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SCA meets on the third Friday of each month, except for July, August and December. Coffee, Tea service and a light breakfast provided! SCA offers 1.5 continuing education credits for the presentations.

9:00 AM   Registration
9:15 AM   Introductions by attendants
9:50 AM   Networking
10:00 AM   SCA Business
10:15 AM   Speaker Presentation
11:45 AM   Networking
12:15 PM   Board Meeting (all members welcome to attend!)

"Payment is accepted via check or cash at the meetings. Members may pay in advance on this page. Non-members, retired professionals, and students, may pay at the event".

$20.00   MEMBER
$30.00   NON-MEMBER

Our June meeting is a longer training on ethics for a total of 3 credits
The Speaker Presentation is from 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
And the meeting fees are
$40.00   MEMBER
$60.00   NON-MEMBER

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109-2718

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SCA February 2011 Meeting

Brain Health: What You (and your clients) Need To Know
Jane Tornatore, PhD, LMFT
In this presentation, Dr. Tornatore provides simple tools you and your clients can use in daily life to help maintain a healthy brain.  Jane will share research-based methods to improve your memory and keep your mind active to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.  Part of the presentation will involve participation in activities designed to exercise your brain. Come prepared with your questions about brain aging and memories.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • • How brain function changes as a result of aging
  • • Why exercise is the most important thing you can do for your brain health
  • • The best foods to eat for brain health
  • • Why stress is bad for the brain
  • • Tools for stress reduction

You will leave with information and hand-outs you can pass on to your clients who desire to keep their brains as healthy as possible. 

Dr. Tornatore is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in the Seattle area.  Her specialty is working with individuals and the families of people living with dementia, as well as running groups for women over 40 who never had children.  Jane is an enthusiastic speaker with a clear and accessible style.  She frequently gives talks on brain health and stress reduction at Northwest Hospital and other Seattle-area locations. 

Jane has been studying and working in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease for 20 years.  Her past work history includes directing studies on Alzheimer’s funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Nursing research, as well as working as a Care Consultant Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association.  She has been leading Alzheimer’s support groups for the people with the disease and their caregivers for over 15 years.  Dr. Tornatore has published articles on dementia in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international conferences, as well as to local professional and community groups.

You can find Jane’s website at