Help a senior in need this holiday season by donating to Homage Senior Services

Social isolation, despair and unfit living conditions affect many seniors living in the City of Lynnwood. Homage, the largest provider of services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County, has created a gift guide to spread hope this holiday season for area seniors in need. “The majority of people receiving our services live on…

Edmonds Waterfront Center health and wellness programs in November, December

Movement for Life – Dance for Any Body Thursdays 1-2:15 p.m. $5-$12 per class; Drop-in OK This class welcomes adults with balance or movement challenges or who are looking for a relaxed approach to exercise. Based on the Dance for PD(r) program, participants embrace movement in chairs, at the barre and standing — whichever is…

Peggy Sanders brings her elder law practice back to Edmonds

Peggy Sanders and her husband Ralph have been fixtures in the Edmonds business and social community for years.  The couple lives downtown, and they love attending local events and concerts or just walking the downtown streets. You may have met Peggy at the free law clinics held at the old Edmonds Senior Center, or perhaps…

Reminder: How to avoid tech scams topic of Nov. 16 Zoom event

With the holidays approaching, it is easy to get scammed. You’re invited to join UW Bothell School of Nursing students on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1-1:30 p.m. over Zoom as they discuss the ways technology scammers target seniors — and what you can do to help prevent  falling prey to their schemes. The conversation will…

Aging in Place, Part 3: Choices, choices and the power of planning

Elder Law Attorney Peggy Sanders reports that many of her clients are scared. Something unforeseen, something alarming has happened to them or a member of their family. What’s going to happen now? What are the options? There is good news in that there are many, many options for senior living in our area. We are…

IRS: Don’t fall victim to a COVID-19 payment scam

The Internal Revenue Service warns Americans to be wary of scams related to forthcoming COVID-19 payments from the federal government. An IRS announcement Thursday notes that the IRS will begin to distribute COVID-19 economic impact payments in a matter of weeks. For most Americans, this will be a direct deposit into your bank account. For those…

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 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,…

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…

Help for Seniors event at Edmonds Library Sept. 30

A seminar aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions is set for Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to ensure that you have taken all of your…

Reminder: Sanders Law Group to offer free legal clinic Sept. 4

Sanders Law Group offers a monthly free legal clinic for members and guests of the Edmonds Senior Center. The next clinic will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. Since the senior center has been demolished to make way for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, the monthly legal clinic is now being held at the…

Edmonds Senior Center September events and activities

Community breakfast Friday, Sept. 6 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 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. New member meeting and lunch Friday, Sept. 27 11…

Sponsor spotlight: Alan and Betty’s Medicaid story

“You don’t have to go broke to qualify for Medicaid, especially if you’re married,” Attorney Peggy Sanders. When Alan came to see us, he was distraught. A hardware store clerk in his early 70s, he and his wife had limited financial means. They had been married over 50 years, owned their own home, and in their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…