Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events
Free discussions for seniors, Sept 2, 2pm “Gratitude” Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S; Sept 3, 2-3:30pm “Moving from regret” Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550; Sept 19, 2-3:30pm “Make new friends and keep the old” Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 206-546-3522; Sept 20 2pm “Surprises of Aging” Maple Valley Library 21844 SE 248th, 425-432-4620.
Free Senior Events
Sept 5, 10am, "Hidden Costs of Retirement" Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th; Sept 13, 10am "Housing Options as we Age" Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE Tacoma; Sept 20 at 12:30pm "Hidden Costs of Retirement" SeaTac Senior Center, 13735 24th Ave S SeaTac 253-945-1400.
Flex Your Mind Campaign
10 weeks starting Sept 5 free games at facilities all over Pierce County project to help delay Alz symptoms, info at www.thegamecampaign.com
Rainbow Bingo Sports-A-Palooza
Sept 8, 6-9pm, super fun silly event for people over age 21, prizes, benefits senior programs, SE Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St, Seattle, 206-722-0317, www.sessc.org
Mountlake Terrace Library events for seniors
Sept 12, 6-7pm, author of bio celebrates the life of Betty MacDonald, famous Olympic Peninsula author of "The Egg & I" followed by book discussion at 7pm, Mountlake Terrace Library at 23300 58th Ave W.
Shoreline LFP Senior Center
1st Fridays 1:30-4pm classic movies; Sept 12, 1:30-3:30pm indoor gardening-take home terrarium or dish garden $25; Sept 19 strategies for simplifying your home for a future move; 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-365-1536, www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org
Elder Friendly Futures Conference
Sept 14-15, Lynnwood Convention Center, for info 206-616-1462 or register at www.elderfriendlyfutures.org
My Parents Need Help!
Sept 18, 6-7:30pm, discussion for adult children helping their parents navigate transitions of aging, sponsored by Aging Wisdom, free, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, 206-824-6066.
Sep 19, 12:30pm-2pm, Free Senior's Guide to Downsizing presented by Kirk Vaux of Windermere with special guest speaker on sorting, packing and liquidation of unwanted possessions, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond. Reserve your seat 206-850-4570. www.KirkVaux.com
Aging Smart Finance Workshop
Sept 19 from 6:30-8pm at Gig Harbor Library & Sept 24 from 10-11:30am at Canterwood Golf & Country Club, learn about tools for retirement planning, social security options, reverse mortgage, free but RSVP 253-509-2340, www.agingsmarteducationalworkshops.org
Sept 27, 7:30pm Emmy award-winning actress and Alzheimer’s champion Jean Smart discusses her personal experiences with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Benaroya Hall. Tickets/info www.theartofalzheimers.net
Women of Boeing
Sept 28, 7pm, stories on women aviators and engineers that made Boeing what it is, $2, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th Street, 206-878-1642
Sound Generations 50th Anniversary Gala
Sept 29, 6pm, auction, dinner and live music celebrating hits of Motown, benefits elderly neighbors in need, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 206-727-6267, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton, Beyond the Musical
Oct 4, historical presentation with stories, slides, music & artifacts, free but RSVP 253-856-5164, Kent Sr Ctr, 600 E. Smith, Kent.
Film Matinee (Oct 21 Fiddler on the Roof; Jan 13 Mary Poppins; May 5 Golden Era Singalong); Workshop Series (Nov 6-27 Folk Dance; Feb 26-Mar 19 Improv & Play) Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds. 425-275-9595. www.ec4arts.org
Des Moines Waterfront Market
Sats thru Sept, 10am-2pm Low income seniors can get $10 voucher for fresh foods, free shuttle rides, artisans, live music, food trucks, 206-650-3383, www.DMFM.org
Silver Kite Performances
Intergenerational storytelling with cast ages 19-80 is taking show to retirement communities, senior centers, non-profit orgs thru Sept 30, email email@example.com for info.
University PROBUS Club
Join seniors for coffee, fellowship and outstanding speakers, meeting on the 1st Wed. of each month, 9:45 AM, at the Sand Point Community Church in View Ridge. topics have included UW History, Melinda Bargreen on "Classical Seattle," and "Boys in the Boat” info at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-985-4074.
Prime Timers Seattle
Prime Timers is a social and support group for senior gay / bi / trans men ages 50s-90s that sponsors activities in different neighborhoods: restaurant & potluck dinners, coffee nights, films, plays, sports events, a rap group, winter & summer parties and picnics, a monthly newsletter. Low-cost membership provides access to a safe and supportive environment for men to be themselves and to make friends. www.seattleprimetimers.org.
Senior Coffee Hours
Third Thursdays, 10-11am, join the Seattle Mayor’s office for seniors to learn about city programs, services and to talk with officials, 810 3rd Ave, Seattle, 206-684-0500.
Dementia Friendly Recreation
Ongoing, Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation Program offers a variety of walks and classes for those with early stage memory loss and their care partners, 206-684-4664 (Mari).
2nd Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, Greenwood Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Café moves to Stage Door Café, 208 N. 8th St, Seattle, chance for those with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to socialize in safe environment, info call Carin 206-230-0166, www.phinneycenter.org/gsc
3rd Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm, Meet old friends and make new ones – light meal, entertainment and conversation for people with memory loss and their care partners, Mrs. Turner's Restaurant, 701 E. Main St, Puyallup.
Salvation Army Seniors Lunch
Tuesdays, 11am, variety program followed by lunch, $3 donation, Salvation Army Temple, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. 206-783-1225.
Gipson Gabbers Toastmasters
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 10am, life learning through improved public speaking, listening and leadership skills in comfortable setting, Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave, Everett. email@example.com
Retirement Community Events
Franke Tobey Jones
Sept 8, 10am-noon Wellness Walk & Fair, enjoy exercise and learn about community resources, 5340 N. Bristol St, Tacoma, 253-756-6279.
Normandy Park Senior Living
Sep 20, 6-8pm, join in on candid senior living conversation with champagne & culinary delights, 16625 1st Ave S, Normandy Park. RSVP 206-241-0821, www.normandyparksl.com
Oct 1, 1:30-4pm Oktoberfest Open House - come to celebrate and tour new generation of senior living options with brand new senior cottages, Brownstones, fitness studio & more! 815 S. 216th, Des Moines RSVP 206-824-5000; also at Des Moines campus Sept 22, 6pm join Wesley for a free evening of clean comedy with Susan Rice, 206-824-5000. www.desmoines.wesleyhomes.org
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Sept 11-Oct 16, 9:30am-noon, Edmonds Sr Ctr, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, free RSVP 425-265-2283.
8 session workshop, wear comfortable shoes & clothing - 2 dates/locations, Mondays Sept 11-Nov 6, 1-3pm at Northshore Sr Ctr (425-286-1029); Fridays Sep 8-Oct 27, 1-3pm at Peter Kirk Comm Ctr (425-587-3360), free but RSVP
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference
Sept 16, 8:30am-1pm, Keynote “The Dementia Whisperer” breakout sessions include challenging behaviors, activities, elder law, senior living options, music, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N. Stevens, Tacoma, Free but RSVP required 253-798-8787.
Sept 21, 8:30am-noon, free health screenings, info booths, fitness demos, door prizes, free flu shots, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith, Kent 253-856-5150.
Fall Prevention Day
Sept 22, 10am-1pm, free event presents latest info to seniors on fall prevention, includes free health fall risk assessment, screenings & lunch, Patriots Landing Retirement Comm, 1600 Marshall Circle, Dupont, 253-798-4600.
Sept 27, 7:30pm Emmy award-winning actress and Alzheimer’s champion Jean Smart discusses her personal experiences with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Benaroya Hall. Tickets/info www.theartofalzheimers.net
Men's Health Seminar
Oct 4, 9am-5pm. 30 minute appointments available to discuss options for erectile dysfunction, Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle. Register at 855-889-6286, www.edcure.org.
Practical Fitness for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm, learn most productive ways to manage Parkinson’s symptoms, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, $5-$8 (fee waivers available) RSVP 206-920-1151.
Harbor Days & Tug Boat Races
Sep 1-3, 30 tugboats on display, Sunday at noon leave for annual race, entertainment, food, arts booths, Percival Landing in downtown Olympia, www.harbordays.com
Fort Nisqually Events
Thru Sept 4, Crafts of the Past explores artists in residence demonstrations & displays include tatting, wood turning, basketry, scrimshaw and banjo making – guests can try the crafts, too; Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, www.fortnisqually.org
Native Plant Society
Sept 7, 7pm, "Fungi" the intersection between fungi and other plants, presented by Kim Traverse, President of The Puget Sound Mycological Society, free & open to all, Mountaineer Program Center at Magnuson Park, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.
Sept 8, 2-3:30pm “The Home Front in 1942” includes discussion, film clips, radio excerpts, photos, free, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-546-3522; Sept 25, 2-3pm “Discovering Seattle Parks” historian discusses history and features Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE 206-362-8860; Sept 30, 2-4pm “Digitize Your History” learn the basics of saving photos and documents–bring flash drive, limit 2 items; Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550.
Sustainable Ballard Festival
Sept 9, 11am-4pm, demos on local, sustainable businesses & action to take; food, music, games, Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, www.sustainableballard.org/festival
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Sept 12, 9:30-11:30am "Creating Calm Within", $35, taught by women for women, join group to restore mind, body spirit while experiencing healing powers of nature; Sept 13 6:30-8:30pm Waterwise Gardening $35; 425-452-2750, www.bellevuebotanical.org
Puget Sound Bird Fest
Sept 15-17, speakers, guided walks, field trips, activities, keynote renowned expert on Woodpeckers, Edmonds, www.pugetoundbirdfest.org
Hops & Crops Festival
Sept 16, noon-6pm, bring lawn chairs and lawn blankets for rock & indie music festival at historic Mary Olson Farm, lawn games, tours of historic farmhouse, age 21+, $15-$20, www.wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops.html.
Sustainable Community Stewards Volunteer Training
Sep 20-Nov 8, Wed 6pm-9:15pm expert speakers, materials, $35, apply by Sept 13 2017 SCS Application WSU Snohomish County Extension at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-357-6027.
Stories from Your Life
Sept 21 & 28, 10:30am-12:30pm, A seminar on how to develop your memoir, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle WA 98056
Military Veterans Cafe
Sept 27, 2-4pm, share your stories & enjoy the conversation, Fred Hancock American Legion Post 19, 3224 NE 12th Street (near the intersection of NE Sunset Blvd)
Puyallup Art & Wine Walk
Sept 30, 2-6pm enjoy local wines, artists and musicians throughout downtown Puyallup 319 S Meridian, $25 ($30 at door), www.puyallupmainstreet.com/events/downtown-puyallup-art-and-wine-walk/
Registration now open to teams or to volunteer for 12 Alzheimer’s walks across the state https://act.alz.org
America's Car Museum
New Exotics: Seductive Supercars Exhibit. Classics by Pacific Grill. "If Cars Could Talk" -Adult Brown Bag Lunch Series. 253-779-8490. www.americascarmuseum.org
Seattle Art Museum
Thru Sept 10 “Infinity Mirrors” explores 65-year career of Yayoi Kusama, visitsam.org/kusama
Free Museum Day
Sept 23, free tickets for 31 state museums, www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/
Flags Across America
Thru Oct 1, flag photo exhibition at Washington State Convention Center, free and open to public on 2nd floor with a focus on Pacific NW artists, (in conjunction with book to be published in spring 2018).
Bellevue Arts Museum
Thru Oct 22 “Cut Up/Cut Out” national and international artists explore decorative cutting, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org
White River Valley Museum
Thru-Dec 17 “Salish Modern” innovative art with ancient roots, 918 “H” St SE, Auburn, 253-288-7433, wrvmuseum.org
Black Box Theatre 10th Anniversary
Concerts, lectures, performances & more, Edmonds Community College. Tickets & information 425-640-1448. www.blackboxedcc.org
Public Works Seattle
Sept 8-10, "The Odyssey" collaboration between Seattle Rep and local community groups, Bagley Wright Theater at Seattle Center, FREE 206-443-2222 www.seattlerep.org
Sept 13-Oct 15 "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, Theatre at Seattle Center, 206-216-0833, www.book-it.org
Sept 13-Oct 1, "Julius Ceasar" Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 206-733-8222, www.seattleshakespeare.org.
Sept 22-Oct 8, Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com
Seattle Children's Theatre
Sept 28-Nov 26, "Go Dog Go" Seattle Center, www.sct.org
Sept 29-Oct 29, "Pride and Prejudice" Bagley Wright Theatre, 206-443-2222 www.seattlerep.org
Seattle Musical Theatre
Sept 8-Oct 1 "My Fair Lady" Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE #101N, Seattle, 206-363-2809, www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org
Sep 14-Nov 19 Into the Woods. Nov 9-Jan 28 Newsies the Musical. Jan 18-Mar 25 The Gin Game. Mar 15-May 20 String. May 10-July 29 Hairspray. 425-392-2202 Issaquah. 425-257-8600, Everett. www.villagetheatre.org
The Sound of Music
Sept 6-11, Broadway at the Paramount in Seattle, 1-800-745-3000, www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com
5th Avenue Theatre
Sept 12-Oct 1 season opener with original comedy smash, "Something Rotten!" 206-625-1900, www.5thavenue.org
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
2017-2018 Season: Dec 9, 10, 17 Winter Song. Mar 10 & 11 Water Music. May 5 & 6 Voces Latinas. Special senior prices available. 425-522-3436, www.bellevuechamberchorus.org
Sept 9, 8pm "The Two Elizabeths" Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, $25-$35, https://emerald-ensemble.ticketleap.com/elizabeths/
Puget Sound Concert Opera
Sept 23, 7pm, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE, Bellevue; Sept 24 at 2:30pm Music Center of the Northwest 901 North 96th St, Seattle; $20 (check or cash, no credit cards, for details http://www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org/.
Oct 1, 2:30pm, east meets west, concert influenced by Japanese culture, Japanese Garden at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, philharmonianw.org.
The Piano Guys
Oct 2-3, McCaw Hall, Seattle, www.mccawhall.com
Everett Philharmonic Orchestra
Oct 8, Masterworks. Nov 26 Music for the Imagination! Feb 11 That Magnificent Mozart! Feb 11 Listener's Choice. Tickets & info, 206-270-9729, www.everettphil.org
Tacoma Opera's 50th Season
Oct 28, Nov 3, Nov 5 The Marriage of Figaro. Feb 3, Feb 9, Feb 11 Carmen. Ap 14, 20, 22 The Merry Widow. 253-627-7789. www.TacomaOpera.com
Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
Music Center of the Northwest
Classes & workshops in music performance for all levels including special senior groups. 206-526-8443. www.mcnw.org
Oak Harbor Music Festival
Sep 1-3, 30 bands, all types of music, beer and food, free, located in historic Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, www.oakharborfestival.com
Legends Music Tribute
Sept 4, tribute bands for Heart, Jimi Hendrix, the Spazmatics, Washington State Fairgrounds (free with fair admission), www.thefair.com/concerts
Concert for Cancer
Sept 9, 6:30pm, Judith Hill, benefit concert for children’s cancer, Kirkland Performance Ctr, 350 Kirkland Ave, www.inconcertforcancer.org
Sept 14, Washington State Fair, 888-559-3247.
September 20-24, concerts, workshops & performances of Gypsy Jazz, Langley on Whidbey Island, www.djangofestnw.com.
Live at Benaroya Hall
Sept 22, 7:30pm George Winston at piano, $37-$47, 206-215-4747, www.georgewinston.com/
Makana - Hawaiin Slack Guitar virtuoso
featured in George Clooney movie The Descendants Sept 29 at 8pm Neptune Theatre/Seattle www.stgpresents.org; Oct 1 at 7pm, Vashon Theatre/Vashon Island
Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
Sept 28 from 7-9pm Oktoberfest Party with live music -- potlatch snacks and costumes encouraged – no lessons at Oktoberfest; Weds & Sats 7pm, folk dancing, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood. $5-$7. 360-387-9923, www.sno-king.org
Free Beginner Square Dance Lessons
Sep 12, 7:30pm, adults and kids 12 & over, no partner needed, Sammamish Valley Grange, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, www.squarecrows.org/lesson-information
Skandia Dance and Music
First & Third Friday Dance, 7:30pm, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, $10-$15, 425-954-5262, www.skandia-folkdance.org
Ballroom Dancing with Bob’s Dance Band
Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, $6, Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St, Everett, 425-252-0291
Ballroom Dance in Bothell
First and third Wed of each month, 1-3pm, music by Bob’s Swing Band, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441.
Seniors’ Country Dancin’ & Classic Rockin’
Every Friday, 4:30-10:30pm, created for seniors by seniors, $5 cover, free dance lessons 5:15pm, dinner & drinks available, Lakewood Moose Lodge at 109th & Halcyon in Lakewood, for info Barb@pski.org or call 253-279-3374.
Freewheelers Square Dance Club
1st & 3rd Sundays 7-10pm; Lake City Community Center - 12531 28th Ave. NE, $6 per dance night, $5 per class night, partners not required, singles and couples club. Info call Janice, 206-992-4932.
Sundays 6-8pm, The Checkerboard Squares Square Dance club invites anyone to our new set of Square Dance Lessons, Masonic Hall 515 Dayton St, Edmonds, first lesson is free then $5, dress is casual, for info call Sheryl 425-772-8085 or Roy 425-338-2255, cell is 206-949-0114.
Basic Scandinavian Dance
Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm, classes for beginners or brush up skills, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 206-937-5211.
Monday Afternoon Dances
Every 4th Sunday each month, 1-3:30pm, $5, features ballroom dancing to live music, plus refreshments, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th St, 206-878-1642.
South Park Ballroom Dancing Club
Sundays 6:30-8:30pm and Mondays 1-3pm, live music, dance and light refreshments, $6, South Park Community Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253-591-5299.
Kick Up Your Heels
Dance to swing & 50's Rock & Roll, Northshore Senior Center, $8-$10, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell; call for schedule 425-487-2441.
Kent Senior Activity Center
Tues evening dances, 7:30-9:30pm, features ballroom dancing to live music, $4, call Helena 253-856-5164 for info.
2nd Tuesdays, 2-4pm, North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-452-7681.
First Friday of Month at Northgate Community Center, live music & refreshments, $4, 1-3pm, 10515 5th Ave NE, Seattle.
Volunteer Opportunities with Neighborhood House:
Neighborhood House is seeking volunteer support for a variety of programs. Our programming addresses the needs of entire families, focusing on low-income community members, public housing residents, immigrants and refugees. Volunteers have opportunities to work directly with community members, building relationships and making a positive impact on the lives of children, youth and adults. For more information about the agency and current volunteer opportunities, contact Courtney Jacob, Volunteer Services Manager at email@example.com or 206-461-8430.
Volunteer Facilitators needed for Alzheimer’s Association
Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver! The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Lakewood, WA.
Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. training, ongoing support, resources, and continuing education opportunities provided, 1 year commitment required, 206.529.3875, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
If you are looking for a very worthwhile volunteer opportunity and enjoy driving, this might be just for you! The MOW program serves anyone who is homebound due to illness or disability or has difficulty shopping or cooking, may apply for Meals on Wheels. In Shoreline: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 206 365-1536 www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org; in King County 206-448-5767, www.seniorservices.org/foodassistance/MealsonWheels/MOWVolunteer.aspx
Come Volunteer at the Washington Park Arboretum
Arboretum Foundation volunteers have been actively supporting the Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. We invite you to join our community of volunteers, made up of true horticulturalists, home gardeners, and people who simply enjoy spending time in the Arboretum. We have a variety of ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities, call Megan 206-577-0549.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation program offers the perfect solution for King County seniors who are unable to get to their medical appointments: caring, friendly, helpful volunteers who pick them up at their homes, drive them to their doctors, and take them back afterward. However, many older adults with limited transportation options are unable to get rides because there are simply not enough volunteer drivers to serve all those in need. You can help! If you have the “drive” to serve others, own your own vehicle, and have some daytime availability, this flexible volunteer opportunity is for you. Call (206) 748-7588, email Hilary at email@example.com, or visit www.seniorservices.org/transportation
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300
Seattle, 206-320-4000, www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Group Health offers hospice volunteer training throughout the Puget Sound region, sitting with patients to give caregivers a break, errands and practical tasks, emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families, do not need to be Group Health members to apply, to apply, call Julia Casey at 253-274-4635.
Neighbors helping Neighbors! Join NEST, North East Seattle Together, as a volunteer helping our neighbors age confidently in their homes. We are looking for volunteers for everything from transportation, computer assistance, housework, visiting, and so much more. You decide when you want to assist. Contact Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 206-525-6378 to get involved today!
AARP Elder Watch Program Seeks Volunteers
AARP Washington is recruiting volunteers for their new Elder Watch Program which is designed to help protect the financial security of seniors. Comprehensive training about inveisstor safety and fraud will be provided to volunteers as well as peer counseling and presentation activities training. The program operates weekdays, except Thursdays, in one of two shifts, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided and group discussions will be included. For more information, call Robin at 206-517-9364 or email her at email@example.com.
Volunteers of America
Provide companionship, socialization, transportation and light in-home care, 55+ volunteers receive small tax-free stipend, call Cristina 206-329-0515.
The Edmonds Senior Center is seeking volunteer drives for senior trips and excursions must have a clean driving record, 425-774-5555.
Earn some extra money while helping low income seniors by volunteering to transport them to and from Dr. appointments, call Debra 425-257-2101, x3323.
Experienced Humans Wanted!
RSVP Snohomish looking for volunteers 55+ to share knowledge and skills to find fulfillment, meet new people, hundreds of opportunities to match your interests, call John McAlpine at 1-888-240-8572.
American Cancer Society
Looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from medical facilities, mileage reimbursement, call Jessie 1-800-227-2345.
Volunteers over 55 Wanted
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county, John McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572
Retired School Employees
We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been a certificated or classified school district employee - from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral psychologist to bus driver - you are welcome to join us. Unit 19, Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association covers Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tahoma School Districts. Visit our facebook page (Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association) for current events and monthly speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Retired Public Employees
Council 6, monthly speakers, 1st Tuesday of every month, 1:30pm, Carl Gibson Retirement Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett, open to all retirees in the state retirement system. For info call Jim Brandley 425-337-0884
Resources Available for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers
Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings include: (call first to verify meeting):
- Vashon Island: Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm, at Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070. For information call Regina Lyons at (206) 355-3123.
- Duvall: Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Stillwater Hill Church, 32111 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019. For information call Carol Ryan at 425.788.8404.
- Seattle LGBT: Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in Lower Queen Anne. For location information call Jan Leonard at 206.794.4047.
- SeaTac: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm, at SeaTac Community Center, 13735-24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168. For information call Gerry Crouch, 206.632.3985.
- Tacoma: Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, at Tacoma Lutheran Home, 1301 North Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406. For information call Linda McCone, 253-572-2875.
- Auburn: Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 12:00-1:30pm, at Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St SE, Room 15, Auburn, WA 98002. For information call Val Brustad at 253.854.7658.
- Carnation Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA 98014. For information call Karen Koenig at 425.761.2946.
- Seattle Long Distance Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 6:00-7:30 pm, at Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112. For information call Marian Sheehan, (206) 323-2096.
- Renton Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Valley Medical Arts Center, 4033 Talbot Rd S, Renton, WA 98055. For information call Nancy Streiffert at (253) 796-2203.
- Northeast Seattle: Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. For information call Maggie Pheasant at 206.841.8537.
- Memory Loss Support Group for a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are in the same situation, second Wednesdays from 10-11:30am in Seattle, RSVP required, call Katherine 206529-3868.
- University Place: Meetings are held 1st Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at United Church of University Place, 3912 Grandview Dr. W, University Place, WA 98466. For information call Karen Hyde at 360-819-3642.
- Bothell: Meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at First Lutheran Church of Bothell, 10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell, WA 98011. For information call Debbie Williams, (206) 965-5404.
- *West Seattle: Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578. On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.
- Men's Group: A free coffee group for male spouses of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, 100 W Harrison St, North Tower, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Don Desonier at (206) 779-1634.
- Lewy Body Dementia: Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm, at St Benedict Parish, Pastoral Office, Ground Floor, 1805 N 49th St, Seattle, WA 98103. For information call Rena Ferretti, (206) 473-2565.
- Bellevue: Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, at Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Ruth Hansing at (206) 232-2537.
- Seattle Frontotemporal Dementia Caregivers: Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Karin Miller at (206) 384-0096.
- Issaquah: Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the moth, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at Providence Point, North Community Building-Library, 4135 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. For information call Helen Boyer at (425) 301-0709.
- Queen Anne: Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month,6:30-8:30 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, 100 W Harrison St - North Tower Ste N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information Linda Whiteside at (206) 529-3875 or 1-800-848-7097.
- Mount Baker/Madrona: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. For information call Muriel Moore at (989) 350-1228.
- Puyallup Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 400 15th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372. For information call Michelle Holden at (253) 224-9208.
- Kirkland-Juanita: Starting in April, meetings will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 3:00-4:30 pm, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. For information call Karen Koenig, (425) 761-2946.
- Bonney Lake: Starting April, meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:30 pm, at Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391. For information call Sue Hilberg at (360) 551-2002.
- 1st Tuesday of the month, from 12:00-1:30 pm, at Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St SE, Room 15, Auburn, WA 98002. For information call Val Brustad, (253) 854-7658.
- The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteer facilitators for several support group locations including Normandy Park, Gig Harbor, Seattle’s Queen Anne and Shoreline. Contact Linda Whiteside, Director of Community upport, 1.800.848.7097 or 206.529.3875, email@example.com.
- Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. For information call Muriel Moore at (989) 350-1228.
- Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the moth, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at Providence Point, North Community Building-Library, 4135 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. For information call Helen Boyer at (425) 301-0709.