senior activities

Senior Activities

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

   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.
   Safety Techniques and Self-Protection for Seniors, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m. Unique opportunity to learn effective self-defense designed for seniors, including a simulation of attack by "padded mugger." Cost, $5; $7 non-member.
   Art Club, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Informal meeting with "show and tell" for artists of all skill levels.
   Diabetes Support Group, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Find education and emotional encouragement.
   Book Collecting, Feb. 26, 1-3 p.m. Join the club to discuss your favorite authors of the 1920s-1950s.
   Senior Rights Assistance, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Arrange a free appointment to discuss life choices, Medicare billing and SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisor). Call 486-4564 for appointment.
   Durable Power of Attorney, Feb. 28, 9:30-11 a.m. Washington State Bar attorneys will discuss the strength, weakness and effectiveness of the Durable Power of Attorney in easy, understandable language. Sponsored by Eastside Legal Assistance.
   Elderhosteling, Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Free informational meeting about opportunities for education and travel.
   Financial Series, Thursdays through Mar. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Free lectures on investing, long term care strategies.
   Senior Checkup, 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:
   Woodinville-Redmond Probus Club, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Redmond Sr. Center. Social organization for retired professional and business men and women. Topic is current laws regarding Medicaid. Learn what Medicare and Medicare supplements cover and what they don't. Call 869-8081 for information.
   Tax Assistance, through Apr. 11, Tues-Thurs., Redmond Senior Center. Volunteers from AARP help seniors with income tax preparation. By appointment; free; call 556-2314.