Upcoming events for Whatcom County seniors and caregivers

Whether it’s for a family member or for a client, caregiving is a demanding job, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We as caregivers should seek out and take advantage of community support and educational opportunities whenever possible.

That’s why it’s great when events like An Affair to Remember gala and the Passport to Care conference take place in Whatcom County. Each event provides a chance to have fun, connect with others with similar interests and concerns…and learn more about caregiving.

Alzheimer Society of Washington An Affair to RememberFirst up is the Affair to Remember gala, put on by Alzheimer Society of Washington (ASW) and partially sponsored by Home Attendant Care. It will be held on Saturday, March 1, 6:00 pm at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center.

There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, seated dinner, and music by The Atlantics. The cost to attend is $75 and proceeds support the mission of ASW, which helps local people who are impacted by memory loss illnesses. Affair to Remember is the perfect way to have a fun night out while supporting a great local nonprofit.

Elder Service Providers Passport to CareNext up is the 2014 Passport to Care conference is organized by Elder Service Providers and partially sponsored by Home Attendant Care. The event takes place on Friday, March 21 at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. This year, the keynote speaker is Anna Liotta, CEO of Resultance. She’ll be speaking about effectively communicating and developing relationships with people of all ages. The cost to attend is $25 and registration is required.

Lastly, remember to sign up for the workshop Debbie Gann will be teaching on February 19, 5:30pm at Skagit Valley Hospital. She will talk about a variety of services available to help seniors, whether they choose to live in their own home or move into a care facility. You can register for the class here.

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