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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/.

Commemorating Benito Barron

Benito Smiling
Benito smiling along brick wall.

On Friday, November 27th we lost a precious soul and dear participant to our program. Benito was a regular participant of Lake City Seniors for years and was an instrumental figure in the Latinx group.  He participated in various classes such as Bingo and Momentia events, volunteered his time to drive other participants to the Center, and was always giving out hugs and love to friends. He will be greatly missed by all and we were lucky to have him in our lives. Included are words from our staff.

Benito, thank you for having been here with us, sharing yourself with us. You left memories and laughter in our hearts. You will always be present and we will never forget a phrase that is so very yours, ” The sun is within you”. Rest in peace!!! -Martha

Benito as Santa with Vedrana and Akira.
Benito as Santa with Vedrana and Akira.

Benito was the type of person who consistently reminded me of why I do the work that I do. His effervescent personality and big heart brought joy into my life, and into the lives of others. Benito will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him, but will live on through our memories of him. He brought the feeling of community to our center and our lives. Rest in power, our dear friend. –Vedrana

We lost one of the good ones. I remember the day he first walked into our senior center.  He was angry and upset about something and he sought some relief. He always said he was lucky to find our program, but I often wonder if we were lucky he found us. He was both complex and simple, which is why he was so compassionate. He could talk with anyone and always offered a smile or support. After talking with Benito, I always had a smile on my face. He was open about his early struggles with addiction and how he overcame them to find peace and happiness.  This difficult journey served him well in his later years as he provided so boundless empathy, wisdom and support to others who were suffering. Rest in power Benito. – Akira

 

Benito’s hugs could make the most stressful days lighter and his smile was infectious. I always looked forward to seeing him, having a chat and listening to his wisdom; he had so much of it to share. He will be remembered for his kindness, laughter, and the light he carried inside of him. Thank you for showing it to us. –Emily

SeaMar Group Photo
A group photo of our SeaMar group with Benito.

Benito always had something to give:  Christmas chocolate, tamales, a box of zucchinis from the trunk of his car, a hug. He had a radiant personality that was sorely needed in an all too cloudy world. He’ll be deeply missed by anyone and everyone who had the chance to know him. –Darcy

 

Benito, you brightened up our lives with you light, you playfulness, and always, you kindness. I learned so much about generosity of spirit from you. Thank you for all the time and energy you shared with us. You are deeply missed. –Claudine

We Have Temporarily Moved!

Thanksgiving Lunch with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, Green bean casserole, and Pumpkin bars in a box.
Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and Pumpkin bars in a to-go box.

Lake City Seniors has temporarily moved to Lamb of God Church- 12509 27th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. The first day at this new location was Monday November 2nd. The Church is a block away from the Lake City Community Center, right across the street from Albert Davis Park. The building and property is a better option for our program moving into the winter months. We are planning on being at this location at least through the winter. Lunch will be served at the same time from 12:30-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We hope to see you there!