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RESEARCH STUDY: Caring for Washington's Older Adults in the COVID-19 Pandemic
At this month's Monthly Member Meeting, Board Member Jen Ballantyne shared this insightful study, released in early October, surrounding the pandemic's impact on our senior community. Conducted through the University of Washington, this report draws on surveys and interviews with 45 senior leaders of social services and health care organizations serving older adults throughout Washington State. This report identifies current challenges confronting service delivery and client care, as well as those that will persist to shape future strategy and planning. Several key findings and themes emerge relevant to policy and practice. https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/46272
Senior Support Project: Rake 'n Run
Thank You! SANEWA Members, A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to participate in our yearly Rake and Run! 2020 despite all its challenges, did not detour our dedicated SANEWA members from hitting the streets to provide a much-needed service for our seniors! Over 70 volunteers dedicated their Saturday morning to break out into 4 geographically focused teams. Those teams rolled up their sleeves, grabbed their rakes and worked flawlessly together to clean up the yards of 15 seniors! A special shout out to Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels and Jeff Edwards for helping us to find these seniors who needed us! I am continually amazed by the gracious and generous spirits that each of you give back to our community. No matter what the call to action is, you eagerly answer with open hearts and huge smiles. Way to go SANEWA! I can't tell you how much I adore and appreciate you all! As always, I am so honored to serve our seniors side by side with you. XOXO-Leslie Luedtke SANEWA Events Chair
Thank You! SANEWA Senior Support Project Corbin Senior Activity Center's Rummage Sale! Terrific job by all those who put their time and energy into this worthwhile event!
Leslie Luedtke, Board Member and Events Chair for SANEWA, offers a recap of the Rummage Sale: "After months of planning, SANEWA served up another fantastic SANEWA Senior Support Project! This time for our friends at the Corbin Senior Activity Center as we hosted a HUGE rummage sale to raise funds for them during the COVID crisis. As many of you know, Corbin has been unable to run several of their staple fundraiser events due to COVID. Thanks to the creative and resourceful team at Corbin, we were able to pull off a safe and extremely successful event! On Saturday, August 22nd, a small army of dedicated volunteers from our SANEWA community as well as several members of the Corbin Senior Center, gathered to bring over 2,000 donated items from the inside of the center to the outside parking lot! Many hands make light work and this rang so true bright and early that morning! A big thanks to all of the volunteers that made this mammoth task happen! I would also like to thank our generous community for all of the donations the Corbin Center received over the last several months. We were able to raise $7,300 for Corbin!! This community continues to amaze me! When the call for action is given, the big hearted and selfless people who make up SANEWA and our senior community never disappoint. I am honored to serve side by side with you all! Great job everyone!!!"
“Community Awareness event for PACE is CANCELLED!” Thank you to everyone who has RSVP’d. A last minute decision was made to postpone the event. We will be doing outreach in the next few weeks delivering goodie bags and information about PACE. Sorry for the inconvenience and Thank You for your support.
Alzheimer's Association's September Online Educational Webinars Download the interactive file below to register!
RECAP Salute to Spokane Veterans Home, it's Veterans and Staff!
As we continue in a holding pattern, our September Membership Meeting will be held via Zoom again, Tuesday, the 15th. Specific times TBA.
For those who haven't heard, we want to turn the Spotlight on our members! We are inviting, encouraging and supporting all members to participate in the '2 Minute Spotlight', a chance to promote your industry, business or career through a video or written submission! To learn more, click here or contact Vince McPhail to submit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the sample below:
This is your chance to introduce, educate and network with members!
This what we would like you to do: Answer the 3 questions below via Video (preferred) or Typed Out (with a photo or logo). Include Your Name ____________ Business ______________ Position_______________
1. What is the nature of your business?
2. How are you serving your client during this time?
3. What word of encouragement do you have for SANEWA members?
Then email to Vince McPhail – email@example.com. We will then post it on our social media and our website! We look forward to hearing about your business and wish you the best during this time!
KHQ6 and Cravens Coffee made a visit to our December Gift Wrap Party this week and treated SANEWA Elves and Santas with delicious coffee! Thank you, KHQ and Cravens Coffee - you rock!
The Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington is committed to providing a networking forum to promote the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities for business development; to enhance healthy, independent and secure lives for senior citizens, and to volunteer goods, services or labor towards senior related charitable causes or community outreach.