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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.

Annual Spirit of the Holidays program pledges support to local nonprofits

ImageSince 2008, Debbie Gann of Home Attendant Care has encouraged others to skip giving traditional corporate gifts and make monetary donations to local nonprofits instead. The results of her efforts have led to thousands of dollars being funneled into local charities.

“Charitable organizations do an incredible job serving members of our community, and their needs are often greatest during the holiday season. We think the simple act of reallocating a company’s corporate gift giving budget into nonprofits is a win-win situation,” shares Gann.Image

At Home Attendant Care, four charities from Whatcom and Skagit Counties have been selected to receive donations this year. They include Bellingham Food Bank, Alzheimer Society of Washington, Marianne’s House and Skagit County Community Action Agency.

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“We appreciate the part local citizens and businesses have played in helping Home Attendant Care succeed over the last 30 years – the Spirit of the Holidays program is a meaningful way we can give back.”

HAC engages the help of clients, employees and business associates by tucking program information inside their annual Christmas card. Recipients are asked to help decide which of the four nonprofits will receive the largest donation from Home Attendant Care.

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Those wishing to learn more about starting a Spirit of the Holidays program at their business or place of employment can contact Gann for details.

Home Attendant Care is a family-owned elder care business that provides personal care services to seniors who are aging in place. They provide at-home care in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties.  www.homeattendantcare.com