Save the Date for These Upcoming Events
ADS Advisory Council Meeting
Friday, September 9, 2011, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4050
700 5th Ave, Seattle
The ADS Advisory Council meets on the second Friday of each month. 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 206-684-0652.
Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL): A Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults Age 65+
Saturday & Sunday, September 10–11, 2011
Elder and Adult Day Services
12831 NE 21st Place, Bellevue
This two-day training class is intended for healthcare and exercise science professionals who work with older adults, as well as healthcare administrators who work in geriatric settings. Upon successful completion of this class, attendees with appropriate credentials (e.g., exercise physiologists, certified fitness instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.) will be ready to establish and lead a SAIL Program. To register or for more information, contact Laurie Swan at email@example.com or 253-209-7837.
Webinar: How to Select Hearing Aids
Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Where: Your Computer
In this free Webinar, find out what you need to know about the latest in hearing aid technology and other tips on selecting and paying for hearing aids. Whether you are new to hearing loss or ready to update your aging hearing aids, or you work with individuals experiencing hearing loss, this Webinar will provide the basic information you need to make the best choices possible when purchasing hearing aids. For more information, to register, and to request accommodations, contact Leann Wicklund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-328-5116 (TTY 888-494-4775).
Senior Coffee Hour with Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
810 3rd Ave (between Marion & Columbia Streets), Seattle
The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens' September 15 coffee hour features Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata. First elected in 1997, Councilmember Licata currently chairs the Council committee on Housing, Human Services, Health & Culture. He also sits on the Aging and Disability Services Advisory Council. The coffee hour is open to the public. For more information, see the event flyer or contact the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens at email@example.com or 206-684-0500.
Seattle Chinese Garden Tour
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Chinese Garden at SSCC
6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
Tour the Seattle Chinese Garden with JFS Endless Opportunities (for people age 60+) and learn about water, stone, plants and architecture which unite to create a place of beauty and give off an energy or qi. The opposing principles of yin and yang and the elements will be explained by docents. For more information, see the event flyer or contact Ellen Hendin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-861-3183.
Mayor's Council on African American Elders
Friday, September 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 email@example.com or 206-684-0706.
Travel Ambassador Training
Friday, September 23, 2011, time TBD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-943-6769. A schedule of future trainings and more information are available online.
Aging Your Way in South King County
Session 1: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Auburn Senior Center, 808 9th St SW, Auburn
Session 2: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Renton
Session 3: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th St, Des Moines
It is important to think and plan ahead for your future, especially if you care about staying in your own community as you age and want to feel confident that your physical, mental, and social needs will be met. Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964) and others are invited to create a community vision that will support successful aging, and to brainstorm projects that will support that vision in Auburn, Renton and Des Moines. Food and beverages will be provided. Reservations are required. Register online or view the Aging Your Way website for more information.
World Dance Party
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Southeast Seattle Senior Center
4655 S Holly St, 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. Photos from this summer's World Dance Party are available online. For more information, contact Sabrina at Senior Services at email@example.com.
6th Annual Latino Health Fair
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Jerry Brockey Student Center, South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave SW, West Seattle
Sea Mar Community Health Centers presents "Promoting Latino Health in a Changing Environment" in conjunction with Semana Binacional de Salud (Bi-national Health Week). For more information, see the online flyer or contact Rudy Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Senior Lobby Fall Conference
Friday, October 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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. This year's Keynote Speaker is Jeannine Skinner, PhD, geriatric neuropsychology fellow in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, whose focus and research examines how physical activity improves cognition and affects risk factors associated with diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in African American older adults. 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. Register online or contact Shelley Fraley at Shelley.Fraley@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-9010 for more information.