Save the date: Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation Oktoberfest fundraiser Oct. 1

  The Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation is hosting an Oktoberfest event drive-thru fundraiser from 11 a.m.-12:30pm Friday, Oct. 1. Drop by with your cash or check donation and enjoy a meal that includes brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and a German dessert. The foundation will be selling tickets for a chance to win some beautiful handmade quilts…

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…

Reminder: Lynnwood Senior Center sponsoring drive-thru shortcake fundraiser July 2

The Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation is hosting a drive-thru Red, White and Blue Shortcake Fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 2. Drop by with your cash or check donation ($5 is suggested) — supporting senior center scholarships, equipment and support — and you’ll receive a shortcake topped with strawberries, blueberries and a big…

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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Tough choices — Aging in place vs. assisted living

One of the toughest questions somebody can face after retirement is how and where will they spend the rest of their life? Ginny’s Girls has taken a dive into the nitty gritty to help you weigh the pros and cons of both options. Let’s start with “Aging in Place,” typically a more desirable option for…

Free Aging Mastery Program through Edmonds Waterfront Center starts March 2

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center’s Health and Wellness Department is presenting a free Aging Mastery Program on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. March 2-30 via Zoom. The program includes education and behavior change incentives for aging well. The core curriculum covers 10 topics with a mix of didactic and interactive learning, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction….

Next free legal clinic for seniors March 3

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center will offer their next free legal clinic for seniors from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. 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…

Sponsor spotlight: February is Fitness Frenzy month at Fairwinds Brighton Court

Fairwinds Brighton Court Retirement Community is looking forward to 2021. The local Senior Living Community has completed two of three scheduled COVID vaccination clinics and is now embracing a Fitness Challenge in the building – February is Fitness Frenzy month for all of the Leisure Care Senior Living communities. The goal of Fitness Frenzy at…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Fairwinds — Brighton Court

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser Fairwinds – Brighton Court. Located in the heart of Lynnwood, Fairwinds – Brighton Court offers senior living at its finest. This includes independent living and assisted living services in a residential, friendly and welcoming environment. Learn more here.

Reminder: Next free legal clinic for seniors Feb. 3

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center are continuing to offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month in 2021. It’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. This popular monthly clinic features 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Due to the pandemic, consultations are only offered via…

Sponsor spotlight: Souvana makes it easy to save family memories

Thanksgiving and Christmas makes us think about family and friends. Because we have not been able to get together and have had Zoom gatherings, etc., in a sense we have become closer. Somehow the common “enemy” has forged our ties into stronger stuff! A conversation with a friend revealed he was feeling equally pensive and…

Reminder: Next free legal clinic for seniors Jan. 6

The Sanders Law Group and the Edmonds Waterfront Center will continue in 2021 to offer their free monthly legal clinic for seniors, with the next one set for Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. Ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. Due to the pandemic, the monthly clinic now offers 15-minute individual appointments by phone…

Lynnwood Senior Center offering Christmas, Hanukkah curbside pickup meals Dec. 9, 11

The Lynnwood Senior Center is featuring two holiday celebrations next week. The senior center is located at 19000 44th Ave. W. Enjoy a Christmas celebration curbside Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 12:30 – 1 p.m., featuring a delicious Christmas meal with all the trimmings. Enjoy a visit from Santa and listen to holiday music as you drive through…

Next free legal clinic for seniors Dec. 2

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors via phone every month, and the next one runs from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Due to the pandemic, the consultations are conducted over the phone….

Registration begins Nov. 16 for Creative Retirement Institute winter term 2021

For those cold, gray, wet days ahead, the Creative Retirement Institute invites you to enjoy one of the many classes planned for winter term. There are more than 30 classes to choose from, and classes will once again be taught using the Zoom platform. CRI classes cover a breadth of topics. In January, you could…