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Representing Seniors in the Community
Olympia Community/Senior Center
Olympia, WA 98501
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P. O. Box 12212
Olympia, WA 98508
- A Kindle Fire ($200 value)
- Car Detailing from Hanson Motors ($150 value)
- Two tickets to Washington Center for Performing Arts ($120 value)
- Lucky Eagle Dinner Gift Certificates ($100 value)
- Wine and chocolate gift baskets, AAA membership, Hour Massage, Gift packages from Sound Healing Arts ($70)
- Many more…..
The 2014 sixty day session ended on time unlike sessions the past few years that had especially challenging times work around the great recession that shook our State’s finances. While there was no major new funds to be spent cutting programs and services seems to have abated. The State’s two year budget was tweaked slightly with even a few small increases for important aging programs. The Office of Public Guardian had been cut in half last year and much of that reduction was restored when the Legislature agreed to add $200,000 back to the program. Public guardians look after some of our most vulnerable people, declared incompetent by the Courts, but without family to step up. With the growing elderly population, particularly those with advanced age, public guardians will be much needed in the future. Another budget boost went to the Long Term Care Ombudsman program which received $306,000 to expand the recruitment of volunteers who visit nursing homes, Adult Family Homes and Assisted living facilities to support and advocate for the residents.
If you or someone you care for has low vision, hearing loss, difficulty communicating or limited mobility, you can now borrow small assistive devices from your local Timberland library and try them out.
This new service is intended to provide the opportunity to try out a device and discover how it may offer greater independence. Borrowing the items from the library lets people try products in the environments where they will be used before making a financial investment.
We are pleased that although the price of everything seems to be going up, Senior Action Network has stayed at $40 and we still donate thousands of dollars a year to agencies and seniors in need. So thank you for being a member or potential member. If you are new to the idea of SAN, please come to a monthly meeting. It is the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM at the Downtown Senior Center. It is open to anyone but it is mostly businesses who serve seniors who attend the meeting.
We had 60+ members four years ago and this year last topped 140 members!! We have more than doubled in size in these last few years due to a lot of fun, networking and serving our seniors with ethics and great pride.
So one huge Thank You to all members and new possible members.
Annual dues are $40.00. Dues are due the first of the year. So don't miss out on what SAN has planned for all of the paid membership. If you have any questions, contact Dawn at gardenmkg2@ISLLLC.com or Cyndi at email@example.com.
AS ALWAYS GUEST ARE FREE to attend our meetings!
Your support of Senior Action Network as a member and participant in our events makes a difference in the lives of individuals and agencies who serve seniors throughout Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties. For 2014, the SAN gifting committee and Board of Directors approved and distributed the following cash gifts:
Senior Services of South Sound.........................$3000
Volunteer Chore Services..................................$1000
Medical Equipment Bank...................................$1500
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