Giving Care, Taking Care: Annual Caregiver Conference
Monday, June 6, 2016
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila
This annual day-long conference for caregivers will feature author, life coach, support group leader and former Snohomish County caregiver specialist Sandy Powers as keynote speaker, along with 16 workshops and over 40 exhibits. This conference is intended for unpaid caregivers (family members or others), home care workers and adult day services staff, adult family home or assisted living staff, and social service or mental health professionals who work with family caregivers. Registration fees are $40 (individual caregivers) and $75 (agency caregivers). Scholarships are available for unpaid family caregivers. For more information, call 1-800-422-3263 or 360-725-2544 or click here.
Tuesdays, June 7–July 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
800 Jefferson Street, Seattle
Do you want to make your community a better place in which to live with memory loss? Come to this eight-week dementia-friendly communities workshop for persons living with memory loss. Use your skills to make a difference! Free program. RSVP by Friday, June 3, to Mari Becker (206-744-2017 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
The Frye Museum
704 Terry Ave., Seattle
Hear four fresh perspectives on the aging process at this evening of celebration! Debbie Carlsen, LGBTQ Allyship; Dr. Kristoffer Rhoads, UW School of Medicine; Kavan Peterson, ChangingAging.org; and Dori Gillam, Positive Endings, will enlighten and entertain. Reception from 6-7 p.m. and program from 7-8:30 p.m. FREE, this event is hosted by the Healthy Aging Partnership. For a color flyer, click here. Parking is available for Frye guests. RSVP www.surveymonkey.com/r/RXV88S6.
“Fraying at the Edges” – NYT Article Discussion
Thursdays, June 9 & 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle
On May 1, 2016, the New York Times published “Fraying at the Edges,” a groundbreaking journalistic piece on 69-year-old Geri Taylor and her journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Join Greenwood Senior Center social worker Carin Mack and UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center community education manager Mari Becker for a discussion on the issues and opportunities brought up in the article. We will divide into two concurrent discussion groups—one especially for persons living with early stage memory loss. Please read the article before the first meeting (not required for those with ESML). Free. RSVP to the Greenwood Senior Center at 206-297-0875. For more information, visit www.phinneycenter.org/gsc.
Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon
Thursday, June 9, 2016
300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue
Inspire Positive Aging is an annual awards program hosted by Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services). For more information, read Who Inspires You? Sound Generations Wants to Know! (AgeWise King County, April 2016) or visit the Inspire Award website.
It Takes a Village to Age in Place
Friday, July 8, 2016, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
West Seattle Branch Library
2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle
The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services invites you to attend a special forum on “virtual villages” and aging in place. Our speakers are Judy Kinney, NEST; Denise Klein, Wider Horizons; and Alex Gramps, PNA Village. Each will describe the advantages of “the village model” for people who want to age in the home and community of their choice. Seating is limited to 50. RSVP to Gigi Meinig (email@example.com or 206-684-0652). Want to know more in advance? Read “The Village Model: Everyone Has Something to Contribute to Aging in Place” (AgeWise King County, August 2015).
Save the Date: Elder Friendly Futures Conference
Thursday, September 15 & Friday, September 16, 2016
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood
This two-day gerontology conference for health-care providers, community-based professionals, researchers, educators and students with a commitment to healthy aging will feature presentations by Dr. Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, The National Health, Aging, and Sexuality Study: Caring and Aging with Pride over Time; Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil, UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging; and Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Themes include shaping the science of health and wellness, visioning connections within age-friendly communities, addressing what it means to be older and underserved, the multiple dimensions of cognitive and mental health, and elder justice and security. For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/eff.