Community Resources

Resources for older adults and their families. 

General Information and Referral Assistance

Community Resource Specialist Consultation

Services include:

* Help connecting individuals to public benefits they may be eligible for

* Support completion of application materials to access benefits such as VA benefits, DSHS assistance, public utilities, food assistance, property tax relief, etc.

* Makes direct referrals to other resources for assistance

* Serves as an advocate for individuals as needed

This is a free service, please contact Gul Subaykan at 425-286-1072 or guls@mynorthshore.org for an individual appointment. 

 

Sound Generations 

Information and referral on a wide variety of senior related issues. 

Call 206-448-3110 or go to www.soundgenerations.org 

 

 AARP Area Office

Call 1-888-687-2277 or go to www.aarp.org/states/wa

 

Bridge Ministries for Disability Concerns

Services for persons with disabilities. Free and low-cost used durable medical equipment, guardianship services and consultation. 

Call 425-885-1006 or go to www.bridgemin.org

 

Evergreen Community Health Access

Aids low income and uninsured residents access affordable and quality health and social services. For more information call 425-899-3200.

 

Medicare/Medicaid Benefit Resources

To learn more about Medicare Policy and Program Information, call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov

 

Report Medicare Fraud

Are you or your friends concerned about Medicare paying for something that doesn’t seem quite right? Don’t let the matter drop.

In Washington call toll-free 1-800-562-6900 to report questionable Medicare charges.

 

Benefits Check Online

This web-based service assists seniors, their families and caregivers find the right benefits program to meet their needs. It is a fast, free and confidential screening tool to help determine eligibility for nearly 1,000 unique state and federal programs. Now consumers can find out what their options are under the new Medicare plans, visit www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

 

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA)

Understanding insurance benefits can be confusing. A trained volunteer from SHIBA is available the third Monday of each month to meet with you privately at the Peter Kirk Community Center to answer questions about Medicare (billing procedures), Medicare Part D, health insurance and long term care insurance. Appointments are required, please call 425-587-3360.

Adult Day Health and Respite Care Resources

Adult Day Health Centers

Certified centers that provides safe, well-supervised therapeutic, activities, programs and services for adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. For more information call:

Northshore Adult Day Center, call for more information, 425-488-4821

Elder & Adult Day Services, call for more information, 425-867-1799

 

Respite Care Services on the Eastside

In-home respite care provided by volunteers is available to help with care giving on a short–term basis.

Evergreen Community Home Health & Hospice, call 425-899-3300

Eastside Friends of Seniors, call 425-369-9120

Volunteer Chore Services (Catholic Comm. Services), call 206-328-5787

Jewish Family Services, call 206-461-3240 

Employment Resources

Employment Service

Low income seniors looking for part-time work.

Call Senior Employment Service/AARP, 206-624-6698 or go to www.aarpworksearch.org  

 

Employment Resource Center

This service provides assistance to people 55+ seeking an opportunity for employment. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens.

For more information, call 206-684-0500 or email seniors@seattle.gov

 

Financial Services

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection

Contact the Washington State Attorney General’s office about privacy protection, online complaint forms, and getting off phone solicitor and junk mail lists. Go to www.atg.wa.gov for more information. 

 

Clearpoint Financial Services 

Provides counseling, money management help, advice on debt reduction and the wise use of credit. Call 1-800-750-2227 for more information.

 

Property Tax Exemption Program

Did you know that state law provides a tax benefit program for senior citizens and disabled veterans? To receive a property tax exemption, a taxpayer must be age 61+, own and occupy their residence and have an annual income that does not exceed $58,423. For more information or to see if you qualify call 206-296-3920 or pick up an exemption guide and application at the Peter Kirk Community Center.

 

Social Security

Open 7 AM to 7 PM weekdays. Call 1-800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov. 

Legal Services

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

ELAP, a non-profit legal service provides lawyers to answer your legal questions at no cost from 2 PM to 4 PM on Fridays, at the Peter Kirk Community Center.  To qualify and make an appointment, call 425-747-7274

 

Wills Project

Are you worried about being kept on life support against your will? Should your loved ones have to go to court to take care of you? A volunteer attorney through the Eastside Legal Assistance Program  will prepare simple wills, durable power of attorney for health care decisions and living wills. Clients must meet eligibility guidelines, for more information call 425-747-7274

 

Senior Rights Assistance

This volunteer program provides free information, referrals and support on health insurance, legal and consumer issues. They also sponsor the Elder law legal clinic with the Washington Bar Association. 

For more information call 1-800-972-9990 or email SRA@soundgenerations.org

 

 

To receive the East King County Resource Guide for Older Adults and Their Families please email your name and address to Resourceguide@kirklandwa.gov and a copy will be sent to you.