Ellen is a grandmother who now must care for her husband, who has Alzheimer’s disease. She no longer has the family over on holidays, misses her grandchildren’s activities, and even going to get her hair done has become an unpleasant chore. Caring for her husband has made her stressed and isolated.
Donors contributed nearly $157,000 at the Clark County Spring Luncheon in benefit of Meals on Wheels at the Vancouver Hilton on Tuesday, March 10.
Along with the people they see every day, the residents of Highgate Senior Living Center have a special friendship with a fourth-grade class at South Ridge Elementary School.
Community Home Health and Hospice is set to hold six free education events throughout 2020 for its Living Fully series. The seminars are split into three topics that aim to prepare people for the end of their lives. Topics include end of life care, recomposition burial and making a signed he…
Clark County is seeking applicants for three positions on its Commision on Aging, which manages and implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan.
Both young and old members of the public are invited to listen in on a joint meeting between the Commission of Aging and the Clark County Council. Starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, the meeting will take place on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, located at 1300 Frankli…
Paying winter heating and electric bills can be difficult for seniors on a fixed budget. Since the 1980s, Clark Public Utilities has helped qualifying seniors stay warm during the colder months with its Senior Rate Credit Program.
Caregivers know they should take care of themselves. Nearly everyone they meet gives them that advice. But for some caregivers, there never seems to be enough time to eat the right foods, do their exercises and take their own medications because they are frantically busy from one moment to t…
Grandparents and seniors can share wisdom and a lifetime of experience with the young people in their lives. Expressing gratitude for such lessons is a great way to show the seniors in your life, whether it’s a grandparent, mentor or family friend, how much they’re appreciated.
Eleven-year-old Lola Ritter had just finished washing and drying the dishes with her mother when she spotted her older brother on the front porch of their Tenino farmhouse beside a handsome young man.
For someone whose age is in the triple digits, Battle Ground resident Annie Eisenhart can keep up with people decades younger.
Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors’ homes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers that, between 2003 and 2013, the ratio of property crime to violent crime was higher for th…
When Barbara McCourtney stepped on a scale and the number registered much higher than she would like, she decided it was time for a lifestyle change.
The number of retirees is on the rise. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau points out that, by 2030, there will be 81.2 million Americans over age 65, and many of them will need help taking care of themselves.
From having too much stuff in a filing cabinet to not being able to move in a home, Clutter can take over lives.
This year is the 16th anniversary of the Community Toy Drive in the Yacolt and Amboy area. Personnel from North Country EMS and Clark County Fire Districts 10 and 13 hold the drive in conjunction with the Giving Tree Program at schools in the area.