Calendar of Events and Activities

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Jan
28
Tue
The Power of Planning by Aging Wisdom @ Aegis Gardens
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm
The Power of Planning by Aging Wisdom @ Aegis Gardens

Presented by Wendy Nathan, B.Sc., CMC is a Certified Care Manager with Aging Wisdom.
Many of us have been there for parents and other loved ones as they have grown older. It is often through these experiences that we begin to recognize the wisdom of planning-ahead for our own health, legal considerations, financial concerns, housing and family issues as we age.
This seminar with a Certified Care Manager will help you to draft a road map for anticipating and planning for your own aging journey.

Part of the “Senior Boot Camp Series”

Jan
29
Wed
Navigating Medicare with Janey Elliott @ Foundation House at Northgate
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Navigating Medicare with Janey Elliott @ Foundation House at Northgate

Join Janey from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) as she explains the ins and outs of Medicare. She will be available afterwards for any questions you might have about enrollment or your plan. Meet in the Activity Room at Foundation House at Northgate. This is a free community event but please let us know if you are coming by calling 206-361-2758 or emailing lcreasy@foundationhouseng.com.

Jan
30
Thu
Meet the Author: Marco Rafala @ Redmond Library
Jan 30 all-day
Meet the Author: Marco Rafala @ Redmond Library

HOW FIRES END is set in post-World War II Sicily and mid-eighties America, chronicles the long legacy of a single act of violence, illustrating along the way the complicated dynamics of familial bonds, the devastating effects of war upon childhoods, and the inextricable nature of personal and political identities. The novel offers a striking portrait of a single family, but also interrogates traditional and troubling definitions of masculinity and the powerful allure of fascism. HOW FIRES END is a story of Sicilian Americans, but it is not a mafia tale. It is a story of World War II, but it is not an account of military conflict. It is, instead, a heartfelt examination of the complex relationship between immigrant parents and their first-generation children.

Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a cocurator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. He was born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, HOW FIRES END is his debut novel.

Registration preferred but not required. https://1.kcls.org/2Fkyl88

OPEN HOUSE AT VICTORIA PARK! @ VICTORIA PARK
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
OPEN HOUSE AT VICTORIA PARK! @ VICTORIA PARK

Join us at our Open House January 30th, 10 am – 3 pm!
Meet new friends, enjoy light refreshments, take a tour and spin our “Wheel of Resolutions” for exciting prizes when you reserve your new apartment home!

PEARLS Presentation @ Magnuson @ Magnuson Brig
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Counselors will talk about PEARLS, free in-home counseling for 55+ veterans and civilians. They’ll discuss depression management techniques, steps for taking control of your life, tips for managing chronic medical conditions, and for increasing quality of life as we age.

Make An Emergency “Grab and Go” Booklet @ Auburn Senior Activity Center
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Class members will leave with a booklet to record and create an “In-Case-of-Emergency” everything document to keep you and your loved ones informed. You will receive a checklist to help you organize your personal information and records. You and your loved ones can have greater peace of mind knowing this information is collected and organized in one place so that, if needed, your emergency contacts can easily be accessed. You must register for this class to ensure you get a notebook! Emergency planning notebook is partially sponsored by Pinnacle Senior Placements and Village Concepts of Auburn, Brannan Park. $5.00 is due at registration. Call this number to register 253-931-3016.

Understanding Social Security @ Newcastle Library
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
Understanding Social Security @ Newcastle Library

Presented by Society of Financial Awareness, a nonprofit consumer education organization.
Social Security benefits are a big part of most Americans’ retirement plan. This course is designed to make sure you know how Social Security works and how benefits are determined. Get a handful of little-known “Social Security secrets” that could help ensure a boost in your retirement income. Learning how to optimize your Social Security benefits goes a long way to helping you live comfortably and confidently.

Part of the “Senior Boot Camp Series”

Jan
31
Fri
Memory Café @ Federal Way Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Memory Café @ Federal Way Library

A weekly program for those living with dementia, and their caregivers. Come join the fun! A time for social activity and strengthening memory through games, movement, song, and sharing stories.
Just drop-in!

Feb
1
Sat
AARP Tax Help @ Burien Library
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am
AARP Tax Help @ Burien Library

Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits.
Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, information about health care coverage, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents.
First come, first served.

AARP Tax Help @ Covington Library
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
AARP Tax Help @ Covington Library

February 3-April 13
Mondays, 10am-3pm
Wednesdays, 10am-3pm
Saturdays, 10am-3:45pm

Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers. No age or income limits.
Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents. No complex or business returns.
Please pickup and complete the AARP intake form at the Information Desk.
Appointments will be taken for the entire tax season beginning January 27. Come in or call to make an appointment, 253.630.8761.