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January 19, 1998


Northshore Senior Activities

  Northshore Senior Center
   10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell

   A free eight week program for people with early stage memory loss and their families and/or caregivers to learn about living with memory loss is offered on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m.
   Join us for a free film festival depicting the black experience in the United States on Tuesdays in February from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Each film will be followed by a discussion.
   Washington State Bar attorneys will discuss the strength, weakness and effectiveness of the Durable Power of Attorney in easy understandable language at a free talk on Jan. 28 from 9:30-11 a.m.
   Learn about creative writing from plays to poetry and find help with editing, finding the right word, and tips on putting a manuscript together on Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $4.50 members/$9.50 non-members for six weeks.
   Learn how to start writing the Great American Novel, exploring characters and storyline on Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29 from 1-3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 members/$15 non-members for six weeks.
   Join an arthritis support group and share information and coping strategies on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon.
   Join a support group for individuals working on managing depressive symptoms and learn about community resources and techniques and skills to manage depression on Feb. 2 from 10-11:30 a.m.
   Learn ways to incorporate protein into your diet from sources other than meat at a free presentation on Feb. 3 from 12:45-2 p.m.
   Learn what records to keep and how to organize them at a free workshop on Feb. 2 from 10-11:30 a.m.
   Find education and emotional encouragement at a diabetes support group meeting on Jan. 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.
   Arrange an appointment with a representative of Senior Rights Assistance to discuss life choices, Medicare billing and Senior Rights Health Insurance on Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 425-486-4564 for an appointment.
   Eric Earling, a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton will present Medicare and Medicaid information, focusing on an update of the changes in this federal program on Jan. 26 from 1-2 p.m.
   Due to the many changes in the tax law, learn how the new tax act of 1997 will affect your financial future on Jan. 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
   Attend a free presentation on the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment available for hypertension on Jan. 27 from 12:45-2 p.m.
   Come join the Super Bowl festivities, watch the game, cheer for your favorite team, and enjoy good companionship on Jan. 25, beginning one hour before kickoff.
   Learn about volcanoes on the ocean floor, the Pacific "Rim of Fire," tectonic-plate boundaries, and lava floods across tectonic plates in a four week series offered by naturalist Kit Marx, on Thursdays, through Feb. 5 from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $12/members, $17/non-members.
   Beginning in January several new classes and activities will be offered in the Mill Creek area. They include, line dancing on Monday mornings, pastel instruction on Monday afternoon, a walking group on Tuesday morning, a singing group on Friday afternoon and an amateur radio group on Friday evening. Computer classes, designed for seniors will also be offered at the new computer learning center at the W.S.U. extension office at McCollum Park.
   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 through Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. Cost $35/members, $40/nonmembers.
   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.
   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.
   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.