In Her Corner

Published on 30 June 2015

At 48 years old, Tracie is younger than most people imagine when they think of someone in a long-term care facility; however, people under age 64 represent about 37 percent of those needing long-term care.

Everyday Behaviors Put Residents at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft

Published on 2 March 2015

While it's tax season for Washington consumers, unfortunately it's also open season for scam artists looking to steal your personal information. The Washington State Attorney General's Office and the AARP Fraud Watch Network have launched an educational effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams.

Washington Gets High Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Published on 2 September 2014

A new report shows that Washington State's long term care system ranks 2nd in the nation, but AARP and other aging advocates caution that budget pressures threaten to turn the clock backwards on Washington's high quality and cost effective approach.

CENTS Launches Project to Protect Washington Seniors

Published on 30 April 2014

Why did the infamous bank robber Willie Sutton rob banks? "That's where the money is," he said. Scammers who prey on senior citizens have the same mentality.

Olympia Curbs Unauthorized Use of Disabled Parking Placards

Published on 31 March 2014

This year's state legislative session in Olympia included passage of an important bill that will help curb the rampant unauthorized use of disabled parking placards within Seattle. For years, people without disability have illegally used the placards to get free street parking, taking spaces away from those who need it most.

Portrait from a senior man. Picture made in a studio

The Four Essentials of End-of-Life Planning: Are You Good to Go?

Published on 31 December 2013

Try to imagine that you have suddenly lost the ability to speak for yourself due to a serious accident or because you're at the end of life. Would your spouse, partner, or family know what medical treatments you want or don't want? Have you named someone to be your health care agent? If you are seriously ill or very elderly and want to avoid having CPR, have you and your physician signed a Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form (POLST)?

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Expands Access to Services

Published on 1 August 2013

he Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens now offers information on health insurance, estate planning, and other legal issues at their office, conveniently located on the 3rd Avenue busway in downtown Seattle. The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens is located in the Central Building, Suite 350, 810 3rd Avenue (between Columbia & Marion Streets).

Two Property Tax Benefit Programs for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Published on 30 August 2012

If you are age 61 or older—or have a disability—and your primary residence is in King County, you may be eligible to receive a property tax exemption or deferral through a program administered by the King County Department of Assessments. 

Planning for Financial Fitness at Retirement

Published on 29 February 2012

Planning for retirement often feels like a guessing game.

Social Security Tax Tips for 2012

Published on 29 February 2012

Time goes by so quickly, it can be easy to forget important deadlines and even easier to let critical items fall behind on your to-do list.

Active, Connected and Making a Difference

Published on 2 March 2012

Have you noticed the tag line in the new AgeWise King County banner above? "Active, connected and making a difference" was selected for the Advisory Council for Aging & Disability Services’ newsletter.