Edmonds Senior Center events and activities for December

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Dec. 14

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Edmonds Church of God gym, 8224 220th St. S.W., Edmonds

Free admission. Over 35 vendor tables.

Bring your holiday shopping list and plan to check off those gift items! We will have vendors offering handmade goods, jewelry, home decor, clothing, kitchen items and more. Bake sale goods will also be available for purchase. All funds raised by this event go to support Edmonds Senior Center programs and services. Bake sale donations are needed. Contact Michelle Burke at 425- 774-5555 ext.108 if you would like to help.

Christmas Lunch

Thursday, Dec. 19

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church, 657 Daley St., Edmonds

$3 suggested donation for 60-plus; all others pay $7.50

Reservations required; sign up by calling the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext. 104

Enjoy a special Christmas lunch that includes tossed salad, baked ham, sweet potatoes, vegetable medley, dinner roll, and holiday dessert.

Take a trip and leave the driving to the senior center

Make new friends, see new places and experience new things, and don’t worry about parking or traffic. The senior center provides transportation and ticket/admission is included with the cost. Sign up over the phone with a credit card by calling the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext. 104. Become a member and save when you sign up for these upcoming trips:

Monday, Dec. 2: Senior Holiday Party at the Seattle Sheraton. Cost is $12 member/$15 non-member

Thursday, Dec. 5: The New Burke Museum. Cost is $15M$20NM.

Saturday, Dec. 7: STOMP at the Moore Theatre. Cost is $100M$125NM.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Enchant at T-Mobile Park. Cost is $44M/$55NM.

Friday, Dec. 13: Reindeer Festival at Swanson’s Nursery. Cost is $15M/$20NM.

For more detailed information about these trips, check out the newsletter at edmondswaterfrontcenter.org

Health and Personal Care

Bastyr Center for Natural Health Medicine Clinic

Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11, 18)

9 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace

Cost: $15/visit; sign up by calling the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext. 104

Care provided and supervised by Dr. Laurie Cullen, licensed Naturopathic Physician

Edmonds Senior Center has joined Bastyr University’s community medicine network and is offering the naturopathic Team Care approach in your community. Patients see a licensed naturopathic physician on the faculty of Bastyr University and advanced level students. Naturopathic medicine is effective in preventing and treating chronic and degenerative diseases. Common treated conditions include:

-Fatigue

-Depression

-Colds and flus

-Menopausal symptoms

-Stress-related conditions

-Allergies and asthma

-Cardiovascular disease

-Ulcers

-Digestive problems

-HIV/AIDS

Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary care medicine, which emphasizes prevention and wellness. Underlying causes of illness are investigated as means to promote patient’s wellness. Therapies and treatment plans are designed to fit the individual needs of patients, focusing on the whole person – including the physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. The Team will blend centuries old knowledge of natural treatments with current research in health and natural medicine. Practitioners can work with patient’s medical doctors and help patients become partners in their own health care.

EDMONDS Senior Center Foot Care Clinic

1st & 2nd Tuesday (Dec. 3, 10)

8 a.m.-noon

My Sisters Place, 8304 212th St. S.W., Edmonds

Cost: $20/visit, please sign up by calling the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext. 104

About the Foot Care Clinic:

This is an all-inclusive, full-service foot care clinic. Routine nail and foot care is provided which includes reduction of nail length and thickness, corn and callus reduction, removal of ingrown nail portion when indicated, and a gentle moisturizing massage of the lower extremities.

All foot care services are provided by experienced Registered Nurses (volunteers/pro bono), who are podiatrist-trained foot care nurse specialists and members of the American Foot Care Nurses Association (AFCNA).

Those with all levels of health issues and foot care are welcome, all stages of basic or high-risk foot care, diabetic, circulatory impairment, neuropathy, anti-coagulant medications, arthritis, gout, bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, fungal conditions, misshapen, discolored or overgrown nails.

It is the goal of this clinic to help each of our clients reach a level of comfort and safety through regular, ongoing foot care and education so they may maximize their mobility, independence and health.

Healthy Living Workshops

Your Life — Your Wishes — Advance Directives

Wednesday, Dec. 11

9:30 a.m.-noon

Edmonds Library (2nd Floor Plaza Room), 650 Main St., Edmonds

Cost: Free. Sign up by calling the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext.104

Facilitators: Michelle Reitan, MSW, Sue Shearer, RN, BSN, and Angel Malidore of the Edmonds Senior Center

While most Americans say they would prefer to live through the end of their lives at home, surrounded by friends and family, the reality is the exact opposite. This workshop is designed to educate people and stimulate ongoing conversations about health care decisions at the end of life. Presenters will help participants explore these questions:

1) Who will be your voice if you are unable to speak?

2) What life-sustaining treatments do you want?

3) What values shape your choices for treatment?

4) What documents make your choices known to others?

5) What options & alternative choices are there for burial?

This is a free community class about how to live well at the end of life by making choices now on health care options. Each participant will receive helpful handouts that they can take home to discuss and share with loved ones and physicians.

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