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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Long-term care is topic of Senior Coffee Hour on April 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/12/2012  8:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rowena Rye (206) 684-0500


Long-term care is topic of Senior Coffee Hour on April 19

Living at home as we age is the preferred choice for most older adults, but an increasing number of elders are living in nursing homes, assisted living residences and other long-term facilities.

Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman Patricia Hunter will discuss advocating for people in long-term care facilities at the Senior Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 19, 10 to 11 a.m., in the Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., 1st floor, Seattle, WA 98104. Sponsored by the Seattle Human Services Department’s Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, the event is free and open to the public.

As State Ombudsman, Patricia Hunter implements policies and administers programs that enhance the well-being, rights, and quality of life of individuals living in licensed long-term care facilities throughout Washington state. In this role, she oversees 13 regional subcontractors that provide certified volunteer ombudsmen who work on behalf of long-term care residents. For more information see: http://www.ltcop.org.

The Seattle Human Services Department’s Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens supports healthy aging, financial stability, independent living and opportunities for social and civic engagement, through a variety of services that contribute to self-sufficiency and enhance quality of life, including the Senior Information and Assistance Program, 55+ Employment Resource Center, Seniors Training Seniors computer training, Senior Coffee Hours, and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/seniorsdisabled/mosc or call 206-684-0500.

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