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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

Early Autumn 2019

Check back often for updated events! 

 



Benton County


Legal & Financial Planning 
October 8, 1:30-3:30 pm
Kadlec Healthplex- Sycamore Room: 1268 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352
Presented without charge and open to the public.  To assure a seat, call Joan Acres at 509-713-3390 or KNRC at 509-943-8455.


Ten Warning Signs:
October 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Prosser Senior/Community Center: 1231 Dudley Ave, Prosser, WA, 99350
Free and open to the public.  RSVP to Lisa Barrett 509-392-8571
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available for professionals upon request.  There is a $20 processing fee for 2 CEs if requested for this program.

Activities: Planning the Day for the Person with Dementia:
November 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Kadlec Healthplex- Sycamore Room: 1268 Lee Blvd. Richland, WA  99352
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available upon request.
There is a $20 processing fee for 2 CEs for this program.
 

Chelan County

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors:
October 29, 1:30-3:30 pm
Aging & Adult Care: 50 Simon St. SE Suite A, East Wenatchee, WA  98802
Presented without charge and open to the public.  To assure a seat call Pam Draggoo at 800-572-4459 or Joan Acres at 509-713-3390.
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available upon request.  There is a $15 processing fee for 1.5 CEs for this program.
 

Columbia County

Ten Warning Signs:
October 14, 1:30-3:30 pm
Dayton Memorial Library (Delaney Building)
111 S. 3rd St.  Dayton, WA 99328
Free and open to the public.  RSVP to Lisa Barrett at 509-392-8571
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available for professionals upon request.  There is a $20 processing fee for 2 CEs if requested for this program.

Cowlitz County

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Behavior:
November 13, 2:00-3:30 pm
Kaiser Permanente: 1230 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.


 

Grant County


Understanding & Responding  to Dementia-Related Behaviors:
October 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Samaritan Hospital: 801 E. Wheeler Rd. Moses Lake, WA 98837
To assure a seat call Pam Draggoo at 800-572-4459 or Joan Acres at 509-713-3390.
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available upon request.  There is a $15 processing fee for 1.5 CEs for this program

 

Jefferson County 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: October 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church: 1120 Walker St. Port Townsend, WA 98368
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Ten Warning Signs:
October 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ludlow Beach Club: 121 Marina View Drive, Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

King County


 
Ten Warning Signs (presented in Spanish): September 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Woodmont Library: 26809 Pacific Highway S. Des Moines WA 98198.
Reservations are not required, but recommended.  Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Ten Warning Signs:
October 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
King County Vashon Library: 17210 Vashon Hwy, Vashon WA, 98070
Reservations are not required, but are suggested.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: October 10, 2019
Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.

Understanding and Relating to Dementia Behavior:  
October 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
GenPride: 401 Broadway E Suite 223, Seattle, WA 98102.
Reservations are not required, but are suggested, please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: October 21, 2019 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Wallingford Senior Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N #140, Seattle, WA 98103
Reservations are not required, but are suggested, please call 1-800-272-3900

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: November 6, 2019 1-2:30 p.m.
Iora Primary Care: 306 23rd Ave S #200, Seattle, WA 98144
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
 
Know the Ten Warning Signs:
November 9, 2019 10-11:30 am
Open Doors for Multicultural Families: 24437 Russell Road # 110 Kent, WA
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
 
Know the Ten Warning Signs:
November 12, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Coal Creek YMCA: - 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle, WA 98059
Reservations are not needed, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.

Kitsap County


Staying Connected:  
September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A four week small group seminar for people with early stage memory loss and their care partners.  Registration is required.  Please contact Maggie Christofferson 206-529-3884

Staying Connected:
October 28, November 4, November 11, and November 18 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m
in Bremerton, WA. A four week small group discussion for people with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Registration is required. Please call 206-529-3884
 

Kittitas County

Staying Connected:
October 11, 18, 25, & November 1
10-11:30 am
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Pre-Registration Required. Exact location will be provided upon registration 509-925-8765

Effective Communication Strategies:
November 19, 2019 1:30-3:30 pm
Hal Holmes Community Center 209 North Ruby Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
DSHS approved continuing education hours ( CE’s) are available upon request. There is a $15.00 processing fee for 1.5 CE’s for this program.

 


Kootenai County


Living with Alzheimer’s for Late-Stage Caregivers:
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 1 to 4 p.m.
Hayden Library 8385 N. Government Way Hayden, ID 83835
Presented without charge and open to the public. Reservations appreciated: phone
800.272.3900. Walk-ins welcome. DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs)
are available for professionals upon request. There is a $30 processing fee for 3 CEs if requested
for this program.
 
Dementia Conversations:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
Rathdrum Senior Center: 8037 Montana St., Rathdrum, ID 83858
Free and open to the public
RSVPs preferred but walk-ins welcome: 800 272-3900
For more info phone PJ Christo @ 208 666-2996
 

Latah County

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Gritman Medical Center Conference Room
700 S. Main St. Moscow, ID 83843
Free and open to the public
Reservations preferred: Please call 1- 800-272-3900
Walk-ins welcome
 

Pierce County

Know the Ten Warning Signs:
November 16, 2019 , 10:00-11:30 am
Anderson Island Community Club: 11319 Yoman Road, Anderson Island, WA 98303
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 

 

 

Snohomish County


Understanding and Responding to Dementia Behavior: 
September 23, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Peter Kirk Senior Center: 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Registration is not needed, but is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: September 24, 2019 7:00-8:00 p.m.
NAACP, Everett Community College: 2000 Tower St. Jackson Center, Everett, WA 98201
Registration is not needed, but is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900
 
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Behavior:
September 30, 2019 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Dr., Bothell, WA  98011
Registration is not needed, but is recommended.
 
Introduction to Alzheimer’s:  October 9th, 12:00 – 12:30 pm. 2019 Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St, Darrington, WA 98241
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: October 17th, 2019 6:00 – 7:00 pm,
Sunrise of Bothell, 10605 NE 185th St, Bothell, WA 98011
Registration is not needed, but recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
 
Learn About Your Chapter Programs and Service:
October, 24/2019, 1:15 – 1:45 pm, Warm Beach Senior Community, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292
 
Introduction to Alzheimer’s:
November 12, 2019, 7 – 8:30 am, Woodinville Rotary, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: November 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ,
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 2nd St., Snohomish, WA 98290. Registration is not needed, but recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia : November 18, 2019 6:30-7:30 pm.
Fieldstone Marysville, 11015 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98271
Registration is not needed, but is recommended. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
 
Introduction to Alzheimer’s:
November 21, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am, City of Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce at Edmonds Community College, 6600 196th St SW, Gateway Hall #352, Lynnwood, WA 98036

 
 

Walla Walla County

Dining & Dementia:
October 1, 1:30- 3:30 pm
SonBridge Community Center: 1200 Southeast 12th Avenue
College Place, WA 99324
Presented without charge and open to the public.  To assure a seat call 541-938-7662 or 509-713-3390
DSHS-approved Continuing Education hours (CEs) are available upon request.  There is a $20 processing fee for 2 CEs for this program.
 

Yakima County

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: October 17, 1:30-3:30 pm
Yakima Harmon Senior Center: 101 N. 65th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908
To register contact Lisa Barrett at 509-301-4107
 

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.