Older Americans Month Calendar

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 taking part in an activity, special recognition, or event in May. Get inspiration at www.agingkingcounty.org/olderamericansmonth.


Film Series: Positive Images of Aging

Fridays, 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 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.

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 events tends to sell out. For more information, call 206-297-0403 or visit www.ballardseniorcenter.org.

Safe and Sound in the Hospital—Patient Safety Workshop

Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle

Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. Help keep your loved ones safe after gaining the knowledge and confidence to be an advocate for family and friends receiving care. This free workshop is presented by Robin Shapiro, Allied Health Advocates, in partnership with nonprofit Campaign Zero. Brought to you by Wallingford Community Senior Center. Advance registration appreciated. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/safe-and-sound-in-the-hospital.

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.

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., screen 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.

Organization, De-Cluttering, Less Stuff: More Possibilities!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140, Seattle

Learn ideas for sorting, prioritizing, and organizing spaces in apartments or homes, closets, bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms attics, basements, garages, etc. Learn a simple system for dealing with mail, paperwork, and filing. Learn how and when to donate, sell, and give away items, with Karen Clifton, Unstuff Your Life. Suggested donation: $3 WCSC members / $5 public. Advance registration appreciated. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/organization-de-cluttering-less-stuff-more-possibilities.

Living Longer and Stronger in Sno-Valley

Friday, May 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation

The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services and Sno-Valley Senior Center invite you to attend a special forum on strategies for aging in place in a rural environment. The event features presentations on safety net health care programs, Medicare, Medicaid, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA), caregiver support, in-home care options, housing options, adult day health, transportation, home repair, volunteer programs, and more, with emphasis on Snoqualmie Valley resources. Sign-in opens at 11:00 a.m., with resource tables available. The program runs from 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. A low-cost lunch is available. For directions or other information, call 425-333-4152. For more information about the ADS Advisory Council, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/advisory-council or contact Gigi Meinig (gigi.meinig@seattle.gov or 206-684-0652).

Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Friday, May 8, 2015, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140, Seattle

The dynamics of the patient-doctor relationship are changing. Today, it is more of a partnership where both parties bring their own agenda and work together towards a common goal. Learn tips and tricks to build this type of relationship with your doctor at this free workshop with Audra Juraska, Health Coach at IORA Primary Care. Advance registration appreciated. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/make-the-most-of-your-dr-visit.

The MemoryCare Plays

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Taproot Theatre Company's Isaac Studio Theatre
212 North 85th Street, Seattle

The award-winning "MemoryCare Plays" will change what you think you know about memory loss and caregiving. Each evening involves staged readings of three one-act plays by professional actors from Taproot Theatre. Each one speaks to the humanity, dignity and love that go hand-in-hand with the journey of loving and caring for family members with memory loss. Audiences will be able to respond to each of the plays and talk about them at the conclusion of the evening with dementia specialist Dr. Soo Borson, Professor Emerita, UW School of Medicine. For tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 206-838-3006 ext. 1. Produced by Taproot Theatre, Full Life Care, and Phinney Neighborhood Association/Greenwood Senior Center. For more information, visit www.phinneycenter.org/memorycareplays.

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.

Personal Safety Nets

Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:30–3 p.m.
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle

Make your life more safe, secure, and connected by identifying plans, resources, and people to give you support when you need it most. This workshop will teach you to find the tools, knowledge, and resources to prepare you for life's upcoming challenges and changes. Presented by Judy Pigott, Personal Safety Nets®. Free—brought to you by Wallingford Community Senior Center. Advance registration required. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/personal-safety-nets.

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.

Conversations on Aging

Wednesdays, 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. Topics include How Does Ageism Impact Us? (May) and The Artist Within (June). Free. RSVP at 206-297-0875.

Aging the LGBTQ Way: Seattle Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Ethnic Cultural Center
3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle

Aging and Disability Services is happy to co-sponsor this LGBTQ town hall meeting! Share your experiences, hopes. and dreams for the future of LGBTQ aging in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Longtime Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will provide welcome remarks and UW Professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen will provide findings and updates from the first-ever national federally-funded longitudinal project of LGBTQ aging and well-being over time. The event is free of charge, video-taped, and wheel-chair accessible. Parking across the street ($5.00 parking fee, reimbursed if needed). Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at: AgePride@uw.edu. For more information, call 1-800-558-8703. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance (206-543-6450/V | 206-543-6452/TTY | 206-685-7264/FAX) or email dso@uw.edu.

Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Thursdays, May 14–June 18, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Auburn Senior Center
808 9th Avenue SE, Auburn

If you are an unpaid primary caregiver for a loved one, consider attending this free six-week class that can help you take better care of yourself so that you can better care for your loved one. The class can help you set healthy boundaries, recognize your needs as a caregiver, reduce stress, improve communication skills, navigate emotions, and deal with difficult decisions. Class space is limited—register early! To sign up, contact John at Senior Services (206-727-6231 or johnd@seniorservices.org).

Pilobolus @ Play Dance Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140, Seattle

Experience new kinds of movement, creativity, and connection with world-renowned Pilobolus teaching artists! Designed for older adults with no experience in dance, the class is fun, interesting, and accessible for any level of physical ability. Participants will also receive a ticket to see Pilobolus perform at the University of Washington and get to meet the dancers! Free. Advance registration required. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/pilobolus-play-dance-workshop.

Deadline: 2015 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Friday, May 15, 2015

Applications for the popular Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with $40 "checks" that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs throughout King County, are available at www.agingkingcounty.org/sfmnp, along with eligibility information. Applications must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2015.

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. Wait List coupons are available after all tickets have all been distributed. Coupon holders will receive a lunch for $2 after 12 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.

Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle

The dynamics of the patient-doctor relationship are changing. Today, it is more of a partnership where both parties bring their own agenda and work together towards a common goal. Learn tips and tricks to build this type of relationship with your doctor! With Audra Juraska, Health Coach at IORA Primary Care. Free—brought to you by Wallingford Community Senior Center. Advance registration appreciated. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/make-the-most-of-your-dr-visit-at-lake-city-community-center.

AARP Fraud Prevention Seminar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140, Seattle

Prevent identity theft, telephone scams, and online fraud. Learn how con artists operate so that you can spot a scam before you get roped in! This free workshop is led by AARP project coordinator Philip Jordan. Advance registration appreciated. Call 206-461-7825 or visit www.wallingfordseniors.org/fraud-prevention-seminar-aarp.

South End Coalition Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:45–9:30 a.m.
Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre
104 Burnett Avenue South, Renton

South End Coalition is an organization of professionals and persons who work in many areas of senior health care and well being that meets on the third Wednesday of each month at different venues. The Coalition’s goal is to network without competition and collectively provide quality senior care by exchanging information and ideas. For membership and other information, visit www.secoalition.com.

Aging and the Memory, What's Normal and What's Not

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Avenue South, SeaTac

Have you ever said to yourself "He just introduced himself and I can't remember his name"? Some changes are to be expected as we get older. Other changes are not normal. Get the latest facts and information on mental health as we age. Family members are welcome. This free workshop is presented by Joan Kelly, LICSW/GMHS, a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist at Highline Home Health. For more information, see the SeaTac Parks & Recreation Department 2015 Spring & Summer Activities Guide or call 206-973-4680.

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.

Senior Services Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Des Moines Beach Auditorium
22030 Cliff Avenue South, Des Moines

Commemorate Older Americans Month by attending Senior Services' annual meeting, which will feature all of the nominees for the 2015 Inspire Positive Aging Award and announcement of this year’s award recipient, plus an overview of Senior Services' past year. Visit exhibit tables and enjoy light refreshments. This meeting is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. RSVP by calling 206-727-6267.

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.

A Day of Learning at Seattle University

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Seattle University Pigott Building
901 12th Ave., Seattle

Northwest Center for Creative Aging and Horizon House present an on-campus experience for older adults, with a welcome and orientation, three hours of class, and a box lunch. Choose one of five classes designed for this day: Your Amazing Brain: A User's Guide; Indigenous American Voices in Literature, Story, and Poetry; The Human Story: Between Cruelty and Generosity; Forming the Chemical Elements and Life: We Are Stardust; and Higher Ground: Soulful Secrets of Negro Spirituals. Register online or by phone (206-382-3789 or www.nwcreativeaging.org) by June 4. Cost for class and lunch is $45/person.