Creative Retirement Institute continues this fall on Zoom — and you’re invited

Offered in partnership with Edmonds College, the Creative Retirement Insitute is continuing its efforts this fall to provide affordable, quality learning opportunities for adults in a fun, supportive environment. Of the 30 classes being offered fall term (all taught online), nine have started and five are complete. The classes have ranged in size from eight to…

Edmonds Center for the Arts receives $25K award for dementia-inclusive series

Edmonds Center for the Arts announced Wednesday it has received a $25,000 Maude’s Award for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care. This award recognizes ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series and its commitment to the creative and social enrichment of persons living with memory loss and their care partners, the performing arts center said in an announcement. Maude’s Awards for…

Save the date: Free legal clinic by phone for seniors Oct. 7

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is set for Wednesday, Oct. 7. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. The clinic…

Aging and Disability Business Institute recognizes Homage for case management program

The Aging and Disability Business Institute last week presented Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services with The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award Honorable Mention. Homage was recognized for its HomeAdvantage program — a case management program that provides tailored services via in-home and telephone support. The award was presented to Homage CEO Steve McGraw…

What’s happening at Lynnwood Senior Center: Nature photography, zipline adventure and more

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. Upcoming Zoom Presentations Classes are held remotely via Zoom or telephone. Registration is required to obtain meeting code access. Your Kidney Health A renal dietitian will teach you…

Registration for the Creative Retirement Institute starts Sept. 1

Registration for the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) of Edmonds College starts this Tuesday, Sept. 1. There is an array of more than 30 classes, all taught online using the Zoom platform, at CRI this fall. You can see the familiar faces of favorite instructors such as Maria Montalvo teaching “The Electoral College: Love It or…

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…

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,…