Edmonds guide to estate planning

A big part of adulting involves making well thought-out financial decisions — buying a home, planning for retirement, handling taxes, and deciding how you’d like your financial affairs handled once you’ve passed. Not exactly fun to think about, however, outlining your wishes and making a specific plan can ensure that your loved ones can navigate…

A prenup: A gift of love

The wine dwindles down To a precious brew September, November And these few vintage years I’d share with you These vintage years I’d share with you. September Song, Kurt Weill (composer) and Maxwell Anderson (lyrics) “Daniel was 82 and I was 80 when we married. He was the love of my life and I was…

Sponsor spotlight: Discomfort due to hormonal changes? Visit Seattle Sexual Health Centers

Fluctuations in hormone levels can cause vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, increased risk of urinary tract infection, and other physical symptoms. These symptoms can range in severity and often cause pain, both in general and during intercourse, making it seem impossible to engage in sexual intercourse without pain. Women who have just given birth or are…

What’s happening at the Edmonds Senior Center in February

 AARP Tax Preparation Fridays – April 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Local AARP volunteers will be available on Fridays from February 1 through April 12. 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…

Reminder: Jan. 23 presentation focuses on help for seniors, family members

While most of us hope to live a very long, healthy life being independent until the end, what if that doesn’t happen for us or for someone we love? Learn about your options during a presentation Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline. You’ll hear from: – An…

Reminder: Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store grand opening Jan. 19

All are invited for the grand opening of the Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store at its new location in the Westgate QFC shopping center, 22820 100th Ave. W. — two doors down from Goodwill, on Saturday, Jan. 19. The celebration, which runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will include a fashion show, drawings, and complimentary refreshments.

Save the date: Your Life, Your Wishes class at Edmonds Senior Center Jan. 22

A Your Life, Your Wishes class on advanced directives is being held at the Edmonds Senior Center Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 1-3 p.m. From the senior center announcement: While most Americans say they would prefer to live through the end of their life at home, surrounded by friends and family, the reality is the exact…

Sponsor spotlight: Cousin Erwin — How not to leave an estate

My cousin Erwin was a rascal. When he died at age 70, his assets included a 401k and a life insurance policy (both through his work) and a truck. He also had a lot of credit card and medical debt. Since I lived the closest, and because my wife Peggy Sanders is an Elder Law…

Edmonds fitness trainer Renee Reed to speak at AAUW meeting in Lynnwood Jan. 12

Renee Reed, founder and head coach at 6 Movements Fitness Studio in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, will speak on balance and physical activities for seniors during the Saturday, Jan. 12 meeting of Edmonds SnoKing AAUW at Fairwinds Brighton Court in Lynnwood. Reed is certified as a personal trainer, a senior fitness specialist, indoor rowing instructor and kettlebell…

A crush on old people: Aging expert guides the way

Last month, Dori Gillam gave a well-received talk at the Edmonds Library called “Aging is a Laughing Matter.” The Seattle-based speaker and activist finds that humor helps when approaching a fraught topic. “I ease into it,” she noted. “I show birthday cards for older people and you quickly see that most of the cards are…

Free Caregivers and the Arts workshop in Edmonds Feb. 5

Caregiving is a difficult job, and that’s why Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Caregiving And The Arts: A Silver Kite Workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. The event is free, and lunch is provided. The interactive workshop is designed to support family and professional caregivers, exploring both how to use the arts as…

From trivia to travelogue, Edmonds Senior Center programs for January 2019

The Edmonds Senior Center has a wide range of activities planned for the month of January. Here’s a sampling of what’s coming up: Grand opening of new thrift store Saturday, Jan. 19 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The new location is at the Westgate Shopping Center, 22820 100th Ave. W., Suite 12 in Edmonds (two doors down…

Prestige Care launches online resource guide for seniors and their families

Studies have found that millions of Americans serve as caregiver for their parent. But while this responsibility is common among adults, you may not receive advice or guidance on how to best care for your loved ones before you’re thrust into that position. Here are a few common topics that you may experience or want…

South County Fire focuses on helping older adults avoid falls

Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of people age 65 and older. Nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall. The results of a fall are often a life-changing loss of mobility and independence. South County Fire responds to more than a thousand fall injury calls to 911 each year. That’s…

Edmonds Senior Center closed Dec. 17

The Edmonds Senior Center will be closed to all programs and classes on Monday, Dec. 17. Programs are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Dec. 18, said administrator Michelle Burke

Reminder: Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store 50 percent off sale through Dec. 14

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store will offer a 50-percent off sale on all clothing and special items Dec. 10-14. The hours of operation will be 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Thrift Store will officially close Dec. 14 to move to its new location at Westgate Shopping Center, 22820 100th Ave. W. # 12,…

Welcome to Sanders Law Group, our Sound Silver Living page sponsor

We are excited to announce that Sanders Law Group is the sponsor of our new page, Sound Silver Living, aimed at providing information and activities for seniors and their loved ones. When Sanders Law Group was offered the opportunity to sponsor the page on My Edmonds News/MLTnews and Lynnwood Today, “we jumped at the opportunity,”…

Reminder: Holiday bazaar at Edmonds Senior Center Dec. 1

The Edmonds Senior Center is hosting its annual free holiday bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your holiday shopping list as there will be more than 35 vendors offering handmade goods, jewelry, home decor, clothing, kitchen gadgets and other items. A lunch of hot soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase…

Northwest Neighbors Network to help seniors age in place meeting Nov. 24

Northwest Neighbors Network, a nonprofit organization formed to help seniors age in place in South Snohomish and North King counties, is hosting its monthly “Coffee with Neighbors”  this Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Stop by to find out about signing on as a member…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Gratitude

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”  Maya Angelou A recent video I watched by Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, excited me! I’ve felt it is such a personal choice to…

Keynote speaker John Medina

Scene in Edmonds: Building campaign momentum at Senior Center breakfast

The Edmonds Senior Center’s recent campaign breakfast drew a crowd who came to learn about the center’s plans to build the new multi-age Edmonds Waterfront Center. “We were delighted with the turnout and response to the program,” Edmonds Senior Center Executive Director Farrell Fleming said of the Oct. 25 event. “Our keynote speaker was spectacular…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Time

Time is too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love, time is Eternity. -Henry Van Dyke Time is a precious commodity. Free. Freedom. Yet also priceless. How do you value time? Do you think…

Julaine Fleetwood

Julaine Fleetwood joins Edmonds Senior Center Board

Julaine Fleetwood has joined the Edmonds Senior Center as a board member, the senior center announced Wednesday, “We are delighted to have Julaine on the Edmonds Senior Center Board,” Edmonds Senior Center Board President Bob Rinehart said in a senior center announcement. “She is a resident of Edmonds for 20 years who is passionate about…