Health & Wellness

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.

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Medicare Presentation

Monday, April 1st, 1 p.m – 3 p.m

Get all your Medicare questions answered! This presentation compares the costs and benefits of different Medicare coverage strategies, making it easy for you to choose the one that is right for you. With Jim Yragui of Seattle Medicare Plan Experts.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Hearing Loss: Its Impact on Health, Cognition and Quality of Life

    Monday, March 25th, 1:00 – 2 p.m.

Hearing loss can have an impact on relationships, social isolation, and work life. It is also linked to health issues such as dementia, falls, and depression. Explore the best solutions for managing hearing loss and myths/facts about hearing aids. With Shivani Patel, AuD, of Clear Hearing and Audiology.

Free, Advanced registration appreciated.

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Medicare Presentation

Monday, March 18th, 1 p.m – 3 p.m

Get all your Medicare questions answered! This presentation compares the costs and benefits of different Medicare coverage strategies, making it easy for you to choose the one that is right for you. With Jim Yragui of Seattle Medicare Plan Experts.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

Learn More Or Call to Register: 206.461.7825

Oral Health: Addressing and Improving Health Outcomes

Monday, March 11th, 1 – 2 p.m.

Oral health is vital to our general health and well-being; dental disease is largely preventable. Many older adults, however, experience poor oral health. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the contributing factors to good oral health and practical steps to take to address oral health issues. With Mary Pat O’Leary, BSN, RN Planning and Development Specialist, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle/King County Area Agency on Aging.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Enhance Fitness

Monday & Wednesday, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Monday, Wednesday &  Friday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost:  WCSC members:  $4.00 per class; Non-members:  $6 per class; Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Members: Free 

Want to try it out? First class is free!  Van transportation is available on Wednesday and Friday. Stay for Community Lunch at 12pm on Wednesday and Friday!  Learn more here.

L.I.F.E. (Lessons in Female Experience)

Mondays, 2:30 – 4 PM

Jan. 14th, Jan. 28th, Feb. 11th, Feb. 25th, Mar. 11th & Mar. 25th

Join a women’s discussion group that explores current affairs impacting females. Using humor, compassion and critical thinking, we will explore a wide range of topics including:

Women in the Media
Financial Empowerment
Mental Health
Friendship and Community

$10 members, $13 public for the series. Prospective members are asked to talk to group facilitator Denise Malm, MSW, LSWAIC before attending.

This conversation is designed to assess mutual fit with the group. Please contact Denise at dmalm@wallingfordseniors.org or call 206-461-7825.

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Personal Safety Nets – Four Week Workshop

Thursdays: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21

1:30 — 3:00 PM

Join a supportive group to put together YOUR Personal Safety Net—don’t wait until after you need it! You’ll leave this workshop with a personal binder with your documentation, resources, preferences, and support system all in one place, as well as a plan of action for future steps. With Denise Malm, Social Worker, and Zaryn Avaren, Social Work Intern.

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$30 members/$50 public (no one will be turned away for inability to pay).

Advance registration required. Minimum 8 participants .

 

 

 

Death Cafe

Thursday, January 10th, 7-8:30 p.m.

At a death café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death.  Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.  Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.  It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. 

Free.  Advanced Registration Required.

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Chair Yoga

Tuesdays,  1:30 – 2:30 pm

Have you wanted to try yoga, but have been unsure if it’s the right fit? Chair yoga is designed for everyone, even those with injuries, physical disabilities, or any other bodily limitation. Practice simple movements and breath work that improve circulation and range of motion with Sam Poyta, certified yoga teacher and Social Work Intern.

$7 Members, $9 public suggested donation. Advance registration appreciated.

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