• Senior Services

    Forty percent of U.S. adults over the age of 85 live alone, as do one third of those over age 65. There are an estimated 5 to 7 million long-distance caregivers in the country as well. Clearly, elder care is a big concern for many of us. As our parents and loved ones age, and need more care and monitoring, we are faced with difficult decisions about where they will live, and how we will ensure their well-being and safety. Fortunately, there is now an array of intriguing new technology that not only gives older people more confidence to live on their own, it also brings more peace of mind to their family members, who may be trying to monitor their senior loved ones from a distance. This results in smarter and more efficient caregiving, and more independence for seniors. Recent technological advances such as sensors, GPS, Bluetooth, voice activation, cellular connectivity, and smartphone monitoring apps all make it possible […]

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  • Meet New People With Senior Services Clark County WA

    We all know that making and keeping social connections is one of the essential components of maintaining your quality of life. There is also research that shows that certain kinds of relationships, such as friendships and family connections can increase longevity. A Caring Heart Senior Services Clark County, WA wants to highlight a terrific resource for meeting new people and opportunities to share your interests with other like-minded people. There is a website called Meetup.com. No, it’s not a dating website, it’s designed to help people make local connections with others who share the same interests. By using Meetup.com you will meet new people to share with, learn from and teach. You will find opportunities to become more involved in your community. And you will make new friends and enjoy yourself. The Meetup website provides information on thousands of groups that focus on one particular topic. You will be able to find a group that fits your interests! Each local […]

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  • Senior Services Vancouver, WA: Tips For Walking

    If you are like many people, you have a New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise in 2014. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to start a regular walking routine. We found some tips to help you keep this commitment to yourself and your health. The first thing to know is that research shows that seniors who track their progress have a much better chance of staying on course with their goal of becoming more fit. That, paired with the encouragement of a companion can work wonders to keep a senior on the road to increased good health. Walking is a great way for seniors to get the exercise they need to stay healthy. It has been shown to lower one’s body mass index, lower cholesterol counts, and decrease blood pressure. While everyone is familiar with the benefits of regular exercise, we have two tips for you that will make it more likely that you will […]

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  • Senior Services Clark Vancouver, WA and Community Involvement

    Building your community, whether it is the community within your living facility or the wider community we are talking about, is a win-win situation. The community you support, supports you. Participating and contributing to your community will be rewarding, challenging and invigorating. Here are some suggestions about how you can help. Participate in your local government on whatever level you feel comfortable. Your experience and skills are needed in your community. Manage a food drive. You can help supply your local food pantry or provide food and supplies for distant communities in need. Either way you are providing a huge service to the many people around the world who experience hunger every day. Organize a community garden. It’s a great way to create a feeling of belonging and neighborhood connection. Planting, watering and nurturing a community garden is a sure way to foster community togetherness. Consider volunteering at a school, hospital, senior center or animal shelter. You can make a […]

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  • A New Program In Clark County Washington That Provides A Service For Seniors

    There’s a new program in Clark County Washington that provides a service for seniors who are in long term care facilities, hospitals, or other settings. A Clark County Elder Justice Center ancillary organization, Friends of the Elder Justice Center, has been doing great work providing emergency boarding and foster homes for pets of seniors during times of crisis. According to The Columbian article, the Pets of Older People program is designed to help keep elderly people and their pets together for as long as possible and enhance the well being of elderly people who may refuse care because they don’t want to be separated from their pet or they have no one to care for their pet while they are hospitalized, receiving rehab or other needed services away from home. Friends of the Elder Justice Center was originally formed to provide resources and support for vulnerable adults not available through the judicial system or Adult Protective Services. And, through this […]

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  • More Good News On Senior Services In Vancouver, WA

    The Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities has been in the news again. The agency recently won the Washington State Council on Aging 2012 Excellence in Action Award. The award was earned in part for the agency’s role in countywide planning for the increase in the 65 and older population. When it comes to senior services and resources, including a wide variety of assisted living options, the Vancouver and Clark County area is fortunate. And other states have taken notice: Clark County’s preparations and planning for future needs has been a role model. Being dedicated to helping clients make good choices when it comes to senior housing options in the Vancouver and Clark County area like assisted living, adult family homes, retirement communities, nursing homes, or memory care, Alzheimer care, or Parkinson’s care units, we are thrilled with the progress this agency has made within the five southwest Washington counties it now serves.

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  • Senior Services In Clark County, WA Are A High Priority

    Senior services in Clark County, WA are important now and will become more important within the next ten years. It is understandable that Clark County and Southwest Washington continue to be concerned about the future of senior services in the Clark County, WA area. After all, by 2025 a quarter of Clark County’s population is projected to be 60 and older. Recently, a forum focused on senior services in Clark County was held in Vancouver, WA. The forum, organized by local agencies on aging and senior lobby groups, consisted of thirteen legislative candidates who answered questions posed by the moderator, a Washington State University – Vancouver assistant professor of political science. Those questions included topics such as the preservation of the state’s AARP ranking of its long term care program as “the second best at a low cost among 30 states.” Washington’s long term care program has been used as a model by other states developing their programs. According to […]

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