High fashion on display at Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store show

Edmonds residents have always known that some of the best thrift shopping around is at the Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store. What better way to showcase the store’s offerings than at a Saturday fashion show, with proceeds benefiting the Edmonds Waterfront Center’s senior lunch program for those who struggle with food insecurity. The show featured 12 models…

Medical oxygen fire safety tips for older adults

According the United States Fire Administration, older adults have a 2.6 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the U.S. population as a whole. In the U.S. and Canada, adults age 65 and older comprise about 12% of the population, making it essential to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Last year…

Edmonds Landing marches to fight Alzheimer’s

You couldn’t miss the purple-clad marchers, many carrying streamers, pinwheels and other festive accompaniments, on Wednesday afternoon as they wound their way along the sidewalks lining 2nd Avenue, Dayton Street and Sunset Ave in dowtown Edmonds. No, it wasn’t the return of the infamous Purple Gang of Prohibition days, although some of the marchers were…

Northwest Neighbors Network looking for board members

Are you passionate about helping seniors age well in their own homes? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities with a committed, enthusiastic nonprofit board of directors? The Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is looking for board members willling to serve for six to eight hours per month and one- to two-year terms. Opportunities include community outreach, social events,…

Edmonds Waterfront Center to present Aging Mastery Program Sept. 8-Oct. 6

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is scheduled for Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 6, at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. Running from 1-3:30 p.m. over five weeks, it is described a fun and engaging education and behavior change incentive program for aging well. The core curriculum covers 10 topics, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction. At the end of…

‘Strut your Mutt’ canine parade enchants a special group of seniors

As part of its efforts to engage the community and provide life-enriching experiences for its residents, Cogir Assisted Living of Edmonds sponsored the first annual “Strut Your Mutt” canine parade on Saturday morning. “We’re relatively new in the Edmonds community,” explained Jennifer Angell, Cogir’s community relations director. “We strive to keep our residents happy and…

Homage Senior Services invites community to Engage: Mind and Body Challenge

Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services, which provides services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County, is gearing up to launch its first Engage: Mind and Body challenge. The challenge will work to raise money for Homage and the various programs it runs. When considering ways to engage with the community, Mollie Meyer, Homage’s…

Reminder: Free vision, hearing screening at Edmonds Waterfront Center Aug. 3

The Edmonds Waterfront Center will be hosting free vision and hearing screening on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. The screening is provided by the Edmonds Lions Club. Glasses and hearing aids are available at no cost for qualifying low-income children and adults. No appointment is necessary. The screening will be held upstairs in…

Scene in Edmonds: Beating the heat at the waterfront center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is one of Snohomish County’s designated cooling centers, and people flocked to the facility Thursday to beat the heat, said President and CEO Daniel Johnson. Among the offerings on Thursday: cold bottled water; a free class on how to make the most of your smart phone, taught by Edmonds-Woodway High School…

Virtual ‘Processing Loss’ workshop offered July 27

Loss is a natural part of every life. Whether it’s a loved one, a pet, your stock portfolio, or your health, loss can be depressing, lonely, and painful. The Edmonds Waterfront Center is sponsoring a virtual “Processing Loss” workshop Wednesday July 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. The workshop, held via Zoom, was created by Ariele M. Huff,…

Edmonds Waterfront Center offering programs, workshops this summer

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is offering the following programs and workshops for seniors this summer: Social and Recreational Programs Trips and hikes have returned. For more details view the July/August issue of the center’s newsletter and follow this link to sign up. American Movie History – A different film each week. Films have sound (there…

Edmonds Waterfront Center celebrating Juneteenth this week

The Edmonds Waterfront Center will be celebrating Juneteenth June 13-17. Featured all week at the Potlatch Bistro is an authentic soul food special: jambalaya, cornbread and a sweet potato tart prepared by guest chef Robin Ullman, operations manager at the EWC. In addition to her master’s degree in international community development, Ullman has a culinary…

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…

Reminder: Maintaining your independence as you age topic of June 1 panel discussion

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help seniors age well in their own homes, is hosting an interactive discussion Wednesday, June 1 about ways that seniors can maintain their independence for as long as possible. Northwest Neighbors Network serves residents in North King County (Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and South Snohomish County (Edmonds, Brier,…

Author celebrates 101st birthday at Edmonds Waterfront Center

With her daughter Connie and granddaughter Daphne by her side, Myrta Klinkman scanned the menu at the Edmonds Waterfront Center’s Potlatch Bistro Friday as they waited the arrival of other family members to celebrate her 101st birthday. A resident of Richmond Beach since 1963, Klinkman (née Gesswein) has been a regular visitor and familiar face in…

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…

Edmonds Waterfront Center May 12 grand opening: Questions and answers

The Edmonds Waterfront Center (EWC) is hosting a community-wide grand opening celebration this Thursday, May 12, at 220 Railroad Ave. in Edmonds. Here is a Q & A for the event.  What is the schedule? 10:30 – 11 a.m.  guests arrive 11 a.m.Native Blessing 11:15 a.m. Color Guard raises the flag 11:25 a.m. Guests enter…

Low-income seniors invited to apply for county’s farmers market nutrition program

Eligible low-income seniors are invited to apply for Snohomish County’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program is aimed at increasing the community’s intake of fruits and vegetables; expanding the use of local farmers markets, farm stores and community-supported agriculture programs; and increasing sales of Washington- grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. A list of participating…

Upcoming events at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

Community Breakfast – First Friday, May 6 and June 3 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Banquet Room Doors open at 8 a.m., food service is until 9:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Meal will be prepared by kitchen crew of the Potlatch Bistro. All 2020 and 2021 breakfast coupons will be honored at a value of $5 off…

Healthy Living Fair at Edmonds Waterfront Center April 29

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is hosting a free Healthy Living Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 29. The event includes many different wellness based organizations and community businesses set up throughout the center, and they will be giving out information and other goodies too. The event is open to the entire…

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…

April health and wellness programs at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center (EWC) is offering the following health and wellness programs in April: Easter Charcuterie Board Class Friday, April 1 1-3 p.m. in the EWC Teaching Kitchen (MP1) Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members Click here to register or call 425-774-5555 Aging Mastery Program Tuesdays, April 5 – May 3 (five-week series)…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Understanding dementia (in partnership with Mukilteo Memory Care)

Dementia is an umbrella term for the general decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Dementia impacts the aging process by deteriorating the brain and its functions to cause impairments in one or more functions. Normal aging does NOT include memory loss. Many people live long lives without cognitive changes or…