Partnerships for Inclusive Planning
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle
Sponsored by the Disability Advocacy Group for inclusive emergency management, this event will bring together representatives of agencies that serve people with disabilities, planners, emergency management professionals, and first responders to share resources, experiences and to make inclusive planning more do-able. This informative, hands-on, discussion-focused event is designed to build regional partnerships and foster resilient communities. Free. Register to attend at https://dagevent.eventbrite.com. For registration assistance or more information, contact Deborah Witmer (Deborah.Witmer@seattle.gov or 206-684-0712).
First Friday Film Series
Friday, March 4, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle
On March 4, join friends at Greenwood Senior Center for a free showing and discussion about Barbara, about an East German doctor in the 1980s who is banished to a small country hospital. For more information, visit www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/events.html.
Classic Movies with Scarecrow Video
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:30–7:00 p.m.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140, Seattle
Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization, brings a monthly classic film series to WCSC. Each screening is followed by a discussion led by one of their resident film experts. On March 9, watch “You Can’t Take It With You” (1938). Popcorn and drinks provided! Free—donations appreciated. Advance registration also appreciated—call 206-461-7825.
Friday, March 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4060
700 5th Avenue, Seattle
The Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services invites you to a presentation by Nick Licata, author of “Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies & Advice for Changing Our World.” Becoming a Citizen Activist is a self-help book for citizens wanting to change the political world around them. To request an accommodation or for more information, contact Aging and Disability Services planner Gigi Meinig (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0652) or visit www.agingkingcounty.org/advisory-council.
Mental Health in Older Adults
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
525 North 85th Street, Seattle
This free workshop will explore mental health issues in the older adult. Discuss depression, anxiety, and other disorders that can arise as well as coping strategies and resources. Loretta Juarez-Wagner and Andrew Bussman are both Washington State Licensed Clinical Social Workers at the Northwest Hospital Geropsychiatric Center who work as group therapists for seniors in the Intensive Outpatient Program. For more information, visit www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/events.html.
Emergency Support Function 8 Briefing
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
American Red Cross
1900 25th Ave. S, Seattle
Public Health—Seattle & King County has announced the topics for the Spring 2016 King County Emergency Support Function 8 briefing for local emergency managers, healthcare partners, community-based organizations and public health information officers. These biannual briefings feature updates on plans, research and other issues that Public Health is addressing to ensure that King County is prepared for an ESF 8 emergency response. The March brief will include presentations on transition of the vulnerable populations work to the new Community Resilience + Equity Program; administrative preparedness; a new direction for alternate care planning; Public Health Reserve Corps and workforce mobilization; and an update on the Zika virus. To register, visit KingCountyESF8Spring2016.Eventbrite.com.
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.
2016 Care Transitions Conference
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:00–4:00 p.m.
IAM District 751
9125 15th Place South, Seattle
Are you involved in improving health care quality and transitions of care? Are you a health care or human services professional, a caregiver, or a patient advocate? Register to attend “Charting a Course to Health,” the 2016 Care Transitions Conference in south Seattle. For more information, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/CTconference.
Seattle UASI Regional Disaster Planning Conference
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue
People from community and faith-based organizations, human services agencies, and philanthropic organizations, along with emergency managers, first responders, tribal leaders, human services planners, public information officers, and anyone interested in emergency planning related to vulnerable populations is invited to help build a community-wide strategy for resilience to disasters. Join the conversation and develop new ways of thinking and innovative programming to make a difference. The conference is FREE for all participants (breakfast, lunch and snacks provided). To register, visit https://uasi2016resilienceconference.eventbrite.com. For assistance registering or for more information, e-mail Deborah.Witmer@seattle.gov.
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). Watch for information on the 2016 award process. In the meantime, save the date for the inspiring awards luncheon!