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…

Help for Seniors forum at Lynnwood Library Oct. 24

A free Help for Seniors forum is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. This seminar is aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions. Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lynnwood Senior Center September Events

Lynnwood Senior Center Cultural Events Pre-registration is required for events. Call 425-670-5050. Sept. 21:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Great Grandfather’s Drum documentary screening will host director Victoria Lewin to present and discuss her award-winning work. The film celebrates Japanese American culture and history in Hawai’i. Bring an appetizer to share for the potluck. Drinks…

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea named Rising Star

Roxana Florea 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…

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea named Rising Star

Roxana Florea 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…

Save the date for these Lynnwood Senior Center September events

The City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department Senior Center invites the public to the following events in September: The screening of Director Victoria Lewin’s award-winning documentary film, Great Grandfather’s Drum. She will present and discuss her work celebrating Japanese American culture and history in Hawai’i. The story is narrated by a drum ensemble…

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 chosen 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…

Lynnwood Senior Center hosting Let’s Go to the Hop BBQ July 24

Lynnwood Senior Center is sponsoring a Let’s Go to the Hop BBQ Wednesday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious hamburger and hot dog barbecue meal with all the trimmings, plus root beer floats and more tasty treats. Fabulous door prizes. Dance to ’50s music, watch a skit about the ’50s and have your photo taken…

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…

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…

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…