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Monday, September 15, 2014 2:11 PM
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 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. 
  • The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a pet licensing and vaccination clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, beginning Aug. 22. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | School nutrition
    It may seem like summer just started, but back-to-school is just a couple weeks away. Transitioning back to a school schedule — such as getting back on a regular sleep cycle and doing nightly homework — can take weeks. 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Set up a supportive network
    Due to aging baby boomers, seniors are the largest growing sector of our population. Every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. This is the generation that was known to have said, “Don’t trust anyone over 30!” 
  • The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish (732 18th Ave. E.) to solicit feedback on public policy priorities. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.). This is the last sale of the season. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Take care of your feet this summer
    Whether you stay local and take a hike to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest, visit a theme park or take a vacation out of town, there’s a good chance that there will be a lot of walking involved. 
  • I feel it is truly a blessing when an aging person continues to have sharp memories, can enjoy a good conversation and has rock-solid reasoning skills. 
  • Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for its annual Big Day of Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, to showcase what the department and other community organizations are offering in the way of fun activities and healthy food. 
  • Seniors travel the world to make a difference
    Now, vacationing grandparents are heading for adventures teaching young children in Thailand how to read, helping to build wells in a poverty-stricken village in Nairobi and teaching AIDS-awareness education in rural communities in Costa Rica. 
  • Many of us love summer’s longer days, outdoor fun, gardening opportunities and yummy barbecues. What it also brings — especially welcome in the Pacific Northwest — is sunshine! 
  • Aging issues don’t come with instructional manuals. Only when life forces us to shoulder the role of elder advocate do we begin to face the complexities of transitioning aging loved ones into eldercare. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Grilling good eats
    The recent streak of warm weather had Seattleites breaking out their grills a little early this year. With Memorial Day just around the corner and the grilling season taking off, it is important to take a few precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe. 
  • Louisiana was rated the happiest state and four of the least happy states were California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (2009 was a while ago, and the science of happiness continues to develop, but even so, the findings were unexpected). 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Spring cleaning
    When my mom and dad finally decided to prepare for a future that might not include the traditional family home, our lives became embroiled in a major emotional ordeal. 
  • We live busy lives, and, for some reason or other, we think the special people in our lives will always be there. Thus, we don’t take time to have meaningful conversations that will reward us with more permanent memories of our loved ones. 
  • Senior Services is accepting nominations of inspirational elders for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award through May 2. 
  • Senior Services is accepting nominations of inspirational elders for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award through May 2. 
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