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Open to the Public
The 20 Most Important Things Families Need to Know About Dementia Behavior
Wednesday, October 2
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Gary Martin, PhD - InteGer Behavior Health
The majority of persons with dementia in the U.S. live in their own homes, cared for by their families. Because major behavior problems are so common (estimated at 60-80%), problem behaviors are one of the main reasons why families move their loved ones into long-term care settings. Unfortunately, families receive little information and training in dealing with dementia behaviors, and resources are scarce. In this presentation, Gary Martin will discusses important information, practices, and resources that families need to better manage dementia behaviors.
Corn Husk Doll-Making
Thursday, October 3
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Our own Cindy Brandenburger will teach us how to make Corn Husk Dolls. We will start after lunch and will last about an hour. Please bring fresh corn on the cob but do not take the husk off until you get to class.
Big Bucks Bingo
Saturday, October 5
12:00noon - Lunch
$6.00 per person
12:30pm Early Bird - 2 games...$1.00 each
$15.00 - Includes 8 games (3 cards per game)
Blaine Resource Fair
Thursday, October 17
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for this information event. Community resources available from a variety of sources including:
· Home Care Services - Visiting Angels Home Care
· Home Health Services - Eden Home Health
· Medical Alert & Medication Dispensing Systems - SafetyLine
· Foot Care - Priority Footwear
· Hearing Issues - All About Hearing
· Skilled Nursing Facilities – Christian Health Care Center
· Vision Assisted Telephones – Clear Captions
· Hospice Services – Whatcom Hospice Services
· Senior Community Living - Silverado
· Aging & Disability Resources – Northwest Regional Council
Vendors will have information and giveaways. There will also be a raffle for prizes towards the end of this event. You need not be present to win.
Saturday, October 19
8:00am - 11:00am
Start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast while enjoying the fantastic music the Hometowners! You get your choice of French Toast, Pancakes, Waffles or Biscuits & Gravy; served with Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Coffee and OJ.
$4.00 Children (under 6)
Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop
Monday, October 21
12:30pm - 3:30pm
No experience necessary! All supplies, tools provided. Create your own colorful framed stained glass panel you can hang in a window. Class fee: $45 (paid to provider).
Paul Forget has been a professional fine art designer for 25 years, working extensively in stained glass and restoration of historic glass windows in the US and Canada.