Scene in Lynnwood: Mayor cuts ribbon in preparation for Three Health grand opening

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell joined staff from Three Health, a metabolic health and weight management company, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 3 in preparation for the company’s grand opening Aug. 18. Three Health staff said they are excited to welcome the community into their new space and get to know Lynnwood residents. The grand opening…

Learn guided meditation techniques and yoga poses at Lynnwood Library July 15

Sahaja Yoga is bringing its West Coast Meditation Tour to the Lynnwood Library this Friday, July 15, with a free yoga and meditation class. From 10:30 a.m. – noon, instructors will be leading guided meditation and teaching beginner yoga poses. Sahaja hopes this class will help attendees begin meditating regularly and discover inner peace. The…

South County Walks return July 11-Sept. 1

South County Walks are back this summer in the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, running from Monday, July 11-Thursday, Sept. 1. These free walks are typically two to three miles and routes will vary based on location. Prior to your first walk, complete the one-time online registration form and then walk as often as…

Families turn out for Edmonds School District health and fitness fair

The Edmonds School District held its free Health and Fitness Expo Saturday, May 21 at Edmonds District Stadium, next to Edmonds-Woodway High School. The sun was out and the event proved to be popular as participants engaged in a variety of activities and also learned about healthy habits and nutrition. Activities included a 1k fun…

City of Lynnwood Recreation Center offering classes for all ages in 2022

As we start 2022, the City of Lynnwood Recreation Center reminds residents that it is offering over 30 different classes for preschool age to adults. If you want to learn a new language like Spanish or learn to social dance, they have a class for you. Some courses are filling up quickly, like Tae Kwon…

Volunteers needed for Girls on the Run youth development program this spring

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTR) is looking for dedicated individuals to serve as coaches and mentors during the spring season, April 18-June 13, 2022. The nonprofit organization is seeking volunteer coaches to facilitate the program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade in Snohomish County. No experience is necessary and coach training, program curriculum, supplies and coach support are provided for…

Lynnwood receives $300K grant aimed at supporting equitable access to parks

The City of Lynnwood is receiving $300,000 in grant funding from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to support equitable access to the city’s parks Lynnwood is one of six communities selected to receive this NRPA Resilient Park Access Grant funding. According to a city announcement, Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department plan…

Verdant classes include virtual diabetes prevention, cooking demos in September

The Verdant Health Commission’s class offerings in September include virtual programs to support a healthy lifestyle, opportunities to explore cuisines from other parts of the world, and more. Learn more or pre-register for classes by visiting Verdant’s website at verdanthealth.org. Virtual – Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Take Control with a Lifestyle Reset If you have…

Verdant accepting health grant applications through Aug. 27

The Verdant Health Commission is accepting grant applications from community groups and organizations that are focused on the health needs of residents in South Snohomish County. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. All grant application materials are available on Verdant’s website. Proposals will be considered that meet the priority areas…

Edmonds School District offering free sports physicals this week

Have a child interested in trying out for sports this fall? The Edmonds School District is offering free sports physicals and medical/dental checks for students this week. Hours are 3-7 p.m.. at Chase Lake Community School, noon to 4 p.m. at Lynnwood Elementary, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace Elementary and Meadowdale…

Hot weather expected later this week, and here are tips for keeping cool

Snohomish County residents are encouraged to be prepared for hotter temperatures starting Thursday and lasting into the weekend. Snohomish County is part of the excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for much of Washington state. Temperatures are likely to exceed 95 degrees F in parts of the county. These temperatures can become…

Verdant seeks public feedback on new website

The Verdant Health Commission is in the process of modernizing its website and is seeking community feedback. Residents of South Snohomish County are encouraged to complete a short (four-minute) survey.  The survey is offered in English and Spanish and will be open through Sunday, Aug. 15. You can access it at www.surveymonkey.com/r/verdantwebsite.

Blood donors needed, with pop-up sites in Edmonds Aug. 9-10

According to Bloodworks Northwest, summer is traditionally difficult for the blood supply, made worse this year by a severe national blood shortage. The approaching three-day Labor Day holiday weekend brings a greater potential of accidents and injuries requiring blood transfusions as people travel and head outdoors to enjoy the weather. Bloodworks is calling on anyone…

Sponsor spotlight: Preventive medicine for women of all ages

Dr. Rachel Pontemayor’s childhood experiences of family, community and healthcare led her to choose a career in medicine. “I grew up on Guam, an island community and US Territory in the Pacific. I was a sickly child and was always visiting doctors. So I saw first-hand how helpful doctors were to my family—what a difference…

Verdant offering free teen and adult classes in August

Starting in August and September 2021, the Verdant Health Commission will offer health and wellness classes in new formats – virtual, in person, and hybrid. Classes will include cooking demos, nutrition education and more, and they will be offered in different formats to make sure attendees feel safe and have options to meet their comfort…

Reminder: Verdant offering South County Walks this summer

Verdant Health Commission is partnering with South Snohomish County Cities to promote good health and fitness through a series of free community walks called “South County Walks.” The walks are led by volunteers, are typically two to three miles in length and take about an hour to complete. People of all ages and abilities are…

Sponsor spotlight: Do men tend to overlook health issues?

Do men tend to overlook health issues? Dr. Sang Won, who treats men of all ages, says that may just be a stereotype. Still, he encourages men to be attentive to their health, and offers tips on practical daily steps and regular screenings. “It’s never too late to begin routine checkups to stay on top…

Yoga Sanctuary Studio in Perrinville offering free yoga classes this weekend

Yoga Sanctuary Studio in the Perrinville neighborhood, located on the Edmonds/Lynnwood border, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering free yoga classes and prizes this weekend — July 16-18. Owner Yvette Sanchez said she wanted to give back to the community and also help people who have been dealing with COVID-19 issues and mental health…

Free, healthy activities on the menu in July with Verdant

In addition to South County Walks and Meet Me at the Park activities this summer, the Verdant Health Commission is offering free virtual classes and cooking demonstrations in July. Expand your knowledge and learn some health tips and tricks. Whle free, class registration is required. A few examples include: Virtual – Recipes from the Blue Zones:…

Reminder: Verdant to offer South County Walks in Lynnwood starting July 12

Verdant Health Commission is partnering with South Snohomish County cities this summer to promote good health and fitness through a series of free community walks called “South County Walks.” The walks are led by volunteers and are typically two to three miles in length and take about an hour to complete. People of all ages…

South County Walks return, starting July 12

South County Walks returns this summer, with four free community walks each week led by volunteers. Walks run from July 12 – Sept. 2. The Cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, the Edmonds Waterfront Center and the Verdant Health Commission are once again partnering to coordinate these community walks for individuals and families, led…

Verdant approves funding for $2.5 million in community health grants

During the Verdant Health Commission’s recent funding cycle, the board of commissioners approved more than $2.5 million in grants. These funds will be put directly into South Snohomish County to address community health and well-being needs. The grants listed below will support 14 different multi-year projects or programs run by 13 organizations, totaling $2.56 million…