Reminder: Sanders Law Group, Edmonds Senior Center offering legal clinic Aug. 7

For the past eight years, Sanders Law Group has been offering a monthly legal clinic involving free legal advisory sessions for members and guests of the Edmonds Senior Center Since the senior center has been demolished to make way for the new Edmonds Community Center, the monthly Legal Clinic is now being held at the…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for August

The Edmonds Senior Center needs volunteers to represent the senior center at local farmers markets and at Taste Edmonds Aug. 16-18. Call Board Member Shirley Lovelace at 206-708-0344 for information.  Low Tide Beach Walk Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Orca Sculpture near Brackett’s North Jetty Free (20 spots available). RSVP by calling the Admin Office…

Reminder: Appreciation day for Senior Center Thrift Store manager July 31

All are invited to a retirement celebration and appreciation day for Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store Manager Barbara Halseth, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the store, located at 22820 100th Ave. W., Suite 12, Edmonds. Halseth has worked at the store for 17 years, with nearly all of it as a volunteer….

Return to Tahiti — 40 years later

It starts with a phrase, a spontaneous pledge you verbalize for others to hear, that sets you on a path that will change your life. “We’re going to Tahiti!” It was July 4, 1976. I was 17 years old. My twin brother Dave and I were out sailing with a couple of friends discussing plans…

Shovels in hand, Edmonds Waterfront Center stakeholders break ground for new project

More than 100 friends, well-wishers supporters, officials (elected and otherwise), volunteers and kids of all ages gathered Tuesday morning to say goodbye to the old Edmonds Senior Center and hello to the new Edmonds Community Waterfront Center.  In the spirit of the all-inclusive mission of the Waterfront Center, the groundbreaking activity was open to all,…

Sanders Law Group to host free legal clinic for Edmonds Senior Center members

For nearly eight years, Sanders Law Group has been hosting a monthly free legal clinic for members of the Edmonds Senior Center. Until recently the clinic was held at the Senior Center, but with planned construction of the new Community Center, the forum was moved to the Edmonds Church of God. Now, in order to make…

Reminder: Edmonds Senior Center offering advanced care planning class June 19

The Edmonds Senior Center is offering a free advanced directive class — “Your Life, Your Wishes’ — that also includes information regarding options for burial, Wednesday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Edmonds Library conference room. While most Americans say they would prefer to live through the end of their lives at home,…

Sponsor spotlight: Stonewall, LGBT seniors and Jack Dorothy

“My Dad was gay but he was anything but a cliché,” explained Peggy Sanders, managing attorney at Sanders Law Group. Peggy’s father, Jack Dorothy, was a valued employee of the U.S. Department of Defense, and owned a home in New Jersey. He had been married to Peggy’s mother, Eva, for 13 years. He was a…

Sponsor spotlight: How platelet-rich plasma can improve sexual health

​Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections are a form of natural sexual health treatment that gathers platelets and growth factors from a sample of your own blood and re-injects it into your body. These injections are used to improve sexual function in both men and women and can serve as a very effective form of medical…

Edmonds Senior Center events and activities for June 2019

Community Breakfast Friday, June 7 8:30-9:30 a.m. Edmonds Senior Center Dining Room Cost: $5 Includes full menu of pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs & ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Sponsor: Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace Big moving sale Saturday, June 8 Edmonds Senior Center Cost:…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Legacy

I just finished reading Marc Freedman’s new book How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. Wow! I’ve heard of Marc over the last couple of years, but hadn’t given him any real consideration, ‘cause I doubted his impact, due to him looking so young!! (What makes him an expert?) Well, like…

Pet trusts: Leaving a legacy for our buddies

About nine years ago Peggy decided that she needed a dog named Winston. We didn’t know any dogs named Winston, and I wasn’t in favor of being a pet owner, but somehow we ended up at a rescue pup adoption event. Things like this happen around Peggy. There must have been a couple of dozen…

Edmonds Senior Center raises record $100K at gala and auction

Nearly $100,000 was raised during the Edmonds Senior Center’s fifth annual Gala & Auction May 4 at the Historic Flight Museum at Paine Field. “The vintage planes were the perfect backdrop for our Ready for Takeoff theme as we prepare to demolish our aging building and construct the new Edmonds Waterfront Center,” said Senior Center Board President…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for May

Community Breakfast Friday, May 3 8:30-9:30 a.m. Edmonds Senior Center Dining Room Cost: $5 Includes full menu of pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs & ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Sponsored by Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace.  Annual Gala Auction Dinner Saturday, May 4 Doors open at…

Edmonds Senior Center Healthy Living Fair at Church of God April 26

The community is invited to attend the free Edmonds Senior Center Healthy Living Fair Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Find ways to keep yourself motivated toward a healthy lifestyle. Community businesses and wellness-based organizations will provide information and giveaways. Lunch will be provided to 200 seniors courtesy of Fairwinds Brighton Court Lynnwood. The…

Snohomish County conducting survey on aging

The Snohomish County Human Service Department has launched an online public opinion survey seeking ideas and concerns from residents regarding long term care and aging programs and services in the county. he public survey will be available throughout the month of April 2019 and will close on May 15, 2019. “As we develop programs to…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

Homage promotes independence, health for seniors

Today’s aging baby boomers have different needs than the generation of seniors before them. That’s why Homage Senior Services is refining its approach to meet the growing demand for senior care. Formerly known as Senior Services of Snohomish County, Homage’s name change is one example of how the field of senior care is changing across…

What’s happening at the Edmonds Senior Center for April

Community Breakfast Friday, April 5 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Senior Center Dining Room 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. AARP Tax Preparation Fridays through April 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Local AARP volunteers will be…

Sponsor spotlight: Elder Financial Exploitation — Issues and Trends

In our office at Sanders Law Group, we see an increasing number of cases of elder abuse and exploitation. In talking to our colleagues and those in the senior care business, as well as those at financial institutions, it’s clear that the problem has reached epidemic proportions. But it’s been hard to get a grasp…

Area Rotary clubs join forces with $130K gift to support new Waterfront Center

In a show of unity and community support, three local Rotary Clubs (Edmonds Rotary, Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary and the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club) have collectively committed $130,000 toward the Waterfront Center campaign. “Our club sees this as an important investment in our community,” said Kevin McCandlish, president for the Alderwood Terrace Club. The joint gift…

Lynnwood Senior Center to host Outdoor Recreation preview March 22

Do you love to hike, river raft and kayak? The Lynnwood Senior Center — in conjunction with the Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department — invites the public for an informational meeting on Friday, March 22 about its upcoming outdoor recreation programs. Don’t miss out on sneak-peek preview of 2019 trips and destinations. This…

Re-Imagining Retirement: The courage to be yourself

How often have you needed great courage to be yourself? Express your uniqueness. It’s risky, right? And yet comparing ourselves to others, is paralyzing. Instead, revitalize yourself by warmly recalling the things you have done well. It’ll give you mental strength, according to Andy Shaw, to move forward. Courage requires stopping and looking fear in…

What’s happening at the Edmonds Senior Center in March

AARP Tax Preparation  Fridays through April 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Local AARP volunteers will be available on Fridays at the senior center. For help filing your return, you must sign up for an appointment in person at the front desk. Appointments are 60 minutes in length and are free. Pick up your tax preparation packet at…