Letter to the Editor: May Is Older Americans Month


May is Older Americans Month and the 2022 theme is “Age My Way.”

So this is a good time to remember that we do live in a state in which the government and so many private organizations and nonprofits provide many ways for older individuals to do just that.

Washington state has given seniors and those approaching retirement a new chapter in life with the wonderful gift of options.

We benefit from evidence-based programs promoting wellness and aging in place, to receiving services in our own homes, well-regulated adult family homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

For this forward-looking perspective and the regular availability of many options, Washington state has been highly ranked nationally for services to seniors and the disabled by AARP’s Scorecard.

If you need information on available services for your seniors, please call Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging at 888-545-0910.


Michele M. Horaney


Lewis, Mason & Thurston Area Agency on Aging