Seniors Digest
Seattle-King County Edition
  May 1, 2007 

Mark Your Calendar!

Municipal Tower

Aging & Disability Services Open House
Date:  Wednesday, May 9
Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 51st Floor
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to join Mayor Greg Nickels, Seattle Human Services Director Patricia McInturff, and the staff of the City of Seattle Human Services Department in celebrating our new location in the Seattle Municipal Tower. Come learn about the work we do, meet our staff, and enjoy refreshments as you take in the view from the 51st floor. Click here for more information.

MooseSound Steps "Walk with the Mariners!”
Date:  Monday, May 7, 2007
Location:  Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S., Seattle
Time:  10 a.m. – Noon
Age:  50+
FREE!!

Don't miss this chance to walk in one of Seattle's favorite sports venues! Safeco Field wants to support Sound Steps walkers with this fun kickoff to a healthy summer. Event includes a funwalk around the baseball field, music, prizes, health screenings and light refreshments—all free! Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. Free parking is available in the stadium lot. Keep your eyes out for an appearance by the Mariner Moose mascot!

Reserve your spot by calling Mari Becker by Wed, April 25: (206) 684-4664.

CaregivingChallenges in Caregiving: Giving Care, Taking Care
Date:  Monday, June 4, 2007
Location: Tukwila Community Center

Learn practical caregiving skills and strategies at this full-day training conference. Pre-Registration is required. Call today to receive a brochure and registration form: 1-800-422-3263 or (360) 725-2544.

GLTBFirst Pacific Northwest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum on Aging
Date:  June 15- 16, 2007
Location: School of Social Work, University of Washington Campus in Seattle

Workshops are targeted to both the community and to health and social service providers who work to meet the needs of and challenges facing the older LGBT community. Topics include elder abuse, caregiving, housing, mental health, legal issues, and much more! There is even a night of entertainment, “Celebrating Coming of Age with Humor and Song,” featuring Holly Near, Bob Smith, and Karen Williams. Mark your calendar and let’s explore meaningful ways to care for all our elders. 
              
For more information, please contact Mo at Verbena at (206) 323.6540, ext.1 or email
mo@verbenahealth.org. 


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