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2018 SUMMER EDITION

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Gazette THE COMMUNITY

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NEWS FROM THE TEAM A Word From Jay Woolford Community Services Officers at SHAG

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LIFE AT SHAG Age Wave Candidates Forum Staycation & Outdoor Event

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Tips for Staying Cool PETS CORNER Tell us About your Furry Friend

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BRAIN GAMES Get a Workout for your Brain RECIPE CORNER Chopped Thai Salad

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News From The Team A Word from Jay I hope you’ve been enjoying a wonderful summer! Now that we’re over halfway through the year, I’d like to update you on where SHAG has been focusing its advocacy efforts. Beyond providing a sustainable high-quality place to live, we seek to have an impact on other crucial areas that affect our residents as well as seniors in the greater community. They include: • Preserving affordable housing communities that currently exist and sponsoring new ones. • Increasing options that help older adults remain in their homes and as independent as possible, even as their physical and health needs may change. These include offering healthy living services. • Ensuring veterans know about programs available to former military and assisting in connecting with them. • Endorsing policies making it possible for seniors to work without jeopardizing their eligibility for affordable housing. • Looking for ways to expand Medicaid qualifications to cover the increasing number of older adults. • Examining how the cost of living is determined, to help more seniors qualify for affordable housing. A number of SHAG residents have been working to advocate and recommend solutions for these issues. Their assistance is invaluable, and I encourage you to get involved, too. To find out more, please speak with your Resident Services Coordinator or Community Manager. Thank you for being part of SHAG!

Jay Woolford Executive Director, SHAG

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Community Services Officers at SHAG Did you know that only 40% of eligible recipients apply for the benefits available to them through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? That means that 60% of eligible folks are missing out on life changing benefits.

The average wait to connect with DSHS services in-person is 90 minutes! With a CSO Social Worker on site, wait time can be reduced tremendously. Currently, SHAG has CSOs on-site once a month at Auburn Court and The Terraces

To bridge this gap, SHAG Resident Services Coordinators began an initiative with DSHS’s Community Services Offices to get all communities connected with a CSO Social Worker, referred to as Community Services Officers.

Upcoming CSO visits are planned for Woodrose, Cedar River, Alderwood Court, Rainier Court, and Lynnwood City Senior Center. For more information, contact your community Resident Services Coordinator.

CSOs are in every zip code and provide direct access to Social Workers to help residents access various DSHS services such as: • Medical insurance support • Food resources • Low-cost cell phones... and much more!

NEW Boulevard Place in Bothell, WA will begin pre-leasing in September!

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Life at SHAG

Age Wave Candidates Forum

Come find out where the candidates stand and tell them what you think. The Age Wave is here, and it is both an opportunity and a challenge. The Age Wave Forum provides an opportunity for community members to hear about key issues and implications for our aging demographic. Come hear state legislative candidates discuss their proposals and ideas to meet the challenges of the Age Wave. South King County, east King County, and Snohomish County legislative candidates will be in attendence. Registration is requested for King County events.

Snohomish County

September 11 | 3pm – 5pm Districts: 1, 10, 21, 32, 38, 39, and 44 Location: Carl Gipson Senior Center 3025 Lombard, Ave., Everett, WA 98201

South King County

September 14 | 1pm - 3pm Districts: 11, 30, 33, 34, 37 and 47 Location: The Sullivan Center at Tukwila Village 14350 Tukwila Intl. Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98168 To register online visit: www.aarp.org/seattle

East King County

September 28 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm Districts: 5, 41, 45, and 48 Location: North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007 To register online visit: www.aarp.org/seattle

The following are general candidate forums. Please refer to websites for more details and full list of dates:

Thurston County

September 29 | 9am - 5pm Thurston County Media 440 Yauger Way SW Ste. C Olympia, WA 98502 www.lwvthurston.org

Pierce County

September 19 | 6:30pm District 30 Residents Council of Foundation House 32290 1st Ave. S. Federal Way 98003 www.tacomapiercelwv.org

Whatcom County

League of Women Voters will be hosting several events in October. www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org

VETERAN'S CORNER Call for questions regarding your veterans benefits.

(206) 245-8114 Jonathan Johnson

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Staycation Ideas and Outdoors Events The possibilities for where your adventure can take you are endless! Whether it's close to home or in your own backyard, finding ideas is only a click away. Read on for a variety of resources with event calendars, upcoming free park days, and senior trips near you. Websites www.events12.com www.everfest.com/washington www.eventbrite.com www.experiencewa.com www.visitseattle.org www.fairsandfestivals.net www.festivalnet.com www.craftmasternews.com

Looking to explore the great outdoors?

Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. The following are the 2018 State Parks free days: • Sep. 22 — National Public Lands Day • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day • Nov. 23 — Autumn day

For more information, visit: www.discoverpass.wa.gov To see the full list of participating parks, visit: www.parks.state.wa.us

Take a trip with friends:

Trailhead Direct is a pilot project sponsored by King County Parks and Metro’s Community Connections program. This project seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards, and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90. For the 2018 hiking season, and thanks to a service partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, Trailhead Direct is expanding by providing transit van service from South Seattle and Capitol Hill. For more information visit: www.trailheaddirect.wordpress.com Connect with your RSC to find out about transportation options.

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Health & Wellness Tips to Stay Cool: Protect yourself against heat stroke • Stay Hydrated! Dehydration is not only a contributing factor to heat stroke, it is also one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization for seniors. Remember, if you’re thirsty, you are already dehydrated. • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. • Schedule exercise or vigorous activity for cooler times of the day. • Wear a hat. • If you have a chronic condition, talk to your physician about extra precautions you can take to protect yourself against heat stroke.

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Recognize the signs of heat stroke

• Dizziness and fainting • Throbbing headache • Lack of sweating despite the heat • Red, hot, and dry skin • Muscle weakness or cramps • Nausea and vomiting • Rapid heartbeat, which may be strong or weak • Rapid and shallow breathing • Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation or staggering By taking precautions, you can keep cool even on the hottest days. Beat the Heat flyers will be posted around the community; be on the lookout!


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Pets Corner

HAVE A PET YOU’D LIKE TO SEE FEATURED? Here’s what we’re looking for: 1. Your name 2. Your SHAG community 3. Your Pet's name 4. A little about your furry friend (three sentences maximum) 5. Photo of your pet

Interested? Send the above information to residentstories@shag.org

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Recipe Corner INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Puree all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust to fit your preferences. Transfer to a dressing jar and rinse the food processor out for use later. 2. Cook the edamame by boiling it for 3-5 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Drain and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, slice up the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro leaves, and green onions into thin strips or shreds.

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRESSING: • 1/3 cup canola oil • 3 cloves garlic, peeled • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

3. Place the cooked edamame in the food processor and pulse 5 times to get a minced texture. Transfer to a bowl and repeat the same process for the cashews. Toss the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro, green onions, edamame, and cashews together until well combined. Drizzle with the dressing, toss gently a few times, and serve immediately. Source: www.pinchofyum.com/chopped-thai-saladsesame-garlic-dressing

• 2 tablespoons water • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar • 2 tablespoons honey • 1 tablespoon sesame oil • 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste

Brain Games

How many squares are in this image?

• a squeeze of lime juice

FOR THE SALAD: • 16 ounces frozen shelled edamame • 5-6 cups baby kale • 3 large carrots • 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow) • 1 cup cilantro leaves • 3 green onions • 3/4 cup cashews (if you can find them, Trader Joe’s Thai Lime and Chili Cashews are amazing!

Answer: 19

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14400 Tukwila Intl. Blvd., Ste.100 Tukwila WA 98168 Tel: 206.760.1093 Fax: 206.403.1140

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SHAG Gazette Summer/Fall 2018  

Updates and information on life at Shag and senior resources.

SHAG Gazette Summer/Fall 2018  

Updates and information on life at Shag and senior resources.

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