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,…

Keep your home safe to prevent falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs every year the third week of September, which takes place from 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…

Join us for two virtual events on falls prevention awareness

Falls are a significant health issue for older adults. One in four older adults falls every year and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Experiencing a fall can have far-reaching negative consequences, such as limiting a person’s activities and increasing social isolation. But there is some good news...most falls are preventable!    National Falls Prevention Awareness…

Meet Carina: the platform that connects you to quality care for your loved ones

Carina, a partner of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, authored the below blog to share information about their online platform that helps connect older adults and people with disabilities in King County to the critical caregiving that they need. Imagine an online platform that connects families and individuals to the care support they…

Meet ASD’s new division director

The Department of Community and Human Services’ Adult Services Division (ASD) administers the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), RCW 73.08 veterans relief fund and King County general funds. Through collaborative partnerships with local agencies and community organizations, ASD serves King County's veterans, servicemembers and their families; older adults and their caregivers; and resilient communities by providing services focused on: housing stability, financial…