senior activities

Senior Activities

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

   Central Washington University Jazz Concert, April 17, 7 p.m. Listen to a wide range of musical styles: big band, swing, jazz. $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Benefits Woodinville Adult Day Center.
   Antiques Club, April 18, 10 a.m. to noon, Share information and ideas on tea pots and cups.
   Reverse Mortgages, April 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free presentation on reverse mortgages and how they work.
   Vittles and VCR, April 18, 6 p..m. Share a home-cooked meal and the film "Apollo 13." Cost is $2.50 donation for dinner.
   Healthy Living, Fridays, beginning April 19, 1-2 p.m. Learn about managing stress, healthy eating, exercise, personal and community responsibility, and spiritual growth.
   Early Stage Memory Loss Group, first and third Tues., 8:30-10:30 a.m. Information and resources provided.
   Armchair Travelers, April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy the scenery of Ireland.
   Grandparents Support Group, April 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet with other grandparents who are raising a grandchild. 486-4564.
   Waltz Lessons, April 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to waltz in 3 easy lessons. Cost is $15/$20.
   Photography Club, April 11, 10-11 a.m. Lesson, discussions, guest speaker, and field trips.
   Book Collecting, April 15, 1-3 pm., Discuss your favorite illustrated book.
   Acrylic Painting, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Attend an acrylic painting class and learn the principles of design and elements of art. Cost, $30 members/$35 nonmembers. Beginners welcome.
   Tax Aid, Thursdays and Saturdays through Apr. 13. Appointments for help with 1995 income tax forms; no age limit for this service; some evening appointments and house calls available. Call 486-4564.
   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.
   Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. AA meeting for those who think they may have a problem with drinking.

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.
   Dealing with Difficult People, April 11, 12:45-2 p.m. Techniques for dealing with people who upset you or create problems. Kirkland Senior Center. 688-5800.