Upcoming Events & Workshops

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

June 24 – An 8-hour training to introduce participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of 65, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an older adult in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  Intended for adults who regularly interact with older people (caretakers, nursing staff, etc.).  Held Saturday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pierce County Sound View Building, 3602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. Email your name, organization / title, phone number to  For details call 539-6786.

June 28 - Join the Alzheimer's Association and the ADRC for a showing of a moving film.  The heartwarming story of an unlikely yet enduring love of a young couple – and the demands and challenges that  Alzheimer’s gradually places on their love.  Starring Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.  Free.  Please RSVP by calling (253) 798-8787.  Refreshments provided.  Held at 6:15 p.m. at The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma.  For details call the ADRC at (253) 798-4600.

Social Security Disability
July 25 - The chances of becoming disabled are higher than most people realize – about 1 in 5.  Social Security pays benefits to people who can’t work because they have a medical condition that’s expected to last at least one year or result in death. Get the details about this program and how to access important benefits from Social Security Disability.  A presentation by the Social Security Administration.  Held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at TACID, 6315 S. 19th Street in Tacoma.  Free event.  No RSVP required.  Refreshments provided.  For details call the ADRC at (253) 798-4600.

Oh My Gosh - Now What?
Get the basics about Alzheimer's (and other dementias), disease progression, providing care, legal issues, community resources and more. 
• Sept 12 – “What is Dementia? What are the warning signs?”
• Sept 26 – “How does the disease progress? What should I expect?” 
• Oct 10 – “How do I start the conversation? How do I cope with the shock?”
• Oct 24 – “What are the typical moods and behaviors? How do I manage them?”
• Nov 7  – “How do I pay for care? What are the legal things I should do?
• Nov 21 – “Where can I turn for help? What are the resources I can rely on?”
Held Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sumner Branch Library, 1116 Fryar Avenue in Sumner. People can attend any or all of the discussions. Sessions are free and open to all. No RSVP required.  Call (253) 798-4600.