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Teepa Tapes - Dementia Skills Class

Sep 30, 2022

Heard it from a Caregiver

Sep 28, 2022 – My husband’s memory is failing and he is embarrassed when he cannot recall my name. I wear a name tag to help him remember. - Kathy

USAging Innovation Award Recipient!

Jul 19, 2022 – LMTAAA Receives Prestigious Aging Innovations Award from USAging

Be Aware Of Tech Support Scams

Jun 30, 2022 – With technology, it’s easier than ever to connect with others and people are just a click or call away. Nobody knows that better than scammers; w...

2022 Senior Farmers Market Vouchers

May 09, 2022 – 2022 Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Applications now live!

The Family Caregiver Newsletter Spring 2022

Apr 18, 2022 – Click below to read our quarterly Family Caregiver newsletter or to join our email list:

The Family Caregiver Newsletter Winter 2022

Apr 07, 2022 – Greetings. Welcome to winter and the promise of increasing daylight. Just before the change of season, some of our staff attended a conference with...

The Importance of Sleep

Apr 07, 2022 – Got to love a good cliché. How about, ‘I'm busier than an ant at a family reunion picnic" or "I'm busier than a moth in a sweater closet?”

Spring Cleaning

Apr 07, 2022 – Greetings! Spring and all its promises are here.  One promise many of us have made and hope not to break, is a bit of spring cleaning.

Tech Tools Update

Dec 28, 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment

Nov 30, 2021

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nov 17, 2021 – "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." -From Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Top 10 Self Care Tips

Nov 04, 2021

Gary Stamper, Lewis County Commissioner

Sep 30, 2021

The Family Caregiver Newsletter

Sep 30, 2021 – The Fall 2021 edition of our Family Caregiver Newsletter is out.

Fall and Sundowning

Sep 29, 2021 – From The Family Caregiver Newsletter

I am Essential

Sep 29, 2021 – From The Family Caregiver Newsletter

Note to Self

Sep 29, 2021 – From The Family Caregiver Newsletter

Heard it from a Caregiver

Sep 29, 2021 – Things we have heard from Family Caregivers

COVID-19 Resources

May 20, 2021

Aging with Pride: IDEA

May 05, 2021 – Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss or difficulty remembering and is part of the LGBTQ community?

Legal Planning and Dementia

Mar 12, 2021 – This Dementia Legal Planning Toolkit can help you make important financial and health care decisions and give you a place to write them down. Click...

Voices of Kinship Caregivers Contest

Mar 04, 2021 – The 1st Annual Voices of Kinship Caregivers Contest is a contest for Kinship Caregivers in Washington State who are raising (now or in the past) a ...

Voices of Children Contest

Mar 04, 2021 – The 18th Annual Voices of Children Contest is a contest for children in Washington State, who are being raised (now or in the past) by a relative ...

Vaccine Information

Feb 23, 2021 – Vaccine links and phone numbers are now on our COVID-19 Resources page

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Jan 19, 2021 – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class, now ONLINE via Zoom

The Family Caregiver Winter 2021

Jan 19, 2021 – Is now available for you to download and read!

Senior Fraud and Scams

Jul 09, 2020 – How do you protect yourself from fraud, scams, and con artists?

Tax Prep

Jul 01, 2020 – Free tax coaching from AARP is available online via Google Meet.

Resource for LGBT seniors with memory loss

May 20, 2020 – Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss or difficulty remembering?

Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 for In-Home Care Client and Individual Providers

Apr 22, 2020 – Read the PDF from Department of Social and Health Services right here:

Mason County Sheriff: COVID-19 Scams and Fraud

Apr 22, 2020 – Mason County Sheriff recently posted a PDF document with information on how best to detect and protect yourself from a wave of COVID-19 related scams.

Caregiver Bill of Rights

Apr 20, 2020 – Even during these trying times, I have the right to:

Staying Connected, Combating Social Isolation - Take our Survey!

Apr 06, 2020 – We need your help! During such a time where social distancing is becoming part of our everyday life, so does the need to combat social isolation. O...

From AARP: COVID-19 Checklist for Older Adults

Mar 25, 2020 – Tips from the CDC to get ready for an outbreak in your community

From NY Times: Medicare and Covid19 Update

Mar 25, 2020 – With its beneficiaries among the most at risk for Covid-19, the agency is relaxing some rules.

A Letter from our Executive Director regarding COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 – Some important information from our Executive Director Nicole Kiddoo

NOTICE: Emergency Advisory Council meeting

Mar 16, 2020 – Tuesday 3/17/20 9:30am to 10:30am

Teepa Snow's Approach to Care

Mar 04, 2020 – A chance to learn Teepa Snow's Approach to Dementia Caregiving

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Feb 27, 2020 – "Hearing loss has long been considered a normal, and thus acceptable, part of aging. It is common: Estimates suggest that it affects two out of thr...

Appetite and Dementia

Jan 27, 2020 – A common question for caregivers is what to do to get their family member with dementia to eat so they do not lose weight.

HCRR Interview on Daybreak

Jan 27, 2020 – The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging ( visited Daybreak to talk about ways you can get involved with the organizati...

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

Jan 27, 2020 – (Reuters Health) - Family caregivers for dementia patients don’t sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests.

Delivery Service Options

Dec 17, 2019 – With home delivery at your fingertips, you will have more time to have an independent life for yourself and those close to you.

Region-wide Planning Tour

Jun 25, 2019 – Executive Director, Nicole Kiddoo, to host five regional community forums for public input.

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