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February 2, 1998


Northshore Senior Activities

  Northshore Senior Center
   10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell

Enjoy ballroom dancing with a live band every Wed. from 1-3pm. Cost is $2 members/ $3 non-members.
   Join us for a free film festival depicting the black experience in the United States on Tuesdays, through Feb. 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
   Join a support group for tips and suggestions, discussions, presentations, and good friendly encouragement for anyone facing the challenges of weight loss on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m.-noon.
   Enjoy a hearty breakfast of ham or sausage, eggs and pancakes on Feb. 7 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50.
   Join a naturopathic physician and learn how food and food allergies play a role in causing and alleviating arthritic inflammation on Feb. 10 from 12:45 to 2 p.m.
   See Fiji, Thahiti, Tonga, and Samoa without having to make any travel plans on Feb. 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
   Attend a free financial series with presentations on "New Tax Rules for Seniors," "Conservative Investing in Retirement," "Legal Strategies for Long Term Care," and "Planning your Estate" on Fridays, Feb. 6-27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
   Participate in a landmark study to establish standards for evaluating comprehensive physical status of older adults. Volunteers will have a one time physical assessment and questionnaire on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m.
   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 through Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. Cost $35/members, $40/nonmembers.
   Openings are now available at Woodinville Day Center in Woodinville. The center is a certified adult day health program that 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. Occupational, physical, and speech therapy are sponsored by the Evergreen Care Network. 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.
   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.