June Calendar

Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program Deadline

Now through June 4, 2012

June 4 is the deadline for submitting applications for the popular Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program. For eligibility information and applications, visit Aging King County Highlights.

The 3Rs: Renew, Recharge, Refresh

Register now for June 11–12 and/or June 13–14
Pigott Hall, Seattle University

Are you a lifelong learner? Then join Seattle University and the Northwest Center for Creative Aging for the second year of "The 3 Rs: Renew, Recharge, Refresh," a continuing education event focused on intergenerational, collaborative learning. Choose among 15 fascinating courses (9 choices each session) for intensive 2-day immersion courses taught by world-renowned, expert faculty. Register online or call either Rebecca Crichton (Northwest Center for Creative Aging) at 206-382-3789 or Rosa Hughes (Seattle University) at 206-296-6384.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Register now for six-week class beginning June 26
Elder and Adult Day Services
12831 NE 21st Place, Bellevue

Register today for a free, six-week class for caregivers which begins June 26 (3:30–5:00 p.m.). Free respite care is provided so caregivers can bring their loved ones while attending the class series that is designed to give caregivers a "toolbox" to better cope and reduce feelings of powerlessness with their individual caregiving situation. For more information, call Amber at 206-859-5721.

19th Annual Challenges in Caregiving Conference

Monday, June 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S, Tukwila

Attend "Giving Care, Taking Care," a one-day conference for family caregivers of adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities; adult children concerned about aging parents; aging parents caring for adult children with disabilities; in-home caregivers; adult day care, adult family home, and assisted living facilities staff; and geriatric mental health service providers. For more information, contact Lynne Korte, Aging and Disabilities Services Administration, at 360-725-2545 or kortelm@dshs.wa.gov.

Fair Housing Accessibility Training

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 4th Ave., Seattle

This all-day event promotes compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. Sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, King County Office of Civil Rights, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the event is free. For more information, contact Michael Chin at 206-684-8063 or see the event flyer.

Awareness, Prevention, Protection: End Abuse of Elders and Vulnerable Adults

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood

Register now for this one-day conference for law enforcement, health care providers, and social services professionals featuring keynote speakers Robert Blancato, Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, and Dr. Christine Fordyce, speaking on "Elder Abuse from the Health Care Perspective." Workshops include Signs of Neglect, Power of Attorney and Guardianship, Prosecution of Elder Abuse, Hoarding, Financial Exploitation, and Challenges with Charging Vulnerable Adult Cases Criminally. Lunch is included. For more information, visit the conference webpage or contact Tami Kesl at 425-265-2296 or tkesl@sssc.org.

Insight: A Low Vision Expo

Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about resources for people with low vision—keynote presentations, breakout sessions, a vendor fair, and an all-day assistive technology learning lab with hands-on demonstrations of modern technology and accessible computer devices included. For more information, visit the SightConnection website (formerly called Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted) or contact Michael Craig at 206-525-5556.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, June 15

The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has named June 15 as World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day as a reminder that elder abuse exists and that it takes commitment and collaboration by many people and organizations to create effective interventions. To learn more about identifying and reporting abuse of a vulnerable adult or child in Washington state, visit www.dshs.wa.gov/endharm.shtml.

Northwest Senior Games Dance Day

Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Redmond Senior Center, Multipurpose Room
8703 160th Ave. NE, Redmond

All are welcome at this non-competitive recreational dance event. The morning is devoted to line dance; the afternoon to East Coast swing. A light buffet lunch is free to all dancers. Registration fees are $6 for one dance or $10 for both dances, in advance ($8 and $14 at the door). Maximum participants: 100. Advance registration is strongly encouraged as this event could sell out. To register over the phone with a credit card or to request a registration form in the mail, call 425-556-2314.

World Dance Party

Friday, June 15, 2012, 6:00–9:30 p.m.
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S., Seattle

A community celebration that grew from an Aging Your Way gathering, all ages and cultures are welcome at the World Dance Party! For more information, e-mail worlddanceparty@gmail.com or visit www.worlddancepartyseattle.org.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Lake Hills Library
15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue

Alzheimer's Program on Early Detection

The Alzheimer's Association will present a program on early detection of Alzheimer’s. For more information, call 206-363-5500 or visit www.alzwa.org.

Senior Coffee Hour: Waterfront Seattle—The Seawall Project

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Central Building (between Columbia & Marion Streets, downtown Seattle)
810 3rd Ave., Seattle

The Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens invites you to learn more about the downtown waterfront at their June coffee hour with Jennifer Wieland, Elliott Bay Seawall Project manager, and Nathan Torgelson, Seattle Parks and Recreation policy and development manager. For more information, call 206-684-0500, e-mail seniors@seattle.gov, or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.