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Caregiver Calendar of Events

Includes events from the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, UW Brain and Wellness Center, Kirkland Interfaith Network, Music Mends Minds, Elderwise, Momentia, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UW,  Taproot Theatre, and more!  Old Friends Club wants to recognize and thank all of these organizations for everything they do. 

October 2021 EVENTS

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HISPANIC
HERITAGE
MONTH

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The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture, celebrating the rich history of Chicano/as and Latino/as in Washington state.

The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture showcases the history of Chicano/as and Latino/as from post-war immigration to present time.

Visit the website:

https://seamarmuseum.squarespace.com/

October 1 Friday

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

 

October 2 Saturday

October 3 Sunday

October 4 Monday

ElderWise MiniWise

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Perhaps you or someone you know would benefit from joining a group like MiniWise. We are a small group that meets on Monday mornings at 11 am for an hour of conversation, laughter, support, movement, and community.

Email Nancy Lang  nancy@elderwise.org can answer your questions. Donations gladly accepted but not required.

http://www.elderwise.org/new-page

 

October 5 Tuesday

YMCA Community Café

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 PM

A free hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. We explore the day’s topic through an engaging presentation to get you thinking and prepared for a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.

www.seattleymca.org/cafe

 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

 

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

 

October 6 Wednesday

 

UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Wellness Wednesdays: Mood Boosters: Helpful Strategies to Support Your Mental Health

Wed, October 06, 1:00pm

We all feel down from time to time, but what can we do about it? Join us as we hear from George Dicks, geriatric mental health specialist from Harborview Medical Center, on how to support your mental health. In this session, we will explore practical mental health strategies that can lift your spirits and help you thrive. Presented by: George Dicks

http://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/

 

October 7 Thursday

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning- Alzheimer’s Association

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more. 

 

 

October 8 Friday

Patrick Sings

  • Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

 

October 9 Saturday

October 10 Sunday

October 11 Monday

 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research- Alzheimer’s Association

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

 

ElderWise MiniWise

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Perhaps you or someone you know would benefit from joining a group like MiniWise. We are a small group that meets on Monday mornings at 11 am for an hour of conversation, laughter, support, movement, and community.

Email Nancy Lang  nancy@elderwise.org can answer your questions. Donations gladly accepted but not required.

http://www.elderwise.org/new-page

 

Taproot's "Z-Improv" Class

  • Monday, October 11, 2021

  • 2:30 PM  3:30 PM

 

October 12 Tuesday

YMCA Community Café

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 PM

A free hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. We explore the day’s topic through an engaging presentation to get you thinking and prepared for a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.

www.seattleymca.org/cafe

 

October 13 Wednesday

UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

http://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/

Wellness Wednesdays: Reimagining Our Approach to Brain Health

Wed, October 13, 1:00pm

What does healthy brain aging mean and how can we help our brains age well? How can a strengths-based approach revolutionize dementia care, and how can threats to memory and brain health be prevented in the future? Join us as we hear from Thomas Grabowski, MD, neurologist and director, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, about how we can take healthy steps to improve brain health.

 

Effective Communication Strategies- Alzheimer’s Association

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​ – Alzheimer’s Association

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

October 14 Thursday

 

Care Connection Webinar: Guardianship & Conservatorship: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

October 14 @ 1:00 pm EDT

 

https://alzfdn.org/event/care-connection-webinar-guardianship-conservatorship-frequently-asked-questions-answers/

October 15 Friday

October 16 Saturday

October 17 Sunday

October 18 Monday

ElderWise MiniWise

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Perhaps you or someone you know would benefit from joining a group like MiniWise. We are a small group that meets on Monday mornings at 11 am for an hour of conversation, laughter, support, movement, and community.

Email Nancy Lang  nancy@elderwise.org can answer your questions. Donations gladly accepted but not required.

http://www.elderwise.org/new-page

 

October 19 Tuesday

YMCA Community Café

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 PM

A free hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. We explore the day’s topic through an engaging presentation to get you thinking and prepared for a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.

www.seattleymca.org/cafe

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association

Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

 

 

October 20 Wednesday

Effective Communication Strategies- Alzheimer’s Association

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

 

October 21 Thursday

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​ – Alzheimer’s Association

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

October 22 Friday

Patrick Sings

  • Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

 

October 23 Saturday

October 24 Sunday

October 25 Monday

ElderWise MiniWise

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Perhaps you or someone you know would benefit from joining a group like MiniWise. We are a small group that meets on Monday mornings at 11 am for an hour of conversation, laughter, support, movement, and community.

Email Nancy Lang  nancy@elderwise.org can answer your questions. Donations gladly accepted but not required.

http://www.elderwise.org/new-page

 

Silver Kite – Autumn Dances

Monday October 25, 1:30-2:30 PM

Join us for Fall ritual dances, Harvest dances, and spooky dances!

Along with our usual array of dancing for fun using all different genres, we will have a little fun being inspired by autumn music and movement traditions from around the world.

Will have both standing and seated dances, but all are adaptable to accommodate for all ability and comfort levels.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford

What you'll need:
Your favorite chair
A smile!

 

https://www.silverkite.us/online-workshops

 

October 26 Tuesday

YMCA Community Café

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 PM

A free hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. We explore the day’s topic through an engaging presentation to get you thinking and prepared for a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.

www.seattleymca.org/cafe

 

When Living at Home is No Longer an Option​ – Alzheimer’s Association

There may come a time when the person living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia will need more care than can be provided at home. During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, it becomes necessary to provide 24-hour supervision to keep the person with dementia safe. Join us to learn about your options.

 

 

October 27 Wednesday

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more. 

 

October 28 Thursday

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

 

October 29 Friday

October 30 Saturday

October 31 Sunday