Balance and fall screenings slated

  • BY Wire Service
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:32pm
  • Life

Balance and fall screenings slated

Des Moines-area seniors can come for free 5-minute balance and fall screenings between 11 a.m. and noon Aug. 21 at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St.

Physical therapist Jeff Wheeler with Highline Therapy Services/Highline Medical Center will conduct the screenings.

No appointment is necessary. For details, call 206-878-1642.

Breakfast and a movie set for seniors

Radcliffe Place Senior Community will offer a free breakfast buffet and movie matinee Aug. 20 at the community, 13510 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., with the movie following at 11 a.m. Advance registration is required. For details or to register, call Radcliffe Place at 253-631-8505.

Senior dance on tap

The Des Moines Activity Center will play host to a Sunday Senior Dance 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the center, 2045 S. 216th St. Area seniors are invited to take a spin on the hardwood dance floor to the live big band music of Gary Hausam. The cost is $4. For details, call 206-878-1642.

Jump rope camp hops into Kent

Members of the Hot Dog USA Jump Rope Team will lead a Jump Rope Camp Aug. 25 through 28 at Allegro Performing Arts Academy, 1209 Central Ave. S., Suite 101, Kent. The camp runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, and is open to first-graders through adults. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, and bring a water bottle and some snacks. The cost is $100. For details or to register, call Allegro at 253-813-9630 or visit

Relay gearing up for 2009

The Kent Relay for Life has openings for local volunteers wanting to serve on the event committee for 2009. Anyone interested in making a difference in the community and fighting cancer is welcome to volunteer. Relay for Life is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of and funds for the American Cancer Society. For details, call 253-740-2363.

Help combat flu with Visiting Nurses

Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest is seeking volunteers to help with its annual flu immunization program October through December at locations throughout King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers will help with set-up and paperwork for the program. Volunteer orientations will begin in September. For details, call 425-738-4937.

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