Adaptability in uncertain times: how senior centers are continuing to support our seniors

The current landscape in King County and across the world is unprecedented, but we are all in this together. Community matters now more than ever and we need each other during these stressful times, especially seniors in our community who often experience social isolation without the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many seniors in King…

Moving KCVP services online to help slow the spread of COVID-19

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is dedicated to continuing to serve the veterans in our community during this very challenging time. In an effort to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most at risk of serious illness in our community, we will be shifting our operations from…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Organizations Housing Older Adults in the Community

From Public Health — Seattle & King County What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a new respiratory illness. Currently, it is thought to spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness…

We want social distancing, not social isolation

By: Best Starts for Kids Last week, we made a tough but clear decision to postpone our first Best Starts for Kids summit. In light of the coronavirus outbreak in King County, we are following Public Health’s recommendations to avoid large gatherings and practice “social distancing” – increasing the physical distance between people to help slow the spread of…

Best Starts for Kids Cancels Summit Announcement

By: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids Community Partners and Friends: We have decided to voluntarily postpone the Best Starts for Kids Summit scheduled to take place this Friday, March 6th. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiastic responses to our first Best Starts for Kids Summit. We were looking forward to hosting an incredible event, however…