health Tips for Older Adults By Brent Rawls, Wesley Homes One of the keys to a successful retirement is a solid financial plan. It’s never too early to reevaluate one’s financial health, so here are some ideas on where to begin.
Now may be a good time to begin a third act by turning a hobby into a part time job to supplement income.
Consider the legacy
Whether there are worries about fraud or simply questions that need to be answered about investments, wills, inflation or savings, consulting a trusted financial advisor could help in making important decisions. Educational seminars can provide new financial perspectives or considerations.
When a loved one has either passed or is no longer capable of providing information, the last thing a family wants is to be uncertain about his intent with his estate. Writing a trust that documents where various assets go is recommended even for adults younger than 50. Some might think of it as a love letter and write it around the holidays. It is also recommended that adults communicate their intentions with their families and designate legacy beneficiaries.
Plan for saving and spending at retirement
Learn about short- and long terminvestments. Start with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website. Understand how to adjust for inflation so money doesn’t run out, and have a backup plan in case financial resources are outlived. Create a spending plan, and account for large expenses. Make full use of discounts for older adults, and consider new ways to cut costs.
Consult trusted professionals
Guard against scams
Be wary of unsolicited offers from unfamiliar companies, and be careful with sharing information. Review privacy policies of any relevant companies. Consider being added to the National Do Not Call Registry to protect against telemarketers.
Plan for happiness Retirement is an ideal time to focus on personal growth and to try new things. Decide which interests to pursue and what funds, if any, may be needed. Actively stay in touch with friends, relatives and former co-workers. Volunteer for a favorite organization. Do whatever makes life fun!
Mountain View Cemetery offers pre-planned cemetery arrangements that considerably ease your family’s burden when a death occurs. Pre-planning allows you to discuss all your options in a comfortable setting, when emotions and stress are absent.
Senior Savers Pantry Auburn Senior Activity Center - All Seniors, regardless of income level, are welcome. Shop for low-cost foods two days per month. If you are new to the Pantry scene, what they do is purchase foods in bulk quantity at low prices and re-package them into individual sizes, and pass the savings on to you. A wide variety of items are available, such as cereals, grains, cheese, spices, raisins, juice, soup, etc. Go to http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_ do/senior_activity_center.htm for more information.
Auburn Respite Care Program This is an adult day care that meets every Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Auburn Senior Activity Center. Caregivers are able to bring family members with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke or frail health for a day of socialization, companionship, music, activities and lunch. Volunteers at the program provide one-on-one care for the seniors participating in the program. For those seniors who are unable to utilize the senior center on their own and have special needs, the Respite Program may be just what you’re looking for. Call Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510 for more information. There is a nominal fee, which may be negotiated upon request. We’re always looking for new volunteers too.
2020 Mountain View Drive Auburn WA 98001 253-931-3028 Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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...senior resource guide Brand New Senior Affordable Housing in the Heart of Auburn
The Estates at Hillside Gardens Opening in January – Your Perfect Home Awaits!
Studios, 1 & 2 bedroom homes available. Rents starting at $892* (studio) The Estates at Hillside Gardens provides independent living for active seniors who are looking for more than a place to live. In our community, you can have the freedom and comfort you desire at a price you can afford. Nestled in the heart of Auburn, you will be minutes from fine dining, serene parks, casinos, several cinemas, and the area’s best shopping and outlet mall. Enjoy cooking in your modern kitchen complete with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Do your laundry in the quiet privacy of your own unit. Spend time mingling with friends: relaxing in the lounge, hunting down books in the library, taking classes in the fitness center, or head outside to take part in the community garden, barbecue in the courtyard, and interact with your furry companion in the community’s fenced dog-run.
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safety strategies for senior care
Have you done everything you can to make sure you and your home are safe and sound? Use the following checklist to see if there’s more you can do.
Don’t leave your home looking unoccupied. Don’t announce trips away from home on social media. Arrange to have newspaper deliveries stopped while you’re away, and have someone pick up the mail and mow the lawn (or shovel the snow).
Prevent fraud. Check that the person calling you on the phone is who they claim to be before sending them money. Don’t sign a contract without having it checked by a lawyer. Never lend your credit card or give out personal information (address, date of birth, SIN, credit card number, etc.) over the Internet or phone, unless it was you who initiated the call to a confirmed number at your financial institution.
Prevent falls. Make sure all your rooms and stairways are well lit and that things aren’t left lying around on the floor. Remove area rugs and use assistive devices (a cane and grab bars in the bathroom).
Protect your property and your assets. Sign a proxy giving a person you trust the power to make decisions on your behalf regarding your assets and your healthcare when necessary. Have a will drawn up, and don’t keep large sums of cash in your home.
Manage your medications appropriately. Clean out your medicine cabinet regularly. Never take more than the prescribed dose of a medication, and don’t take any over-the-counter drugs or natural products before talking to your doctor or pharmacist. When having a prescription filled, ask about possible side effects. Use a pill organizer to stay on track with doses.
Secure your home. Have an alarm system and good locks installed, and always lock your doors. Install a peephole so you can see your visitors without being seen before opening the door.
Think “fire safety.” Install a smoke detector on each floor and near all the bedrooms. Don’t leave a hot stove unattended. Don’t smoke in bed, and avoid using candles.
Be prepared for emergencies such as a fall or an illness. Keep a list of emergency numbers in a conspicuous place. Make a list of people to contact in case you need help, especially people who are close by or are readily available. Find out about emergency response systems such as wearable alert buttons.
Be prudent when driving. Lock car doors even when you’re in the car. Park in well-lit parking lots, and take out your keys in advance so you can get into the house or car quickly. Avoid driving for long periods of time or when visibility is poor.
Use all necessary assistive devices. Look into getting a walker, a large-keypad phone, a doorbell indicator light, and a cell phone that you can keep with you at all times. Use a calendar and checklists to help you remember important things and appointments.
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...senior resource guide Senior Support Services
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Senior Support Services: help when you need it Give the Auburn Senior Activity Center a call regarding senior needs. The Center serves as a key information and referral site for seniors. They offer many support services, including information on subjects such as social security, wills, health insurance, and tax counseling. They also maintain a loan closet for lending medical equipment to those in need. Call the Auburn Senior Activity Center for more information 253-931-3016. Community Living Connections Linking Seniors and Disabled to Personalized Care & Support Services. Adults dealing with aging or disability issues now have easier access to services and information. Community Living Connections staff are highly trained and skilled at finding people the right kind of help, where and when they need it. 206-962-8467; 1-844-348-5464 Need help but don’t know where to turn? Dial 2-1-1 to be connected with the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. 211’s Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs. Whatever your questions, call us so they can help. Veteran Services The Veterans of Foreign Wars provide a service officer on site at Auburn Senior Activity Center to assist eligible veterans, and surviving spouses/ family members in applying for Federal Veterans Administration benefits. This includes service-connected disability benefits, surviving spouse benefits, burial benefits and Aid and Attendance Benefits for the disabled and elderly. To schedule an appointment contact Cindy Kartes, VFW, at 253-205-5883.
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...senior resource guide Finding the Connection en…
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Hyde Shuttle The Hyde Shuttle is a free neighborhood van service for seniors age 50 and older and /or people with disabilities living in Auburn. You can ride anywhere within the city limits. Sign up by phone, no forms to fill out, liftequipped vehicles, call up to 30 days in advance, donations welcome. Call 206-727-6262 to make your reservation. Welcome Home King County residents recently discharged from a hospital or other inpatient facility are eligible to receive 10 home delivered meals within 24 hours from discharge. This service is free to those who qualify. Call 206-957-1686 to apply. Senior Rights Assistance Program - Estate Planning Information Diana Paris, SRA volunteer, is trained to provide guidance and information in the following areas: wills, power of attorney, living will, living trust, community property agreements, and/or probate. Call for an appointment 253-931-3016, available once a month, on the third Wednesday. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) Chuck Wright, trained SHIBA volunteer, provides guidance and information in the following areas: Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, long term care insurance, and group insurance. Call for an appointment 253-931-3016, available once a month. King County Metro-Orca Card If you are 65 years or older, you can receive your Regional Reduced Fare Permit as part of your Orca card for $3 at Auburn Senior Activity Center. If you are under the age of 65 you can purchase an Orca Card when Metro is present at the Center. King County Metro is typically at the Center on the third Wednesday of the odd numbered months. Orca Cards can be reloaded here at the Senior Center when the Orca representatives are present or anytime at the Auburn Safeway. Please call the Senior Activity Center, 253-931-3016, to confirm the time and date.
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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Dine outs, local tours, theatre, day trips, extended travel, etc.
EDUCATIONAL CLASSES Arts and Crafts, computer, financial planning, workshops, lectures, etc.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Kayaking, hiking, walking, zip line, etc.
SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES Card games, book club, games, weekly movies, volunteering, billiards, music and dancing, etc.
NUTRITIONAL SERVICES & PROGRAM Daily lunches and salad bar, cooking classes, Meals on Wheels, Senior Savers Pantry, etc.
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[B10] October 28, 2016
...senior resource guide
10 Tips on Living in Smaller Spaces is affordability. Downsizing also requires people to be selective with their purchases, allowing even more savings. • Convenience Smaller residences are great for having everything within easy reach. Studios are ideal for those with mobility concerns as it takes less energy to move around. • Peace of Mind Decluttering frees people from the burden
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a must and will make spaces feel more open. Using light colored furniture and wall paint is also recommended and can help darker pieces of furniture stand out as accents. • Less is More Parting with old, sometimes large, furniture can be difficult, so it’s recommended to keep a few favorite antique pieces that will see use as these are good accents to the space. • Use Vertical Space It’s easy to forget that wall space can be used, too. Vertical storage, such as shelving and tall furniture, can drastically increase floor space. • Keep the Center Clear For smaller spaces, it’s more important than ever to ensure floor space is easy to traverse. Hug the walls with furniture and storage. This will make the room feel much more spacious. Downsizing can improve quality of life by giving focus to what’s important to keep and what’s important to let go of, making life simpler.
of physical attachments. It can also remove a lot of stress. Downsizing can make people more appreciative of treasured items, friends, family or hobbies. • Easy Cleaning Tidying a smaller space can be easier as fewer objects will need to be maintained. • Easier Multitasking With everything close by, watching the news while cooking without having to go into a different room is easy. Embracing smaller living spaces can be a big adjustment; the trick is to increase living efficiency through the room’s layout and design. There are ways to make the most out of every inch of space and still live in style. • Be Creative with Storage Using multipurpose furniture can go a long way in making the most out of the space. Ottoman-style furniture can double as storage containers and can drastically increase your living space. • Keep it Light A well-lit room is
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...senior resource guide Useful Phone Numbers
Loan Closet & Library Need a walker, cane, wheelchair, bath chair or crutches for a short time? Check at the Auburn Senior Activity Center; they have some to lend. The Auburn Senior Activity Center also offers paperback books for loan to seniors and always appreciates paperback book donations.
Auburn Senior Activity Center.............................. 253-931-3016 808 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002 www.auburnwa.gov/seniors Auburn City Hall.....................................................253-931-3000 Auburn Golf Course...............................................253-833-2350 Auburn Food Bank..................................................253-804-5696 Auburn Housing Repair.........................................253-931-3090 Auburn Library........................................................ 253-931-3018 Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation...........................253-931-3043 Auburn Police (Non-emergency)..........................253-288-2121 Auburn Valley Humane Society.............................253-249-7849 Non-Emergency Animal Control...........................253-931-3062 Basic Cable Service Discount...........................253-931-4753 x2 Community Living Connections King County............................................................206-962-8467 Toll Free................................................................1-844-348-5464 Energy Assistance...............................................1-800-348-7144 Free Legal Services................................................. 206-267-7070 Property Tax Deferral Program..............................206-296-3920 Social Security.....................................................1-800-772-1213 Transportation Access..................................................................... 206-205-5000 Hyde Shuttle........................................................... 206-727-6262 King County Metro................................................ 206-553-3000 Volunteer Transportation........................................206-448-5740 Volunteer Chore Services...................................1-888-649-6850 White River Valley Museum..................................253-288-7433
Free Tickets The Auburn Senior Activity Center has free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium. Stop by the front desk to pick up tickets.
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