Re-Imagining Retirement: Experience the ideal

I’m kinda weird and perhaps idealistic, since a profile test I took a long time ago classified me as someone who falls into “Experience the Ideal” type of person. They explained it as being someone who brings “the heavens down to earth or things that are abstract down into some tangible form or expression. And,…

Sponsor spotlight: Forging friendships — building community in retirement

For most of us, friendships are vital to health, wellness and overall happiness. Whether we crave daily interactions or something a little more low-key, it’s through these connections that we love, laugh, share past experiences and explore hopes for the future. For seniors living alone, isolation can seriously impact these connections. Perhaps retirement has removed…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Quail Park of Lynnwood

Quail Park of Lynnwood has joined us as a new advertiser, and will sponsor our Sound Silver Living page. If you’ve not taken a look at all the many stories we’ve published that focus on active senior living, it’s worth a look. Quail Park of Lynnwood’s property is bordered by a beautiful forested reserve and their setting…

Applications for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program still being accepted

The Snohomish County Human Services Department reminded seniors Tuesday that applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are still being accepted. The program provides eligible low-income seniors with $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or farm stands. To learn more about the program, including eligibility…

Applications open for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Snohomish County is accepting applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The program provides eligible low-income seniors with $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or farm stands. To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements and how to submit an application, visit: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/1002/Nutrition-Programs. Priority…

MLT senior center director adapts to new role during pandemic

Elizabeth Zeller, executive director of the Mountlake Terrace Senior Community Center, spent the most of the last year embracing a new role amid unprecedented challenges and financial shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She first started working at the senior center last summer and the board of directors formally selected her for the position in…

Edmonds Center for Arts offering ‘Storytelling Across Generations’ for those with memory loss, starting April 19

Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Storytelling Across Generations: A Virtual and Phone-Based Oral History Project, April 19-June 2. Individuals living with memory loss and caregivers are invited to participate in this free intergenerational program, in partnership with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and SilverKite Community Arts. Taking place over six, one-hour sessions on…

Reminder: Free legal clinic for seniors April 7

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center will offer their next free legal clinic for seniors from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments via phone with an elder law attorney. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. Space is limited. Call ahead to the…

South County Fire to host free Aging in Place class March 24

South County Fire is hosting an Aging in Place class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 via Zoom. Assist your loved ones as they age and learn about programs to help them age in place in their own home. Learn when to recognize when they need to move on to the next level of care….

Sponsor spotlight: Join the fun at Fairwinds Brighton Court

Saint Patrick’s Day was in full swing at Fairwinds Brighton Court. A rousing game of balloon volleyball featuring staff versus residents, a socially distanced sing along in the living room, and a lovely performance by “The Whateverly Brothers Augmented” rounded out the calendar for the day. Performers set up outside on the patio and speakers…