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Dementia training scheduled

Mindi Blanchard conducts an eight-hour DSHS dementia specialty training from

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

The cost is $48, prepaid no later than Monday, Nov. 2. The coursebook is included in the fee.

To sign up and get the location, call Bridge Builders, Ltd., 683-8334.

The class provides seven credit hours of instruction and a continuing education certificate.

The class is open to all who are interested.

Blanchard is an independent DSHS dementia specialty trainer and president of Bridge Builders, Ltd.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave.

Suggested donation: $3. Menus are subject to change. Call 683-8491 to make reservations.

Wednesday Oct. 28 - Apple slaw, roast beef, sweet potato, broccoli, bread pudding

Thursday Oct. 29 - Cook's choice

Friday Oct. 30 - Iced teeth tea, eyeballs and jelly, dead man's meatloaf, moldy cheese and mashed potatoes, pond slime, pumpkin dump cake

Monday Nov. 2 - Coleslaw, barbecue chicken, baked beans, fresh fruit, cake

Tuesday Nov. 3 - Carrot raisin salad, baked fish with tomato and olives, polenta, squash, gelatin.

One-way 101

Crews will continue removing brush from shoulders and slopes of U.S. Highway 101 from Shore Road to Gardiner through Thursday. The Washington State Department of Transportation says the work will last from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 20-mile stretch. Drivers should expect flagger-controlled, one-way alternating traffic.

New Medicare plans

from Group Health

Group Health is offering two new Medicare Advantage plans in the eastern parts of Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Consumers may sign up for the plans from Nov. 15 through the end of the year. Coverage will start Jan. 1, 2010.

For more information, click on Medicare Advantage Plans at, or call 800-446-8882, ext. 100.

Newcomers meets Crime Stoppers

Officer Duane Benedict of North Olympic Crime Stoppers talks about the organization and how citizens can become involved at the Newcomers' Club meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon buffet follows.

Call 775-8747 by noon Thursday, Oct. 29, to reserve a place.

OMC unveils plan

Olympic Medical Center will present its 2009-2011 strategic plan at a public forum starting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the upper level at the Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

For details, call 417-7340.


journey class

Kristine Walsh, metaphysician and facilitator, leads a shamanic journey class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at The Center of Infinite Reflections, 144 Tripp Road, Sequim. Call 582-0083.

Eat better -

live happier

The Vegetarian/Vegan Club's monthly potluck will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, and will feature Heather Reseck, R.D.

She will demonstrate quick soy recipes and discuss "Soy and Your Health."

Bring one of your favorite recipes to share with the group and enjoy an evening learning more about healthy living.

This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Adventist Community Center, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

For more information, call Heather Reseck at 385-0150 or Walter Grant at 683-1414.

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