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We want to be sure our website helps answer your questions while guiding you to the most relevant information to meet your needs. To help you get started, we offer a few key definitions to guide you in finding the information you’re looking for:

  • Seniors — We define “seniors” as adults age 60+. If you are a senior struggling with everyday activities, or challenges related to your health, mobility and more,  go to the I’m a Senior section now …
  • Adults with a Disability — We define “Adults with a Disability” as adults age 18 and older living with a disability. If you are an adult living with a disability — or you have a loved one who is — and you need help with every day activities, health or mobility challenges, go to the I’m an Adult with a Disability section now …
  • Family Caregivers — We define “Family Caregivers” as unpaid adults who are caring for an aging adult or adult living with a disability. This care could be provided full time, part time, or even in a long-distance situation. If you are caring for a loved one and need help, go to the I’m a Family Caregiver section now …
  • Service Providers — We define “Service Providers” as providers of social and health services such as health practitioners, social workers, case managers, physical and occupational therapists, assisted living facilities, and more. If you are a service provider needing more information about available services and resources for the seniors and adults living with a disability that you serve, go to the I’m a Service Provider section now …
  • Employers — We define “Employers” as businesses and organizations in Southwest Washington. We work with you to provide information about our services and resources to your employees who may be caring for an aging or disabled loved one. For more information about the support we can provide to you and your staff, go to the I’m an Employer section now …
  • What kind of “Community Resources” can you help me find? — We use the term “Community Resources” to mean a vast array of services and support available in the community that we can connect you to. Some of these services are provided by our agency, but most are not. In many cases these resources are free; in other cases they are offered only to eligible adults, or are offered for a fee. Examples for seniors or adults living with a disability may include: housing options, transportation assistance or assistance with prepared meals brought to your home. Examples for family caregivers may include access to support groups, health supplies or equipment like grab bars, or in-home care assistance to provide you with some respite.
  • Are you looking for upcoming health or wellness workshops or classes? Go to our Calendar of Events now to browse upcoming opportunities in your area. For more information about each event, click on the event title.

 

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