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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+ 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, July 29. And it’s easy access; just contact our offices, Aberdeen (360) 532-0520/Raymond (360) 942-2177/Long Beach (360) 642-3634 and request an appointment.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED! Interested in improving local senior services? Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) seeks a Grays Harbor County Representative for O3A’s Advisory Council. Volunteer will serve on an advisory board which focuses on aging and long term care services. Contact Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863; laaseca@dshs.wa.gov for more information or application. Meetings are once per month in Shelton; mileage reimbursement and lunch included.

DIABETES SELF-MANANGEMENT WORKSHOP: Sea Mar Community Health Center, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a FREE workshop open to the public: “Diabetes Self -Management.” This workshop began Monday, July 21, in the Sea Mar first floor conference room, 1813 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will continue each Monday for six consecutive weeks ending on Aug. 25. Two specifically trained leaders will facilitate the workshop. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program and is designed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar, decrease stress and frustration, and improve their health. Those caring for a loved one with Diabetes may benefit from this workshop also. Each participant will have access to a ‘Living Well With Chronic Conditions’ book. The goal of the program is to help you live a healthy life with Diabetes. Space for the workshop is limited so please register early. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice. For more information or to register please call Karna McCarthy at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or emailing her at mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov.

CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: Grays Harbor Community Hospital in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a FREE workshop open to the public: “Chronic Pain Self-Management.” This workshop will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the East Campus conference room D, 1006 No. H Street, Aberdeen, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Workshop will continue each Wednesday for six weeks ending on Sept. 10. This program was developed for people who have primary or secondary diagnoses of chronic pain and is designed to give participants the skills and confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. The workshops 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. 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.

VOLUNTEER CHORE SERVICES: A program of Catholic Community Services serving low-income senior citizens and disabled adults. Drivers are needed to provide long distance medical transportation; mileage reimbursement is provided. Volunteers are also needed to provide moving support, shopping assistance, errands, light housework and yard work and chores to help people live independently. Please call (360) 637-8563 for more information.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION OUTREACH: O3A Nursing Services provides Community Education Outreach to seniors and people with disabilities through Medication Solutions presentations. These presentations include subject matter on ways to manage prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbs safely and wisely, and how to communicate with your doctor and health care team. If you belong to a group and would be interested in hosting a presentation, at no cost to you, or for more information on scheduled presentations, please call (360) 538-2457 or 1-866-582-1487.

ARE YOU CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA? Dementia causes increased risk of falls and immobility. Prevent this by simple exercises you can do with your loved one at home. This new program, “Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease,” is evidenced based and developed by the University of Washington N.W. Research Group on Aging. Besides learning simple exercises that improve mobility and balance, you will learn how to manage difficult behaviors. This program is provided by the Olympic Area Agency on Aging/Family Caregiver Support Program and is free of charge, with instruction taking place in the comfort of your own home. It is being offered for a limited time only and is available in both Grays Harbor and N. Pacific County. Please contact Eric Nessa for more information at (360) 538-2458 or toll free 1-866-582-1485.

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.

HOTLINE/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: If there is any questionable abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to call toll free at 1-877-734-6277.

Source: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Information &Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/

Meetings hosted by Olympic Area Agency on Aging provide 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 mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov.

 

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