The Bainbridge Island Women's Club (BIWC) invites you to join our community organization. Membership is open to all Bainbridge Island women as well as those in the surrounding communities.
Our mission is to provide a friendly, structured atmosphere conducive to welcoming new members, fostering friendships, promoting engaging social activities, and providing on-going support to fellow community organizations.
BIWC is a diverse and interesting group of professionals, family leaders, retired individuals and community volunteers bound together by our common interests.
Next Meeting's Guest Speaker
February Speaker is Jeannette Frank.
9:30 February 19 at Bainbridge Performing Arts
It Takes More Than a Village
Jeannette Franks, PhD, is a passionate gerontologist and for over 25 years has taught ethics, grief and loss, and courses on geriatrics and gerontology for the University of Washington. She received her PhD, MA, and BA from the University of Washington. She will speak about the Village Movement for aging in place.
Franks recently published a book, To Move or To Stay Put: A Guide for Your Last Decades. She says, “After many years in the field of aging and long-term care, I’ve seen many mistakes and many wise choices. In my book I give tools and frameworks for better decision making.”
One of the most important actions you can take is to create and frequently update your end-of-life preferences. Another is to create a village organization for aging in place. Other crucial factors are accessibility, transportation, participating in community, and living with purpose.
Currently she is a board member of the Bainbridge Island Senior and Community Center and is a hospice volunteer. She served on the King County and Kitsap County Advisory Councils on Aging for a total of over 15 years.
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 16 @ 9:30 am