Health & Wellness

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Monday — October 21, 2019 1:00pm to 2:00pm

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. 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.
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. With representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association of WA.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Brown Bag Medication Event

Monday, July 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Do you feel that you are taking too many medications? Bring all of your prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and supplements in a “brown bag” to learn about medication interactions and correct dosages. Plus, find out what to do with your unused or out-of-date medications! (Please consult with your doctor before stopping or changing any medication.)

With  senior care pharmacist Sonya Kousoum, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP.

Free. Advanced Registration Appreciated.

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Strength & Power Training for the Older Adult

Monday, June 3rd, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn about the changes our body undergoes as we age and how physical therapy, through the use of strength and power training, can work to combat those changes. Participate in an interactive demonstration to try out exercises you can perform at home. With Paul Miller, PT, DPT, CSCS of Biojunction Sports Therapy.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Meals For One Or Two Cooking Class

Thursday, May 30th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cooking for one or two people is sometimes difficult, especially if you were used to cooking for a larger family. In this cooking demonstration, join a Registered Dietitian to learn simple tips and tricks for healthy meal planning, get quick and easy meal ideas, and enjoy taste tests at the end! Learn how to live a healthier life while reducing food costs and time in the kitchen. With Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, of Pacific Medical Centers.

$5 members, $10 public. Advance registration appreciated.

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Mindfulness Practice As We Age

Thursday, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th 10:00 – 11:30 a.m

In this series, we will review the findings of several scientific studies that illustrate the relevance of mindfulness to older adults, including: improved mood, attention, memory, intelligence, loneliness, cellular aging, chronic pain, and even brain cell quantity. We will explore the topic through presentation, testimonials, facilitated discussions, brief practice exercises, and guest speakers will join us to provide their unique personal and professional perspectives.

Free. Advanced registration appreciated. Attendance at all 3 sessions requested.

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Foot Care

Mondays, April 1st, April 8th, May 6th & May 13th

Foot Care appointments include a health interview and physical assessment, treatment of toenails, calluses, and corns, and a moisturizing massage.

$34 members, $37 public. Registration required, call 206-461-7825 to set-up an appointment.

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Self-Defense & Personal Safety

Monday, April 8th, 1 p.m – 2 p.m

In this sequel to our first self-defense class, we will review some of the prior content then build on it.  You will learn more about pre-assault indicators, proactive boundary testing, and some new verbal and physical skills to “encourage” a would-be attacker to back off. Again, athletic prowess not required. With Joanne Factor of Strategic Living.

$12 members/ $15 public. Advance registration required; attendance at prior class preferred, but not required.

Learn More Or Call to Register: 206.461.7825