senior activities

Senior Activities

Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell, 487-2441.

   Controlling Taxes on your Social Security Benefits, Feb. 15,10-11:30 a.m. Begins free four-part series; followed by fundamentals of investing; conservative investing in today's environment; long term care strategies.
   Book Club, Feb. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Join in a lively talk about the current group selection, The Charm School.
   Memory Improvement, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. Free presentation on how memory works, factors that affect memory, changes to expect with aging and more.
   Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs and pancakes; $2.50.
   From Heartache to an Open Heart, Feb. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn how to move through the grief process and grow with the support of others. Drop-ins welcome; call 486-4564.
   Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. AA meeting for those who think they may have a problem with drinking.
   Senior Check-up, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Physical exam by a geriatric nurse-practitioner, including simple blood and stool tests, pap smear or prostate exams, followed with appropriate referrals. Call 486-4564 for appointment.

Also of interest to seniors:
   Making Decisions about Medical Care, Feb. 15, 7-8:15 p.m., Overlake Hospital. $5; 688-5800 to register.
   Tax Assistance, through Apr. 11, Tues-Thurs., Redmond Senior Center. Volunteers from AARP help seniors with income tax preparation. by appointment; free; 556-2314.
   Elderhostel, Olympic National Park, begin January-March. Programs run Sunday-Friday. Rooms and meals, classes in the park. $340/$360; 360-928-3720.