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December 15, 1997


Northshore Senior Activities

  Northshore Senior Center
   10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell

   Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day dinner with all the fixings, full turkey dinner, and homemade pie on Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. Cost is $5, make reservations by Dec. 19.
   Day trips for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are planned for Thursdays in January and February, with two programs offered and cost varies. Call for information.
   Donn Mills of the Northwest Fly Fishermen Club will demonstrate fly-tying techniques from start to finish while you learn about trout patterns, wet flies, and dry flies on Tuesdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. Cost $35/members, $40/nonmembers.
   Stroke survivors share experiences, information, and friendship on Dec. 29 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
   Join a support group for tips and suggestions, discussions, presentations, and good friendly support and encouragement for anyone facing the challenges of weight loss on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon.
   Attend a support group offering an opportunity to confide in others, share feelings, and build social support on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.
   Enjoy a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs and pancakes on Dec. 20 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50.
   Enjoy the wonderfully melodious music of the harp at the annual Christmas concert by Bronn Journey, accompanied by vocalist, Katherine Ellen on Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. Cost is $8 pre sale/$12 at the door.
   Join in a lively talk about current group selection, "I Heard the Owl Call my Name" by Margaret Craven on Dec. 19 from 10-11:30 a.m.
   Enjoy the rich traditions of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with music, ceremony, dances, and refreshments on Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m.
   An introductory meeting of a new support group for adults with any degree of hearing loss, from mild to severe, will meet and learn coping strategies and share general support on Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
   The Northshore Senior Center needs a volunteer cook for Wednesday lunches. Menus are pre-planned and food is provided. Cook is needed from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 425-487-2441.
   Computer Learning Center offers computer classes designed for seniors to learn the basics of computers inexpensively and at their own pace. Registration for computer classes will be held on Dec. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the WSU Extension Office in Everett. Subjects include Internet and E-mail, Introduction to Computers, Windows 95, Printshop and word processing. For additional class schedule information, call 425-487-2441.
   Openings are now available at Woodinville Adult Day Center in Woodinville. The center is a certified adult day health program which provides care for adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, developmental disabilities, and stroke. The center provides a safe, well-supervised environment with a variety of daily activities, including exercise, crafts, horticulture, swim therapy, and music. Van service is available for those without transportation. Call 425-788-5223.
   Volunteer computer instructors and assistants are needed at the Northshore Senior Center Computer Learning Centers. The two sites, Bothell and Mill Creek, offer classes in computer basics, word processing, spreadsheets, database, modems and more at a modest price. Free training is offered to potential volunteer instructors, so that seniors may learn the basics of computers inexpensively and at their own pace. A minimum of one-half day per week is required. Call 425-488-2060.
   Fox trot, waltz, swing, and cha-cha lessons for the beginner, as well as the more experienced, is offered on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $18/members, $23/nonmembers for 4 weeks.
   Northshore Senior Center Computer Learning Centers, free training is offered, and a minimum of one-half day per week is required. Call 425-488-2060.
   Learn tai chi, the Chinese system of exercise, on Mon. from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50/member, $5/nonmember per class.
   Enjoy ballroom dancing with a live band every Wed. from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $2/members, $3/non-members.
   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.