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Conference to address adult guardianship issues

Families and professionals interested in improving adult guardianship in Washington are invited to attend the inaugural Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders conference Aug. 7 at the Wenatchee Valley College.

The free one-day forum will focus on identifying strengths and weaknesses in the state’s current approach to adult guardianship, address key policy and practice issues and engage in outreach, education and training.

The conference is also a way to solve problems and enhance the quality of care and quality of life for adults affected by guardianship and other decision-making alternatives.

In March, the Washington state Supreme Court received a grant from the National Guardianship Network to create WINGS. Chief Justice Barbara Madsen will give opening remarks and Mary Joy Quinn, author and national guardianship expert, is the keynote speaker.

To register online go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/ TMBFD8N. For information, call coordinator Shirley Bondon at (360) 705-5302 or email shirley.bondon@courts.wa.gov. For more details on the National Guardianship Network go to www.naela.org/NGN/.

- Erica Curless

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