“STAYING INDEPENDENT” FAIR: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Information and Assistance will be holding their annual “Staying Independent” Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19th, 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 Exhibits that will have information available about products and services, 3 Guest Speakers scheduled throughout the day, and 13 Clinics such as Hearing Testing, SHIBA, Blood Glucose Testing, Blood Pressure Testing, “Brown Bag” Clinic where you can sit down with a Pharmacist and go over your medications (be sure to bring a list of your medications), and Neuropathy Testing just to name a few. Free Drawings for gifts donated by numerous local businesses will also be done throughout the day. 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 where you can play interactive games or speak with a technical support person from Techline regarding your cell phones, e-readers, Laptops, Mp3, cameras or tablets (be sure and bring the item with you). There is a FREE Bingo Game and Banjo Band for the participants to enjoy! For bus schedule to the South Shore Mall from your location call 532-2770 and press 3 or go online to ghtransit.com for all bus schedules.
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, Sept. 20th from 2:00 to 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.
SMILES FOR LIFE: New Affordable Preventive Oral Health Program is coming to Aberdeen known as the Senior Center Dental Access Program. Find out more about this new program & get new tips on how to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Future Clinics will usually be the first & third Thurs. of the month. Come and meet the Dental Hygienists at the Sept. 19th Staying Independent Fair in the South Shore Mall to find out more about these services. The services provided are Dental Assessment (including oral cancer screening), Dental Cleanings (routine and periodontal), Fluoride Applications, Oral Health Education and Referrals to Dental and Medical Providers. These are provided at no or low cost. Find out if you are eligible for Grant Funding. Also Medicaid Insurance, Private Dental Insurance and Fee for Service accepted.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the last Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Hoquiam Library downstairs meeting room, 420 7th Street. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24th. This is a support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to share common experiences, suggestions for exercise and diet, resource ideas, and enjoy companionship. For more information, call Betsy Seidel at 360-533-5968.
ABERDEEN SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: Monday – Friday 9:00-11:30, Pool Playing; Mondays 1:00, Crafts; Tuesdays 1:00, Pinochle; Wednesdays 10:00, SAIL Exercise Class; 1:00, Watercolor Class; Thursdays 1:00 Pinochle; Friday 10:00, SAIL Exercise Class; 1st and 3rd Fridays 1:00, BINGO; 2nd Friday 1:00, “FUN” Auction (free); 4th Friday 1:00, “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.
HOQUIAM SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: Monday and Friday, Line Dancing, 10:30 a.m.; Pinochle 1:00 p.m.; Monday Nite Bingo, Snack Bar open at 4:30, Bingo Starts at 6:00; 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 $8.00 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, 11:00 a.m. - 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.
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 email@example.com.
Source: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Senior Information & Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/