www.After55.com – The Resource Library for Mature Living. From magazines, brochures, catalogs, retirement guides, etc. There is something for pretty much every interest.
www.ehow.com – eHow is like a one-stop store for bits of information on just about everything. Great fun – be sure to check it out.
www.eldernet.com – Eldernet. A seniors’ guide to information on health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, etc.
www.o3a.org – Olympic Area Agency on Aging. A single entry-point for senior information and assistance for Grays Harbor, Pacific, Clallam and Jefferson counties.
“Help, Lord! I’m Having A Senior Moment” by Karen O’Conner. Bringing encouragement to people in their golden years, prompting them to reflect, laugh and play.
“The Complete Eldercare Planner” by Joy Loverde. A guide on where to start, which questions to ask, and how to find help.
www.braincurls.com – Brain Curls. Exercise your brain – play games, solve puzzles and learn something new and fun!
www.brainist.com – Brainist. This website is dedicated to online brain games for free, mainly for adults.
www.eatthisnotthatbook.com – Eat This, Not That. A great handy guide that helps puts you in charge of sneaky calories.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3034506/ns/health–aging – Health on MSNBC. Articles covering a variety of health aging topics, baby boomer and senior topics.
www.webmd.com – WebMD. A great resource for information and in-depth reference materials about health subjects.
www.alz.org/alzwa – Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington. An amazing website full of information, resources and support for anyone affected by Alzheimer’s or just wanting to know more.
www.alzheimersplaybook.com – “Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers – A Practical Tips Guide.” For anyone wanting information on how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
www.parkinson.org – National Parkinson Foundation. NPF works every day to improve the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach.
“Alzheimer’s – A Broken Brain” by Richard, M. Tuscaloosa. Simple pictures and short text, but great visual cues to understanding why people do what they do.
“Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out” by Richard Taylor. This is a rare, insightful exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer’s.
“A Dignified Approach to Alzheimer’s Care” by Virginia Bell and David Troxel. This approach is based on treating the person like a best friend and working from strengths, not weaknesses.
The Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
Where can i find a “Walk” site? The North Olympic Peninsula “Walk To End Alzheimer’s” will be held in Sequim on Sept. 29. The “Walk” will start and end at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. Sign up by going to act.alz.org/nop. We are also looking for sponsors and vendors for the event. For more information, or if you are unable to go online to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 461–3402.
Kicking off the season will be the “Discovery Trailblazers” walk team hosting its annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Guy Cole Convention Center. Bob LeRoy, president and CEO of the Western & Central Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will talk with folks and provide support for the cause. The team still is looking for donations for the silent auction. For more information or to make a donation to the silent auction, e-mail me at email@example.com or call 683–7047. Come on out and “Eat for a Cause” and bid on some great items. Silent auction donations can be accepted up to the day of the event.
Pam Scott is the community relations director for Discovery Memory Care in Sequim.
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