Spokesman stories on aging in Ferry County

Spokesman Review journalist Erica Curless, who writes the weekly "BoomerU" feature, wrote a beautiful article on aging in remote Ferry County that ran in the June 28 edition of the paper.  Read the full article here, or click below to download a PDF.

The newest part of the Foundation's work to improve health outcomes in Eastern Washington is focused on helping rural seniors gain access to services that preserve their independence and dignity while aging in their own communities.  We are working with nonprofit partners in our neighboring rural counties (including Ferry County) to develop programs to connect rural elders to services such as health coaching and group education opportunities, with two main goals: to improve participants' feeling of control over their own health, and to decrease unnecessary emergency service utilization.  Stay tuned for more updates on the Rural Aging Services Initiative, our newest grant making program!

Update:  Definitely take a look at this article which ran as the June 29 Boomer U story as well, which features some of our nonprofit partners working to support healthy aging in the Tri-Counties!