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 Waterfront Center a hive of activity as November opening approaches

It’s full speed ahead in every corner of the Edmonds Waterfront Center, the new community center that is replacing the now-demolished Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Ave. A Thursday hard hat tour led by Waterfront Center Executive Director Daniel Johnson guided participants through the new structure, as scores of construction workers busily snaked wires,…

Support the Waterfront Center, enhance your wardrobe at the Edmonds Popup

Updated 9/18/2020 with additional information from owner Raj Shah With Thursday’s opening of the Edmonds Popup store in Salish Crossing, it’s a breeze to support the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, while at the same time picking up some of the coolest apparel in town. The store is run by brothers Raj and Akhil Shah, who…

Edmonds Waterfront Center online programs for September

The Edmonds Waterfront Center invites all to participate in the center’s online programming via Zoom. All classes and group meetings are free for participants. New in September: Intergenerational Book Discussion Group – Meets Thursday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m. (via Zoom) – Group leader:  Elaine Sonntag, MSW Join the book discussion on the last Thursday of…

Registration for the Creative Retirement Institute starts Sept. 1

Registration for the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) of Edmonds College starts this Tuesday, Sept. 1. There is an array of more than 30 classes, all taught online using the Zoom platform, at CRI this fall. You can see the familiar faces of favorite instructors such as Maria Montalvo teaching “The Electoral College: Love It or…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Aug. 5

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is Wednesday, Aug. 5. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. It runs from 1-3 p.m. and space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior)…

Sponsor spotlight: 5 criteria for choosing an estate sale company

There are a few reasons you may find yourself looking for an estate sale company to handle a loved one’s estate or to downsize your own belonging. During these life transitions, finding a trustworthy team can ease your stress while hiring a company who mishandles the job can add more to your plate. How do…

Homage Senior Services meal delivery program to receive $140K Kaiser grant

Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services, which serves Snohomish County seniors, will receive $140,000 in grant funding from Kaiser Permanente to help ensure seniors don’t go hungry during the pandemic. Kaiser announced Monday that it has pledged more than $500,000 in a More Than Meals program to several senior service organizations that provide delivered, nutritious meal assistance…

Reader view: Where were you one year ago?

July 9, 2019 was the day of the groundbreaking for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center. It was a cool overcast morning when nearly 200 people gathered on Railroad Ave at the site of the old Senior Center. Folding chairs were set up in the parking lot facing the old Thrift Store entrance. It was ominous…

Longtime Edmonds Senior Center Director Farrell Fleming on road to retirement

  Talk about an interesting life and career, Farrell Fleming has covered more ground in his professional life than any 10 normal individuals. Born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, Fleming attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. “It was really a different world back then,” he recalls.  “When I applied…

Sponsor spotlight: Life after lockdown — What is everyone shopping for?

With Snohomish county in Phase 2 of reopening, Ginny’s Girls was able to reopen traditional estate sales for business. We have established new guidelines for our staff and customers to meet mandated requirements while keeping everyone safe and comfortable. People are out shopping after being quarantined to their homes and we are busy as ever. …

Next free legal clinic for seniors July 1

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group are offering a free legal clinic for seniors every month, via Zoom and phone, and the next one is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney.Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions,…

Popular Edmonds intergenerational trivia adapts to social distancing

Two years ago, when the Edmonds Senior Center hosted its first Intergenerational Trivia Night at the Red Twig Bakery & Café, a small number of teens and older adults participated. It had an awkward start, but ended in a roar. Passers-by came in to inquire about the laughter and cheering. The word got out, and…

Edmonds Waterfront Center faces financial challenges due to COVID-19

With construction interrupted for six weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions and the withdrawal of a major pledge, the new Edmonds Waterfront Center is facing an additional $700,000 shortfall in its budget. Edmonds Waterfront Center CEO Daniel Johnson said Friday that the two-month interruption of the construction schedule, along with new COVID-19 protocols, added about $200,000…

Navigating COVID-19: Compassion or ageism?

When Gov. Inslee issued the stay at home order in March due to COVID-19, the Edmonds Senior Center suspended all our programs. The message from the CDC was clear: The key to flattening the exponential rate of infection was social distancing. People were asked to stay at home. Our focus shifted to ways we could…

Inslee announces state’s long-term care testing plan

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced the state’s plan to begin broad testing within long-term care facilities . The state Department of Health issued an order that will require widespread testing. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be tested within approximately two weeks, with a completion goal date of June 12. All residents and…