Celebrating the Edmonds Waterfront Center’s Senior Lunch Program

The Edmonds Waterfront Center (EWC)) is excited to celebrate a year of feeding the community and addressing food insecurity among local seniors. In March 2021, the Potlatch Bistro Community Café opened at the waterfront center. The goal of the community café model is that the whole community comes together to share a meal in a…

Upcoming health and wellness programs at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is offering the following free health and wellness programs in June: Skin Health + Nutrition Thursday, June 2; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Led by Violet Lederman, dietic intern from Seattle Pacific University Having healthy and hydrated skin doesn’t have to break the bank! Learn the science of why skin changes over time and…

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…

Providence ElderPlace to open Snohomish County center April 1

Providence ElderPlace, which combines health care and social services in one place for older adults, will open its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Snohomish County on April 1. According to a news release, the program offers medical care, social services and transportation to older adults who wish to continue to…

Social isolation topic of Feb. 17 workshop at Edmonds Waterfront Center

“Social Isolation: Recognition, Impact, Solutions” is the topic of a free workshop — being held both online and in person — at the Edmonds Waterfront Center from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Join a conversation about community and belonging. Participants will discuss how to recognize signs of social isolation, its impact on health, and ideas…

February health and wellness programs at Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center (EWC) has scheduled the following health and wellness programs in February 2022: Mindful Breath & Movement Mondays starting Feb. 7 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the EWC Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members Click here to register or call 425-774-5555 Bloodworks NW Pop Up Blood Drive at EWC Feb.10, 11, 14 and…

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…

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 starts Oct. 15 and SHIBA can help

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the annual election period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, if you’re on original Medicare. Switch to a different…

Scene in Edmonds: Health and wellness at the Waterfront Center

From foot care to mammograms to blood drives, the Edmonds Waterfront Center has become a community hub for needed health and wellness services, CEO Daniel Johnson notes. On Tuesday, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance parked their Mammo Van in front of the Waterfront Center and filled all 19 appointments for mammograms. On Wednesday, the Waterfront Center’s popular…

Edmonds Landing puts on the purple to fight Alzheimer’s

It was a Friday-afternoon sea of purple punctuated with pinwheels at Second and Dayton as an estimated 40 residents, staff and friends of Edmonds Landing turned out for the annual Walk Around the Block to support Alzheimer’s research, part of the nationwide Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Marchers ranged in age from 98 to 30. An…

Sponsor spotlight: Tough choices — Aging in place vs. assisted living

One of the toughest questions somebody can face after retirement is how and where will they spend the rest of their life? Ginny’s Girls has taken a dive into the nitty gritty to help you weigh the pros and cons of both options. Let’s start with “Aging in Place,” typically a more desirable option for…

Free Aging Mastery Program through Edmonds Waterfront Center starts March 2

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center’s Health and Wellness Department is presenting a free Aging Mastery Program on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. March 2-30 via Zoom. The program includes education and behavior change incentives for aging well. The core curriculum covers 10 topics with a mix of didactic and interactive learning, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction….

Sponsor spotlight: February is Fitness Frenzy month at Fairwinds Brighton Court

Fairwinds Brighton Court Retirement Community is looking forward to 2021. The local Senior Living Community has completed two of three scheduled COVID vaccination clinics and is now embracing a Fitness Challenge in the building – February is Fitness Frenzy month for all of the Leisure Care Senior Living communities. The goal of Fitness Frenzy at…

Edmonds Waterfront Center sponsoring free workshops on chronic pain, cancer, end-of-life planning

The Edmonds Waterfront is sponsoring several free workshops in coming weeks, all offered remotely via Zoom. To register, email Angel.Malidore@EdmondsWaterfrontCenter.org or call 425-774-5555. Living Well with Chronic Pain Tuesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23 (six-week series) 1-3:30 p.m. Chronic pain not only impacts a person physically, but also alters their ability to plan for day-to-day challenges. It…

Koelsch Communities named as an Innovation Leader in the 2020 Maude’s Awards

Edmonds’ Cedar Creek Memory Care was among the Koelsch Communities named as an Innovation Leader and honored in the 2020 Maude’s Awards book of Innovations in Alzheimer’s Care  – dedicated to enriching the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. Out of over 70 innovation leaders across…

Edmonds Center for the Arts receives $25K award for dementia-inclusive series

Edmonds Center for the Arts announced Wednesday it has received a $25,000 Maude’s Award for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care. This award recognizes ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series and its commitment to the creative and social enrichment of persons living with memory loss and their care partners, the performing arts center said in an announcement. Maude’s Awards for…

Aging and Disability Business Institute recognizes Homage for case management program

The Aging and Disability Business Institute last week presented Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services with The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award Honorable Mention. Homage was recognized for its HomeAdvantage program — a case management program that provides tailored services via in-home and telephone support. The award was presented to Homage CEO Steve McGraw…

Edmonds Waterfront Center named sponsor of program offering help with Medicare

Effective Oct. 1, the Edmonds Waterfront Center (formerly known as Edmonds Senior Center) will be the new Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) sponsor for Snohomish and East Skagit counties, and Camano Island. The Edmonds Waterfront Center will replaces current SHIBA sponsor Homage Senior Services.  A public service offered by the Washington State Office of…

Edmonds Senior Center now offering food bank delivery to seniors in need

If you are a senior citizen and need food from the Edmonds Food Bank, the Edmonds Senior Center has started a food bank delivery program. “If seniors need help with getting food from the food bank, they can just call me directly and I will get things set up for them,” said Michelle Reitan of…

Sponsor spotlight: You need a power of attorney

With all the excellent advice available about how to protect yourself and loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak, one necessary legal document is often overlooked. It’s a Power of Attorney. You really do need a Power of Attorney (POA.) Why is that? In the event that you become hospitalized or in a care community, the…

Edmonds Senior Center offering American Clogging class

The Edmonds Senior Center is offering a clogging class for beginners. With roots in the Appalachian Mountains, clogging has a rhythmic, percussive, hoedown style and is danced to most genres of music. Instructor Maureen Pettit teaches the class on Thursdays in the fellowship hall at United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. For your first…