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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. Calendar not currently available on mobile.

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January 2021 EVENTS

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Happy New Year!

 

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AFA's Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – A New Beginning

January 2 @ 2:00 pm EST

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for a 4-week chair yoga series that will open your heart and connect with your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with safe and comforting feelings. This week’s focus is “A New Beginning.”

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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AFA Virtual Community Class: Art Appreciation with For Love & Art

January 3 @ 12:00 pm EST

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY – Join For Love & Art for art appreciation! Each week, you will virtually visit a different museum and witness the beauty of artwork from among 30 institutions partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You will reflect, recollect, and share your thoughts, feelings, and even body sensations. To celebrate art is to celebrate life!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

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AFA's Movement Monday Tip: Tension in the Body

January 4 @ 10:00 am EST

Join AFA’s Jackie Gatto, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, every Monday for a brief movement tip! Each week, Jackie will provide a movement directive for you to explore at home. Feel free to save and revisit these directives anytime you need to move your body! This week we will explore: Tension in the Body.

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

AFA's Virtual Community Class: Lindy Hop with Peter & Naomi

January 4 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join Peter & Naomi for a joyous and inspiring virtual Lindy Hop class! In this virtual dance session, you will watch Naomi & Peter perform and learn variations of their routines. Put on those dancing shoes, and let’s have some fun!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

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AFA's Virtual Community Class: Barre Fitness

January 5 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programming Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, for a barre fitness class! Jackie is a certified barre instructor and Registered Dance-Movement Therapist. Barre is a blend of Pilates, Yoga, and dance that uses isometric movements to lengthen and strengthen various muscles, focusing on thighs, abs, and seat. In this class, participants will use a sturdy chair, countertop, or table to support balance. This class will incorporate movement, both sitting and standing. Let’s grab a chair and have some fun!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

Alzheimer's Association Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

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.

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Alzheimer's Association Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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.

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Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the third Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch.

Event can be accessed at the same URL: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. Close to Home is scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time unless the Civic Coffee Hour is taking place. Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.

Event can be accessed at the same URL: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

AFA"s Virtual Community Class: Mindful Meditation

January 7 @ 2:30 pm EST

It is so important to find time for ourselves and interconnect within. Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programming, Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, for a relaxing afternoon of meditation! Connect the mind and body through the use of guided meditation and relaxation techniques.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

Alzheimer's Association Introduction to Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors.

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AFA's Activity Tip for the Weekend: Get Organized for the New Year

January 8 @ 10:00 am EST

A great activity to refresh your home is exploring organization! Throughout the year maybe closets, cupboards, and pantries become a bit cluttered. Let’s make organizing fun by turning it into a fulfilling activity! Jackie will show you where to start, in this activity tip!

More organization tips here: https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/apartmentliving/tips-tricks-renters/15-expert-tips-to-help-you-plan-for-a-more-organized-home-in-2021/

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

AFA's Virtual Community Class: Music with Ariel

January 8 @ 2:30 pm EST

Learn music-based coping techniques from Board Certified Music Therapist, Ariel Weissberger, MA, MT-BC, LCAT of Berko Music Therapy This session will include music and opportunities to actively participate by listening, singing along, and playing along with instruments made from items found at home. This engaging workshop will leave you feeling inspired, connected, and joyful!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

 

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AFA's Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Be in the Moment

January 9 @ 2:00 pm EST

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for a 4-week chair yoga series that will open your heart and connect your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with safety and comfort feelings. This week’s focus is, “Be in the Moment.”

This event will take place at the AFA Teal RoomClick here to visit the AFA Teal Room.

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AFA's Virtual Community Class: Art Appreciation with For Love & Art

January 10 @ 12:00 pm EST

State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia – Join For Love & Art for art appreciation! Each week, you will virtually visit a different museum and witness the beauty of artwork from among 30 institutions partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You will reflect, recollect, and share your thoughts, feelings, and even body sensations. To celebrate art is to celebrate life!

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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AFA's Movement Monday Tip: Shaking It Out

January 11 @ 10:00 am EST

Join AFA’s Jackie Gatto, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, every Monday for a brief movement tip! Each week, Jackie will provide a movement directive for you to explore at home. Feel free to save and revisit these directives anytime you need to move your body! This week we will explore: Shaking It Out.

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

Alzheimer's Association 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Early Stage

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

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Alzheimer's Association Effective Communication Strategies

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.

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Alzheimer's Association Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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.

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Alzheimer's Association Lo Básico

La enfermedad de Alzheimer no es una parte normal del envejecimiento. Si usted o alguien que usted conoce está afectado por la enfermedad de Alzheimer o la demencia, es el momento de conocer los hechos. Este programa proporciona información sobre detección, causas y factores de riesgo, las etapas de la enfermedad, el tratamiento y mucho más. 

Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the third Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch.

Event can be accessed at: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. Close to Home is scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time unless the Civic Coffee Hour is taking place. Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.

Event can be accessed at: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

AFA's Care Connection Webinar: Coping with COVID

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Learn more and Register Here

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Christmas Day

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Alzheimer's Association 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Early Stage

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

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MAPS-MCRC

Mindful Tuesdays, 6PM

"Setting Healthy Boundaries"

Learn more here

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AFA's Virtual Professional Training: Alzheimer’s Disease: Beyond Signs and Symptoms

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Learn more and Register Here

Alzheimer's Association10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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.

UW Brain and Wellness Center

Wellness Wednesdays: Living with Alzheimer’s: Younger Onset (Part 1)

Wed, January 20, 1:00pm

Find out more and register here 

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Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the third Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch.

Event can be accessed herebit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. Close to Home is scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time unless the Civic Coffee Hour is taking place. Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.

Event can be accessed here: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Seattle LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group

Alzheimer's Association

6:30-8:00 PM, Every 3rd Thursday of the month

https://www.alzwa.org/support-groups/locate/seattle-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-caregivers/

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Alzheimer's Association Dementia Conversations

Learn tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with your family members about issues relating to Alzheimer's and dementia such as: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. 

 

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Virtual Community Class: Music Performance by Maya – Songs of Hope

January 25 @ 2:30 pm EST

Check out the set list + get the link to join here

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MAPS-MCRC

Mindful Tuesdays, 6PM

"Building Healthy Relationships"

Learn more here

Alzheimer's Association Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

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.

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Alzheimer's Association Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

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.

UW Brain and Wellness Center

Wellness Wednesdays: Living with Alzheimer’s: Younger Onset (Part 2)

Wed, January 27, 1:00pm

Find out more and register here 

Washington Poison Center

Cannabis 101: Current Evidence & Considerations for Older Adults

January 27, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, PST

Register here

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Medication Management: A Training for Caregivers of Older Adults

January 28, 1:30 - 2:30pm

Caring for a loved one involves providing support in innumerable aspects of their life. Join the Washington Poison Center for a presentation designed to simplify one such aspect: managing medications. Learn about common sources of medication errors, receive tools to assess medication management, and leave with strategies to improve and increase success in managing medications.

Register here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7665913128417027585

Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the third Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch. 

Event can be accessed here: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. Close to Home is scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time unless the Civic Coffee Hour is taking place. Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.

Event can be accessed here: bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive

Alzheimer's Association When Living at Home is No Longer an Option

Join us as we explore what options there are for when living safely at home is no longer an option for your loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

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

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.

 

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Inner Child Shine

January 30 @ 2:00 pm EST

Learn more here.

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Virtual Community Class: Art Appreciation with FOR LOVE & ART

January 31 @ 12:00 pm EST

Learn more here.