July Calendar

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP is traveling the nation delivering free health tests, assessments and consultations to underserved communities.

AARP Way to Well Health Tour

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Walgreens
4412 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle

Get free health tests when you participate in the AARP Way to Well Health Tour, including total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. Learn about accessible, affordable local resources for prevention and early detection of major chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In addition, all participants receive a free one-year new or extended AARP membership. For more information, call 206-760-7880 or visit www.walgreens.com/waytowell.

Be Well: Memory Loss

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On July 2, learn more about "normal" memory changes with aging. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

AARP Way to Well Health Tour

Monday, July 7, 2014
Walgreens
14656 Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien

Get free health tests when you participate in the AARP Way to Well Health Tour, including total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. Learn about accessible, affordable local resources for prevention and early detection of major chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In addition, all participants receive a free one-year new or extended AARP membership. For more information, call 206-901-1816 or visit www.walgreens.com/waytowell.  

Be Well: Mild Cognitive Impairment

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On July 9, learn how to tell the difference between mild cognitive impairment and dementia. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Elder Law & Psychiatric Medications for Elders

Friday, July 11, 2014
Location to be announced

Longtime geriatric social worker Karen Kent offers classes for mental health counselors and social workers. For class time, place, and cost, contact Karen Kent, Creative Geriatric Services, at 206-992-8028 or karentkent@gmail.com.

Seattle Human Services Medicare Luncheon

Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:45–1:15 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services and Kent Senior Activity Center invite you to hear 33rd District State Senator Karen Keiser, a tireless advocate for improving health care who helped usher in implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the state level, and Liz Mercer, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, who provides training and technical assistance to Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) volunteers in King and Snohomish Counties. Lunch and meeting runs 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. and doors open at 11:45 a.m. Note: Lunch tickets are required. The first 80 tickets cost $2 each—limit 2 per person. After 80, tickets cost $6 each (no limit—must purchase by Thursday, July 3, for guaranteed seating). For tickets, call 253-856-5150.

Be Well: Types of Dementia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On July 16, learn how to identify symptoms of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Senior Coffee Hour: Parks Legacy Plan

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Central Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
810 3rd Avenue, Seattle

Join the Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens when they welcome Brice Maryman, Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, and talk about the Seattle Parks and Recreation Legacy Plan. Senior Coffee Hours bring age 50+ adults closer to City officials, providing them an opportunity to learn more about City programs and services, and officials an opportunity to hear from their constituents. Coffee and refreshments are served. For more information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.

Be Well: Strategies for Coping with Dementia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On July 23, learn strategies for maintaining abilities as long as possible. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Like, Post, Tweet, & Pin Us: Social Media for Aging Services Organizations

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Webinar

Join IlluminAge and the National Council on Aging for Part II in their webinar series on marketing and communications strategies and best practices for the aging services organization. On July 24, the presenter is Irene Stewart, planner and newsletter and social media coordinator at Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County. In addition to many other responsibilities, Irene maintains three active Facebook pages and provides editorial direction and content for AgeWise King County. In this session, Irene will focus on the importance of editorial planning, diverse content sources, and discipline in managing your organization’s social media efforts. To register for this webinar, click here.

Kawabe House Health Fair

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Kawabe House
221 18th Avenue South, Seattle

The annual Kawabe House Health Fair features numerous community resource tables and performances. For more information, contact activity coordinator and translator Reiko at 206-322-4550.

Be Well: Brain Games

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On July 30, play games to preserve your brain function. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Supporting Caregivers of Older Adults

Friday, August 1, 2014
Location to be announced

Longtime geriatric social worker Karen Kent offers classes for mental health counselors and social workers. For class time, place, and cost, contact Karen Kent, Creative Geriatric Services, at 206-992-8028 or karentkent@gmail.com.

Be Well: Gluten

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On August 6, learn about hidden health hazards in everyday food, including gluten—useful to some people, harmful to others. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Senior Coffee Hour: Senior Information & Assistance

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Mission Tabernacle Baptist Church
2801 South Jackson Street, Seattle

Join the Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens (MOSC) and Mission Tabernacle Baptist Church when they hear Alain Rhone, the MOSC Senior Information & Assistance Advocate, talk about local programs and resources for adults age 60+. People of all ages are welcome to attend, and particularly Seattle residents age 50+ and anyone who cares for an older adult. Senior Coffee Hours provide an opportunity to learn more about City programs and services, and officials an opportunity to hear from their older constituents. Coffee and refreshments are served. For more information, call 206-329-9794 or 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.

Be Well: Sugar

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On August 13, learn about hidden health hazards in everyday food, including sugar, which can contribute to disease. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Be Well: Allergic Reactions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

Join friends (or meet new ones) at the Kent Senior Center's Be Well workshops—educational, fun, and interactive sessions where you can learn to "be all that you can be." On August 20, learn about hidden health hazards in everyday food, including the symptoms, causes, and cures of food allergies. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit www.kent50plus.com.

Senior Coffee Hour: A Conversation with Tom Watson, King County EcoConsumer

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Central Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
810 3rd Avenue, Seattle

Join the Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens when they welcome Tom Watson, who manages the EcoConsumer public education program for King County Solid Waste Division. As part of this effort, Tom writes a column for The Seattle Times and appears on local TV, including regular EcoConsumer segments on the KOMO4 TV news. He is also a frequent radio guest, including weekly appearances on KOMO Newsradio (AM 1000 and FM 97.7). Bring your questions about waste reduction and clean consumer activities. Refreshments served. For more information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.

Gifting the World as We Age

Thursday, August 21–Sunday, August 24, 2014
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue, Seattle

Registration is now open for Gifting the World as We Age, a Sage-ing International conference at Seattle University. Highlights include an opening presentation ("What Do You Leave in the Earth for the Future to Find? A Dialogue of Gifting Stories") by Wendy Lustbader and Christina Baldwin; a presentation on "Tapping into Spirit to Inform Our Giving," by the Three Interfaith Amigos; and "Using The Wisdom of the Sage to Offer Our Gifts" with sage, minstrel and philosopher Bob Atchley and friends. Parallel two-hour workshops are offered. For conference registration costs and workshop schedules, click here or call the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry at 206-296-5330.

Personality Disorders and Aging

Friday, September 5, 2014
Location to be announced

Longtime geriatric social worker Karen Kent offers classes for mental health counselors and social workers. For class time, place, and cost, contact Karen Kent, Creative Geriatric Services, at 206-992-8028 or karentkent@gmail.com.

Community Mobility & Universal Design

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library—Central Branch, Meeting Room #1
1000 4th Avenue, in downtown Seattle

The Northwest Universal Design Council and King County Mobility Coalition invite you to attend "Community Mobility & Universal Design," a Seattle Design Festival conference event that will explore Universal Design principles that can enhance community mobility, promoting systems and products that are aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life. From transportation services to Complete Streets, the mobility needs of the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and children and youth can be met in a way that is appealing to all residents and visitors, and equitable, flexible, and intuitive for all. For more information, visit www.environmentsforall.org/SDF14.

Plan Ahead: National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The theme for year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Strong Today, Falls-Free® Tomorrow. For history, tools and activities, visit the NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging falls prevention webpage.