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Oct. 30-Nov. 5


Memory wellness program volunteers

ONGOING Volunteers with and without memory problems are need to participate in a research study associated with memory loss, pre-registration required. University of Washington and Veterans Puget Sound Health Care Systems; (253-583-2033 or 206-764-2809).


Parkinson’s exercise class

TODAY OR THU Class for those with symptoms of Parkinson’s, pre-registration required. 10:55-11:55 a.m. Mondays (eight classes); 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays (seven classes) Mercer Island Community Center (Calkins Room), 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; $20.25-$23 (206-236-3545).


TUE Different trails explored in the Snoqualmie Valley area, pre-registration required. 9:30 a.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation; donations accepted (425-333-4152).

Senior living facility tour

TUE New facility visit (Merrill Gardens at Northgate) with lunch included. Transportation provided, pre-registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wallingford Community Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $2-$4 (206-461-7825 or www.wallingfordseniors.org).

Kings of Swing big band

TUE Seventeen-piece big band plays at a swing dance open to all ages on the first and last Tuesdays of the month, registration required. 7:45-9:30 p.m., Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent; $4 (253-856-5164).

Medicare help and legal counseling

WED Both are by appointment only. University District Senior Center, 5225 15th Ave., Seattle; free (206-524-0473).

Helping aging parents

WED OR SAT Explore options for adult children of aging parents. Learn about recognizing and defining the need for help, trying to overcome resistance and much more, registration required. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Ida Culver House Ravenna, 2315 N.E. 65th St., Seattle; free (206-523-7315).

Ongoing programs

Senior companion program

ONGOING The Volunteers of America Senior Companion programs is seeking volunteers 60 and older of limited income to visit elderly or disabled adults in their homes or assisted-living situations. Volunteers receive a stipend and other benefits (206-329-0515).

Submit Senior Calendar listings three weeks in advance to: seniorcalendar@ seattletimes.com or Senior Calendar, P.O. Box 1845, Seattle, WA 98111