Aug. 4, The Woodland Park Zoo and the Alzheimer’s Association have a great program aimed to help seniors suffering from Memory Loss.
For some, aging comes with a high price to pay; the loss of memory. It’s sometimes a slow transition and can be hard on not only the person loosing their memory, but also their close friends and family members.
Recently, I was in California helping to care for my own aging parent suffering from an illness and cognitive disfunction. It made me realize how important it is to reach out to the seniors in my life and make sure they are getting the proper care and support.Here are a few local programs that are available for just that reason:
MEMORY LOSS ZOO WALK
Starting on August 4th, for 10 consecutive weeks, the Woodland Park Zoo with sponsorship from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Greenwood Senior Center and Seattle Parks and Rec. is offering a program for seniors. The program takes place 9:30 – 11:00 am on Mondays and provides a chance for physical activity, cognitive stimulation, and social connection. The program is open to a set number of participants living with Early Stage Memory Loss and care partners. Registration is required.
Invigorate body, brain, and spirit with 3-4 mile brisk walks in various parks and neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Varied terrain includes sidewalks and gravel paths, mostly level but expect some gentle to moderate hills. Each walk concludes with a social gathering in a nearby cafe. To determine if this is the right group for you or someone you care for, and to be added to the email list for current location information, contact Mari Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 684-4664. 2nd & 4th Fridays at 10:00 am. No charge.
From Delicious Meals and fitness classes to Senior Education Programs and Community Events, the WCSC has a ton of great opportunities for seniors.
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There are many resources on line to help support caregivers and seniors. It’s important to check in with your loved ones as they age and make sure they are getting the care that they need, i.e., getting exercise, eating healthy and understand their rights. Here are list of helpful links:
Seattle Senior Centers
If you know someone in need of help will dementia or Alzheimer’s, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900