Seniors Digest
Seattle-King County Edition
  December 10, 2011 

December Calendar

Thinking Ahead: Funding Health Care in Retirement

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Jewish Family Service
1601 16th Ave., Seattle

The most expensive part of retirement is often medical care. Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance provide different kinds of support, so it is important to know how they work. Baby Boomers: get help understanding both government and private options for funding your future care! Space is limited. Advance registration encouraged. $10/person. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Leonid Orlov at 206-861-8784.

ADS Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, December 9, 2011, 11:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Municiple Tower, Room 4060
700 5th Ave., Seattle

The ADS Advisory Council meets monthly on second Fridays. The December meeting features the three ADS Advisory Council sponsors—the City of Seattle, King County, and United Way of King County. Meetings are open to the public, and agendas are available within a week of the meeting. For more information, visit the Advisory Council website or contact Gigi Meinig at or 206-684-0652.

Travel Ambassador Training

Friday, December 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
King County Housing Authority
600 Andover Park West, 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 contacting Hopelink at or 425-943-6769. A schedule of future trainings and more information are available online.

Mayor's Council on African American Elders

Friday, December 16, 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 on the third Friday of each month. For more information, visit the MCAAE website or contact Karen Winston at or 206-684-0706.

A Chanukah Celebration for People of All Abilities

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Temple B'nai Torah
15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue

Jewish Family Service, Seattle Association for Jews with Disabilities, and Temple B’nai Torah invite you to a free community-wide nondenominational celebration for persons of all abilities. Spin dreidels, sing, and eat latkes! Great for all ages! Advance registration encouraged to ensure sufficient refreshments. Contact Marjorie Schnyder at (206) 861-3146 or To discuss special accommodations, please contact us by December 4.

here:now | Arts Engagement for Individuals Living with Dementia

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. (between Columbia & Cherry), Seattle

The Frye Art Museum and Elderwise invite individuals with dementia and their care partners to participate in "here:now" gallery tours and art-making opportunities. The program allows participants to exchange ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for each tour. To register, e-mail or call 206-432-8211.

Save the Date: Northwest Universal Design Council Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Suite 1610
700 5th Ave., Seattle

The Northwest Universal Design Council—a volunteer group seeking to promote universal design principals, products, and processes that enable everyone, regardless of age or ability, to live actively by design—meets quarterly on the third Thursdays of January, April, July and October, unless otherwise noted. Council meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit the NWUDC website or e-mail

Save the Date: SWEL Timebank Potluck & Orientation

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Ave. N, Shoreline

Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds, and Lake Forest Park residents will benefit from engaging with the SWEL Timebank, which helps neighbors enjoy the necessities and niceties of life by exchanging time instead of dollars. All services are valued equally. Attend the potluck and orientation to learn more, or visit the SWEL Timebank website.

Save the Date: World Dance Party!

Friday, February 24, 2012, 6:03–10:17 p.m.
Filipino Community Center
5740 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle

Yet another World Dance Party, organized by older adults for the enjoyment of all ages! This free event features mini-lessons in line dancing, hip hop, Chicago-style stepping, Native American friendship dance, Zumba, West African dance, and Tinikling (from the Philippines), followed by freestyle dancing. Bring a dish to share and bring your dancing shoes. For more information, contact Sabrina at Senior Services at

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