Two-thirds of Washington women age 50 and older worry about declining physical health and 84 percent worry about staying mentally sharp, according to an AARP survey of female members in the state. In addition, roughly two-thirds are concerned about staying in their own homes and having long-term care or home health care services available as they age.
To address these and related issues, AARP Washington is sponsoring a series of Seattle-area free workshops for women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. The campaign—called “Decide. Create. Share.”—will help women decide the kind of future they want for themselves, create a plan to achieve their goals and share that plan with their families.
“The program is important because it empowers women to take charge of planning for their futures and connects them with resources that can help them,” said Cheryl Reed Weber, outreach director for AARP Washington.
For more about the program, go to aarp.org/decide.
Workshops are scheduled for:
- Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. SW, Seattle.
- Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E. 38th Street, Tacoma.
- Tuesday, March 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Peoples Institutional Baptist Church, 159 24th Ave., Seattle.
- Wednesday, March 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way North, Seattle.
Register online or call 877-926-8300 toll-free.
—Dana E. Neuts