Monday: Next information meeting on services to help seniors ‘age in place’

The Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is hosting informal discussions about how NNN can help people who want to stay active and age in their own homes as long as possible. One of 11 Age-in-Place non-profit organizations in Washington, Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves members living in North King and South Snohomish counties. NNN offers one-stop access to services that…

Free legal clinic for seniors Oct. 2

The Edmonds Senior Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free Legal Clinic for seniors every month. The next clinic will be held on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. The location is the office of Sanders Law Group at 152 3rd Ave. S, Suite 101, Edmonds. Here’s your chance to bring your burning legal questions…

Information meetings start Sept. 8 on services to help ‘age in place’

The Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is hosting informal discussions about how NNN can help people who want to stay active and age in their own homes as long as possible. One of 11 Age-in-Place non-profit organizations in Washington, Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves members living in North King and South Snohomish counties. NNN offers one-stop access to services that…

Reminder: Sanders Law Group to offer free legal clinic Sept. 4

Sanders Law Group offers a monthly free legal clinic for members and guests of the Edmonds Senior Center. The next clinic will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. Since the senior center has been demolished to make way for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, the monthly legal clinic is now being held at the…

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea named Rising Star

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea has been selected to be on the distinguished Washington State Rising Stars list for 2019, compiled by the rating service Super Lawyers. Florea was nominated for her accomplishments in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate. Each year, no more than 2.5% if the lawyers in the state are…

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…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Legacy

I just finished reading Marc Freedman’s new book How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. Wow! I’ve heard of Marc over the last couple of years, but hadn’t given him any real consideration, ‘cause I doubted his impact, due to him looking so young!! (What makes him an expert?) Well, like…

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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Elder Financial Exploitation — Issues and Trends

In our office at Sanders Law Group, we see an increasing number of cases of elder abuse and exploitation. In talking to our colleagues and those in the senior care business, as well as those at financial institutions, it’s clear that the problem has reached epidemic proportions. But it’s been hard to get a grasp…

Lynnwood Senior Center to host Outdoor Recreation preview March 22

Do you love to hike, river raft and kayak? The Lynnwood Senior Center — in conjunction with the Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department — invites the public for an informational meeting on Friday, March 22 about its upcoming outdoor recreation programs. Don’t miss out on sneak-peek preview of 2019 trips and destinations. This…

Re-Imagining Retirement: The courage to be yourself

How often have you needed great courage to be yourself? Express your uniqueness. It’s risky, right? And yet comparing ourselves to others, is paralyzing. Instead, revitalize yourself by warmly recalling the things you have done well. It’ll give you mental strength, according to Andy Shaw, to move forward. Courage requires stopping and looking fear in…

A prenup: A gift of love

The wine dwindles down To a precious brew September, November And these few vintage years I’d share with you These vintage years I’d share with you. September Song, Kurt Weill (composer) and Maxwell Anderson (lyrics) “Daniel was 82 and I was 80 when we married. He was the love of my life and I was…

Reminder: Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store 50 percent off sale through Dec. 14

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store will offer a 50-percent off sale on all clothing and special items Dec. 10-14. The hours of operation will be 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Thrift Store will officially close Dec. 14 to move to its new location at Westgate Shopping Center, 22820 100th Ave. W. # 12,…

Merrill Gardens throws party for 100-year-old who strives to ‘think happy’

“It’s the Whitney genes,” Dorine Overton’s son Steve declared emphatically in response to that time-honored question, “to what does she owe her long and happy life?” On Thursday, more than 60 celebrants gathered at Merrill Gardens to party with Dorine Whitney Overton and two of her three sons on the eve of the Mountlake Terrace…

Happening nearby: Improv memory loss workshops offered by Taproot Theatre

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is partnering with Taproot Theatre to offer improvisational theatre workshops to people with memory loss, their family members and care partners. Called “Re-Ignite the Mind with Improvisation and Play,” the workshops are presented as part of ECA’s new Dementia-Inclusive Series, a line-up of creative and social enrichment programs with the…

Fire District 1 takes a stand to prevent falls

  Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults. That’s why Snohomish County Fire District 1 is launching a new program on Sept. 23, the first day of fall and Falls Prevention Awareness Day. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury…

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Alzheimer’s educational program

The Alzheimer’s Association of Washington State presents Guiding you and your loved ones through our Alzheimer’s  Programs and Services on Sept. 2 at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. The program will be at 1:15 p.m. With Alzheimer’s being the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, it is time to break the stigma and…

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Swinging Summer Luau on Aug. 8

The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center presents a Swinging Summer Luan on Saturday, Aug. 8. The men includes Shrimp/Pineapple Kabob, Maui Onion Chips, Island Greens, Mango/Avocado Salad, Kuala slow cooked pork, Island Fried Rice, Dessert, and Tiki Drinks. The Hokulani Dancers are back from last year. The Center will have a raffle featuring gift cards from DD Meats, coupons from Dicks…