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“STAYING INDEPENDENT” FAIR: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Information and Assistance will be holding their annual “Staying Independent” Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the South Shore Mall, 1017 S. Boone Street in Aberdeen. The day will begin at 9 am and continue until 3:30 pm with lots of fun and activities! Everyone is encouraged to use the mall entrance near the Food Court and Theatre. There will be 34 Exhibit tables, 13 Clinics, and 3 Guest Speakers scheduled throughout the day plus Free Drawings for gifts donated by numerous local businesses. Each adult Participant will receive a Food Voucher to use at either “Little Country Café” or “Los Gallos Taqueria” for lunch as long as supplies last. This year we have added a Fun Zone, FREE Bingo Game and Banjo Band for the participants to enjoy!

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE: This course will be conducted Sept. 9 & 10 at the Montesano Library, 9 am to 1 pm both days. This class, developed by AARP, is designed especially for senior motorists. The objective of these classes is to help seniors drive safer, more comfortably, and longer. The material reviews the rules of the road and covers normal age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction times, and provides participants with practical techniques to compensate for these changes. A nominal fee of $14 per person is required with a $2 discount for AARP members. Completion entitles drivers 55 and older to a discount on their auto insurance. Discounts and duration vary by insurance companies. There are no tests. Class size is limited and is offered on a first come first served basis, so pre-registration is required. Attendance on both days is required for course completion. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at 249-8249.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOP: Sea Mar Medical Clinic, in collaboration with The Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a FREE Workshop open to the public: Living Well With Chronic Conditions, to be held one evening a week (Tuesdays, 2.5 hours, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.) for six consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 10, 2013 and continuing Sept. 17, 24, & Oct. 1, 8, & 15th in Aberdeen, WA at 1813 Sumner Ave. in the Conference Room. Two specifically trained leaders will facilitate the workshop. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease-Self Management Program. This program is designed to help anyone who suffers from a chronic condition, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension just to name a few; to lessen their stress and frustration, manage symptoms, and deal with fatigue. Those caring for a loved one with a chronic condition 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 your chronic conditions by managing your symptoms. In addition, these Living Well Workshops will be offered from time to time throughout the year. Please call for dates and locations. Space for the workshop is limited so please register early. For more information and registration, please call 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457. 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 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or emailing dodgepj@dshs.wa.gov

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.

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 Sept. 11 and continues on Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, and Oct. 16. 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 dodgepj@dshs.wa.gov

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 Paulette at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or by email at dodgepj@dshs.wa.gov.

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