senior activities

Senior Activities

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

   Armchair Travelers, Mar. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. See "Mexico: the Cooper Canyon," without leaving the state.
   Fox Trot Lessons, begin Mar. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to foxtrot in three easy lessons. $15/$20 nonmember.
   Pancake Breakfast, Mar. 16, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs and pancakes; $2.50; all are welcome.
   Stained Glass Cardigan, Mar. 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn the unique sewing craft using an easy and fast reverse applique technique and make a designer cardigan from a sweatshirt. Cost, $20/$25 nonmember; call the center for more details.
   Searching for Sodium, Mar. 18, 1-2 p.m. Free presentation sponsored by Senior Services Nutrition Education Program; learn the importance of sodium, how much is required, where it is found in a daily diet.
   Metro Transportation: Public Safety and Ridership, Mar. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free presentation on riding the Metro bus system, including how to access the buses, how to handle difficult people on the bus, lighting problems at stops, more.
   Japanese Ikebana Flower Arranging, Mar. 20, 1-3 p.m. Free demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.
   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:
   Tax Assistance, through Apr. 11, Tues-Thurs., Redmond Senior Center. Volunteers from AARP help seniors with income tax preparation. By appointment; free; 556-2314.
   Senior Alcohol Assistance Services: Assessment, intensive outpatient treatment, deferred prosecutions, individual and family counseling, education about substance abuse, ongoing group support. Call Barbara Berry, 487-2441.