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Stress-free Aging: Planning for Health and Long-Term Care

The Healthy Aging Partnership—an informal coalition of representatives from nonprofit and government agencies that serve older adults in the Puget Sound region—invites you to participate in “Stress-free Aging: Planning for Health and Long-Term Care,” an Older Americans Month event on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (12–4 p.m.) at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy, in Renton. This free community event will include a resource fair and presentations.

To read the event flyer, click here.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jim deMaine is a retired Group Health pulmonary/critical care physician, who will focus on end-of-life planning advocacy and education, to help you ensure that your individual rights are respected.
  • Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney who teaches elder law at the University of Washington as an adjunct professor. If you are already retired or are thinking about retirement, Rajiv’s presentation will include an overview of how life planning can help you protect your assets, plan for good housing, and avoid becoming a burden to your loved ones in later life.

Dr. Jim deMaine

In addition to free admission, lunch is free, including regular and vegetarian sandwich options. If you have food allergies, please bring your own meal. RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD7PF8R so we can ensure sufficient food and seating.

For the latest information about the May 23 event, visit www.4elders.org.

Join the Healthy Aging Partnership

Healthy Aging Partnership (HAP) members are organizations and individuals who are passionate about serving older adults. We are committed to educating our community about the needs of older adults and caregivers, and the resources available to assist them. We foster healthy choices for all people as we age. We help older adults live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

Rajiv Nagaich

HAP’s theme for 2018 and beyond is “Creating Age-Friendly Communities.” We celebrate Older Americans Month in May and sponsor or co-sponsor numerous events that promote networking and community dialogue about community needs, such as Engaging Aging—the Age Friendly Seattle women’s equity forum last fall. Several years ago, we coordinated film screenings and hosted a film festival that featured locally produced short movies about healthy aging.

Aging services providers are welcome to join HAP, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00–10:30 a.m. in the Lillian Rice Building, 2208 Second Avenue, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.

For more information about the Healthy Aging Partnership or the May 23 event, contact Karen Winston, Aging and Disability Services, at 206-684-0706 or karen.winston@seattle.gov.

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