Seniors & Aging

May-June calendar of events for Whatcom County seniors

Bellingham Public Library

1 to 4 p.m. May 2 and 16: Law Advocates provide free legal advice.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16; and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24: One-on-one coaching to learn basic computer and Internet skills.

3 to 5 p.m. May 11: Peer support group for people with disabilities. Sponsor: Center for Independence, call 360-393-3890 if interested in attending.

3 to 4 p.m. May 13: Bring a craft, make a craft and learn a craft at program for craft lovers who would like to meet like-minded folk. Bring craft you are making.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 18: Whatcom Transportation Authority and Center for Independence present seminar on traveling by WTA bus or paratransit service. Call 393-3890 if interested in attending.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30: Veteran Navigator Program offers advice on VA benefits and health care. Details: 360-393-5514,

End-of-Life Workshops

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement holds free workshops about end-of-life choices. Topics include advance care planning, durable power of attorney for health care, and advance directives. Details: 360-788-6594.

1 to 2:30 p.m. May 4: St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway.

6:30 to 8 p.m. May 6: Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road.

1:30 to 3 p.m. May 13: Spring Creek.

6 to 7:30 p.m. May 19: Health Education Center.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 1: Health Education Center.

6:30 to 8 p.m. June 3: Spring Creek.

1:30 to 3 p.m. June 10: Spring Creek.

6 to 7:30 p.m. June 23: Health Education Center.

6:30 to 8 p.m. July 1: Spring Creek.

Lynden Community Center

6 to 9 p.m. May 15: Social and dance with Silver City Band. All ages welcome; $10 admission. Proceeds benefit senior programs at the center, 401 Grover St.

2 p.m. May 20: Annual ladies tea. Dress up for fancy tea, traditional tea sandwiches and other treats, music, and door prizes. Tickets: $9. If possible, call ahead to reserve, 360-354-4501.

Mended Hearts

10 a.m. June 6: “Caring for Caregivers” conference provides information and support for people caring for a heart patient. St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. Details: 360-933-1282,

Trips and Tours

The Whatcom Senior Tour Program sponsors trips. Call early for cost, availability, reservations. Details: 360-733-4030, ext. 47019;; or visit Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.

May 22: Tour the first Vancouver Centre International Art event, with famous paintings, photographs and other works by artists from around the world.

May 27: Visit the waterfront town of Coupeville and tour Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens.

June 23-26: Tour the top of Olympic Peninsula, including Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, the Elwha River Dam, and Port Angeles.