Welcome to the September 2007 Seniors Digest!
As we enter September, coverage of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina once again brings to mind the importance of being prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies. In this issue of Seniors Digest, check out some of the emergency preparedness events around the county that are planned for September—and read on to review the steps you should take to protect you and your loved ones.
At the quarterly Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Age 55+ Job Search Workshop, Zimya Toms-Trend and other job counselors will be on hand to discuss job coaching, computer training classes and other job search services. See “September Upcoming Events” to
learn more !
Protecting against falls is another important safety topic for seniors. Governor Gregoire proclaimed September 20 as Fall Prevention Awareness Day, and various falls awareness events are being planned around the region.
And don’t forget Senior Day at the Columbia Tower—come on up and enjoy the view! Other upcoming events include the African American Caregiver Forum, the Healthy Aging Partnership Fall Prevention Workshop, and be sure to read about the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Age 55+ Job Search Workshop.
Also in this issue….
- Balance Vacation with Vocation: Retaining a Sense of Purpose after Retirement
- "Lifelong Learning" Wordfind
- “Links You Can Use,” a mini-directory of local resources
For More Information
Check out SeniorsDigest.org, our national companion website. The Seniors Digest Resource Center is a great place to begin your search for information about issues of interest to seniors and their families.
We hope you will refer to our electronic pages often—to obtain advice, to learn of new and exciting services, and to offer us your constructive feedback.
Read Seniors Digest and tell us what you think. We are here to help.
Don Moreland, Chair
Seattle-King County Advisory Council
on Aging and Disability Services