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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Starting in May, Alzheimer’s Association offering caregiver support group in MLT

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Starting in May, meetings…

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…

‘The Power of Hearing Well’ program at Cedar Creek Memory Care March 5

hearing-e1551576871121.jpg”>Social gerontologist Benjamin Surmi will speak on “The Power of Hearing Well: The surprising connection between hearing well and dementia,” Tuesday, March 5 at Cedar Creek Memory Care 21006 72nd Ave. W., Edmonds. There will be two presentations — one at 2 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. Hearing may have just as much of…

Sponsor spotlight: Discomfort due to hormonal changes? Visit Seattle Sexual Health Centers

Fluctuations in hormone levels can cause vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, increased risk of urinary tract infection, and other physical symptoms. These symptoms can range in severity and often cause pain, both in general and during intercourse, making it seem impossible to engage in sexual intercourse without pain. Women who have just given birth or are…

Try out chair yoga for free at MLT Community Senior Center Jan. 29, 31

Interested in chair yoga? Give it a try Jan. 29 and 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center and meet the new instructor. The class — from 10:30-11:30 a.m. — is free on both days. The MLT Community Senior Center is located at 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. To learn. more, call 425-672-2407 or visit mltseniorcenter.net.

Reminder: Jan. 23 presentation focuses on help for seniors, family members

While most people hope to live a very long, healthy life, being independent until the end, what if that doesn’t happen for us or for someone we love? Learn about your options during a presentation Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline. You’ll hear from: – An elder…

Classes, activities at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center offers a range of classes and activities for the community. Classes are $5 for members and $7 for non-members, per visit. Ask for a punch card and save — $40 punch card for 10 classes/members or a $60 punch card for 10 classes/non-members. Music and Dance Gentle Yoga –…

Fitness trainer Renee Reed to speak at AAUW meeting in Lynnwood Jan. 12

Renee Reed, founder and head coach at 6 Movements Fitness Studio in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, will speak on balance and physical activities for seniors during the Saturday, Jan. 12 meeting of Edmonds SnoKing AAUW at Fairwinds Brighton Court in Lynnwood. Reed is certified as a personal trainer, a senior fitness specialist, indoor rowing instructor and kettlebell…

Free Caregivers and the Arts workshop in Edmonds Feb. 5

Caregiving is a difficult job, and that’s why Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Caregiving And The Arts: A Silver Kite Workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. The event is free, and lunch is provided. The interactive workshop is designed to support family and professional caregivers, exploring both how to use the arts as…

Prestige Care launches online resource guide for seniors and their families

Studies have found that millions of Americans serve as caregiver for their parent. But while this responsibility is common among adults, you may not receive advice or guidance on how to best care for your loved ones before you’re thrust into that position. Here are a few common topics that you may experience or want…

South County Fire focuses on helping older adults avoid falls

Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of people age 65 and older. Nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall. The results of a fall are often a life-changing loss of mobility and independence. South County Fire responds to more than a thousand fall injury calls to 911 each year. That’s…