November Calendar



Dance for Parkinson's

Dance for Parkinson's offers dance classes for people with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers at Garfield Community Center (Seattle), Peter Kirk Community Center (Kirkland), and Des Moines Senior Center (Des Moines). Each eight-week series of classes uses dance, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Working with professional dancers trained in the Dance for PD® method, participants are inspired to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable and stimulating. Whether seated or standing, people with Parkinson's disease, their caregivers and friends will enjoy this creative and welcoming environment. With live music. No dance experience necessary. For class schedules and more information, visit the Dance for Parkinson’s webpage.

 

World Dance Party

Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:03 p.m.
Filipino Community Center
5740 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle

Dance like no one's watching! World Dance Party surfaced at an Aging Your Way gathering as a community activity for all ages and cultures. Scheduled periodically, each World Dance Party has been bigger and better than the one before it. For more information, visit the World Dance Party website or Facebook page.

Occupational Resource Fair

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave., Seattle

If you are a veteran age 40+ who is looking for work, plan to attend the Occupational Resource Fair planned by the Rotary Club of West Seattle, South Seattle Community College, and WorkSource, highlighting manufacturing and industry, business information technology, and health occupations. Free. For more information, contact Dave Nichols, Rotary Club of West Seattle (206-391-5017 or
 mdave@disasterdave.com).

Building Strengths-Focused Relationships Across Generations

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

NEST (North East Seattle Together) invites you to attend a workshop that will guide participants to connect with each other by focusing on strengths rather than differences. Developed by UW Professor Emeritus Jerald Forster. Open to all. To register or for more information, visit www.nestseattle.org or e-mail info@nestseattle.org.

Special Birthday Luncheon for 90+

Monday, November 5, 2012, 12:00 noon
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St., Seattle

Nonagenarians, centenrians, and their friends and families are invited to celebrate those who have entered their ninth decade and beyond. $5 per person. For more information, call 206-297-0875, e-mail gsc@phinneycenter.org or visit www.greenwoodseniorcenter.org.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Mondays, November 5 & December 3, 2012, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St., Seattle

This support group, held on the first Monday of every month, is open to family members who care for a loved one with dementia. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief must be read before attending. This support group will enable family members the opportunity to better handle the ambiguous loss associated with this caregiving. Facilitated by Carin Mack. Class minimum 3, maximum 12. Free but advance registration is mandatory—call 206-297-0875 or e-mail gsc@phinneycenter.org.

Vulnerable Adult Abuse Conference

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Criminal Justice Training Center
19010 First Ave. S, Burien

"Abuse of Elders and Adults with Disabilities: A Focus on Our Diverse Communities" is the theme of Washington State's 9th Annual Conference on Abuse of Elders and Adults with Disabilities. $75 per person. Register online before October 31. For more information, contact Shelley Fraley. King County Prosecutor's Office (Shelley.Fraley@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-9010).

Finding Direction and Making a Plan

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

NEST (North East Seattle Together) invites you to attend a workshop that will help you find the tools, knowledge, and resources to prepare and organize for life's challenges and changes. Facilitated by Judy Pigott and Ben Kaufman. Cost: $25 (NEST members), $35 per person (general), $60 per couple. To register or for more information, visit www.nestseattle.org or e-mail info@nestseattle.org

Transportation: The Road to Independence

Friday, November 9, 2012
Bellevue City Hall (Room 1E-108)
450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue

The ADS Advisory Council invites you to attend a special transportation forum featuring innovative transportation programs and services offered by the King County Mobility Coalition, Hopelink, Senior Services, and King County Metro Transit. The meeting is open to the public. Representatives from agencies serving people with special needs, including elders, individuals with disabilities, low-income residents, and immigrants are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the ADS Advisory Council's advocacy webpage or contact Irene Stewart (206-684-0662).

Honoring Our Veterans Thanksgiving Luncheon

Friday, November 9, 2012, 12:00 noon
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St, Seattle

Honor veterans at the Greenwood Senior Center's annual Thanksgiving meal. $5 per person plus a food bank donation. Sponsored by the GSC Social Committee. Call 206-297-0875 to reserve your place. For more information, e-mail gsc@phinneycenter.org or visit www.greenwoodseniorcenter.org.

Senior Coffee Hour with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
Location to be decided

The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens invites you to hear Mayor Mike McGinn discuss current issues in Seattle. Refreshments will be served. For the location and other information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov, or visit the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens' Arts and Events website. Dates and speakers subject to change.

Home Care Services: A Restorative Care Model

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Senior Services
2208 2nd Ave., Seattle

This round table discussion—part of a monthly series of round table discussions for professionals in the field of aging—is sponsored by Senior Services and led by Barbara Green, MSW. Participants receive an article to read prior to each event that will provide the framework for the group discussion. To register or for more information, call 206-799-7108 or e-mail bgreenmsw@earthlink.org.

HOPE Conference on Parkinson's

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Hilton Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd., SeaTac

The 7th Annual HOPE Conference on Parkinson's focuses on hope and wellness for patients, family, friends, and caregivers. Keynote speaker Rich Clifford, a retired NASA astronaut, will discuss "An Astronaut's Journey with Parkinson's Disease." Other presenters will focus on the stages of Parkinson's and topics related to fitness. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and the American Parkinson Disease Association, Washington Chapter. $30 per person before November 9 ($35 per person November 9–17). Register online or call 1-877-980-7500 for more information.

3rd Annual Local Giving Fair

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St., Seattle

Celebrate the true spirit of the holidays and support local, vital projects by donating dollars in honor of family and friends. Learn about the important work of 20 local nonprofit organizations that represent needs in our community, including shelter, safety, education, justice, sustenance, support and skills. Make a donation and you will receive a lovely card and impact statement to give to a loved one during the holidays. Music and refreshments make this an event to remember. For more information, e-mail gsc@phinneycenter.org or visit www.greenwoodseniorcenter.org.

Healthy Comfort Foods: Fall Cooking Class

Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St., Seattle

Fall is the time to prepare our bodies and build up our immunity for the cold winter months to come. We also feel the need to eat more comforting and warming foods. Led by holistic health coach Brianna Moulton, participants will prepare and taste a pear butternut squash soup, baked veggies with reduced balsamic vinegar, and a healthy version of warm apple crisp. $10/PNA Member and $12/PublicAdvance registration is mandatory—call 206-297-0875 or e-mail gsc@phinneycenter.org.

Make Change! Debt Education Workshop

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library
9125 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Attend a free workshop (offered monthly) geared for people dealing with debt or considering bankruptcy. For more information about handling debt and credit problems, contact Senior Rights Assistance at 206-448-5720.