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The Art of Alzheimer’s: The Artist Within (Opening Reception)

Friday, January 8, 2016, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Hall Lobby & Anne Focke Galleries
700 4th Avenue, Seattle

See related article in this issue.

NESTcafé: Best Books of the Year

Monday, January 11, 2016, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Magnuson Park Brig, Room 406
6344 NE 74th Street, Seattle

What’s on your reading list? Michael Coy of Third Place Books has the inside scoop on 2015’s best books and the books you can look forward to reading in 2016. Discover your next favorite book and pick up some great paperbacks after the talk. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Northeast Seattle Together (NEST) at 206-525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

The Art of Alzheimer’s: The Artist Within (Tour & Discussion)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:00 noon
Seattle City Hall Lobby & Anne Focke Galleries
700 4th Avenue, Seattle

See related article in this issue.

NWUDCeventWalk-, Stroll- & Roll-Ability: Designing a Pedestrian Network for All

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Conference Room 4060
700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle

The Northwest Universal Design Council invites you to attend “Walk-, Stroll- & Roll-Ability: Designing a Pedestrian Network for All,” a presentation by Seattle Department of Transportation ADA coordinator Mike Shaw and design and construction engineers John Ricardi and Eugene Pike. See related article in this issue. For directions to the Municipal Tower, visit http://bit.ly/1NQugTm. If you require an accommodation in order to participate, e-mail info@environmentsforall.org at your earliest opportunity.

iPhone & iPad Basics Class

Thursdays, January 14, 21 and 28, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Northeast Seattle Together (NEST) Office
5751 33rd Avenue NE, Seattle

In this hands-on series, trusted NEST vendor Chris Altwegg shows you how to master your iPhone or iPad. Whether you’ve had your device for years or are a brand-new owner, these useful tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your technology. Open to the public. Space is limited to 10 people. Cost for 3-session class: $38 (NEST members), $43 (NEST volunteers), or $48 (general public). Call 206-525-6378 or e-mail info@nestseattle.org to sign up.

The Art of Alzheimer’s: The Artist Within (Poetry Reading)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:00 noon
Seattle City Hall Lobby & Anne Focke Galleries
700 4th Avenue, Seattle

See related article in this issue.

Disabilities Legislative Reception

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Columbia Room, Legislative Building
State Capitol Campus, Olympia

Disability advocates are invited to attend the 35th annual legislative reception hosted by the community of people with disabilities, including the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, Washington State Rehab Council Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL), and Washington State Independent Living Council. For more information, e-mail Teesha Kirschbaum at kirsctr@dshs.wa.gov.

Financial Matters Workshop: Wills & Trusts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00–7:30 p.m.
Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 NE 41st Street, Seattle

Join Northeast Seattle Together (NEST) at 4:00 for a Wills & Trusts seminar, then stay after for deeper conversation, soup, and salad. Break bread while learning from neighbors and financial experts in a warm, friendly environment. Greg Russell, founding partner at Peterson Russell Kelly, will tackle the basics of estate planning. Discuss the many aspects of building your will or trust, current best practices, document management, and how to keep up with changes in estate law. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact NEST at 206-525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

The Art of Alzheimer’s: The Artist Within (Painting Class)

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Seattle City Hall Lobby & Anne Focke Galleries
700 4th Avenue, Seattle

See related article in this issue.

Early Stage Memory Loss Forum for Professionals

February 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila

This year’s forum focuses on “Respecting Both Voices: Support for the Caregiver and Care Receiver,” featuring Carol Whitlatch, PhD, Center for Research and Education, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland. For more information, visit www.alz.org/alzwa.

Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day

Friday, February 12, 2016 (all day)
State Capitol Campus
Olympia

Register now to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter Advocacy Day. Participate in the launch of the just-completed Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s. For more information, contact Peter Newbould (pnewbould@alz.org or 206-529-3867) or visit www.alz.org/alzwa.

Washington State Senior Lobby Day

Thursday, February 25, 2016 (all day)
United Churches
110 11th Ave SE, Olympia

Join with other senior advocates at United Churches, near the state capitol campus, and then visit members of the Washington State Legislature in their offices. For more information, contact Karen Bowen (360-754-0207 or info@waseniorlobby.org) or visit www.waseniorlobby.org.

Snohomish County Dementia Family Caregiver Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Stillaguamish Senior Center
18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington

For more information, visit www.alz.org/alzwa/in_my_community_101006.asp.

Discovery 2016: Alzheimer’s Regional Conference

Friday, April 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle

Save the date for Discovery 2016, with keynote speaker Gary Small, MD (“Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline: What Clinicians and Caregivers Need to Know”) and 15 workshops, including Alzheimer’s research, communication strategies, design for aging, stages of dementia, strategies for improving memory and brain health, Lewy body dementia, LGBTQ community dementia challenges, and other topics related to human behaviors and emerging therapies. For more information, click here.

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