Re-Imagining Retirement: Love, Play, Listen

Years ago, I was drawn to the marvelous work of Bernie Siegal with his book Love Medicine and Miracles and his others. In recent times, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote of her quest in book. Today I propose a new title of Love Play Listen! I want a simple easy recipe for isolation and Love Play Listen…

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…

Learn about fall prevention at South County Fire senior stroll, breakfast Sept. 26

In observance of Falls Prevention Week, South County Fire invites older adults and their families to a free Senior Stroll and Pancake Breakfast with firefighters on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Lynnwood Civic Center Fire Station 15, 18800 44th Ave. W. Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will have the option to…

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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Stonewall, LGBT seniors and Jack Dorothy

“My Dad was gay but he was anything but a cliché,” explained Peggy Sanders, managing attorney at Sanders Law Group. Peggy’s father, Jack Dorothy, was a valued employee of the U.S. Department of Defense, and owned a home in New Jersey. He had been married to Peggy’s mother, Eva, for 13 years. He was a…

Sponsor spotlight: How platelet-rich plasma can improve sexual health

​Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections are a form of natural sexual health treatment that gathers platelets and growth factors from a sample of your own blood and re-injects it into your body. These injections are used to improve sexual function in both men and women and can serve as a very effective form of medical…

Pet trusts: Leaving a legacy for our buddies

About nine years ago Peggy decided that she needed a dog named Winston. We didn’t know any dogs named Winston, and I wasn’t in favor of being a pet owner, but somehow we ended up at a rescue pup adoption event. Things like this happen around Peggy. There must have been a couple of dozen…

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…

Edmonds Senior Center Healthy Living Fair at Church of God April 26

The community is invited to attend the free Edmonds Senior Center Healthy Living Fair Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Find ways to keep yourself motivated toward a healthy lifestyle. Community businesses and wellness-based organizations will provide information and giveaways. Lunch will be provided to 200 seniors courtesy of Fairwinds Brighton Court Lynnwood. The…

Snohomish County conducting survey on aging

The Snohomish County Human Service Department has launched an online public opinion survey seeking ideas and concerns from residents regarding long term care and aging programs and services in the county. he public survey will be available throughout the month of April 2019 and will close on May 15, 2019. “As we develop programs to…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…