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Our educational offerings provide multiple opportunities year-round on topics like detection, caregiving, hospice care and more.

Click here to search for educational programs taking place near you in our calendar, or see the listing below: 
 

Educational Offerings

Winter and Spring 2020

Check back often for updated events! 

 

Benton County

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
March 3, 2020, 1-3:00 p.m.
Prosser Senior Center:
1231 Dudley Avenue Prosser, WA  99350
Please call Joan Acres at the Alzheimer’s Association at 509-392-8571 
with questions or to register in advance.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body:
March 5, 2020, 1-3:00 p.m.
Prosser Senior Center: 1231 Dudley Avenue Prosser, WA 99350
Presented without charge and open to the public. Please call Joan Acres at 509-713-3390 with questions or to register in advance.  
 
Effective Communication Strategies: March 10, 2020 2-4:00 p.m.
Kadlec Healthplex-Sycamore Room: 1268 Lee Blvd. Richland, WA  99352
For more information or to register call (509) 943-8455

Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers:
April 7, 2020, 1-3:00 p.m.
Prosser Senior Center: 1231 Dudley Avenue Prosser, WA 99350
Presented without charge and open to the public.Visit alz.org/CRF to register online or call Joan Acres at (509) 713-3390

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: April 14, 2020, 2-4:00 p.m.
Kadlec Healthplex – Sycamore Room: 1268 Lee Blvd. Richland, WA  99352
Presented without charge and open to the public. For more information and to assure a seat, call KNRC at (509) 943-8455 or Joan Acres at (509) 713-3390.

Grant County
 

Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers:
April 27, 2020, 2-4:00 p.m.
Samaritan Hospital, Room 404. 801 East Wheeler Road Moses Lake, WA 98837.
Presented without charge and open to the public.For more information, please call Pam Draggoo at (800) 572-4459 ext-229 or Joan Acres at (509) 713-3390.



King County

 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Feb. 24, 2020 1-2:30 p.m.
Wallingford Senior Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N # 140, Seattle, WA 98103
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for Your  Brain and Body:
March 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gen Pride: 1620 12th Ave # 203 Seattle WA 98122
Registration is not required, but it is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Know the Ten Warning Signs:
March 9, 2002, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Vashon Public Library: 17210 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070
 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: March 10, 2020 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Coal Creek YMCA: 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd Newcastle, WA 98059
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: March 12, 2020, 2-3:30 p.m.
Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98007
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Know the Ten Warning Signs:
March 23, 2020, 1-2:30 p.m.
Wallingford Senior Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N # 140, Seattle, WA 98103
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Know the Ten Warning Signs:
March 31, 2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Renton Senior Activity Center: 211 Burnett Ave N Renton WA 98057
Reservations are not required but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900


Legal and Financial Planning:
April 2, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12th Ave Arts Building: 1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: April 9, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Issaquah Senior Center: 75 NE Creek Way Issaquah, WA 98027 
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Effective Communication Strategies: April 9, 2020, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98007
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Legal and Financial Planning:
April 11, 2020, 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Open Doors for Multicultural Families: 24437 Russell Rd #110, Kent, WA 98032
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body:  April 14, 2020 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Renton Senior Activity Center: 211 Burnett Ave N Renton WA 98057
Reservations are not required, but are suggested. Please call 1-800-272-3900 

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: April 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kent Panther Lake Library: 20500 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Effective Communication Strategies:
April 28, 2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Renton Senior Activity Center: 211 Burnett Ave N Renton WA 98057
Reservations are not required, but are suggested. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Kittitas County

Staying Connected Series (4 Week Class) Early Stage and Care Partners:
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30.
10-11:30 a.m.
Ellensburg, WA 98926. Pre-Registration Required. For more information or to register, call Aging & Disability Resource Center @ (509) 925-8765 or (877) 401-2583.


Kootenai County

Legal & Financial Planning :
March 13, 2020, 1-4:00 p.m.
Hayden Public Library: 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID  83835
Certified Elder Law Attorney: Kate Monroe-Coyle
Free and open to the public. For moreinfo contact PJ Christo at 208-666-2996.

Living with Alzheimer’s Middle Stage: Presented in 2 Parts:
April 8 & 15, 1:00 -3:30 p.m.
Area Agency on Aging: 2120 Lakewood Drive Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Presented without charge and open to the public. Reservations appreciated: phone 800.272.3900. Walk-ins welcome.
For more information, call 208.666.2996

 

Pierce County

Legal and Financial Planning 2:
April 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Franke Tobey Jones: 5340 N Bristol St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Dementia Conversations:
April 23, 2020, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Puyallup Activity Center: 210 West Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

 

Snohomish County

 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body February 27, 2020, 1-3:00 p.m.
Rosehill Community Center: 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo WA 98275
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Introduction to Alzheimer’s:
March 2, 2020 7-9:00 p.m.
Mill Creek Lions Club: 4111 133rd St. Se, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Legal and Financial Planning:
March 3, 2020 1:00-2:30 p..m.
Northshore Senior Center:10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell WA 98011

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: March 12, 2020. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mukilteo Library: 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd Mukilteo WA 98275
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: March 13, 2020 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Edmonds United Methodist Church: 828 Caspers St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Know the Ten Signs:
March 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Edmonds United Methodist Church: 8282 Caspers St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Reservations are not required but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

 

Spokane County

Living with Alzheimer’s For Early Stage Caregivers:
Part 1:

March 5, 2020 1-4:00 p.m.
Part 2: March 18, 2020 1:00- 4:00 PM
Corbin Senior Activity Center: 827 W Cleveland Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
Presented without charge and open to the public. Reservations are requested. DSHS-Approved Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for professionals upon request. There is a $40 Processing fee for 4 CE’s for attending both sessions of this program. Payable at the end of the 2nd Session. Please RSVP by calling 800-272-3900 or by emailing jloiacono@alz.org.

Dementia Conversations:
April 21, 2020, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Senior Services for South Sound: 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900

Thurston County 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Behavior:
March 24, 2020, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Senior Services For South Sound:222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

Whatcom County

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: March 25, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Bellingham Senior Activity Center: 316 Halleck St room 16 Bellingham, WA 98225
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

 

Course Descriptions

 
Effective Communication Strategies:
Improving communication with persons with dementia can lead to a decrease in dementia-related behaviors and distress and to improved quality of life for both care recipient and care partner.  This class will help participants learn to understand and enter the world of the person with dementia and implement techniques for improving communication. It will also provide a brief overview of dementia basics. 
 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research:
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.
Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
 
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters:
What is the difference between typical age-related memory changes and Alzheimer’s disease? How do I know if I need to be concerned about myself or a loved one? What steps should I take if I think there might be a problem? This class will answer these questions and more. We will discuss the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, why early detection is important, and how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed. We will also touch briefly on risk factors for Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as the role of genetics in Alzheimer’s disease.
Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.

Learn About Your Chapter Programs and Service:
 In this hour you will hear about the free programs and resources offered by your local chapter, while learning more about dementia

Legal and Financial Planning:
Legal and financial planning, as early in the disease as possible is of paramount importance for those who have dementia and their families.  This class will provide practical information on topics such as making legal plans that fit your needs, important legal documents and what they mean, strategies for making a long term plan of care, how to find legal and financial assistance, government programs that can help pay fror care, and tax deductions and credits. 

Staying Connected: Staying Connected is a free health promotion and social support program developed for individuals experiencing memory loss and a companion/support person. The series is facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter and consists of four weekly 90-minute discussion sessions in which participants learn and collaborate on methods for coping with memory loss, communication, and staying engaged in social and pleasant activities. Upon completion of the program, individuals feel empowered, having been armed with new information and strategies for success.
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments, and resources. We will also discuss the benefits of early detection.
The one-hour class briefly reviews risk factors, types of dementia, and how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The two-hour class covers these topics in more detail. Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.