Gazette, OA3 collaborating to produce ‘Neighbors’

New senior guide will include comprehensive listing of peninsula resources

Sequim Gazette staff

The Sequim Gazette and the Olympic Area Agency on Aging are working together to produce “Neighbors,” a new once-a-year Senior Resource Guide for Clallam and Jefferson counties.

At the heart of the new guide is a comprehensive listing of all the resources available to help seniors, their caregivers and families live better, longer, more healthful lives. Neighbors also will have important stories, including details on how the nation’s new health care plan will change the way seniors seek and receive medical care. Mark Harvey, OA3’s expert on aging issues, will produce the piece and is working with Gazette staffers to ensure the guide accomplishes its primary goal of providing accurate, timely information for seniors across the peninsula.

Baby boomers booming

As the number of seniors continues to rapidly increase, so, too, do the number of options available for care. It can all be a bit bewildering, so Neighbors will provide a look at the advantages and disadvantages of temporary home care, senior day care, group homes, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s residences and more.

This growing number of seniors, and their unprecedented stores of wealth, are proving irresistible to con men. Neighbors also will include information on the latest and most common tricks that are being used to scam American seniors out of their life savings.

The first of America’s vast cadre of baby boomers turn 65 this year. Those first few eventually will be joined by more than 75 million Americans, making boomers the single largest, and wealthiest, demographic in American history. Neighbors also provides advertising opportunities for those who hope to reach this rapidly-growing, multi-million dollar market.

Neighbors provides the perfect means of ensuring area seniors see your message — and so too will their families, who often make the decisions.

For more information, contact Barbara Bullinger at the Gazette at 683-3311.


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