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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.

Nov 10 - Glen Campbell:  I'll be Me  (Tickets available Oct 15)  (Film starts 10:45)
Musician Glen Campbell starts a farewell tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and he and his family navigate the unpredictable nature of the disease through love, laughter and music.  Shown in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Month.  Seating is limited.  Click here for tickets or call the ADRC at 253-798-4600.  (Rated PG - (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Dec 8 - The Descendants  (Tickets available Nov 12)  (Film starts 10:45)
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. 
• Oct 1 – “What is Dementia? What are the warning signs?”
• Oct 8 – “How does the disease progress? What should I expect?” 
Oct 15 – “How do I start the conversation? How do I cope with the shock?
• Oct 29 – “What are the typical moods and behaviors? How do I manage them?”
• Nov 5 – “How do I pay for care? What are the legal things I should do?"
• Nov 19 – “Where can I turn for help? What are the resources I can rely on?”
Held Mondays from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Puyallup Library, 324 S. Meridian.  Attend any or all of the discussions. Sessions are free and open to all.  No RSVP required.  Call 253-798-4600 for additional details.

Conversations on Family Caregiving
An informal conversation about family caregiving with case managers from Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  Share stories, collect resources, get support, receive help, increase perspective, improve skills.  The conversations will be held seven times in November - National Family Caregiver Month:
Nov 3 – 1 p.m. – Key Center Branch Library, 8905 Key Peninsula Hwy, NW
Nov 5 – 11 a.m. – Eatonville Branch Library, 205 Center Street W
Nov 5 – 6:30 p.m. – Lakewood Branch Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd, SW
Nov 6 – 3 p.m. – University Place Branch Library, 3609 Market Place W
Nov 7 – 6:30 p.m. – South Hill Branch Library, 15420 Meridian E
Nov 13 – 4 p.m. – Summit Branch Library, 5107 112th St. E
Nov 15 – 3 p.m. – Sumner Branch Library, 1116 Fryar Avenue
Free events.  For more information call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.