Re-imagining Retirement: New Trends

I have spent the major part of seven months this year driving for Lyft to cover the investment I made to inspire possibilities and purpose in retirees through my podcasts. I love unique moments and asking good questions; I’ve experienced both many times over with my Lyft riders.  How richly rewarding it’s been! Now, according…

Help for Seniors forums in Lynnwood, Shoreline this week

A reminder of two free Help for Seniors forums this week — one in Lynnwood and one in Shoreline. The first is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.  The second is Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., with registration starting at…

Senior centers celebrating Oktoberfest Oct. 23

The Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds Senior Centers are celebrating Oktoberfest together at the MLT Community Senior Center, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. There will be live music, a hearty meal of bratwurst with kraut, sides and dessert. German beer will also be available for purchase. Sign up at the front desk. The Mountlake Terrace…

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…

Saturday: Community Treasure Chest vendor market at MLT Senior Center

The monthly Community Treasure Chest vendor market will be held at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Ballinger Park on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the items are arts, crafts, health and beauty items, kitchen goods, baby items, birdhouses and vintage goods. Admission is free and…

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…

Learn about fall prevention at South County Fire senior stroll, breakfast Sept. 26

In observance of Falls Prevention Week, South County Fire invites older adults and their families to a free Senior Stroll and Pancake Breakfast with firefighters on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Lynnwood Civic Center Fire Station 15, 18800 44th Ave. W. Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will have the option to…

Reminder: Hawaiian Luau at MLT Community Senior Center Sept. 20

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is hosting a Hawaiian Luau from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Senior Center, located at 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. The evening includes beverages, dinner, hula dancers, live Hawaiian music, bingo, and a raffle. Tickets are $20 per person, prepay only. No tickets will be sold at…

Help for Seniors event at Edmonds Library Sept. 30

A seminar aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions is set for Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to ensure that you have taken all of your…

Still time to register for Edmonds CC Creative Retirement Institute classes

There’s still time to register for fall quarter classes at the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) — featuring life-long learning classes just for fun. Classes start Sept. 23, and only three of the 28 offered are full. Go online to www.edcc.edu/cri or stop by the office in the Maltby Building, 7020 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood to…

Saturday: MLT Senior Center vendor market, pancake breakfast

If you enjoy pancakes and bargains, visit the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., on Saturday, Sept. 7. A pancake breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. for $5 per person. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be two sales. First, the free monthly Community Treasure Chest Vendor Market, which…

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…

Edmonds Schools Foundation ED honored at Seattle Storm game

Deborah Brandi, executive director of the Foundation for Edmonds School District, was recognized as an honorary coach during the Aug. 2 Seattle Storm game. The Storm, in partnership with Swedish Medical Center, has selected 19 honorary coaches to recognize throughout the season. Brandi was selected for her leadership and community contributions through the Edmonds Schools…

Sanders Law Group, Edmonds Senior Center offering legal clinic Aug. 7

For the past eight years, Sanders Law Group has been offering a monthly legal clinic involving free legal advisory sessions for members and guests of the Edmonds Senior Center Since the senior center has been demolished to make way for the new Edmonds Community Center, the monthly Legal Clinic is now being held at the…

Reminder: MLT Senior Center vendor market set for July 6

Attention bargain hunters and seekers of unique items: Come have fun shopping at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center’s monthly Community Treasure Chest vendor market on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all ages, the vendor market will feature various arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, collector items, books and authors, beauty…

Local senior centers looking for more players to perform in Silver Foxes readers theatre

The Edmonds/Mountlake Terrace Senior Centers are looking for “a few good men…and women” to become the driving force behind their Readers Theatre Group, “The Silver Fox Players,” a performing troupe specializing in entertaining other seniors and those who intend to become seniors sometime in the near or distant future. The group is headed by Kent Johnson of…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: How platelet-rich plasma can improve sexual health

​Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections are a form of natural sexual health treatment that gathers platelets and growth factors from a sample of your own blood and re-injects it into your body. These injections are used to improve sexual function in both men and women and can serve as a very effective form of medical…

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…

Community Treasure Chest vendor market at MLT senior center June 1

Bargain hunters are invited to shop at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center’s monthly Community Treasure Chest vendor market on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all ages, the market will feature various arts, crafts, collector items, books, Tupperware, beauty products, plants and more. If you don’t like shopping on…

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…

Health and wellness activities at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center offers a range of health and wellness activities. Here’s a sample: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is hosting Bastyr University students and doctors on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Shifts are from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Call the Edmonds Senior…