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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:40 PM
In honor of World AIDS Day, a special film screening of the documentary “25 to Life” will be shown at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI, 104 17th Ave. S.) on Monday, Dec. 1.
  • In honor of World AIDS Day, a special film screening of the documentary “25 to Life” will be shown at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI, 104 17th Ave. S.) on Monday, Dec. 1. 
  • The Seattle City Council’s Budget Committee has unanimously recommended the acceleration of the cleanup of toxic algae that has bloomed at Green Lake over the last several summers, which has required temporary lake closures.  
  • AGING WITH CARE | Respect the holiday traditions, needs of the elderly
    The holiday season is here — a time to be with family and friends and to celebrate. Make the most of it, but while doing so, pay attention to the special needs of aging friends and family. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Have a healthy Thanksgiving
    We all look forward to the holidays, getting together with family and friends and gathering around the table for a great meal. But with the holidays also comes the tendency to throw your normal diet out the window. 
  • The Seattle Public Library, Public Health – Seattle and King County and a number of community-based agencies are collaborating to offer free Affordable Care Act program enrollment assistance at local library branches. 
  • Halloween is a fun time for adults and children alike, but it can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pets.  
  • Greenlake Kids Dentistry (6900 E. Green Lake Way N.) will have its annual Halloween-candy buyback on Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • More than 70 patient-care organizations will be on hand for Remote Area Medical (RAM), a free health-care clinic for people in need, taking place at KeyArena from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 26. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Concussions
    Now that football season is in full swing, the conversation about head injuries and sports is on many people’s minds. While football gets a lot of attention for concussions, the truth is concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity. 
  • Many years ago, our country designated 65 years of age to be our customary retirement; this was many years before life expectancies increased to 80-plus years of age. Reaching age 65 is still a milestone. It may be surprising to you, but every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65.  
  • NEST (North East Seattle Together), which strives to build intergenerational communities, will have its first Northeast Seattle Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Aljoya Thornton Place (450 N.E. 100th St.), from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • The Taco Time NW Foundation, launched in April 2014, has awarded $20,000 to the Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Ave. N.W.). 
  • Have a car seat you don’t need? Bring it to the Sustainable Ballard Festival on Sunday Sept. 28, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. CoolMom ( and Zero Waste Washington will collect the seats and get it to the right place.  
  • GUEST COLUMN | Preventing foot, ankle injuries in fall sports
    As the fall sports season begins, parents rush to ensure that they have the best gear for a successful season. But more importantly, parents must prepare their kids for a safe season as well. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | E-cigarettes: A double-edged sword for public health
    E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthy alternative to tobacco smoking — a way to reduce cigarette consumption or even quit smoking. It sounds promising, so why the controversy? 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Scammers target trusting seniors
    In caring for the aging, I confront a multitude of issues. One of the most troublesome is the financial and emotional exploitation of seniors. It baffles me how a person can stoop so low that he/she would exploit our most vulnerable and most honored citizens. 
  • The University Family YMCA (5003 12th Ave. N.E.) will offer free classes for children and adults during its Fun and Fitness Families Week, which runs Monday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Sept. 19. 
  • The Seattle Public Library will host short, skills-based emergency preparation workshops at several library locations: 
  • Neighborcare Health will break ground and plant trees on Friday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at 10501 Meridian Ave. N. Sen. David Frockt (46th District) and Neighborcare Health executive director Mark Secord will speak during a brief program. 
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