September 1, 2004

News from Fall 2004

Posted in News at 5:38 am by turninginstitute

Friday, December 3. The “Turning Singers” will once again hold forth with voice and accordions at the

FIGGY PUDDING Holiday Carol Sing in Downtown Seattle. Meet at 6pm on Pine St. just east of 3rd Ave, by the Bon. That is our caroling location on this night when corners of downtown are full of singers. Just bring your voice, and dress warmly as we will be standing outside for an hour. All friends welcome, in every key.

Turning Institute supplies songbooks, snacks, and good humor. “Figgy Pudding” is an annual fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center and Clinic ( Please call (206) 417-9547 to let us know you will be joining us, so we know how many songbooks to bring.

~Here is the schedule for upcoming Caregiver Renewal Days~

Please see our website, for a full discussion of the renewal day program

Saturday, November 13, 2004 10am-5pm

November is National Family Caregiver Month— if you are taking care of a friend or family member with illness or disability, planning or participating in care of aging parents, work as an educator or health care provider… join the Turning Institute as we recognize the many faces of caregiving.

(For more info about National Family Caregiver Month, see — the new, expanded website of the National Family Caregiver Association. Turning Institute is a member and we have the NFCA newsletters in our resource library at 118 South 5th St. Mount Vernon, WA.)

Saturday, January 22, 2005 10am-5pm

Saturday, March 12 10am-5pm

Saturday, May 14 10am-5pm

Saturday, July 9 10am-5pm

Please call us at (360) 336-3453 if you are planning to attend, or if you would like us to send information about the Renewal Days to a friend or caregiver. We will be glad to contact anyone who has expressed interest in participating. Caregiver Renewal Days are a loosely structured time for caregivers to meet, relax, renew, and share resources. A natural foods lunch is served.

Please see our website, for full information about Caregiver Renewal Days. There is no charge; contributions to the Turning Institute are welcome.

TI Friday Night Dinner is an opportunity to get together with friends for a potluck, music, conversation, and laughter. The dinner is held in the McAfee Parlor of University Baptist Church, in Seattle’s University District (corner of Brooklyn Ave.NE and NE 47 St.), from 5pm-7pm one Friday a month. Bring a dish if you can. Please call (206) 417-9547 to confirm the schedule:

2004: November 19, December 17

2005: January 21, February 11, March 11, April 22 (Earth Day!), May 20; June 10

A Turning Institute “Family Caregiver Needs Assessment” has been developed as a checklist for family members to use as a communication tool in planning and continuing caregiving of loved ones. It is still in the “draft” stages, and we appreciate feedback on how it can be improved to help you and your family better plan and coordinate care. If you would like a copy, please email with your address, or phone Doris Brevoort at (360) 336-3453.

Contributions to the Turning Institute, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, support us in continuing to develop our resource library, Caregiver Renewal Days, and more services to family caregivers. Please send checks to: Turning Institute 118 So. 5th St. Mount Vernon, WA 998274 Thank you for your caring!

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