S.A.I.L. EXERCISES: Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores is offering SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) exercise classes for Seniors, with instructor Daniela Werner, of Power and Grace Studios. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1020 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores. PUBLIC IS WELCOME. Please call 360-289-9663 for more information.
LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOPS: Sea Mar Community Health Center, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a FREE workshop open to the public: “Living Well with Chronic Conditions.” This workshop begins Monday, June 2, at Sea Mar in the first floor conference room from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It runs 2.5 hours every Monday, for 6 consecutive weeks, ending on July 7. Any individual suffering from a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, and arthritis just to name a few, will benefit from attending the classes. The workshop will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This workshop is designed to help lessen stress and frustration and help manage symptoms relating to one’s chronic condition. Those caring for a loved one with a Chronic Condition may benefit from the workshops also. For more information and to register for either workshop, call 538-2457 or toll free at 1-866-582-1487. The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities and reasonable accommodations can be arranged when registering with advance 7 day notice.
NEW ONLINE WORKSHOPS! BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: Nearly half of all adults live with one or more chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis but millions struggle to find ways to manage their condition. Better Choices, Better Health is the online version of the internationally recognized Chronic Disease self-Management Program, developed and tested at the Stanford University Patient Education Center. This workshop is designed so that it can be used by almost anyone who has access to the Internet. There are 3 Workshops offered online: Arthritis, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management. These are six-week workshops offered on a dedicated Web site, consisting of about 25 persons per workshop. They do not require “real time” attendance. Each week, participants are asked to log on at least three times for a total of about two hours. Weekly activities include reading and interacting via the “Learning Center”, making and posting a weekly action plan, participating in problem solving and guided exercises on bulletin boards, and participating in any appropriate self-tests and activities. Participants are encouraged to post chronic disease-related problems on a bulletin board and help other group members with their problems. A pair of trained peer facilitators moderates each workshop. To register for the Diabetes Workshop go to www.RestartLiving.org/Diabetes, for the Arthritis Workshop go to www.arthritistoday.org/arthritis-self-management-program/ and for the Chronic Disease Self-Management go to www.ncoa.org/improve-health/chronic/conditions/better-choices-better-hea...?
SENIOR LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC IN GRAYS HARBOR AND PACIFIC COUNTY: Senior Legal Advice Clinics are now available in the Olympic Area Agency on Aging Information &Assistance offices in Aberdeen, Raymond and Long Beach. This is a free service to elders 60-plus who want/need to meet with an attorney face-to-face for some guidance. Seniors may also send a representative for themselves if they are unable to meet with the attorney. The sessions are generally 30 minutes and can cover a variety of topics ranging from wills, Powers of Attorney, tenant rights, estate questions and so on. The attorney will be in the Aberdeen office Tuesday, June 17. Just contact our offices, Aberdeen (360) 532-0520/Raymond (360) 942-2177/Long Beach (360) 642-3634 and request an appointment.
NORTH BEACH SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER: The North Beach Senior Resource Center is offering a clearing house of information for seniors, advising what services are available for their use and how to get access to them. They are available to family members and caregivers of those seniors who need help finding resources, including information on Veteran affairs. The center has arranged to provide information by personal visit or call (360) 289-3352 and leave a message for the volunteers. The center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ocean Shores United Methodist Church, 557 Pt. Brown Ave. NW. Also, volunteers from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will be available on the first, second and third Thursdays of the month from noon to 2 p.m. to assist you with your Medicare and other Health Insurance related questions.
INFORMATION &ASSISTANCE/O3A:We look forward to serving you from our offices located at 2700 Simpson Ave., Aberdeen. You supply the questions and we supply the information. We are an information resource for seniors 60 and older. You may stop by for assistance and/or a Senior Resource Directory for Grays Harbor or Pacific County, or call our office at (360) 532-0520 or 1-800-801-0060 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may access additional information by visiting our web site, http://www.o3a.org/. Thank you for your support.
HOME CARE REFERRAL REGISTRY: The Home Care Referral Registry serves consumers/clients receiving in-home care services through the Department of Social and Health Services or those on the COPES (Community Options Program Entry System) program. They are also helping clients receiving services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities find the right Individual Provider. The Referral Registry matches pre-qualified, pre-screened, individual providers with Medicaid eligible clients who need in-home care services. Please stop by their Aberdeen office located at 2700 Simpson Ave., Suite 207. If you have questions or need an application please contact Katrine at (360) 538-8875 or Chris at (360) 538-2440. The Referral Registry also serves Pacific County at the O3A Raymond office, located at 430 3rd St., Raymond, WA. Please call Linda at (360) 942-2177.
HOTLINE/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: If there is any questionable abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to call toll free at 1-877-734-6277.
Meetings hosted by Olympic Area Agency on Aging provides sites which are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by contacting Karna at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Information &Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/