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Family-run Fairwood thriving on resident referrals

Fairwood Retirement Village & Assisted Living opened more than 26 years ago as a family-run facility, and directors there say they continue to strive to treat everyone at the community like family. Fairwood has 165 independent-living units and 55 assiste...

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Playing catch-up: retirement planning dilemmas for women

Kathleen Cavender, 61, a part-time jazz singer and full-time artist in Spokane, had been married to ...

Resource fair for Inland Northwest seniors set for next week in Spokane Valley

A free Senior Empowerment Resource Fair that’s planned in the Spokane Valley next week will seek t...

Spokane Valley-based Family First Senior Care expands its services

Spokane Valley-based home care company Family First Senior Care Inc. has acquired the assets of Ligh...

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Coeur d’Alene elder law firm works to assist retirees in protecting assets

Issues faced by seniors and those preparing for retirement are more complicated than they were 30 ye...

Dynasty trusts can provide security for generations

Thanks to lengthening lifespans and changing family structures, many families are relying on pooled resources to address multigenerational financial issues. Adult children may be paying for their parents’ long-term care, while in other cases grandparent...

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Helping children with autism find their voice

Washington State University Spokane has partnered with Northwest Autism Center, of Spokane, to launch an interdisciplinary program for speech and hearing sciences graduate students to gain hands-on experience while helping children with autism spectrum di...

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Assisting departing workers in transition to new jobs

Jerry Smith, at Spokane-based insurance and employee-benefits brokerage Moloney+O’Neill, helps departing employees of certain companies pursue other career options. As director of career-transition and outplacement services at Moloney+O’Neill, Smit...

Communication can deter medical-leave challenges

Traversing requirements for granting unpaid medical leave and leave as an accommodation for individuals with disabilities can be complicated for employers and employees unless everyone at the workplace knows the ground rules. Best practices for stat...

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Washington state’s first charter school targets fall 2015 opening

Organizers of Spokane-based PRIDE Prep School of Technology and Science, the first charter school approved in Washington state, are laying the groundwork now to open in the fall of 2015. Led by former Spokane public school teacher and administrator Bre...

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