Watching out for older relatives

A workshop on recognizing health and safety issues among the elderly will be hosted in Tacoma on three dates in November by the Pierce County Aging and Disabiilty Resource Center.

“There are some important indicators that a family member might be at risk,” said Aaron Van Valkenberg, the agency’s manager. “Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask is essential. A little preparation can help families avoid unexpected emergencies and do what’s in the best intereset of everyone.”

The “Breaking the Ice” workshops, which are free, are scheduled for:

• Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 35th St.

• Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S., seventh-floor Rainier Conference Room.

• Nov. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.

Additional information is available at 253-798-4600 or 1-800-562-0332.