Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent. Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues. However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.
Education & Community
Every year in August, communities around the U.S. gather for National Night Out, an evening of food, entertainment and conversation. National Night Out (also known as Night to Unite) began in 1984 as an initiative of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) to promote neighborhood camaraderie and involvement in crime prevention organizations and activities. For more information on Woodbury’s Night to Unite, visit ci.woodbury.mn.us
Join Stonecrest, Presbyterian Homes Senior Living for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The END-ALZ walk will begin at 10:45am, on a paved, wheelchair/walker accessible, very short route. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held indoors.
After the Blessing of the Caregivers and the END-ALZ Walk, stay for hot dogs and refreshments, live music, and information regarding dementia-related resources.
Bring your family, bring your pets, and enjoy a jog or a stroll with other pet lovers. Afterwards, join in for a variety of family- and pet-friendly activities, including vendor displays, give-aways, and a silent auction!
If you own an eReader and are struggling with how to use it, you will benefit from this class. Liz Gonzalez will walk you through demonstrations of free eBook downloads available through the library. And if you’re thinking about buying an eReader, you’ll be able to physically review some of the readers currently on the market. 6 p.m. Conference Room A & B, R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320; co.washington.mn.us
Starting a business? Thinking about starting a business? If yes, this class is for you. Get confidential business start-up advice and counseling at this free event. 3 p.m. Conference Room B, R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.275.8557; co.washington.mn.us
Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids. Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service.
Does your pup have the upper hand? Train the little rascal to mind his manners with free sessions at the Animal Humane Society. This first session is for humans only, however, so leave Fido with an attentive sitter. No registration necessary. Free. 6:30 p.m. Animal Humane Society, 9785 Hudson Road; 651.730.6008; animalhumanesociety.org
Still not comfortable with computers? Haven’t quite gotten the hang of surfing the web? If not, this class is for you. Let an experienced hand guide you through the process of checking out the Internet, and you’ll be caught up in no time. For adults ages 55 and older. Free. 8 a.m. R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320; co.washington.mn.us
Every year the Woodbury Lions Club raises money for educational programs and people with sight and hearing impairments through a community garage sale. Woodbury residents scour their belongings for unwanted and unneeded items, and pick up some new treasures from their neighbors. Directories with location details can be purchased the night before the sale at multiple locations including Kowalski’s, Rainbow, Cub, Woodbury BP and more. Sale begins at 7:30 a.m. www.woodburylions.org