Edmonds Waterfront Center virtual opening raises $111K

The Edmonds Waterfront Center’s virtual opening last month raised $111,000 for the new facility. As reported in our earlier story, the virtual opening on April 22 — Earth Day — drew 500 attendees, and began with a video created by guest speaker and leading Waterfront Center supporter Rick Steves. “Earth Day is a fitting day…

Applications open for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Snohomish County is accepting applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The program provides eligible low-income seniors with $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or farm stands. To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements and how to submit an application, visit: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/1002/Nutrition-Programs. Priority…

Free workshops in May focus on living well with diabetes, end of life planning

The Edmonds Waterfront Center Health and Wellness Department is offering two workshops during the month of May by Michelle Reitan, MSW and Sue Shearer, RN, BSN. Living Well with Diabetes A free six-week series offered via Zoom from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 18 – June 22 Designed to help people gain self-confidence with their ability to control…

Peggy Sanders to join Northwest Elder Law Group

Longtime Edmonds elder law attorney Peggy Sanders nnounced Friday that she will join forces with Northwest Elder Law Group. Owned and managed by attorney Rebecca King, Northwest Elder Law Group has offices near Northgate, and provides legal services to older adults and their families. “Peggy Sanders is an excellent, experienced and dedicated elder law attorney….

Performing arts focus of next Edmonds Waterfront Center Zoom forum April 28

To celebrate and recognize the role of arts in Edmonds, the Edmonds Waterfront Center is continuing its Zoom Forum featuring local experts as presenters. The next one, on “Performing Arts,” is Wednesday, April 28, features Joe McIalwain and Dave Earling. McIalwain is the executive director of the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Earling, a former Edmonds…

Register now for April 22 virtual Edmonds Waterfront Center tour, opening

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Edmonds Waterfront Center on Thursday, April 22 with a virtual noontime tour featuring Edmonds resident Rick Steves, and a panel discussion. In addition, lunch will be available to order from the Waterfront Center’s Potlatch Bistro, owned by Edmonds restaurateur Shubert Ho, with pickup on…

Edmonds Waterfront Center Virtual Trivia Night April 15

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is sponsoring a Virtual Trivia Night this Thursday, April 15. Join your friends or be placed on a team and make new friends. The top team will win the coveted Red Twig mug. You also have a chance to win individual prizes during lightning rounds. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April…

Scene in Edmonds: Waterfront Center hosts drive-thru COVID vaccine clinic

The cold, wind and Northwest drizzle could not keep them away. The cars lined up like clockwork at their scheduled time to get their Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine through the window of their car, administered by the able team from South County Fire & Rescue. We were aiming for 50 vaccines, but we delivered…

Edmonds Center for Arts offering ‘Storytelling Across Generations’ for those with memory loss, starting April 19

Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Storytelling Across Generations: A Virtual and Phone-Based Oral History Project, April 19-June 2. Individuals living with memory loss and caregivers are invited to participate in this free intergenerational program, in partnership with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and SilverKite Community Arts. Taking place over six, one-hour sessions on…

Reminder: Free legal clinic for seniors April 7

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center will offer their next free legal clinic for seniors from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments via phone with an elder law attorney. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. Space is limited. Call ahead to the…

South County Fire to host free Aging in Place class March 24

South County Fire is hosting an Aging in Place class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 via Zoom. Assist your loved ones as they age and learn about programs to help them age in place in their own home. Learn when to recognize when they need to move on to the next level of care….

Sponsor spotlight: Join the fun at Fairwinds Brighton Court

Saint Patrick’s Day was in full swing at Fairwinds Brighton Court. A rousing game of balloon volleyball featuring staff versus residents, a socially distanced sing along in the living room, and a lovely performance by “The Whateverly Brothers Augmented” rounded out the calendar for the day. Performers set up outside on the patio and speakers…

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…

Edmonds Waterfront Center moving toward March opening

With the final construction details at last checked off the punch list, the Edmonds Waterfront Center is now officially complete. This week, staff are scurrying about the shiny new facility setting up chairs, making the kitchens ready for food service, and taking care of the final deep cleaning and detailing in preparation to welcome the…

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….

Next free legal clinic for seniors March 3

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center will offer their next free legal clinic for seniors from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments via phone with an elder law attorney. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. Space is limited. Call ahead to the…

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…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Fairwinds — Brighton Court

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser Fairwinds – Brighton Court. Located in the heart of Lynnwood, Fairwinds – Brighton Court offers senior living at its finest. This includes independent living and assisted living services in a residential, friendly and welcoming environment. Learn more here.

Reminder: Next free legal clinic for seniors Feb. 3

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center are continuing to offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month in 2021. It’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. This popular monthly clinic features 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Due to the pandemic, consultations are only offered via…

Edmonds Waterfront Center hosts COVID vaccine pilot

The email from the Snohomish Health District came in Tuesday morning. Could we use 100 COVID vaccines for eligible members this week? By Thursday we had mobilized our staff, recruited volunteers, contacted & and scheduled 100 members, and prepared the Edmonds Waterfront Center for our first-ever visitors. We have been in communication with the health…

Commentary: The Waterfront Center and the significance of place

As we prepare to welcome the community into the new Waterfront Center (subject to the course of COVID-19 and meeting safety protocols), it is important that we place this milestone into a larger frame. Our story is more than the building. On January 13, we kicked off The Waterfront Forum, a three-part Zoom series with…

Sponsor spotlight: Souvana makes it easy to save family memories

Thanksgiving and Christmas makes us think about family and friends. Because we have not been able to get together and have had Zoom gatherings, etc., in a sense we have become closer. Somehow the common “enemy” has forged our ties into stronger stuff! A conversation with a friend revealed he was feeling equally pensive and…