Next Weed Warrior Event is at a designated dementia care community, May 17, 1 to 3.

Can We Wear 2 Hats?

Most of us wear 2 or more hats. Join Weed Warrior/Gerontologist Jeannette as we battle ivy at Madrona House, 8800 Madison Ave NE (or as most of us say, right by the Baptist Church), Thursday, May 17 from 1 to 3.

Revered dementia specialist Teepa Snow recently led staff training at Madrona House. A respectful, interactive approach helps residents function more fully and with greater joy.

A more harmonious environment of native plants helps us all enjoy the outdoors more fully. Contact: jfranks1@comcast.net206-755-8461.

Other upcoming invasive plant removal events:

BI Land Trust 1stWednesday, 10 to noon: contact Sinclair at

BI Parks & Rec: Waypoint Park just north of the ferry ticket Kiosk, 2:00-4:00pm, 3rd Tuesday of each month. The garden at Waypoint Park is one of the first sites for visitors to Bainbridge Island. Help us maintain its beauty as a symbol for the rest of our island. Contact:



Our Oyster event was a marvelous party—you should have been there! Betsy Peabody of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund went on to the Hama Hama Oyster Rama. That same week she appeared on 60 Minutes in the Seattle Times magazine. Thank you Betsy for your generosity, hard work, and fame for an important cause! Let’s do it again next spring😀

Published by jeannettefranks

Jeannette Franks, PhD, is a passionate gerontologist and for over 20 years has taught ethics, grief and loss, and courses on geriatrics and gerontology for the University of Washington. Franks' most recent book is, To Move or To Stay Put: A Guide for Your Last Decades. Look for it now on the University Bookstore website It is also available at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. Franks previously published a definitive guide to independent and assisted living titled Washington Retirement Options, and often speaks on retirement options, disability issues, end-of-life issues and is an advocate for accessibility. She has a goal of making Bainbridge an elder-friendly community and is available to groups and families to discuss these issues. She served for nine years on the Kitsap County Advisory Council on Aging and Long-term Care. She also has the privilege of working in a small way for the past 15 years with the Suquamish tribal elders.

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