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Upcoming Events & Workshops



"Powerful Tools” is a 6-week program that provides unpaid family caregivers with the skills and confidence needed to better care for themselves while caring for others. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.  Free; RSVP required. Call 253-798-4423.  Space limited to 15 participants.  Must commit to attend all six sessions.  Held 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup.

June 27 - High Risk Population Disaster Planning Summit
Hear real-world experiences, lessons learned, and engage in a community-based table-top exercise meant to challenge your readiness to respond to the unthinkable. An update on inclusive emergency planning efforts for individuals with Access and Functional
Needs will also be presented. Hear from the county Health Department’s air quality expert, city and county Emergency Managers and more!  Free.  Held 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Blix Elementary School, 1302 E. 38th Street, Tacoma.  RSVP required online.  Contact Serina McWha by June 14 for ADA accommodations or other questions.

Images of Aging Film Series
Grand Cinema - 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma
Doors Open 10:30 a.m.;  Films begin at 10:45 a.m.
July 13 - About Schmidt (Free tickets available online now or call 253-798-4600)
After a retirement dinner and the sudden death of his wife, Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life, feeling completely useless.  He is overcome buy loneliness.  He decides to take a journey alone in his new RV and begins to question what he has accomplished in life, lamenting that he will soon be dead, that his life has made no difference to anyone, and that eventually it will be as if he has never existed at all.  (Rated R: Language and brief nudity)
Upcoming schedule of films:
  • August 10 - The Age of Adaline
  • September 14 - I’ll See You in My Dreams
  • October 12 - 5 Flights Up
  • November 9 - Driving Miss Daisy
  • December 14 - The Upside
  • March 14 - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • April 11 - Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • May 9 - On Golden Pond
  • June 13 - Harold & Maud