Homage mental health programs receive $150K from Cambia Health Foundation

During National Mental Health Awareness Month, Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services is expanding its mental health services across Snohomish County, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation. Among those receiving services is 62-year-old Snohomish County resident Jackie McCoy, who has been caring for loved ones her entire life. “I am a giver by…

Snohomish County invests $1.4 million to address isolation, food insecurity for seniors

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced Friday that the county is investing $1.4 million of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding into programs that address equity, isolation, and food access among older adults. Somers has also issued a proclamation recognizing May 2024 as Older Americans Month in Snohomish County, according to a news…

Sponsor spotlight: Peggy Sanders joins the team at Salish Elder Law

Salish Elder Law is excited to announce that Peggy Sanders is joining our team, bringing her valuable experience and a familiar partnership to our practice. Having previously worked together, the reunion at Salish Elder Law marks a renewed commitment to serve the Edmonds community with even greater depth and expertise in elder law. Our firm…

Sponsor spotlight: Financial freedom — a gift to your family

Here’s a sobering statistic: 72% of retirees say one of their biggest fears is becoming a burden on their families, according to a study by Edward Jones and the consulting firm Age Wave. If you are near retirement, how can you prepare yourself to become financially free, so you won’t have to depend on grown…

Snohomish County accepting applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Snohomish County is accepting applications for the 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The program provides eligible low-income seniors with a free $80 benefit card to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets, farm stores and farm stands. To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, and to apply online,  visit…

Sponsor spotlight: Home for the holidays — elder law considerations

As the holiday season approaches, families often gather together to celebrate and spend time with each other. For many, this may be the only time of year when everyone is in the same place. Yet, amidst the laughter and joy, it’s not uncommon for certain concerns to surface. We often hear from our clients that…

Homage Holiday Gift Catalog benefits Snohomish County seniors

Lynnwood-based Homage, a nearly 50-year-old organization that provides critical services to more than 25,000 Snohomish County seniors and adults with disabilities each year, has launched its annual Holiday Gift Catalog. The catalog offers various levels of donations that will provide nourishing meals, safe transportation, mental health services, and more for area seniors. “The holiday season…

Sponsor spotlight: Medicare’s three-day qualifying stay

Medicare’s open enrollment period is in full swing and can be quite confusing. Using the services of a Medicare insurance specialist can make all the difference in choosing the right plan for the specific needs of each person enrolling. Once enrolled in the plan that is best for you, understanding the Medicare’s 3-Day Rule for…

Older adults in Snohomish County face ongoing challenges, county survey finds

A new survey has found that older adults in Snohomish County are still facing a number of challenges, including financial insecurity and housing costs. The report is based on a survey conducted with residents 55 and older in January-February 2023 and shows the extent of COVID-related challenges still impacting seniors. Conducted by Snohomish County’s Human…

Medicare open enrollment period coming up

The open enrollment period for people with Medicare health coverage can feel daunting, but it is also an opportunity get the plan to best meet a person’s needs. During open enrollment, recipients can make changes to their current plan. The open enrollment period lasts from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Nearly 1.5 million Washingtonians were…

Edmonds Landing residents hold Memory March to raise Alzheimer’s awareness

More than 30 people marched down Dayton Street and Sunset Avenue last Friday morning for the 8th Annual Edmonds Landing Memory March. Nearly everyone wore a purple or sported a purple ribbon to bring Alzheimer’s disease to public awareness, chanting like an army cadence: “We don’t know what you’ve been told. We’ll walk the block…

Homage kicks off second annual Engage Mind and Body campaign

Hundreds visited Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services Saturday to celebrate its second annual Engage Mind & Body campaign with an in-person kickoff. The event featured music from Chinese senior musicians, dance for anyone feeling up to it, activities for all ages and of course, delicious free food. Engage Mind & Body is Lynnwood-based Homage’s biggest fundraising…

DelBene presents $250K to Homage Transportation Assistance Program aimed at helping county’s seniors

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene delivered a $250,000 ceremonial check Monday for Homage’s new Transportation Assistance Program, which is designed to improve transit for Snohomish County’s seniors and those with disabilities. DelBene, the representative for Washington’s 1st Congressional District, visited Lynnwood-based Homage to present the check to Homage CEO Keith Bell. With Bell were Homage’s senior director…

Meals on Wheels for local seniors faces $50K deficit after pandemic relief ends

A $50,000 cut in federal funding for its Meals on Wheels program has left Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services scrambling to continue feeding local seniors in need. Homage received notification June 23 that its funding for Medicaid Meals on Wheels recipients was being cut by 20% — due to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency….

Edmonds Landing’s ‘Rock Our Block’ contest picks a winner

Amanda Noble was selected as the winner of the Edmonds Landing “Rock Our Block” contest. Edmonds Landing senior living residents used the contest as a way to create a painted rock garden. They invited community members to paint rocks and drop them by the senior living residence with their name, phone and address. The seniors…