Edmonds Senior Center offering American Clogging class

The Edmonds Senior Center is offering a clogging class for beginners. With roots in the Appalachian Mountains, clogging has a rhythmic, percussive, hoedown style and is danced to most genres of music. Instructor Maureen Pettit teaches the class on Thursdays in the fellowship hall at United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. For your first…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Longevity planning

Longevity planning, I feel, is the answer to the extensive debate and controversy about the need for a new perspective and language on aging. Today’s Boomer retirement is certainly not going to follow  “our parents’ idea of retirement.” Like the rocking chair or couch potato images just don’t fit anymore. Should we be called senior,…

Attorney Nicole Betts joins Sanders Law Group as associate

Edmonds native Nicole Betts has joined Sanders Law Group as a full-time associate. Betts attended college at Western Washington University and Central Washington University.  She has a bachelor of arts in sociology and bachelors of science degrees in political science and interdisciplinary studies. After college, Betts clerked for two years at Hart Jarvis Murray Chang, a…

Edmonds Center for Arts to offer dementia-friendly training for local artists Feb 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts invites professional musical theatre artists, vocalists and students to attend a free training from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 aimed athletes helping professionals tailor their performance approach to engage individuals living with memory loss. Sing For Your Seniors was inspired by founder Jackie Vanderbeck’s love and admiration for her…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for February 2020

Community breakfast Date: Friday, Feb. 7 Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Location: Edmonds United Methodist Church (Kennedy Hall), 828 Caspers St., Edmonds Cost: $5 Includes full menu of pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs and ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee and tea. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend. Free AARP tax preparation  Date: Fridays, Jan. 31-April 10…

Scene in Edmonds: It was a dark and stormy trivia night

On Friday evening as the wind was gusting to 60 mph and the rain changed from showers to torrents, several local areas were reporting power outages. While many people, happy to make it home from a long week, were settling in at home, 55 people ranging in age from 12 to 92 were making their…

Sponsor spotlight: Free legal clinic for seniors Feb. 5

Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group provide a free legal clinic for seniors every month, with the next one set for Wednesday, Feb. 5. The location is the office of Sanders Law Group at 152 3rd Ave. S., Suite 101, Edmonds. This…

Intergenerational Trivia Night set for Friday, Jan. 31 in Edmonds

All are invited to attend Intergenerational Trivia Night sponsored by the Edmonds Senior Center this Friday, Jan. 31 at Holy Trinity Church, downstairs social hall, 657 Daley St., Edmonds. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with pizza, followed by trivia from 7-9 p.m. This intergenerational collaboration between Edmonds Senior Center and Edmonds-Woodway High School is…

Scene in Edmonds: ‘Topping off’ the Waterfront Center

Major donors to the Edmonds Waterfront Center, now being built on the Edmonds waterfront to replace the Edmonds Senior Center, were on hand Monday to autograph the final glulam beam before it was hoisted into place in the building. According to the Waterfront Center’s Daniel Johnson, the “topping off” event drew 24 donors, plus Edmonds…

Sponsor spotlight: Common questions about probate

Here at Sanders Law Group, we get many questions about probate in Washington state. Here are answers to some of the most common ones: Before we start, did you know we live in one of best states in the Union for retirement? Not only do we not have an income tax, our probate process is…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for January 2020

Community breakfast Date: Friday, Jan. 3 Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Location: Edmonds United Methodist Church (Kennedy Hall), 828 Caspers St., Edmonds Cost: $5.00 Includes full menu of pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs & ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend.   New member meeting and lunch Date: Friday,…

Scene in Edmonds: Waterfront Center progress

Daniel Johnson of the Edmonds Waterfront Center shared these photos of construction progress earlier this week at the new Edmonds Waterfront Center being built on the former Edmonds Senior Center site at 220 Railroad Avenue. Johnson notes that crews are continuing to erect walls and place beams using the boom truck. The ceiling joists, located…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Love, Play, Listen

Years ago, I was drawn to the marvelous work of Bernie Siegal with his book Love Medicine and Miracles and his others. In recent times, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote of her quest in book. Today I propose a new title of Love Play Listen! I want a simple easy recipe for isolation and Love Play Listen…

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…

Reminder: Free legal clinic for seniors Dec. 4 in Edmonds

The Edmonds Senior Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free Legal Clinic for seniors every month. The next clinic will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the office of Sanders Law Group, 152 3rd Ave. S., Suite 101, Edmonds. Here’s your chance to bring your burning legal questions to an Elder Law Attorney,…

Edmonds Senior Center sponsors intergenerational trivia night Nov. 15

The Edmonds Senior Center is sponsoring an intergenerational trivia night this Friday, Nov. 15 at Holy Trinity Church, downstairs social hall, 657 Daley St., Edmonds. The free event begins with a 6:30-7 p.m. sign in/pizza time followed by trivia from 7-9 p.m. Answer trivia questions and use the knowledge of all your team members, younger…

Community volunteer Mim Edelstein: 90 years young and going strong

It was all cake, smiles, hugs and choruses of “Happy Birthday” at the Edmonds Log Cabin on Wednesday as friends and well-wishers gathered to celebrate 90 years with consummate Edmonds volunteer Mim Edelstein. At the Log Cabin, Mim is known for welcoming visitors to town and providing all the information they need to enjoy a…

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,…

Edmonds Senior Center partners with Bastyr to sponsor low-cost natural medicine clinic

The Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic partners with the Edmonds Senior Center to provide naturopathic medicine and consultations every Wednesday. The clinic is currently located at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center while the new Edmonds Waterfront Center is under construction. Patients of all ages have come from Edmonds and nearby communities to receive a range…

Re-imagining Retirement: New Trends

I have spent the major part of seven months this year driving for Lyft to cover the investment I made to inspire possibilities and purpose in retirees through my podcasts. I love unique moments and asking good questions; I’ve experienced both many times over with my Lyft riders.  How richly rewarding it’s been! Now, according…

Help for Seniors forums in Lynnwood, Shoreline this week

A reminder of two free Help for Seniors forums this week — one in Lynnwood and one in Shoreline. The first is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.  The second is Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., with registration starting at…