Inslee announces state’s long-term care testing plan

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced the state’s plan to begin broad testing within long-term care facilities . The state Department of Health issued an order that will require widespread testing. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be tested within approximately two weeks, with a completion goal date of June 12. All residents and…

Re-imagining Retirement: Consequential happiness

I recently was putting serious time into trying to come up with a new name for a project I was working on, when I came up with consequential happiness, as a possibility. I liked the ring to it; however, it would probably need some explaining, right? I’m actually amazed and disappointed, at the same time,…

Sponsor spotlight: Free legal clinic for seniors Wednesday, June 3 via Zoom

Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. A free monthly legal clinic offered by the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group will be available via Zoom and phone Wednesday, June 3. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. The clinic was canceled…

Sponsor spotlight: What if a stimulus check is received by someone who has died?

Update: Yesterday, May 6, 2020, the Treasury Department officially announced that stimulus checks that had been made out to deceased taxpayers should be returned to the IRS. If the checks were sent by mail, they should be voided and sent back to the IRS.  If the payments were made via direct deposit, the taxpayer should…

Sponsor spotlight: Therapeutic Garden Kits  – Just in Time for Mother’s Day!

Eldergrow, a Seattle-based therapeutic gardening company, is now going where they have never gone before––your backyard! Launched in 2015, Eldergrow started with a focus on supporting elders in senior living. To celebrate their five-year anniversary, Eldergrow recently unveiled  their new Farm-to-Fork Herb Garden & Activity Kit, built to bring the restorative  benefits of gardening right…

For seniors, positive attitude is key to weathering the COVID-19 shutdown

The COVID shutdown has changed life for all of us, but perhaps no group is more heavily hit than seniors living alone and in long-term care facilities. Daniel Johnson, Executive Director of the Edmonds Waterfront Center, formerly the Edmonds Senior Center, sees this every day. “Those with a partner and large circle of friends and…

IRS: Don’t fall victim to a COVID-19 payment scam

The Internal Revenue Service warns Americans to be wary of scams related to forthcoming COVID-19 payments from the federal government. An IRS announcement Thursday notes that the IRS will begin to distribute COVID-19 economic impact payments in a matter of weeks. For most Americans, this will be a direct deposit into your bank account. For those…

44th Street Sliders extends fundraiser aimed at providing hot meals for seniors

Mountlake Terrace’s 44th Street Sliders has extended until April 20 its efforts to provide hot meals to seniors in the community. Between now and April 20, the restaurant will donate a hot meal to senior citizens for every meal purchased at the restaurant. Owner Seaun Richards said that so far the effort has generated 250 meals…