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The National Institute on Aging and Kitsap’s Baby Boomer Resources

The National Institute on Aging is a fabulous resource and according to their latest e-Update, this month is the first month the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 begin turning 65!

The medical influx for Medicare will no doubt cause huge sweeping changes in Medicare benefits…or sink the Medicare ship entirely but that’s another subject for another time.

The National Institute on Aging does a great job informing us – even offering seniors cost free help, education and booklets on a variety of important subjects.

The Kitsap County contacts for seniors are below.

Kitsap County Senior Resources

Area Agencies on Aging Learn More
Kitsap County Division of Aging & Long-Term Care
Address : 1026 Sidney Avenue
: Suite 105
City : Port Orchard
State : WA
Zip : 98366
County :
Website : http://www.kitsapgov.com/altc
Contact Email : sloop@co.kitsap.wa.us
Office Phone : (360) 337-7068
Information Phone : (360) 337-5700
Regional Phone : (800) 562-6418
Description : -Area Agency on Aging -Senior Information & Assistance serving Seniors 60+. -Caregiver Support Program & Respite -Medicaid In-Home Services Case Management -Long Term Care Ombudsman -Sponsor: SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)
Special Notes : We are in the Givens Community Center.
Hours : 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Pacific Time, Monday-Thursday
Directions : From Hwy 16 take the Port Orchard Tremont/Old Clifton Rd exit. From the south turn right, from the north turn left onto Tremont. Follow to Sidney Ave, turn left and go 3/4 mile. We are on the left. view on map
American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations Learn More
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
Website : http://eptha.com
Office Phone : (253) 593-0232
Special Notes : Adult Day Care, Emergency Response Systems, Financial Assistance, Home Repair, Home Modification, Information and Referral/Assistance, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Personal Care, Sr. Center Programs
Hours : 8:00-5:00 Pacific
Directions : view on map
Quinault Indian Nation-Senior Program Manager
Address : PO Box 189
: 1214 Aalis Drive
City : Taholah
State : WA
Zip : 98587
County :
Contact Email : mmills@quinault.org
Office Phone : (360) 276-8215
National Toll Free Phone : (888) 616-8211
Special Notes : Caregiver Programs, Case Management, Home Health Services, Adult Protective Services, Emergency Response System, Employment Services, Financial Assistance, Information and Referral/Assistance, Home Delivered Meals, Personal Care, Respite Care, Government Assisted Housing, Sr. Center Programs
Hours : 8:00-4:30 Pacific
Directions : view on map
State Agency on Aging Learn More
Washington Aging & Disability Services Administration
Address : 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E.
: PO Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504
City : Lacey
State : WA
Zip : 98503
County :
Website : http://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov
Office Phone : (360) 725-2300
Information Phone : (360) 725-2300
National Toll Free Phone : (800) 422-3263
State Phone : (800) 422-3263
Regional Phone : (800) 422-3263
Description : Administers service programs for in-home, community and residential LTC for seniors and persons w/ disabilities, including persons with developmental disabilities.
Special Notes : The Aging & Adult Services Administration (AASA) recently merged with the Developmental Disabilities Administration to become the Aging and Disabilities Services Administration (ADSA).
Hours : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Pacific Time, M-F (closed holidays)
Directions : From the north take I-5 exit #109. Turn right onto Martin Wy. Turn left at first light onto College St. After 2 lights, turn right on Woodland Square Lp. ADSA HQ is a 4 story building on the right. view on map
Elder Abuse Prevention Learn More
Northwest Justice Project (CLEAR Sr.) View Coverage
Address : 401 2nd Avenue South, Suite 407
City : Seattle
State : WA
Zip :
County :
Website : http://www.nwjustice.org
Office Phone : (888) 387-7111
State Phone : (888) 387-7111
Languages : ,Spanish
Description : CLEAR*Sr is a statewide toll-free client access system for people 60 years old or older to obtain free legal assistance with civil (non-criminal) problems.
Hours : M-F 9:30AM-12:30PM, Tuesday evening 4:30PM-6:45PM
Directions : view on map
Adult Protective Services View Coverage
Address : 4710 Auto Center Blvd.
City : Bremerton
State : WA
Zip : 98312
County :
Website : http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov
Office Phone : (360) 473-2192
Information Phone : (360) 473-2192
State Phone : (888)833-4925
Languages : ,Ask for interpreter
Description : Adult Protective Services include investigation of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of vulnerable adults, and emergency support services to those found to be in need of protection.
Hours : 8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F
Directions : view on map
Nursing Home Residents Neglect Hotline View Coverage
Address : P.O. Box 45600
City : Olympia
State : WA
Zip :
County :
Office Phone : (800) 562-6078
State Phone : (800) 562-6078
Description : Provides assistance for consumers who want to register complaints regarding licensing, incompeteince of staff, cleanliness, safety, treatment of patients, quality of care, excessive fees, unethical, improper or unprofessional conduct of staff.
Hours : Hotline is open 24 hours a day. Calls are returned M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Directions : view on map
Health Insurance Counseling Learn More
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) View Coverage
Website : http://www.insurance.wa.gov
Office Phone : (360) 475-6649
Information Phone : (800) 562-6900
State Phone : (800) 562-6900
Languages : ,Chinese,Korean,Russian,Spanish,Tagalog
Description : A volunteer-based service whose mission is to give you answers. We can help you understand your health insurance, compare policies, process medical billings, pursue claims or appeals, detect and report fraud, and help you learn your rights and options.
Hours : Phone lines are open 24-hours a day. Calls are returned by volunteers M-F.
Directions : view on map
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) HelpLine View Coverage
Website : http://www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba/shiba_mission.shtml
National Toll Free Phone : 1-800-562-6900
Description : SHIBA has volunteers who can help you with your health care coverage questions. You get free health care coverage education, assistance, and advocacy.
Directions : view on map
Legal Services Learn More
Free Legal Services for Seniors View Coverage
Address : 1950 Pottery Avenue, Suite 17
City : Port Orchard
State : WA
Zip : 98366
County :
Office Phone : (360) 876-9221
Description : If you’re are over 60 you are eligible for free legal advice. We can help you if your legal needs fall under public entitlements, health care, housing, guardianship, protective services and consumer transactions. Give us a call, we can help.
Hours : 9:00am – 5:00pm, M-F
Directions : view on map

What’s Your Aging IQ?, an updated booklet from the National Institute on Aging, helps answer questions and separates fact from fiction about aging and health. Based on scientific research, this illustrated, 24-page booklet lets readers test their basic knowledge of aging. Take the quiz, based on eight brief stories—in print or online—to see how much you know about heart health, bone health, eating well, and more!

Available FREE:

* Read online, download, or order print copies, or take the online quiz: What’s Your Aging IQ?

* Call toll-free: 1-800-222-2225 or 1-800-222-4225 (TTY)

http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/

I wholeheartedly recommend their free booklets, especially,

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  Also available in Spanish.

More later… Sharon O’Hara

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