Upcoming Events & Workshops

Caregiver Film Series
Grand Cinema - 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma
Doors Open 10:30 a.m.;  Films begin at 10:45 a.m.
Dec 8 - The Descendants  (Tickets available now.)  (Film starts 10:45)
A 2011 movie starring George Clooney, The Descendants takes a strong approach to end-of-life issues and the varying emotional responses that naturally come with major life changes within a family. The film focuses on family endurance and is a well-done reminder of our abilities to heal in the face of hardship.   The film is rated Rated R for strong language including sexual references.  Tickets available online or call the ADRC at 253-798-4600.
Mar 9 - August: Osage County  (Tickets available Feb 2)  (Film starts 10:45)
Apr 13 - The Diving Bell & the Butterfly  (Tickets available Mar 11)  (Film starts 10:45)
May 11 - You're Not You  (Tickets available April 15)  (Film starts 10:45)
June 8 - Intelligent Lives  (Tickets available May 13)  (Film starts 10:45)

Get the basics about Alzheimer's (and other dementias), disease progression, providing care, legal issues, community resources and more. 
• April 4 – “What is Dementia? What are the warning signs?”
• April 11 – “How does the disease progress? What should I expect?” 
• April 18 – “How do I start the conversation? How do I cope with the shock?
• April 25 – “What are the typical moods and behaviors? How do I manage them?”
• May 2 – “How do I pay for care? What are the legal things I should do?"
• May 9 – “Where can I turn for help? What are the resources I can rely on?”
Held Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Parkland Spanaway Branch Library, 13718 Pacific Avenue, S.  Attend any or all of the discussions. Sessions are free and open to all.  No RSVP required.  Call 253-798-4600 for additional details.