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COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON HEALTHY LIVING
April 29, 2009
(EVERETT, WA) -- As the baby boomer generation ages, the population of older adults in Snohomish County will expand rapidly. How local communities are built and what services are available in the future will greatly influence the health and vitality of this population and all generations in the county.
Snohomish County’s Long Term Care and Aging Division – in partnership with the county’s Council on Aging Advisory Committee – is working now to address these future needs.
To do so, it is asking residents to complete an Active Living Community Survey. To view the survey, go to www.snoco.org and search “Long Term Care.”
“This is one step toward identifying community needs and how the county can respond,” said Ken Stark, the county’s Human Services director in a statement.
As the local Area Agency on Aging, Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging conducts planning and educational efforts, advocates with and on behalf of older adults in the county and administers federal, state and county funds to provide in-home and
community based services.
For more information on the survey, contact Susan Starrfield at 425-388-7218 or to obtain paper copies of the survey, contact Joyce Frasu at 425-388-7377 or write to Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 305, Everett, WA 98201.