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2014-15 Resource Directory

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Kimball/Beamer Aging and Longterm Care

Options for older people improve

Anticipating a wave of people aging as baby boomers retire, the new and retiring executive directors of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) expect many more people will need financial, care giving, legal, nutrition, transportation and the other assistance they facilitate.

In 2030, one in five people in the state will be 65 or older.

The end of January, Nick Beamer, who has been executive director for 27 years, retired and turned over his responsibilities to Lynn Kimball. 

In retirement, he will continue to promote senior services through advocacy. . . . . . More

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Gar Mikkelson Gar Mickelson forms Kaleidoscope Community Services to help people be involved in practical solutions to community problems.
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New and retiring directors of aging agency expect more people will need financial, care, legal, nutrition, transportation and other assistance in coming years.

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