Reminder: Lynnwood Senior Center to host Outdoor Recreation preview March 22

Do you love to hike, river raft and kayak? The Lynnwood Senior Center — in conjunction with the Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department — invites the public for an informational meeting on Friday, March 22 about its upcoming outdoor recreation programs. Don’t miss out on sneak-peek preview of 2019 trips and destinations. This…

Re-Imagining Retirement: The courage to be yourself

How often have you needed great courage to be yourself? Express your uniqueness. It’s risky, right? And yet comparing ourselves to others, is paralyzing. Instead, revitalize yourself by warmly recalling the things you have done well. It’ll give you mental strength, according to Andy Shaw, to move forward. Courage requires stopping and looking fear in…

‘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…

A prenup: A gift of love

The wine dwindles down To a precious brew September, November And these few vintage years I’d share with you These vintage years I’d share with you. September Song, Kurt Weill (composer) and Maxwell Anderson (lyrics) “Daniel was 82 and I was 80 when we married. He was the love of my life and I was…

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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Cousin Erwin — How not to leave an estate

My cousin Erwin was a rascal. When he died at age 70, his assets included a 401k and a life insurance policy (both through his work) and a truck. He also had a lot of credit card and medical debt. Since I lived the closest, and because my wife Peggy Sanders is an Elder Law…

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…

A crush on old people: Aging expert guides the way

Last month, Dori Gillam gave a well-received talk at the Edmonds Library called “Aging is a Laughing Matter.” The Seattle-based speaker and activist finds that humor helps when approaching a fraught topic. “I ease into it,” she noted. “I show birthday cards for older people and you quickly see that most of the cards are…

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…

Lynnwood Senior Center to present ‘Planning for Driving Retirement’ class Jan.11

Looking to hang up your car keys? The Lynnwood Senior Center will present a program, “Driving Retirement: Transportation Independence” from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Join the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition and the North King County Mobility Coalition to learn about driver safety resources, how to use the public transit system, and ways to navigate cross-county…

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…

Edmonds Senior Center closed Dec. 17

The Edmonds Senior Center will be closed to all programs and classes on Monday, Dec. 17. Programs are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Dec. 18, said administrator Michelle Burke

Reminder: Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store 50 percent off sale through Dec. 14

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store will offer a 50-percent off sale on all clothing and special items Dec. 10-14. The hours of operation will be 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Thrift Store will officially close Dec. 14 to move to its new location at Westgate Shopping Center, 22820 100th Ave. W. # 12,…

Welcome to Sanders Law Group, our Sound Silver Living page sponsor

We are excited to announce that Sanders Law Group is the sponsor of our new page, Sound Silver Living, aimed at providing information and activities for seniors and their loved ones. When Sanders Law Group was offered the opportunity to sponsor the page on My Edmonds News/MLTnews and Lynnwood Today, “we jumped at the opportunity,”…

Northwest Neighbors Network to help seniors age in place meeting Nov. 24

Northwest Neighbors Network, a nonprofit organization formed to help seniors age in place in South Snohomish and North King counties, is hosting its monthly “Coffee with Neighbors”  this Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Stop by to find out about signing on as a member…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Gratitude

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” Maya Angelou A recent video I watched by Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, excited me! I’ve felt it is such a personal choice to…

Reminder: Treats & Treasures Sale at Lynnwood Senior Center Oct. 17-18

The Lynnwood Senior Center will host a Treats & Treasures Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17-18, just in time for the holidays. The sale will feature homemade baked goods, specialty handicrafts and a few gently used items. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Lynnwood Senior Center and its programs. The sale runs…

NIA Dance for Fitness now at Lynnwood Senior Center

Now at the Lynnwood Senior Center most Fridays — NIA Dance for Fitness, a mind/body physical conditioning program. According to a senior center announcement, the workout blends the fun of dance, the precision and power of martial arts, and the grace of yoga — and is adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. Pre-register or…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Time

Time is too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love, time is Eternity. -Henry Van Dyke Time is a precious commodity. Free. Freedom. Yet also priceless. How do you value time? Do you think…

Re-Imagining Retirement: Possibility

I get excited about the possibility of fully engaging everyone’s potential, unique gifts and skills. There are millions of various combinations possible in expressing them around the world! So, I was blown away with the superb stories of breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all of life in The Art of Possibility. Written by Rosamund,…

Reminder: Ticket sales continue for Lynnwood Senior Center Bluegrass BBQ Fundraiser

The Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation is throwing a fundraiser to support scholarships and programming for adults ages 62 and older. The Bluegrass BBQ Fundraiser hoedown will be held on July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Enjoy a delicious barbecue with all trimmings, including dessert. Party to toe tapping…

Re-Imagining retirement: Talent and time

If one has a talent and cannot use it, one has failed. If one has a talent and only uses half of it, one has partially failed. If one has a talent and learns to use the whole of it, they have gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few people will ever know….