What’s happening at the Lynnwood Senior Center: Register now for these programs

New: Lynnwood Senior Center’s phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – noon. You can call 425-670-5050 for information and to register for the following programs. Classes are held remotely via Zoom or telephone. Registration is required to get meeting code access. Upcoming Zoom Presentations First Aid for Hikers Changing outdoor environments can produce…

CoronaCoaster – the Pandemic Times: Record your stories for history

Have a story to tell about your life in the age of coronavirus? Willing to share it with others via video? It is no exaggeration that we are in historically unique times. A group of local organizations have come together to launch a new community-based video project, CoronaCoaster, to provide a historical record of the…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Aug. 5

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is Wednesday, Aug. 5. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. It runs from 1-3 p.m. and space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior)…

Sponsor spotlight: 5 criteria for choosing an estate sale company

There are a few reasons you may find yourself looking for an estate sale company to handle a loved one’s estate or to downsize your own belonging. During these life transitions, finding a trustworthy team can ease your stress while hiring a company who mishandles the job can add more to your plate. How do…

 What’s Happening at Lynnwood Senior Center 

Next Thursday’s Meet the Mayor Root Beer Float Social is now changed to a drive-thru event! Get in your car and come over to the Lynnwood Senior Center (LSC) from 2-3 p.m. on July 30 to pick up a root beer float and wave at Lynnwood’s Mayor Nicola Smith. Reusable cloth facemasks will be distributed,…

Homage Senior Services meal delivery program to receive $140K Kaiser grant

Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services, which serves Snohomish County seniors, will receive $140,000 in grant funding from Kaiser Permanente to help ensure seniors don’t go hungry during the pandemic. Kaiser announced Monday that it has pledged more than $500,000 in a More Than Meals program to several senior service organizations that provide delivered, nutritious meal assistance…

Next free legal clinic for seniors July 1

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group are offering a free legal clinic for seniors every month, via Zoom and phone, and the next one is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney.Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions,…

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…

From the Lynnwood Senior Center: Tips for staying fit during social distancing

The Lynnwood Senior Center’s recently published newsletter, The Messenger, includes a range of advice to help older adults stay engaged and avoid isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will republish some of these, by permission, including this installment on exercise and movement: If you’re used to regular exercise, such as walking or attending a group…

From the Lynnwood Senior Center: Tips for staying engaged in era of social distancing

The Lynnwood Senior Center’s recently published newsletter, The Messenger, includes a range of advice to help older adults stay engaged and avoid isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will republish some of these, by permission, including this installment on staying socially engaged. Stay Engaged — Social Engagement Whether you are quarantined, working remotely or just…

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…

Lynnwood Senior Center newsletter goes online to reach older adults

During Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order, the Lynnwood Senior Center has closed its doors — but is still communicating with its members. The senior center has released a special edition of its newsletter, The Messenger, filled with information on how to keep busy and connected; move, eat well and relax; and where…

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…

MLT restaurant fundraiser focuses on hot meals for area senior citizens

Mountlake Terrace’s 44th Street Sliders said that between now and March 31, it will donate a hot meal to senior citizens for every meal purchased at the restaurant. “With your help, I want to keep my team members employed a social distance and provide 1,500 meals to seniors citizens in South Snohomish County in the…