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April
24
2014
Thu
     Event: Writing The Caregiver's Story
Location: 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Keeping a written account of your caregiving experience can help you remember the ups, as well as the downs, of caregiving. It can help you focus, refine your thoughts, counter isolation and loneliness, while also helping you to develop creative writing skills. Instructor Esther Alshul Helfgott is a nonfiction writer and poet. She will help you record your caregiving story via in-class writing exercises and discussion. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. 

Register at 206.297.0875. $30 PNA Members/ $45 Public

See attachment for more details. 
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     Event: All Present: A Song Circle for People with Early Stage Memory Loss
Location: Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th St, Seattle
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring your voice and join others who like to sing! We’ll sing familiar standards, songs from musicals, rounds, hymns, songs from childhood. All you need to remember is that singing comes from the heart. Song sheets will be provided. You just take a deep breath. 

$40 for Members/ $60 for non-members
Please RSVP at 206.297.0875
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April
26
2014
Sat
     Event: Informational Seminar: "The Role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman"
Location: Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126
Time: 10:00 AM

Are you interested in advocating for the rights and dignity of Residents living in Long Term Care?
Come and see if being a volunteer is right for you!

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program offers free services to community members living in long term care; a Nursing Home, in a Assisted Living community, or one of the thousand Adult Family Homes. Our program offers a free service to low level problem solve and resolve resident’s complaints and concerns before problems escalate into state investigations and legal issues. Our service is free, confidential, and most importantly “Resident Driven”! Residents and their family members can expect to hear from us within 24 hours of their call or email to our office. Residents receiving services in long term care facilities have an Ombudsman they can call on for help. 

Call to RSVP 206-623-0816

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     Event: Dementia- Friendly Talent Show
Location: Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the spirit of Momentia, come together to celebrate the strengths and gifts of our community members who live with dementia. Come to watch, or sign up to perform! Anything goes, from silly to serious—song, music, skits, dance, circus acts, jokes, story-telling, oetry, magic tricks, or more. You’re welcome to perform solo, or together as a family, with a friend, or with a group. Artwork or photography can also be displayed. So get creative, have some fun and let your talents shine! 

Suggested Donation at the door. 
Space is limited- Sign up by April 19th to attend, perform or display artwork, and reserve van transportation from Beacon Hill.

RSVP to Mari Becker, 206-684-4664 or mari.becker@seattle.gov 
 
Link to more info
April
29
2014
Tue
     Event: Memory Cafe
Location: Fall City Roadhouse 4200 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City, WA 98024
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Sno-Valley Senior center for Memory Cafe the last Tuesday of every month for food, friends and fun! April's Memory Cafe will be held at the Fall City Roadhouse.

This is an opportunity for folks living with memory loss and their care partners to get our and enjoy socializing with a supportive group. No expectations, no judgment, just fun! Please invite others who might be interested. 

The Roadhouse serves some mighty fine food in large, easy-to-share portions (cost of food and drinks is on your own). No RSVP required but if you know you are coming call Karen Koenig at 425.333.4152.
See you there! 

Link to more info
April
30
2014
Wed
     Event: here:now Art-Making & Gallery Tours- Arts Engagement for Individuals Living with Dementia
Location: FRYE ART MUSEUM 704 Terry Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sign up now for this FREE program designed for individuals with young-onset or early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners. Space is limited and registration is required.
The class offers art-making experiences and discussion-based gallery tours with a short social time concluding each session.
 
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, join our mailing list, or for more information: 206 432 8211 or herenow@fryemuseum.org. 
 
Link to more info

     Event: Informational Seminar: "The Role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman"
Location: Multi- Service Center, 1200 S. 336th Federal Way, WA 98003
Time: 5:00 PM

Are you interested in advocating for the rights and dignity of Residents living in Long Term Care?

Come and see if being a volunteer is right for you!
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program offers free services to community members living in long term care; a Nursing Home, in a Assisted Living community, or one of the thousand Adult Family Homes. Our program offers a free service to low level problem solve and resolve resident’s complaints and concerns before problems escalate into state investigations and legal issues. Our service is free, confidential, and most importantly “Resident Driven”! Residents and their family members can expect to hear from us within 24 hours of their call or email to our office. Residents receiving services in long term care facilities have an Ombudsman they can call on for help.

Call to RSVP 206-623-0816

Link to more info
May
2
2014
Fri
     Event: Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Location: Stanwood Community & Senior Center 7430 276th St. NW Stanwood
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 These 6-week workshops are designed to help individuals who have an ongoing condition (such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension) improve the quality of their lives. Discussion covers a variety of topics, including: reducing stress and frustration; managing symptoms; effective problem-solving; improving communication; handling difficult emotions; eating well and exercising safely.
 
See the attached fliers for more information about workshop. 
 
Anyone with a chronic health condition, as well as family members and caregivers of those with chronic health conditions can register. 
 
To register contact Jamie at 425-265-2283 or jhuntermitchell@sssc.org
 
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     Event: Dementia-Friendly Drumming Circle
Location: Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St Seattle, WA 98118
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join others living with memory loss, family and friends and make music! This facilitated group will use a variety of instruments to help you express YOUR musical spirit.
Experience not necessary . 

RSVP by May 1 by calling: (206) 722-0317
Link to more info

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