Virtual Villages: helping King County seniors age in place

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the United States’ observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This Older Americans Month we celebrate…

Staying connected while staying at home: tips for older adults

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. Artwork by Kelly Froh Are you an older adult or do you have older adults in your life that you love? Protecting ourselves and those we love by staying apart is hard. At best, we greatly miss in-person connections (who else is imagining the many hugs…

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…