April Calendar

Older Americans Month—What's On Your Calendar in May?

Every year, we celebrate Older Americans Month in May but this year's celebration is special because it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, which created the Aging Network we enjoy today. The national theme for May 2015 is "Get Into The Act," in recognition of this important federal legislation. Join the celebration by planning an activity, special recognition, or event in May. Highlight the Older Americans Act or simply celebrate the contributions of older adults in your life. If you send us your event details prior to April 15, we'll include them on the Older Americans Month calendar. E-mail event information to irene.stewart@seattle.gov.


State Alzheimer's Planning Group Community Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
North Seattle College, College Center Building (CC 1161)
9600 College Way North, Seattle

Washington state's Alzheimer's Disease Working Group is hosting a community meeting to hear what Seattle-King County residents feel is needed and what could be improved to better help people with dementia and their family caregivers. For more information, visit the Alzheimer's Disease Working Group webpage. To request special needs accommodations, contact Colette Rush (360-725-2640 or RushC@dshs.wa.gov). Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 14 days prior to the session date.

Focus on the Future Forum: Behavioral Health & Memory Care

Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue

Every four years, each Area Agency on Aging across the U.S. develops a four-year plan to chart their course in creating an elder-friendly community. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are collaborating on three public forums that will help inform development of specific sections of their 2016–2019 Area Plans on Aging. You are invited to attend this forum in east King County to let planners know what you think about behavioral health and memory care services in your community. If you require an accommodation in order to participate, or you need more information, call 425-452-2824 or 206-684-0706.

Film Series: Positive Images of Aging

Fridays, April 3, May 1 & June 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

Greenwood Senior Center offers an exciting and eclectic film series that highlights older adults in roles that transcend stereotypes. Upcoming films include Captain Abu Raed (April 3), Miss Potter (May 1), and Elsa and Fred (June 5). Free high-quality cinematic entertainment, thought-provoking discussions, and snacks—what's not to like? This film series program is facilitated by Ruth McCormick, a life-long film buff. For film details, call 206-297-0875.

Conversations on Aging

Wednesdays, April 8, May 13 & June 10, 2015, 2:45–4:15 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

This intriguing monthly conversation series (second Wednesdays) is led by a trained facilitator from the Northwest Center for Creative Aging. Upcoming topics include Learning Across Generations (April), How Does Ageism Impact Us? (May), and The Artist Within (June). Free. RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Jeannette Franks: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower Room 4050-4060
700 Fifth Avenue (5th & Columbia), Seattle

The Northwest Universal Design Council invites you to hear UW gerontologist Jeannette Franks, PhD, discuss how and where to live in your last decades. Franks is a passionate lecturer and writer about successful aging, ethics, grief and loss, retirement options, and end-of-life issues. Her most recent book, To Move or To Stay Put: A Guide for Your Last Decades, helps older adults and families make good decisions about aging and living. An advocate for accessibility for all people, she addresses barrier-free living in your home and community—whether you grow old in your current home or move to a new home. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail info@environmentsforall.org or visit www.environmentsforall.org.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease  

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
North Bend Library
115 East 4th Street, North Bend

Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia? This one-hour class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer's, treatments, resources, and the benefits of early detection. This presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.

Dr. Anne Lipton: Dementia and the 7 Common Senses of Caregiving

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Seattle Town Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

What is dementia? How can I best care for someone who has it? How can I help the primary caregiver? Come to this Discovery 2015: Alzheimer's Regional Conference pre-conference event to learn how to minimize everyday problems and maximize effective strategies and solutions. Anne Lipton, MD, PhD, will present Dementia and the 7 common Senses of Caregiving: respect, teamwork, routine, preparation, flexibility, positive engagement and safety. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more event information, click here. For more information about the April 16 conference, see below.

Discovery 2015: Alzheimer's Regional Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, 6th Floor, Seattle

The 30th annual Alzheimer's Regional Conference offers a full day of evidence-based professional education. Continuing education credits are available. Family caregivers are also welcome to attend. Hear keynote speaker Anne Lipton MD, PhD, author of The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers. Attend your choice of 16 innovative, evidence-based workshops, plus exhibits, bookstore, and networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.alzwa.org/cms/DiscoveryConf or contact the Alzheimer's Association (DiscoveryConf@alzwa.org or 206-363-5500 ext. 8170).

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hour

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Central Building, 1st Floor Conference Room        
810 3rd Avenue, Seattle

The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens invites you to join a conversation with Courtney Gregoire, co-president of the Seattle Port Commission. The Port brings international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing, and partners with other agencies to improve freight traffic in our region. For more information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov, or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.

Medicare 101

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Jewish Family Service Capitol Hill Campus
1601 16th Avenue, Seattle

Whether you are already on Medicare or about to become eligible, some aspects of it may seem confusing. This workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros, cons and approximate costs. The speaker is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program. Free. Space is limited so advance registration encouraged. Contact Leonid Orlov (206-861-8784 or familylife@jfsseattle.org).

State Alzheimer's Planning Group Community Webinar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Your home or office computer

Washington state's Alzheimer's Disease Working Group is hosting a webinar to hear what residents feel is needed and what could be improved to better help people with dementia and their family caregivers. For more information, visit the Alzheimer's Disease Working Group webpage. To register for the webinar, e-mail ADWG@dshs.wa.gov by April 20, 2015.

2015 Community Resource Exchange

Thursday, April 23, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
CenturyLink Field, East Hall
800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle

United Way's Community Resource Exchange is a day devoted to connecting people experiencing homelessness in King County with immediate access to the services and resources they need. In one place—on one day—over 1500 attendees enjoy a hot meal and have access to free health services, haircuts, voicemail accounts, public benefits, referrals to employment training and much more. You can help this event by organizing a supply drive:  travel-sized toiletries (razors, combs, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, chapstick), sneakers/athletic shoes, and new/used books. For more information, visit VolunteerMatch.org or e-mail mridgeway@uwkc.org.

Communicating with Persons with Dementia

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Bellevue YMCA
14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue

Improving communication with persons with dementia can lead to a decrease in dementia-related behaviors and distress and to improved quality of life for both care recipient and care partner. This class will help participants learn to understand and enter the world of the person with dementia and implement techniques for improving communication. It will also provide a brief overview of dementia basics. This presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss. To register, call 425-688-5806.

Aging with Pride: Film Screening & Conversation about LGBTQ Older Adults

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Áegis Living on Madison
2200 East Madison Street, Seattle

Join Jewish Family Service and Áegis Living for Gen Silent (2011), a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of six LGBTQ seniors, and hear the latest insights from Caring and Aging with Pride Over Time—the first and largest study of LGBTQ older adults. Free. Limited valet parking available. Get tickets in advance on Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, contact Leonid Orlov (206-861-8784 or familylife@jfsseattle.org) or click on the image at right.

10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Valley View Library
17850 Military Road South, Seatac

What is the difference between typical age-related memory changes and Alzheimer's disease? How do I know if I need to be concerned about myself or a loved one? What steps should I take if I think there might be a problem? This class will discuss the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's, why early detection is important, how Alzheimer's is diagnosed, risk factors for Alzheimer's and related dementias, and the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease. This presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss. To register, call 206-242-6044.

10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Kenmore Library
6531 NE 181st Street, Kenmore

What is the difference between typical age-related memory changes and Alzheimer's disease? How do I know if I need to be concerned about myself or a loved one? What steps should I take if I think there might be a problem? This class will discuss the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's, why early detection is important, how Alzheimer's is diagnosed, risk factors for Alzheimer's and related dementias, and the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease. This presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss. To register, call 425-486-8747.

Older Americans Month

May 1–31, 2015
Nationwide

Every year, we celebrate Older Americans Month in May. This year's celebration coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, and the national theme for May 2015 is "Get Into The Act." Join the celebration by planning an activity, special recognition, or event in May. Get inspiration at www.agingkingcounty.org/olderamericansmonth.

Spring into Gardening Plant & Garden Art Sale

Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation

Spring into gardening at the 20th annual Sno-Valley Plant & Garden Art Sale, which features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art. Many of the vegetables are donated by Snoqualmie Valley growers. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and assist with color selections. Local artisans will sell hand-crafted garden art. You can take a break from plant shopping at the Garden Café, which will feature coffee, baked goods and steaming bowls of homemade soups. For more information, visit www.snovalleysenior.org.

Redmond Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year Award

Friday, May 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Redmond Senior Center Lobby
8703 160th Avenue NE, Redmond

Celebrate Older Americans' Month by honoring the recipients of Redmond's 2015
Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year Award. Cake will be served following a brief presentation by Redmond Mayor John Marchione. Help choose award recipients by nominating someone you feel has given exceptional service to Redmond seniors. Nomination forms are available at the Redmond Senior Center front desk. Recipients will be presented at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 5. For more information, call 425-556-2314, e-mail rsc@redmond.gov or visit www.redmond.gov/50plus.

Rainbow Bingo: May Flowers

Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Ballard Northwest Senior Center
5429 32nd Avenue NW, Seattle

Join the Ballard Northwest Senior Center for an exciting night of Rainbow Bingo! Sylvia O'Stayformore entertains with songs, calls, and great games, and makes the evening one to remember. Eat Chef Bob's delicious fare and beverages. Come for the fun, celebrate diversity, and maybe win a fabulous prize. Tickets are $15 before the event or $20 at the door. The price includes 10 games of bingo. Buy early, as this event tends to sell out. For more information, call 206-297-0403 or visit www.ballardseniorcenter.org.

Changes in the Aging Eye

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Des Moines Activity Center
2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines

Come to an informative presentation discussing eye care, normal changes as our eyes age as well as unexpected changes due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, strokes or cataracts. Helpful resources and information will help you adapt to potential vision changes. The facilitator is social worker Kate Fewel of Sight Connections and Comfort Keepers. For more information, call the center at 206-878-1642.

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2015 Healthy Aging Partnership Film Festival

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30–9:00 p.m.        
Naked City Brewery
8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Save the date for the 2015 Healthy Aging Partnership Film Fest! Celebrate Older Americans Month with friends, fun and laughter. The evening begins with a reception (5:30 p.m.). At 7 p.m., watch a special movie chosen for the event by the Healthy Aging Partnership steering committee (details to be announced soon). A guaranteed good time! For more information, contact ADS planner Karen Winston (karen.winston@seattle.gov).

Things to Know Now That You're 50 (four-session workshop series)

Four sessions starting Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St., Seattle WA 98116

Now that you're 50 (or maybe a few years into your 50s), you know there are new things to learn for the next phase of your life. However, you might not be looking forward to talking about aging and the issues we all may face. Aging Your Way makes it easy and fun for you, offering four sessions that include jargon-free practical tips and resources so you can make your new plans. Dates are Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26. Not sure you can make all four classes? Share the workshops with a friend. Cost: $100 in advance or $135 at the door. To register, click here. For more information, click on the graphic at right or contact Dori Gillam (dorig@seniorservices.org or 206-268-6737).

Redmond Older Americans Month Proclamation

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Redmond City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond

At the first Redmond City Council meeting in May, Redmond Mayor John Marchione will proclaim May as Older Americans Month and present Redmond's Outstanding Senior Volunteers (see related event on May 1). For more information, e-mail mayorcouncil@redmond.gov or visit www.redmond.gov/Government/CityCouncil.

Be Well Workshop: Restful Aspects of Nature

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Kent Senior Activity Center's Be Well workshops focus on "The Nature of Wellness" in May. Explore the amazing ability of nature that helps you let go of stress, relax and rejuvenate. Join this educational, fun, and interactive session and learn to "be all that you can be." For more information, see the Kent Senior Activity Center spring-summer brochure.

When Grandkids Come Out and Other Questions

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

Would you like to better understand LGBT issues and learn how to support someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? A panel from PFLAG—an organization of parents, families and allies united with members of the LGBT community to move equality forward—will share their experiences and answer your questions. Free.

ADS Advisory Council Meeting & Forum

Friday, May 8, 2015, 11:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation

Save the date for a special Advisory Council forum at the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Details will be posted at www.agingkingcounty.org/advisory-council/advocacy.htm. The ADS Advisory Council meets on the second Friday of most months. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available within a week of the meeting. For more information, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/advisory-council or contact Gigi Meinig (gigi.meinig@seattle.gov or 206-684-0652).

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015
National Holiday

The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. A campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the U.S. began in 1905, the year that Ann Reeves Jarvis died. Jarvis was a peace activist who had cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. Her daughter Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues, honoring her mother by continuing her work, and advocated to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world." In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation creating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Tribal Mental Health Conference

Tuesday, May 12–Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Skagit Resort
5984 Darrk Lane, Bow

"Building Strength and Resiliency" is the theme of the 15th Annual Tribal Mental Health Conference, presented by the North Sound Mental Health Administration and the Tribes of the North Sound Region. For more information, visit www.nsmha.org/Tribal.

Des Moines Fireside Chat

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Des Moines Activity Center
2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines

Join a conversation with City of Des Moines economic development director Michael Mattias. Learn what economic development activities are going on in the Des Moines area. For more information, call the center at 206-878-1642.

Veterans Coffee Hour

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Des Moines Activity Center
2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines

May 13 is the first in a new ongoing coffee hour series (second Wednesdays) at the Des Moines Activity Center. Enjoy good coffee, companionship, and conversation and receive sound veterans support information! For more information, call the center at 206-878-1642.

Be Well Workshop: Connecting with Nature

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Kent Senior Activity Center's Be Well workshops focus on "The Nature of Wellness" in May. Discuss the many ways of connecting with nature and make a plan to participate in your favorites. Join this educational, fun, and interactive session and learn to "be all that you can be." For more information, see the Kent Senior Activity Center spring-summer brochure.

Nonagenarian and Centenarian Tea

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

The Greenwood Senior Center is holding a party, and all people age 90 and older are invited to attend. Celebrate those long-lived individuals who add so much wisdom and collective knowledge to our community! Come for tea, treats, and talks about aging well. Free. RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Kent Firefighters Foundation Veterans Luncheon

Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:45 a.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Kent Firefighters Foundation will honor military veterans by setting up, serving, cleaning up and subsidizing lunch. A 15-minute Veteran Appreciation DVD featuring Kent resident, World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Joe M. Jackson and other local veterans will be shown. On Tuesday, April 21 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), veterans showing their DD214 may receive up to two free tickets. Beginning Wednesday, April 22, remaining tickets will be available for other seniors for the nominal lunch fundraising fee of $2.00.  Wait List coupons are available after all tickets have all been distributed. Coupon holders will receive a lunch for $2.00 after Noon if space is available. For more information, see the Kent Senior Activity Center spring-summer brochure.

Sophisticated Swing Big Band Dance

Friday, May 15, 2015, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Redmond Senior Center
8703 160th Avenue NE, Redmond

Dance to live music or just listen—it's up to you! Bring a partner, a friend or meet some new people. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided. Admission $4 per person. For more information, call 425-556-2314, e-mail rsc@redmond.gov or visit www.redmond.gov/50plus.

Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply … Dying Well (movie event)

Friday, May 15, 2015, 3:00–5:00 p.m. (movie and small reception)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00–2:00 p.m. (follow-up discussion)
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

Informative and yet intimate, Speaking of Dying captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. This film will inspire and encourage you to talk to your friends, family and medical providers about your own choices. It will help you believe that you can have a peaceful ending that will be a gift to yourself and your loved ones. For more information about the movie, click here. Carin Mack will lead the follow-up discussion on May 19. Free. RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Be Well Workshop: The Nature of Sleep

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Kent Senior Activity Center's Be Well workshops focus on "The Nature of Wellness" in May. Good sleep habits promote health and wellness. Learn how you may improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. Join this educational, fun, and interactive session and learn to "be all that you can be." For more information, see the Kent Senior Activity Center spring-summer brochure.

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hour

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:00–11:00 a.m.    
Central Building, 1st Floor Conference Room    
810 3rd Avenue, Seattle

The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens invites you to join a conversation with David Keyes, Seattle Department of Information Technology. As manager of the Community Technology Program, David promotes digital inclusion and public computing programs across Seattle and throughout the region. For more information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov, or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2015
National Holiday

Memorial Day is a day that honors and remembers the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. On the morning of Memorial Day, the U.S. flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff, then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. Also, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," some people choose to wear poppies on Memorial Day. The National American Legion adopted the poppy as their official symbol of remembrance in 1920.

Be Well Workshop: Experiencing Nature

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center
600 East Smith Street, Kent

The Kent Senior Activity Center's Be Well workshops focus on "The Nature of Wellness" in May. Discover ways to bring nature into your life and participate in a planting exercise. Join this educational, fun, and interactive session and learn to "be all that you can be." For more information, see the Kent Senior Activity Center spring-summer brochure.

Redmond Newcomers Reception

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Redmond Senior Center Room 109
8703 160th Avenue NE, Redmond

Join Redmond Senior Center staff and Senior Advisory Committee members for an introduction to the center. Meet other newcomers, learn about programs and activities, and tour the building. Coffee will be served. Free. For more information, call 425-556-2314, e-mail rsc@redmond.gov or visit www.redmond.gov/50plus.

A Jewel in the City: Golden Gardens Walk

Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation's Theresa McEwen as she leads a walk that focuses on Golden Gardens history, native plant restoration, volunteer efforts, and the native beaver habitat. Meet at Greenwood Senior Center before going to the park. Walk on the flat loop trail to the south end of the park, then head to the North Beach restoration and wetlands area, venturing into the sands and grasses of the dunes area. The route is ADA accessible. Bring water, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes. RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Beach Blanket Bingo!

Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon Street, West Seattle

If you've never experienced Rainbow Bingo, you're in for a treat! Support your senior center while enjoying a fun evening with adults of all ages (age 21+). Tickets: $10 for SCWS members, $15 for non-members. For more information and secure tickets, visit www.sc-ws.org or contact the Senior Center of West Seattle (206-932-4044 or info.SCWS@seniorservices.org). Note: Tickets often sell out early.

Challenges in Caregiving: Giving Care, Taking Care

Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila

Family caregivers, home care workers, adult day services staff, adult family home and assisted living staff, and social service and mental health professionals who work with family caregivers can hear nationally-known author Wendy Lustbader speak at the 2015 caregiver conference sponsored by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Full Life Care, and others. Caregivers can choose from 16 workshops and visit over 40 exhibitors with resource information about products and services. The early registration fee (by May 13) is $30 for individual caregivers is $30 and $50 for agency-based caregivers. Scholarships are available for unpaid family caregivers. Fees include workshops, lunch and resource exhibits. Registration forms will be available in April. To request a brochure and registration materials, call 360-725-2544 (toll-free 800-422-3263) or visit the conference webpage (click here).

2015 Care Transitions Conference: The Waves of Change in Health Care

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Renton Community Center
1715 SE Maple Valley Highway, Renton

Register now to attend The Waves of Change in Health Care, the 2015 care transitions conference coordinated by Aging and Disability Services and community partners. Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dr. Marc Pierson, MD, Cambridge Management Group, and sessions on patient-centered care, care coordination, caregiver support, chronic disease self-management, health equity, medication management, and "warm hand-overs." For registration and other conference information, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/CTconference. Note: Don't delay—registration closed early last year.