Low-income seniors invited to apply for county’s farmers market nutrition program

Eligible low-income seniors are invited to apply for Snohomish County’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program is aimed at increasing the community’s intake of fruits and vegetables; expanding the use of local farmers markets, farm stores and community-supported agriculture programs; and increasing sales of Washington- grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. A list of participating…

Providence ElderPlace to open Snohomish County center April 1

Providence ElderPlace, which combines health care and social services in one place for older adults, will open its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Snohomish County on April 1. According to a news release, the program offers medical care, social services and transportation to older adults who wish to continue to…

Sponsor spotlight: Understanding dementia (in partnership with Mukilteo Memory Care)

Dementia is an umbrella term for the general decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Dementia impacts the aging process by deteriorating the brain and its functions to cause impairments in one or more functions. Normal aging does NOT include memory loss. Many people live long lives without cognitive changes or…

AARP announces Community Challenge Grant to help communities become more liveable

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more liveable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation and civic engagement; support diversity, equity and inclusion; build engagement for programs under new federal laws; and pursue…

Social isolation topic of Feb. 17 workshop at Edmonds Waterfront Center

“Social Isolation: Recognition, Impact, Solutions” is the topic of a free workshop — being held both online and in person — at the Edmonds Waterfront Center from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Join a conversation about community and belonging. Participants will discuss how to recognize signs of social isolation, its impact on health, and ideas…

Re-Inventing Retirement: The first secret you must discover

I was recently delighted to read John Izzo’s book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die. It is a wonderful mix of personal, storytelling and reflective wisdom as he shares what he learned during his research. He asked people who were living a happy life, “What are the secrets?” Death is a poignant topic…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free class Jan. 26 on aging in place

South County Fire is offering a free online class on aging in place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6-7 p.m. This class identifies programs and safety tips to help you or a loved one age in place. Topics include falls prevention tips, medication safety and fire safety for older adults. The class also covers how…

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Holiday bazaar

The Mountlake Terrace Plaza senior living facility, located at 23303 58th Ave. W., held a holiday bazaar Dec. 17 from 4-7 p.m. for residents and the surrounding community. Festivities included a petting zoo, a holiday market featuring local vendors, carolers singing, pictures with Santa Claus, food and refreshments. Old McDebbie’s Farm set up a petting…

Northwest Neighbors Network named outstanding human services program

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help seniors age well in their own homes, has received an Outstanding Human Services Program award from the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA). Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves residents in North King County (Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and South Snohomish County (Edmonds, Brier, Woodway, Lynnwood and Mountlake…