By Kathleen Anderson
September 11 – Grandparents Day!
How are you celebrating this special day? How did it happen?
In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day National Grandparents’ Day, said Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United. This organization focuses on intergenerational strategies. President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that began the sighting.
“It was a little-known holiday until 2012, when Generations United launched an annual campaign to encourage all generations to ‘do something big’ and engage with another generation at the great-grandfather’s party. parents,” Butts said.
Grandparents Day is not a federal holiday and I could not find any special events held here in Thurston County. Hope families will make this day special with gatherings, favorite foods and fond memories.
September 17 – The Hope Vision Foundation presents the Olympia Vision Fair.
All ages are invited to join the Hope Vision Foundation for a day focused on empowering people with visual impairments and their caregivers.
If you or a loved one need help connecting to community resources, if you have vision loss or an illness like diabetes or macular degeneration, this lounge is for you.
There will be guest speakers, visual aid vendors, and the opportunity to connect with local resources for the visually impaired.
This event is free. Click here for more details.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NE, Olympia
September 22 – The Senior Action Network Presents: Living Well, Living Long!
Living Well Living Long is back live! This year the Senior Action Network (SAN) will revisit Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boulevard Road in Olympia, focusing on the theme ‘Aging is better than ever’!
More than 25 SAN member companies will participate, providing resources and giveaways to attendees. There will be four keynote speakers in the fellowship room, with breakout sessions elsewhere in the church throughout the day.
Fall Risk Assessments will be available FREE all morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with National Fall Prevention Awareness Day.
Light snacks, drinks, etc. will also be provided. Living Well Living Long is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
To register click here.
September 22, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1926 Boulevard Rd. SE, Olympia, 98501
Who is SAN?
SENIOR ACTION NETWORK [SAN] is a non-profit, part networking, part community service organization designed to grow our members’ businesses while simultaneously working to serve the senior community.
Through SAN memberships, projects and events, SAN has donated thousands of dollars to the community and its elders.