Family Law Resources
Having a good Family Law attorney can make a big difference in the management and planning of finances and assets. Often times the need for obtaining Power of Attorney is a primary reason to contact a family law attorney. However, there are many other valuable transactions that can be utilized in family law practices such as Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Trusts, Veterans Benefits Assistance, Long Term Care Planning, Living wills and Disability Planning. Probate, guardianship and elder abuse cases can also be examined with Family Law Offices. Even if just for some questions it can be a good idea to consult an attorney. If you are unable to get transportation to visit a family law attorney some will even come to you. Contact April Johnson with elderly connections to get a recommendation for an Elder or Family Law attorney.
Specific Disease Services and Support Groups
Don’t forget to utilize your community resources for specific diseases such as support groups and information session. These resources can be so necessary for those dealing with difficult illnesses that not only affect the individual living with them but also those who love and care for them. Families and caregivers can benefit from support groups and information seminars. In general, people who surround themselves with other individuals who are going through or have gone through similar challenges in life find valuable support, acknowledgment and knowledge. These groups can be very beneficial, healing and can help connect you with lifelong friends. Sometime just by sharing your story with others who truly understand allows you to build strength and gain relief. Depending on what you are facing and what type of group and support you are seeking Elderly Connections can help steer you in the right direction.
Fun, intriguing and engaging activities are so important in life. Below is a list of activities in the South King and Pierce county communities that provide engagement, education, social gatherings and lots of fun. It is important to stay active and connect with other likeminded individuals. This helps stimulate our minds in positive and productive ways. If you are local or just getting familiar with these communities below are some quality activities in the area. There are many options for the senior citizens community according to preference. Many more options are available so if you do not see anything of interest to you please contact us so we can find out more about what you are looking for in an activity.
Mingling of Minds
Discussion group. 2nd Tues., 7 p.m. Meets at Puyallup Public Library, 324 S. Meridian. Call (253) 845-5639
This group really is as it says it’s a place for seniors to get together and discuss certain topics of interest, make new friends and enjoy company.
AdvantageTech offers classes (10 hrs total) on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Sign up ASAP for next class at UP Senior Center call: 253-564-1992.
This is for all the computer and tech lovers, or for those who just want to learn more in this subject. It can be such a great learning experience that is applicable in so many ways in this day and age.
Mon & Wed at Active Retirement & Senior Club of Gig Harbor. 10 a.m. beginning, 11 a.m. for ongoing. Call Joyce at (253) 502-4670
Joyce has a great group of individuals at her club in Gig Harbor. If Tai Chi is of interest to you talk with her about signing up its fun and healthy. However, if you have other interest and are in the Gig Harbor area the Community Center really is a great place to start. They have so many activities, classes, even seminars and presentations on important subjects.
Widowed, Divorced, Separated?
Olympia; 7 p.m.; Together a peer group works through the 6 stages of grief to rebuild our lives. Call (360) 790-0863 for location.
Support groups of all kind can be so beneficial. It is so important to surround ourselves with others who have knowledge and understanding of our circumstances. It can be through this and seeing different ways of coping and moving through life’s cycles we learn, grow and heal.
Narada Theosophical Society
Study where religions come from and why. Point Defiance/Ruston Senior Center, 4716 N. Baltimore St. at 2:30. Call for info. John at 253-304-0958.
Interested in religions and how they have come to be. This group looks at exactly that the when, where and whys of religion. Even if you are not a part of the religions examined it may be a fascinating supject to learn more about.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th St in Tacoma. Contact Chuck Benefiel at 253-584-3267.
Tacoma Historical Writers
2nd and 4th Tues, 1:30 p.m.; call for location; (253) 752-7722.
Community Caregiver’s Support Group
2nd Thurs of each month. 6:30-8 p.m. at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 North Division St, Auburn
Crazy Quilters of Federal Way
The Crazy Quilters of Federal Way, a large, South-end quilt guild since 1986, meets bimonthly for fun, education, networking, and charity projects on the 2nd (Programs) & 4th (Business and “Show & Tell”) Thursdays (except Nov. & Dec.) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emeritus Assisted Living, 31002-14th Ave. South, Federal Way, WA. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Guests are most welcome! For further information, see website http://quiltersfedway.com, e-mail: [email protected] or call (253) 833-8302.