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A Resource Guide for Seniors and their Families 18th Edition Dedicated to the host of committed senior A Resource for Growing Older service providers who, with compassion in the Spokane/Inland Northwest Area and wisdom, make a profound difference. HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE GUIDE Whether you are anticipating the future or coping with a crisis now, this resource guide can help you discover the resources you need to take responsibility for challenges you might encounter as a senior, or as someone who is caring for an older person. This guide is a way for families to discover topics about which they can create meaningful dialogue. Get- ting older is a process in which every living person is engaged – it is a family and community matter – between spouses, partners, siblings, and the generations. CHAPTER 1 TAKING CHARGE Information for planning ahead, managing your financial, legal, and final planning and safety and security needs for the future. This chapter begins on page 9. CHAPTER 2 ADDRESSING HOUSING OPTIONS Descriptions of housing alternatives, guidelines for choosing housing, and a comprehensive list of choices that span the housing continuum for seniors. This chap- ter begins on page 35. CHAPTER 3 FINDING HELP Details health care and support services and programs including hospitals, medical resources, food and nutri- tion, outreach, support groups, transportation and more. This chapter begins on page 73. CHAPTER 4 EXPLORING HEALTH ISSUES Health index of illnesses and ailments combined with a listing of organizations and resources to offer assis- tance. This chapter begins on page 107. CHAPTER 5 LIVING FULLY Local, regional and national opportunities for seniors in educational, recreational, familial, cultural, high tech, and volunteer forums for life-expanding experiences. This chapter begins on page 121. 3


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