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…

‘The Power of Hearing Well’ program at Cedar Creek Memory Care March 5

Social gerontologist Benjamin Surmi will speak on “The Power of Hearing Well: The surprising connection between hearing well and dementia,” Tuesday, March 5 at Cedar Creek Memory Care 21006 72nd Ave. W., Edmonds. There will be two presentations — one at 2 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. Hearing may have just as much of…

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