Tag Archives: Events for Senior Citizens in Skagit County

Learn about eldercare options for Whatcom and Skagit County seniors

Are you overwhelmed by eldercare service options and confused about the costs of each? Are you trying to figure out how to help a loved one at home while maintaining balance in your own life?

If you can relate to either of the questions above, please register for one of our Elder Care Options: Help When You Need It workshops.

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Debbie Gann, director of Home Attendant Care, will teach two ECO classes in February 2014—one at Skagit Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon and the other at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.

Attendees will learn about a variety of services available to help seniors, whether they choose to stay in their own home or move to another setting. Medicare, Medicaid, and other funding options will also be covered.

Bring any questions you may have!  This class provides useful information for both seniors and their friends/family members.

Register online for either eldercare class by clicking the links below:

Skagit Regional Hospital –  February 19, 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Whatcom Community College –  February 3, 6:00 pm – 9 pm. 

Events Mark National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – several events are planned in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties to educate, honor and remember.

First up is a commemorative candle lighting event organized by Alzheimer Society of Washington (based in Bellingham).  Details and RSVP info are in the flyer below.

Alzheimer Society of Washington National Candle Lighting

Later in November there will be a series of free memory screenings taking place in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties – again sponsored by Alzheimer Society of Washington.  Details for those events are shown below.

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Concerned about memory problems for yourself or a loved one?  Take action by taking advantage of these free, confidential memory screenings.

Tuesday, November 19th

10:30 am – noon at Regency at Whidbey, 1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

10:30 am – noon at Church of the Assumption:  2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Best Western Lakeway Inn:  Lakeway Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98229.

2:00 pm -3:30 pm at Skagit Valley Senior Village:  400 Gilkey Road, Burlington, WA 98233.

Contact ASW with any questions about free dementia memory screenings, 360-671-3316.