Edmonds Waterfront Center construction temporarily shut down due to governor’s mandate

The Edmonds Senior Center announced Thursday that construction on its 26,000-square-foot Edmonds Waterfront Center will be temporarily shut down due to a statewide stay-at-home mandate from Gov. Jay Inslee related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The senior center received notice of the shutdown from project contractor W. G. Clark Construction. “The governor issued additional construction guidance to…

April free legal clinic canceled

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the free legal clinic offered by the Edmonds Waterfront Center and Sanders Law Group for April has been canceled. “Stay safe and we look forward to meeting with you once things are back to normal,” organizers said.

MLT restaurant fundraiser focuses on hot meals for area senior citizens

Mountlake Terrace’s 44th Street Sliders said that between now and March 31, it will donate a hot meal to senior citizens for every meal purchased at the restaurant. “With your help, I want to keep my team members employed a social distance and provide 1,500 meals to seniors citizens in South Snohomish County in the…

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…

An adventure in online grocery shopping: Tips for first-timers

Okay, my wife and I are tech-savvy – to a point. We use a computer, iPad, iPhones. We text, have Facebook accounts; we can navigate YouTube and Messenger. But we don’t use Instagram or Snapchat, we don’t Tweet, we don’t speak ‘WhatsApp” or “weChat,” we don’t know what TikTok does, or “Viber” either.  You get…

Homage closes Lynnwood office to the public through March 20

Lynnwood-based Homage, which provides services to older adults and those with disabilities in Snohomish County, announced Saturday it is closing its offices on 196th Street Southwest to the public at least until March 20. All but essential staff will be teleworking “to hope prevent the spread of coronavirus,” Homage said in an announcement. “At Homage,…

Edmonds Senior Center thrift store closing until further notice

The Edmonds Senior Center, which announced earlier this week it was suspending all programs and activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, said Friday it is also shutting down its Westgate neighborhood thrift store “until further notice.” Senior Center Executive Director Farrell Fleming said the store is closing “effective immediately” in response to Edmonds Mayor…

Registration opens March 10 for Creative Retirement Institute spring quarter classes

The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI), an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College, provides non-credit academic-level classes to lifelong learners. Classes are offered weekday mornings and afternoon. Each class normally runs on the same day each week from one to four weeks in a row.  Brochures describing the more than 30 courses offered for spring quarter can be picked…

Edmonds Senior Center announces suspension of all programs and activities starting March 5

The Edmonds Senior Center said that starting Thursday, March 5, it is suspending all programs and activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The center’s administrative office will remain open and the board and its committees will continue to function. Executive Director Farrell Fleming said Wednesday the center made the decision “out of an abundance…

Edmonds Senior Center launches solar initiative campaign for new waterfront center

The Edmonds Senior Center. has launched a campaign to raise $300,000 to pay for a 100kW solar array on the new Edmonds Waterfront Center. According to a senior center announcement, the 26,000-square-foot, sustainable, LEED Gold building will be all-electric — zero emissions, with a 305 panel rooftop solar array. Globally, buildings generate nearly 40% of…

Reminder: Next free legal clinic for seniors March 4 in Edmonds

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offers a free monthly legal clinic for seniors, with the next one set for Wednesday, March 4 in downtown Edmonds. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. The…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for March 2020

Community breakfast Friday, March 6 8:30-9:30 a.m. Edmonds United Methodist Church (Kennedy Hall), 828 Caspers St, Edmonds $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. Intergenerational trivia night Thursday, March 19 6:30-9 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, Downstairs…

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…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Longevity planning

Longevity planning, I feel, is the answer to the extensive debate and controversy about the need for a new perspective and language on aging. Today’s Boomer retirement is certainly not going to follow  “our parents’ idea of retirement.” Like the rocking chair or couch potato images just don’t fit anymore. Should we be called senior,…

Attorney Nicole Betts joins Sanders Law Group as associate

Edmonds native Nicole Betts has joined Sanders Law Group as a full-time associate. Betts attended college at Western Washington University and Central Washington University.  She has a bachelor of arts in sociology and bachelors of science degrees in political science and interdisciplinary studies. After college, Betts clerked for two years at Hart Jarvis Murray Chang, a…

Edmonds Center for Arts to offer dementia-friendly training for local artists Feb 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts invites professional musical theatre artists, vocalists and students to attend a free training from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 aimed athletes helping professionals tailor their performance approach to engage individuals living with memory loss. Sing For Your Seniors was inspired by founder Jackie Vanderbeck’s love and admiration for her…

Edmonds Senior Center special events and activities for February 2020

Community breakfast Date: Friday, Feb. 7 Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Location: 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. Free AARP tax preparation  Date: Fridays, Jan. 31-April 10…

Scene in Edmonds: It was a dark and stormy trivia night

On Friday evening as the wind was gusting to 60 mph and the rain changed from showers to torrents, several local areas were reporting power outages. While many people, happy to make it home from a long week, were settling in at home, 55 people ranging in age from 12 to 92 were making their…

Sponsor spotlight: Free legal clinic for seniors Feb. 5

Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group provide a free legal clinic for seniors every month, with the next one set for Wednesday, Feb. 5. The location is the office of Sanders Law Group at 152 3rd Ave. S., Suite 101, Edmonds. This…