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February 2, 2022

February is National Senior Independence Month

February is National Senior Independence Month, giving us an opportunity to share some tips for helping the older adults in our lives celebrate their independence while calling out the great work our local senior centers and retirement organizations are doing. Get your older adult loved ones involved with a local senior center! Research shows that…


November 18, 2021

Support a Lonely Senior This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and with a bit of light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, many people are planning in-person festivities. For some older adults, however, the holidays can exacerbate existing loneliness, particularly for those who have outlived family, friends, and finances and become isolated or those whose families live far…


October 26, 2021

Do your Part on America Recycles Day

Celebrated every year on November 15th, America Recycles Day is dedicated to educating and encouraging Americans to properly reduce, reuse and recycle. The first America Recycles Day occurred in 1997 and continues this year, on the 25th anniversary of its inauguration, with teachings on mindful consumption. When we recycle, we help reduce landfill waste and conserve…


May 21, 2021

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Equity

In the state of Washington, vaccines are now available to all people 12 years and older. Make an appointment at any of dozens of locations across the state or at a walk-up clinic. Remember, the vaccine protects everyone, especially you. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted difficult, but necessary, discussions about health equity. Why should we…


April 19, 2021

It’s National Volunteering Week

At the University of Washington Combined Fund Drive, our purpose is to support and provide UW employees the opportunity to give. You’ve heard the call to make a difference – you donate more and volunteer more than anyone else! UW employees are regularly recognized as some of the most generous with their time and money….


April 12, 2021

Dig into Earth Month: Urban Gardening for the Earth

The sun is shining and encouraging us to get outside. As we shake of the gloom of Seattle winters, spring kicks off one of the best seasons in the Pacific Northwest: growing season! We watch the cherry blossoms flourish on UW’s campus while the UW Farm is hard at work tending to the produce that…


August 27, 2020

Volunteering: Reap the Benefits of Giving Back

The world has become a very different place in the age of COVID-19. With stay-at-home orders in place for months on end, many traditional volunteer opportunities – sorting donations, reading to kids, building houses, serving in a soup kitchen – have been significantly limited. Despite the impact of coronavirus restrictions, the pandemic has prompted millions…