Edmonds Senior Center November events

Thanksgiving lunch

Thursday, November 21

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

Holy Trinity Church, 657 Daley St., Edmonds

Cost: $3 suggested donation for 60+, all others pay $7.50

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

Come and enjoy a special Thanksgiving lunch that includes: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, dinner roll, and pumpkin pie.

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:

Saturday, Nov. 16: The Spheres at Amazon. Cost is $20 member/$25 non-member.

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Tacoma Art Museum. Cost is $30M/$40NM.

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 (Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27)

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

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

$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 (Nov. 5, 12)

8 a.m.-noon

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

$20/visit. 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.

Who are the providers?

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).

Who should attend this clinic?

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.

Clinic goals:

It is the goal of this clinic to help each client 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

Care don’t share: Going beyond just discussing the opioid crisis issues

Wednesday, Nov. 20

10-11:30 a.m.

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

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

Presented by Sue Shearer, RN, BSN

There’s much more to discuss about the opioid problems of today than the statistics, people involved, and the medications abused. Proactively, there are simple things every one of us can implement to not add to the ongoing problem. This focus time will include a presentation on the issues, but also practical and common-sense changes you can make to avoid theft and safeguard your medications for your use from people who come into your home. We will also talk about resources in the community to help people you think might have a problem with drugs and alcohol.

Medicare open enrollment assistance 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Edmonds Library (1st Floor Conference Room), 650 Main St., Edmonds

Free. Sign up by calling Homage Senior Services at 425-513-1900; an appointment is required. (Edmonds Senior Center does not schedule the appointments.)

Facilitators: SHIBA Volunteers, Homage Senior Services

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) and Homage Senior Services will hold Medicare information and enrollment sessions for free to help you understand your Medicare coverage and compare health and prescription plans so you can make informed choices, as well as giving you a free, impartial review of your coverage.  If you are considered low income, they will help determine your eligibility for extra help.

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