The past year: VSHSL in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is thankful for our funded partners and their unwavering dedication to serving King County's communities. VSHSL's partners continued to support the people they serve through the COVID-19 pandemic: providing emergency support, assisting with vaccination efforts and for some, transitioning back into…

Neighbors helping neighbors: Seniors aging well at home

Congratulations Northwest Neighbors Network! Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is one of eight communities funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to create or enhance a Senior Village. NNN is being honored by the North Urban Human Services Alliance at their 2021 Human Services Awards. NNN is receiving an award for Outstanding Human…

Veterans Day: Our sincere gratitude for King County’s veterans

On Veterans Day each year we have the opportunity to honor veterans, servicemembers and their families and to speak up for those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. Veterans Day is an important day to remember and share our appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make.…

The Social Connection Project: combating social isolation among seniors

The original version of this blog was posted on Agewise King County. The Greenwood Senior Center, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded Senior Hub recently launched a project called the Social Connection Project. The project aims to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation.…

Mapping prevention: lifting up transformative approaches to domestic and sexual violence prevention

The Mapping Prevention 2020 report is here! What is mapping prevention? With funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (CEGV) led a project to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. Mapping Prevention 2020,…

Check your vision and hearing to prevent falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs every year the third week of September, which falls on September 20-24 in 2021. The purpose of Falls Prevention Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the impact of falls among older adults, promote the message that most falls are preventable and offer practical solutions to prevent falls. This year…