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Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging

Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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Nikkei Concerns is Awarded a $150,000 Grant to Provide Cutting-Edge Care to Elderly Asian Americans

March 25th, 2015

The AARP Foundation announced that it’s awarding a $150,000 grant to Nikkei Concerns. The funding will help provide cutting-edge care to elderly Asian Americans including technology to monitor patients’ health care at home, and to connect them with other patients using tools like Skype, an Internet video-chatting service. Nikkei Concerns is a Seattle-based health and wellness services provider […]

Horizon House CEO Bob Anderson Wins Center for Ethical Leadership Award

March 25th, 2015

In March, Horizon House CEO Bob Anderson received The Center for Ethical Leadership’s 10th annual Leadership Legacy Award—an honor that identifies and celebrates Puget Sound leaders whose vision, commitment, and unceasing efforts significantly advance social, environmental, and economic justice. The Center is particularly interested in those who exemplify ethical leadership and recognize the importance of creating sustainable […]

Rockwood South Hill Hosts Their District 3 Legislators for a Town Hall Forum

March 25th, 2015

Rockwood South Hill was pleased to host their District 3 Legislators for a Town Hall Forum. Before they started their new year in office, Sen. Andy Billig, Rep. Marcus Riccelli, and Rep. Timm Ormsby met with District 3 seniors for a chance to learn their concerns and questions. Scott Sigmon of LeadingAge Washington was also […]

Tacoma area retirement communities join together for a unique community tour

September 24th, 2014

Collaboration. Team Work.  Partnership.  Building Relationships.  Cooperation.  For years these concepts have been the foundation to successful business.  This is especially true when it comes to sales and marketing.  I truly believe in the power of collaboration!  However, I learned a new twist on this theme when I attended the 2013 LeadingAge conference.  I walked […]

Adult Day Services Fill in the Gaps

July 7th, 2014

Adult day centers fill a critical gap in the senior-services market, allowing seniors to delay the need for an assisted living facility or nursing home and remain at home as long as possible. Also, they provide valuable support, education and respite for caregivers to temporarily relieve them of their vast responsibilities. According to the results […]

LeadingAge National Annual Meeting and Expo

July 3rd, 2014

October 19-22, 2014 * Nashville, TN  Details

Animated video describing the ZIEGLER story!

May 5th, 2014

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Franke Tobey Jones Celebrates 90th Anniversary

April 16th, 2014

A Remarkable History Tacoma, WA – Franke Tobey Jones, one of the first retirement communities in the United States, celebrates their 90th Anniversary this year. The cake, coffee and champagne party will be held on Wednesday, June 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the M. J. Wicks Wellness Center. At 4:00 pm there will […]

Vocational Wellness at Emerald Heights

March 19th, 2014

Article four in a series of seven. Retirement in our culture is stereotypically viewed as the end of participation in productive activity.  Too many people have accepted this view and see their work life as defining their identity in society.  Ending those endeavors can create a sense of disorientation, at best, and loss of a […]

Mother and Daughter Work Side by Side * Judson Park of Des Moines

January 22nd, 2014

As the fourth of 10 children, Raquel Sernett was used to having tasks delegated to her by her older siblings and mother, Petra Salazar. But after moving to the United States from the Philippines in 2002 and going to work as a housekeeper at Judson Park in Des Moines, Wash., it wasn’t long before the […]

The New Managed Care Environment

January 15th, 2014

As an update, as of January 13, 2014, on Washington State’s development of a healthcare system testing/demonstrating the principles of managed care (joint and separate, population health management and financial alignment), provided below is a snap shot of each of the programs currently in play or soon to be launched.  At each program, provided is […]

Physical Wellness inside Emerald Heights

January 14th, 2014

Article three in a series of seven.  At Emerald Heights, living a lifestyle that promotes healthy body function and longevity defines physical wellness. Physical wellness is an integral part of holistic wellness as it plays a role in good health, peak functional capacity, injury prevention and illness reduction. Emerald Heights provides a variety of opportunities […]

Medication Reconciliation

January 14th, 2014

In 46% of hospitalized patients, one or more regularly taken medications are omitted without explanation.  The potential for harm is estimated for 39% of the cases.  (Cornish Arch Int Med 2005(165) 424-9). These statistics were cited at a 2005 presentation by Dr. Eric Coleman who started the Care Transitions movement and is a nationally recognized […]

Intellectual Wellness inside Emerald Heights

January 11th, 2014

Article two in a series of seven.  Intellectual Wellness at Emerald Heights is achieved by engaging our minds in lively interaction with the world around us. Lifelong pursuit of learning new concepts, improving skills, and actively seeking out new challenges contributes to Intellectual Wellness.  Those who develop their Intellectual Wellness are more likely to maintain […]

Washington Automated announced Aquawing Ozone Laundry Systems Approved by CDC, CMS and DHHS

January 3rd, 2014

Washington Automated announced new regulations for health inspectors nationwide that have deemed Aquawing Ozone Laundry Systems approved for use.  Aquawing is the only system that has been tested time and again by domestic and international microbiologists and proven to provide total kill on harmful pathogens.  The system provides users hygienically clean laundry and drastically reduced utility costs […]

Quilt Created by Judson Park Crafter Benefits Community and a Veteran

December 26th, 2013

The quilt Joan Dehn graciously donated for a community benefit had a connection with Veteran’s Day.  A raffle held by residents of the community had the planned date of November 11 for drawing the winning ticket.  Who knew as plans were made that the quilt would be destined for a Veteran served at the Seattle […]

Light Up The Night with LeadingAge Washington and Fantasy Lights

December 6th, 2013

We are doing it again for the second year in a row! We’re co-sponsoring the Northwest’s largest holiday lights drive-through event, Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. It’s going on now until January 1. In its 19th year, Fantasy Lights has nearly 300 extravagant displays and thousands of twinkling lights. Visitors are treated to a world […]

Nikkei Horizon Wins 5k Symetra Community Spirit Grant

December 6th, 2013

Nikkei Horizons, a continuing education program that is a part of Nikkei Concerns in Seattle, was recently awarded $5,000 from the Symetra Community Spirit Grant after a 10-day campaign on Facebook. The grant will benefit their EnhanchedFitness Program. Nikkei Horizons had to submit a brief application that outline the EnhancedFitness Program and how it met […]

INTERACT Implementation: SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Result)

November 14th, 2013

Last month we learned all about the implementation of the Stop and Watch tool from the INTERACT program.  This month we will focus on the implement of the SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Result).  Staff members from all departments should now be trained on the Stop and Watch and be using this form when they see […]

A Book Review with a Purpose…

October 15th, 2013

Does a week go by where we don’t have conversations with someone about achieving the triple aim as set forth by CMS? Increasing customer satisfaction, improving outcomes and reducing cost is on everyone’s agenda. I recently had the opportunity to read On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry by John […]

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