The number of people age 90 or older is nearly triple that of 30 years ago, according to a government report by the Census Bureau, and poverty becomes increasingly likely as a person ages. More seniors need help, in part because the resources they used to rely on are drying up. They also need community. Denise Klein, chief executive officer of Senior Services, an agency that supports seniors in the Seattle area, calls the current climate in Washington state “economic recession meets tax revolt,” and says her organization is raising more funds than ever for programs like fitness classes and additional funding for daily expenses, programs that enable local seniors to live more fulfilling, healthier lives.

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