Staying Connected- Caregiver Newsletter

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Share Your Needs, Experiences, and Ideas

As the Area Agency on Aging for Kitsap County, the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care provides support services for older adults living at home, family/friends helping an older adult, or relatives raising a minor age child. 

We invite you to complete a brief survey to share your perspective for input on the upcoming, four-year (2024-2027) Area Plan created by Kitsap County Aging and Long-Term Care.

Your feedback is key for developing a plan to explore ways to provide new and existing services, based on what is important to older adults and family caregivers.

Survey Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Responses are voluntary and anonymous, via links below or a paper copy. It will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete the survey.

To receive a paper survey, call the Aging and Long-Term Care office at 360-337-5700.
To request translation assistance, call 360-337-5700 or email Tawnya Weintraub at

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Click the image to visit the Kitsap County Aging and Long-Term Care website to learn more about the division, the Area Plan, and the survey.

March is Social Work Month

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Social workers provide information and services to support all areas of health, wellness, and safety for individuals, families, and whole communities.

They also advocate for creating and improving service systems and breaking barriers for people to access needed services and support.

Social workers are able to help in a lot of ways and places-you may bump into one soon- wish them a Happy Social Work Month!

Additional March Recognitions

Click a link below to learn more about each recognition or awareness topic.

Covid-19 Vaccines

Kitsap Public Health District website for locations and scheduling.

Phone and email support through Kitsap Public Health District for people needing help with scheduling a vaccine appointment or are homebound and need mobile vaccination services:

The Washington State Department of Health also maintains:

  • Vaccine search tool for locations by zip code.
  • Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press #. Language assistance is available.

Covid-19 Testing

Also, you may ask your your insurance company about a list of pharmacies eligible for reimbursement for at-home tests you paid for, or to obtain free at-home tests. 

Be Alert for Scammers Trying to Steal Your Medicare Number

From coronavirus information page: Medicare covers the vaccine at no cost to you. You can bet it is a scam if anyone asks you for your Medicare Number to get access to the vaccine. If someone calls asking for your Medicare Number, hang up.

Here’s what to know:

  • Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.
  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You can’t pay to get access to a vaccine. 

Scammers may use the COVID-19 public health emergency to take advantage of people while they’re distracted. Guard your Medicare and Social Security cards/numbers and check your Medicare Summary Notices for errors.

Report suspected Medicare fraud or stolen card/number by calling Medicare at 
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


Local Caregiver Support  

Choosing Care in an Adult Family Home or Assisted Living Facility

Long Term Care Resource Book-English   

Long Term Care Resource Book- Other Languages