Resource Expo Connects with Pierce County Long-Term Care Options

Knowing your options is always a good idea.  Knowing your options before a crisis is even more important.  Making the Link 2019 is Pierce County’s annual showcase of care providers and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.  The expo features over 70 exhibitors including in-home care, assisted and skilled nursing facilities, elder law, equipment providers, health care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, caregiving, emergency assistance, social service agencies, transportation providers, funeral services and much more.

The event is intended primarily for health care professionals, social workers, case managers, discharge planners and volunteers who work with individuals with disabilities and seniors in Pierce County.  However, everyone regardless of background is welcome to attend including caregivers, family members and interested community members.

Making the Link 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 pm.  The information and resource expo will be held at the MetroParks STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th Street in Tacoma.  It is a free, drop-in event – come when you can and leave when you want.

“Pierce County is home to a wide variety of health care options throughout the continuum of life,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “Many resources are specifically intended to help people age in place.  And when a person’s needs become more complex, there are many good resources to access.  Making the Link 2019 provides a wonderful opportunity to become educated in a very supportive atmosphere.”

Participants will receive an annual compendium of independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in the area, copies of the 2019-2020 edition of Senior Media Service’s popular “Where To Turn” resource guide and other valuable resource information.  While no RSVP is required, individuals who register at will receive a free lunch compliments of Retirement Connection.

The event is sponsored by the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County in collaboration with Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  For more information about Making the Link 2019, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.

Bob Riler, Aging & Disability Resources
253-798-7384 or

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