FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: The Family Caregiver Support Group is for any family caregiver of a disabled or elder adult, welcoming caregivers to share, obtain support and realize they are not alone in their caregiver journey. They meet the third Friday of the month at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, downstairs meeting room. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. Questions? Please call Eric at (360) 538-2458. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7-day notice by calling Eric Nessa at (360) 538-2458.
ABERDEEN SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: Monday – Friday 9-11:30, Pool Playing; Mondays 1 p.m., Crafts; Tuesdays 1 p.m., Pinochle; Wednesdays 10 a.m., SAIL Exercise Class; 1 p.m., Watercolor Class; Thursdays 1 p.m. Pinochle; Friday 10 a.m., SAIL Exercise Class; 1st and 3rd Fridays 1 p.m., BINGO; 2nd Friday 1 p.m., “FUN” Auction (free); 4th Friday 1 p.m., “LEFT-CENTER-RIGHT” Game; 2nd Wednesday 11:20, “SING-A-LONG; 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 11:30, free Blood Pressure check. For more information please call (360) 533-3311.
ELMA SENIOR CENTER: Bingo every Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. Snack bar available. Also, the Elma Sr. Center sponsors a free charter bus for seniors to the Red Wind Casino in Yelm on the second Monday of the month. The bus will pick up seniors at the Elma Senior Center. For scheduled times and locations or more information please call the Elma Senior Center at (360) 482-2377 or 1-800-255-9769
HOQUIAM SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: Monday and Friday, Line Dancing, 10:30 a.m.; Pinochle 1 p.m; Monday Nite Bingo, Snack Bar open at 4:30, Bingo Starts at 6; Tuesday and Thursday Sit & be Fit Chair Exercises 10:30 a.m.; WII bowling, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; Indoor Walking program 9 a.m. Wednesday; Quilting and Handwork 9:30 a.m. Travel Club call (360) 538-0572 for more information. Volunteer opportunities available in Trinkets and Treasures and the Hoquiam Senior Center. Lunches are available Monday through Friday 12-1; suggested donation is $3.50 for those 60 and older and $8 for those under the age of 60. Salad Bar on Thursday and Friday. All activities are free and open to the public. Trinkets and Treasures Gift Shoppe open Tues-Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gently used and new items for sale. Donations are gladly accepted. (no clothes, books or large appliances, please). If you have any questions on volunteer opportunities, events, and lunches, please call Stephanie at (360) 532-5868.
WESTPORT SENIOR CENTER: Meals are served daily at 12:00 p.m. (cost $1.00). Open to everyone (360) 268-0156.
OCEAN SHORES GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER (SENIOR CENTER): (360) 289-2801, 805 Ocean Shores Blvd. Lunch Mon. thru Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. Open to everyone. A $4 donation is suggested; however no one will be turned away. Please call the Sr. Centers for more information or if you would like to become a Senior Center volunteer. For more information please call the CCAP office at (360) 533-5100, Ext. 119 for details.
NEED HELP AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN? DIAL 2-1-1: Residents of Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties may dial 2-1-1 for free assistance in locating social and human services information. Hours of operation for telephone service from trained Information and Referral Specialists, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Resource information is also available 24/7 through the 2-1-1 websites at www.211wa.org or www.crisis-clinic.org (2-1-1 services may also be reached through 1-866-736-9634 if dialing 2-1-1 directly is unsuccessful). The goal of the 2-1-1 system is to connect individuals more efficiently to what they’re looking for, whether it’s to get help or to give help.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: The Grays Harbor County Health Department, in collaboration with the Olympic Area Agency on Aging, is offering a FREE Workshop open to the public: Diabetes Self-Management. The workshop includes six sessions, every Wednesday from 1-3:30 pm for six consecutive weeks. This workshop series begins Wednesday July 10 and continues on July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, and Aug. 14. All sessions will be in the GH County Health Dept. first floor conference room, 2109 Sumner, Aberdeen. The program was developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and is designed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar, decrease stress and frustration, and improve their health. People caring for or living with someone with diabetes may also benefit from this workshop. Workbooks are included at no cost. 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. To register or ask questions please contact Paulette at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SENIOR 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 Senior Information & Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/