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Volunteering later in life

Several weeks ago, the Edmonds Waterfront Center hosted a volunteer fair.  We had over 500 community members attend. Though the fair was open to all, many who attended were older adults. As …

Loma Linda: The blue zone oasis of health, longevity

There are only five recognized blue zones In the world: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Blue zones are regions in the …

Processed foods: Is the fear warranted?

Processed foods have been the latest nutrition super-villain and the subject of a lot of confusion and misinformation. They have been linked to cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, …

Navigating pain in the golden years

O lder adults often grapple with chronic pain, a complex issue that significantly impacts the overall well-being and quality of life for many older adults. As the aging population continues to grow, …

T he holiday season is often seen as a time of joy, laughter, and togetherness. But for many the time following the holidays can be a challenging time, filled with feelings of loneliness, sadness, …

On Friday morning I heard a news report about the low vaccination rate this season for flu, COVID, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Though the hospitalization rates are not as high as last …

Smiling leads to happiness | Health and Wellness

As we enter the busy holiday season, many of us may be feeling stressed, anxious, and lonely. An easy way to combat these feelings and help to increase our mood is the simple act of smiling. …

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world around us. However, a growing body of research suggests that reconnecting with nature through …

3 vaccines seniors should get this fall | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Which vaccines are recommended for Medicare seniors this flu season? – Just Turned 65 Dear Just Turned, There are actually three different types of vaccines seniors …

September is Suicide Prevention Month. When people think of those that die by suicide, many do not think of seniors. Yet the elderly have significant higher rates of suicide than other age …

Foot health – Why it is important | Health and Wellness

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes And there’s one area that often goes overlooked: foot health. For older adults, proper foot care is not merely a matter of comfort but is integral …

Stay heat-safe during summer

As we enter the summer months, it is important that we make sure that we stay hydrated and keep our bodies cool. We have been lucky as this summer has, so far, not been as hot as in the last few …

Loneliness: A silent epidemic | Health and Wellness

You may know that I work at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, where I have the pleasure of working with Sue Shearer, our nurse. Twice a year we lead a workshop, “Aging Mastery.” This five-week …

The healing power of water | Health and Wellness

We all understand the benefits of drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps with joint health, our complexion, helping deliver oxygen throughout our body, and much more. More and more people …

Stretching your food dollars | Health and Wellness

Food is expensive, and it seems that it keeps getting more expensive. If you are on a fixed income, grocery shopping can be a challenging and stressful experience. Because groceries are a …

We all hear how vital protein is for building and maintaining muscle strength as well as a healthy weight. A 2018 study by The Journals of Gerontology suggests that having adequate protein is even …

Open enrollment might be over, but your SHIBA team keeps on going. At the Edmonds Waterfront Center, we are the sponsor agency for 32 dedicated, highly trained, and experienced Statewide Health …

Gratitude and your mental health | Health and Wellness

I think we have all heard that the practice of gratitude, being grateful for things in your life, has a positive effect on one’s mental health. I believe that for some people, gratitude comes …

Breathe | Health and Wellness

According to Merriam Webster, breath is a noun and means the air taken into or expelled from the lungs or an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. Most of us do this activity …

The importance of advanced directives | Health and Wellness

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp morning air, the changing colors on the trees, the feeling of the ending of summer and the beginning of the coziness of winter. As a colleague and I …

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