Check out these events through the Puget Sound related to aging. These events are hosted by third parties but are helpful resources. Many are free to attend.
Saturday, May 16 Overlake Hospital’s Active Senior Fair
This year’s Active Senior Fair will be held Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westminster Chapel of Bellevue, 13646 NE 24th Street, Bellevue (click for map).
Free, convenient parking and no preregistration required. For questions, call 425-635-6191 and leave a message.
This fun, FREE daylong event features entertainment, mini-health seminars, and workshops. Take advantage of a variety of free health screenings. Stroll through vendor exhibits highlighting a wide range of Eastside businesses and organizations. The entire day is geared to the active senior. Don’t miss this fun-filled event!
Apr 7 – Options for the Future
What you would do or how you would get information if you need to care for a loved one – especially if it was a sudden need? Everyday people face this dilemma but most have little knowledge of available resources. Join us for an information-only presentation with experts in our community on options for aging adults and people with disabilities. Jointly sponsored by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County and the Aging & Disability Resource Center. Held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Milgard Family Hope Center, 8502 Skansie Ave in Gig Harbor. Free; no RSVP. View event flyer.
April 8 – Practical Implications of Genetic Diagnoses for People with Intellectual Disabilities
The Developmental Disabilities Administration hosts this full-day workshop with Brenda Finucane, MS, LGC. Participants will recognize the value of determining the underlying cause of a person’s intellectual disability, distinguish among several genetic syndromes associated with intellectual and behavioral symptoms and identify local and national resources for people with diagnosed genetic syndromes. Contact Melody Erickson at (800) 248-0949.
Apr 9 – White House Conference on Aging Coming to Seattle
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade. The conference is dedicated to promoting policies that benefit elderly – and ultimately all – Americans. In preparation for the 2015 White House Conference, organizers are looking for individuals to be part of the conversation. Go online to learn more about the Conference, to sign-up for updates on its events and activities, and to tell us your thoughts and stories. One regional forum (four nationally) will be held in Seattle. Details are forthcoming.
Apr 11 – Conversations on Caregiving
A majority of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives. We won’t always know when we’ll be needed as a caregiver, but there are things we can do to feel more prepared. Join in a conversation with past, current and future caregivers. Issues include coordinating care, legal planning and documentation, managing medications, community programs & services, respite care, caring for the caregiver, needed skills, emergency preparedness and more. Held 11:00 a.m. to noon at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl. W. Free. No RSVP Required. View event flyer.
Apr 13 – Conversations on Caregiving
(See Apr 11 for event description) Held 12:10-12:50 at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th Street in Tacoma. View event flyer.
Apr 15 – Conversations on Caregiving
(See Apr 11 for event description) Held twice this day.
12:10-12:50 at the County City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Rm 930 Tacoma Ave.,Tacoma.
6:30-7:30 at the Puyallup Library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup. View event flyer.
Apr 16 – ADR Community Input Forum
(See Mar 4 for event description) Held 1-3 pm at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr, S., Lakewood. View event flyer.
Apr 16 – Plan to Work
Thousands of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries have learned how to stay in control of their benefits while enriching their lives through employment. You can too! Plan to Work will help you understand your benefits and show you how using Social Security Work Incentives can be your “Ticket to Work”! Held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St in Tacoma. View event flyer.
Apr 16 – Discovery 2015: Alzheimer’s Regional Conference
A one-day conference filled with evidence based education designed for Professionals. Family caregivers are also welcome to attend. Choose from 16 innovative, evidence-based workshops, exhibits, bookstore and networking. CEs and CEUs available. Keynote speaker is Anne Lipton MD, PhD, author of: The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers. Held 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Pre-conference special event open to all April 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Dementia and the 7 Common Senses of Caregiving” with Dr. Anne Lipton at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave in Seattle. Tickets – $5 at the door. Questions? E-mail or call (206) 363-5500 ext. 8170. Register online.
Apr 22 – Lighthouse/Beacon Health Fair
Join folks from the Lighthouse and Beacon Senior Centers for this unique health fair. Held at the Lighthouse Senior Activity Center, 5016 E. A Street in Tacona from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 8 – “Planning for Safe Travels”
Older adults and people with disabilities can be discouraged at travelling and vacationing. But “accessible travel” is on the rise. With good information and advance planning, safe and enjoyable travel can be a reality for every one of every age and every ability. Learn about tours, medical issues, travelers’ rights, personal safety and security, service animals, wheelchairs, scooters & adaptive tools. Everyone welcome. Information only; no sales. Held 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th Street, Tacoma. Please RSVP in advance by calling (253) 756-3050.
May 8 – South Sound Alzheimer’s Conference
Thurston County holds its annual Alzheimer’s Conference featuring Keynoter Teepa Snow. Teepa is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and changes that accompany various forms of the condition so that life can be lived fully. Held 7:45 am – 4 pm at Westwood Baptist Church 333 Kaiser Rd NW in Olympia. $25 suggested donation. Information and registration online. CEUs available for additional fee. RSVP to (360) 586-6181.
May 9 – “Planning for Safe Travels”
(See May 8 for description) Held 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the AAA Washington Travel Store, 1801 South Union Ave in Tacoma. Everyone welcome. Information only; no sales. Please RSVP in advance by calling (253) 756-3050.
May 9 – “Spring Fling”
Also known as the Puyallup Senior Health & Wellness Fair. Held 8 a.m. – noon at the Puyallup Activity Center, 210 West Pioneer in downtown Puyallup. Information contact Tammy Baxter
at (253) 221-3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 12 – “Planning for Safe Travels”
(See May 8 for description) Held 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the County City Building 7th Floor Rainier Conference Room, 930 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma. Everyone welcome. Information only; no sales. Please RSVP in advance by calling (253) 756-3050.
May 13 – All Star Caregiver Recognition Event
The Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County honors the caregivers in our community who provide compassionate care and give so much of themselves. Held at 7 p.m. the Weatherly Inn, 6016 North Highland Street in Tacoma. Tickets available online.
May 20 – High Risk Populations Disaster Planning Summit
Save the date. Held at the MetroParks STAR Center, 3873 South 66th Street, Tacoma. Details to come. (Event is held earlier this year due to scheduling with the US Open golf tournament.)
May 30 – Veterans Resource Fair
A free event for Veterans community of the Puget Sound area (Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston). Local providers and services available with information about community services, VA benefits, legal services, homeless services, educational benefits, medical screenings, dental resources, employment opportunities, female Veterans resources, financial education-assistance, housing and home ownership, reintegration services, disability claims and benefits. Held at the Tacoma Dome from 9 am to 3 pm. More information online.
May 30 – Walk & Roll
PAVE is conducting this walk to advance community awareness, bring supporters together and raise vital funds for our mission. It’s simple to organize a team and become a Team Captain. Support PAVE and care about the unique skills and talents of ALL of us! Held at Tacoma Community College, 6316 South 12th St in Tacoma. Registration – 9 a.m.; Event – 10 a.m. Call (253) 565-2266 or click here for more information.