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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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February 2021 EVENTS

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AFA Virtual Community Class: Sing-Along with Steve

February 1 @ 2:30 pm EST

Music has numerous benefits! Join Steve in this virtual sing-along where you will sing and engage with one another in this virtual environment. Through singing songs together, everyone can create meaningful connections, no matter where you are in the world! Steve will also cover how music creates a safe environment to express emotions and how everyone can make meaningful connections through engagement with music – singing, moving, having fun.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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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AFA Virtual Community Class: Barre Fitness

February 2 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programming, Jackie Gatto, 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. Participants will use a sturdy chair, countertop, or table as a support for 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 Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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.

Feb. 2, 3-4:30 p.m

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AFA Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga & Mobility with Dan

February 3 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join Dan Peragine, RYT200, for a virtual Chair Yoga & Mobility session to uplift and recharge your body! You will experience a one-hour chair yoga class that will encompass functional movements and stretching postures from a seated position.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

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Seattle Symphony 

"Hope & Harmony"

February 4th 7:30 PM PST

Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados takes the podium for an evening of hope and healing. 

To listen, subscribe here.

AFA Virtual Community Class: Mindful Meditation

February 4 @ 2:30 pm EST

It is so important to find time for ourselves and connect within. Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programming, Jackie Gatto, 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 Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

Silverado Memory Care Community

Dementia 101

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 11:00am and 6:00pm



In this presentation we will:

  • Define dementia and its symptoms

  • Explain the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Discuss the most common forms of dementia and how they differ from each other

Register here for morning session.

Register here for evening session.

Contact James Morton james.morton@silverado.com  or (425)531-9275 for more information.

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AFA Virtual Community Class: Performance by Orpheus

February 5 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join a few of the magnificent musicians from Orpheus for a virtual performance! Orpheus Reflections brings the healing power of music to you in the comfort of your home. Relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of music.

https://orpheusnyc.org/education-community/reflections
https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusNYC/
https://www.instagram.com/orpheuschamberorchestra

 

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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.

Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.

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AFA Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Being You

February 6 @ 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. It will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with feelings of safety and comfort. This week’s focus is “Being You.”

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

COVID-19 and Caregiving

Join us as we explore tips and tricks for caregiving for a loved one with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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.

Feb. 9, 1-3:30 p.m.

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On My Shelves: A Librarian’s Favorite Books on Dementia and Caregiving

Presented by: Wendy Pender, MLS

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PST 

Looking for some recommended reading on dementia and caregiving? Join Wendy Pender, the Older Adults Program Coordinator for King County Library System (KCLS), as she reviews some of her favorites. Wendy has a passion for supporting families on the memory loss journey. In this talk, she will share a handful of books on this topic that are available at KCLS and other library systems.

Register here.

OFC invites you to join our educational series with WA Poison Control. 

 

Opioid Prescriptions: Keeping Yourself & Your Loved Ones Safe

February 10, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Register Here.

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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.

Silverado Memory Care Community

Communicating with Someone who is Memory Impaired

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 11:00am and 6:00pm

 

In this presentation we will:

  • Understand communication challenges with dementia

  • Discuss non-verbal communication strategies

  • Explain guidelines for improving verbal communication with an individual with memory impairment

Register here for morning session.

Register here for evening session.

Contact James Morton james.morton@silverado.com  or (425)531-9275 for more information.

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Alzheimer's Association

LGBT Caregiver Conference - Feb 12th, 2021  

Join us for the virtual Caring for Our Own: LGBTQ Caregiver Conference provided in partnership with the Coalition for Aging LGBT and SAGE.

This virtual program will provide important disease information, the impact on LGBTQ people, and available resources.

Learn more and register here.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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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Northwest African American Museum presents "A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Black Voices"

Saturday, February 13

6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Northwest African American Museum and Seattle Opera present “A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Black Voices".

Join us for an evening of elegance as we enjoy performances from contemporary, Black performers. The featured voices range from soprano to baritone, and the performance pieces highlight and celebrate Black history.

*This event is a live, drive-in event. Please adhere to COVID guidelines.

Click here to learn more.

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Christmas Day

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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 Educational Program

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.

Silverado Memory Care Community

Understanding Behaviors Related to Dementia

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 11:00am and 6:00pm

 

In this presentation we will:

  • Understand ways that dementia affects behavior

  • Describe why individuals with memory impairment may behave in certain ways

Register here for morning session.

Register here for evening session.

Contact James Morton james.morton@silverado.com  or (425)531-9275 for more information.

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

10 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.

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Grief in the Time of Covid- 19 

Friday February 19, 11:00 - 12:30 PM. Free. Online.

RSVP arielb@phinneycenter.org

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

10 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.

 

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

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.

Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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Alzheimer’s Association Educational Program

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Late Stage

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this 2-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Silverado Memory Care Community

Virtual Dementia Tour®

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | By appointment only

 

This powerful, immersive experience will allow the participant to spend a few moments walking in the shoes of someone suffering from dementia. This experience is by appointment only as space will be limited and this will be an in-person activity. In order to adhere to safe, socially distanced guidelines, an appointment will be required and masks will be mandatory. Please call or email to secure your spot!

Contact James Morton james.morton@silverado.com  or (425)531-9275 for more information.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America:

Educating America Tour: Alaska & Hawaii

February 25th, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

Learn more and register here:

https://alzfdn.org/event/educating-america-tour-alaska-hawaii/

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Cascadia Art Museum

Self-Love Self-Portrait | Virtual Family Art Workshop

February 27th

Join Cynthia Gahan from Heart Art Healing virtually for a step-by-step self portrait drawing experience you are sure to love!

We will complete a basic pencil outline and add color with your medium of choice. Throughout the activity you will be invited to add creative writing and drawing elements that symbolize self- love and personal care. At the end of the class we will read You’re Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman as a reminder of how very special you are.

Register and learn more here.

The Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia

A conversation with the authors

1 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2021

Presented in partnership by King County Library System, Northwest Center for Creative Aging and Seattle Public Library.

Register here.

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