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Greenwood Senior Center begins support group for adult daughters caring for mothers, and discussion of ‘Remembering the 60s’

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

The Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., is starting up a new support group called Adult Daughters Caring For Their Mothers Group. The group is facilitated by social worker Carin Mack and Dr. Jane B.G. Tornatore. The group meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. To register for the free support group, call 206-297-0875.

The mother-daughter relationship is a special bond but there are often strong, complicated emotions underlying the ties. In this workshop, we will address the issues that can arise that are unique to this caregiving role. This group is open to all women who are involved in providing support for their mothers in their homes, in facilities or long distance.

The Senior Center is also hosting what should be a lively discussion on Remembering the Sixties through Our Stories, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Sixties activist Tom Hayden points out that the decade of 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the Sixties and he thinks we should take a look at what we accomplished and what more we need to do. For many of us the Sixties were a time of idealism and affected us deeply. How can we recapture those feelings? Join us for a “community conversation” in which we ask ourselves what the Sixties meant for us. Aliveness? New Possibilities? Hope? We’ll begin our conversation with Robby Stern, a sixties activist who now serves as President of the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans. He is a former union activist and attorney and served as Special Assistant to the President and Lead Lobbyist of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for 15 years. Then we will turn to each other sharing or own sixties stories. The conversation will be facilitated by Cecile Andrews, member of the Phinney Village and author of Circle of Simplicity and Slow is Beautiful. This is a PNA Village Program. The PNA Village is an aging in place project of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. For further information: http://phinneycenter.org/village/

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