Seniors Digest
Seattle-King County Edition
  August 1, 2011 

Save the Date for These Upcoming Events

Public Hearing: Area Plan on Aging 2012–2015
 
Monday, August 8, 2011, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Douglas Truth Library
2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle

Aging and Disability Services invites you to attend a public hearing to share your comments on the draft Area Plan on Aging, 2012–2015.  A draft version of the plan can be found on the ADS Area Plan website.  For more information, contact Karen Winston at karen.winston@seattle.gov or 206-684-0706.

Public Hearing: Area Plan on Aging 2012–2015
 
Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E112
450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue

Aging and Disability Services invites you to attend a public hearing to share your comments on the draft Area Plan on Aging, 2012–2015.  A draft version of the plan can be found on the ADS Area Plan website. For more information, contact Karen Winston at karen.winston@seattle.gov or 206-684-0706.

Conversation on Creative Aging

Thursdays, August 11–September 1, 2011
Lake Hills Library
15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue

The Northwest Center for Creative Aging invites you to participate in small group conversations about what it means to grow older in a creative, meaningful, and purposeful way. Space is limited; registration required. For information, visit KCLS More to Explore 50+ or Lake Hills Library or call 425-747-3350.

ADS Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, August 12, 2011, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4050
700 5th Ave, Seattle


The ADS Advisory Council meets monthly on the second Fridays.  Meetings are open to the public, and agendas are available within a week of the meeting. The August 12 meeting features Mary Anne Lindeblad, DSHA/Aging & Disability Services Administration and Bill Moss, DSHS/Home and Community Services Division, who will provide an overview of Aging Network programs. For more information, contact Gigi Meinig at gigi.meinig@seattle.gov or 206-684-0652.

Hearing Loss Horizons Conference

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Carlson Theatre, Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue

The Hearing Loss Association of Washington invites you to attend the Hearing Loss Horizons state conference. Presentations will include unique legal issues faced by people with hearing loss. Conference cost is $40 per first person; includes lunch; each additional family member $20, including lunch. Register prior to August 6. For more information, call 253-833-9147, e-mail abower@earthlink.net or visit the HLA-WA website. 

Senior Coffee Hour:  Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
810 3rd Ave (between Columbia & Marion Streets), Seattle

Join the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens and hear Seattle's Office of Emergency Management director, Barb Graff, share stories and good ideas about how we can get our community better prepared to deal with earthquakes and other disasters. Bring your questions and concerns. For more information, see the online flyer, call 206-684-0500, or e-mail
seniors@seattle.gov.

Travel Ambassador Training

Friday, August 19, 2011, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
King County Housing Authority
600 Andover Park W, Tukwila

This training session provides the knowledge and skills necessary for agency staff to become certified as a Community Travel Ambassador in King County. Trainings consist of a minimum of three hours of classroom instruction, focused on a specific population—people with disabilities, older adults, or low-income individuals. It provides a broad knowledge of available local transportation services that help ensure quality of life for people with disabilities. Space is limited, so RSVP by conmtacting Alina Aaron at mobility@hope-link.org or 425-943-6769. A schedule of future trainings and more information are available online.

Mayor's Council on African American Elders

Friday, August 19, 2011, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 5190
700 5th Ave, Seattle

The Mayor's Council on African American Elders meets monthly on third Fridays. For more information, contact Karen Winston at karen.winston@seattle.gov or
 206-684-0706, or visit the MCAAE website.

Elder Abuse Trainings for Victim Services Professionals

Session 1:
 Monday–Tuesday, September 26–27, 2011
Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
19010 First Ave S, Burien

Session 2: Monday–Tuesday, October 10–11, 2011
Shoreline Fire Station No. 61
175th & Aurora, Shoreline

Registration is now open for free elder abuse trainings for victim services professionals offered by Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) and Senior Services. Trainings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on day two. For more information, contact Phil Jordan, Elder Abuse Grant Coordinator, at phil.jordan@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-9078.

Save the Date: Senior Lobby Fall Conference

Friday, October 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma

Advocates for issues of importance to older adults are invited to join the Washington State Senior Citizens Lobby’s annual fall conference. For more information, visit the Senior Lobby website or call 360-754-0207.

Save the Date: African American Caregivers Forum

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Doubletree Guest Suites-Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila

Mark your calendar for Living Our Legacy: Caring for Ourselves as We Care for Our Loved Ones, the 6th annual African American Caregivers Forum, in October. The forum is free to family caregivers. For more information, visit the forum web page page or call the Alzheimer’s Association registration line at 206-529-3894.

Save the Date: 8th Annual Vulnerable Adult Abuse Conference

Wednesday–Thursday, October 26–27, 2011
Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
19010 First Ave S, Burien

"Working Together for Justice" is the theme of Washington State's annual conference on vulnerable adult abuse. Learn about victimization of elders, response, and investigation. Conference fees are $80 for two days and $55 for one day. Online registration opens Wednesday, August 17. For more information, contact Shelley Fraley at Shelley.Fraley@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-9010.


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