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North Seattle Senior HUB Meet and Greet

Join us June 8th at 1:00pm at the Bitter Lake Community Center for a North Seattle Senior HUB meet and Greet. This is in partnership with United Indians of All Tribes and the Wallingford Community Senior Center.

Lake City Seniors will have a table so please be sure to stop by and say hello! Hope to see you there.

Welcome to our Newest Team Member!

Please give a warm Lake City welcome to the newest member of our team! Jennifer is taking on the role of Digital Equity Coordinator and is available to help with all your technology based needs. She will be available to do one-on-ones with participants and have designated drop in time that you can call or come to the Lamb of God church with your questions, concerns, and whatever else you might need. 

She is also helping to run our technology program with Cyber Seniors. If you are interested in learning more about this program, how to get a device or anything else, please call 206-268-6738 and leave a message. 

 

Jennifer is new to the team but, has worked with older adults for the past seven years in different capacities. Her background is in Music Therapy with a focus on older adults. For the past year, she has worked at a residential community in Seattle managing their activity programs and helping residents troubleshoot technology. She is excited to bring technological help to participants at Lake City Seniors

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Cómo mantener a usted y a su familia seguros durante COVID 19

Únase a nosotros para un taller gratuito facilitado en español por Giselle Zapata-García de la Oficina de Oradores del Equipo de Respuesta COVID 19 de Salud Pública del Condado de King.

Reunión de Zoom organizada por North Seattle Family Resource Center

Martes 2 de febrero de 2021 de 10:45 a 11:45 a.m

Conozca la información más reciente y los pasos que puede seguir para mantenerse seguro, incluida información sobre:

  • Vacunas COVID 19: ¿qué tan seguras y efectivas son?
  • Fases de administración de la vacuna: ¿cómo puedo saber cuándo y dónde puedo vacunarme?
  • ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la gripe y COVID 19?
  • ¿Por qué son tan importantes las máscaras y el distanciamiento social?
  • ¿Qué tan seguro es reunirse en grupo al aire libre?
  • Sesión de preguntas y respuestas

Para registrarse y recibir el enlace de Zoom, llame

Centro de Recursos Familiares de North Seattle al 206-364-7930 o

Envíenos un correo electrónico a nsfc@chs-wa.org

 

 

How to Keep You and Your Family Safe During COVID 19

 

Join us for a free workshop facilitated in Spanish by Giselle Zapata-Garcia from the King County Public Health COVID 19 Response Team Speakers Bureau.

Zoom meeting hosted by North Seattle Family Resource Center

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

 

Learn about the latest information and what steps you can take to stay safe including information about:

 

  • COVID 19 Vaccines – how safe and effective are they?
  • Vaccine administration phases – How do I find out when and where I can I get my shot?
  • What’s the difference between the flu and COVID 19?
  • Why are masks and social distancing so important?
  • How safe is it to meet in a group outdoors?
  • Question and Answer session

 

To register and receive the Zoom link, call

North Seattle Family Resource Center at 206-364-7930 or

Email us at nsfc@chs-wa.org

UW seeks Latinos caring for relatives, friends with dementia to develop better training program

Jake Ellison

UW News

The UW is seeking to understanding how to adapt an evidence-based intervention for Latino caregivers of family or close friends with dementia.Magda Ehlers/Pexels

With Latinos 1.5 times more likely to have dementia than non-Latino whites, among other health disparities, researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to better understand Latino family caregivers and adapt the training available to those caregivers.

To do that, the UW Department of Health Services is seeking to interview Latino caregivers for a study to increase the cultural relevance of STAR-C  training — a non-pharmacological intervention endorsed by the Administration on Aging that trains caregivers to manage the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.Download fliers in Spanish and English explaining the study and how to get involved here.

“Our study will improve our understanding of how to adapt an evidence-based intervention for family caregivers of people with dementia. The culturally-adapted intervention is expected to reflect the values and preferences of Latino families,” said Magaly Ramirez, the study’s principal investigator and an assistant professor of health services in the UW School of Public Health.

“Culturally adapted interventions improve reach, engagement, effectiveness and sustainability. In the long term, the goal of our research is to help eliminate health inequities among Latino families impacted by dementia,” Ramirez said.

Improved training will focus on helping family caregivers manage some of the challenging behaviors experienced by people with dementia, such as crying, arguing, refusing to accept help and waking family members up at night.

The UW researchers would like to spread the word that they are looking for study participants.

This study would be a good fit for caregivers who:

  • Identify as Hispanic/Latino
  • Take care of a family member or close friend diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia or
  • Have a family member or close friend who is experiencing behavior issues

Study participants will complete a 10-minute survey and a one-hour interview by phone or Zoom and will receive $45 as a thank you for participating.

To learn more about the study or to volunteer, contact research coordinator Miriana Duran at mdp19@uw.edu or 206-221-6206.

This research is being supported by a grant from the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.

This was taken from https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/10/22/uw-seeks-latinos-caring-for-relatives-friends-with-dementia-to-develop-better-training-program/.