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Seniors' Calendar

 

August 17, 2017



Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, 425-263-8180

A range of courses, classes and other activities are offered for seniors. Among them:

A.B.C. Class – Agility, Balance, Coordination – Join us for a class that will challenge your balance and coordination and have fun while doing it. Statistics show that “one in three people over the age of 65 will fall in the coming year. If you’re over the age of 80, one out of two will fall.” Continuous classes 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. One time visit $12/four-week pass $40.

Quilt Making – FREE! Take the mystery out of quilt making. We can help with cutting, laying out, construction and finishing how-to’s. Several of us also have fun working on charity quilts that help local kids in need. If you are new at quilting, this is a great opportunity for you to help and learn at the same time. Or, if you are experienced, we would love your help. Call Diane to register for this workshop 425-252-4524. 10-3 Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Mukilteo Community Garden classes – Classes in the garden every second Saturday through September.

Sept. 9: Time for a Long Winter’s Nap Plans for putting your beds to sleep for the season, as well as planning for a winter garden to extend the growing season if giving the garden up is just too hard! 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, 425-774-5555

Interested in signing up for a class, trip or event? Please call the Admin Office at 425-774-5555 ext. 104 or 108.

Step Out Edmonds Walking Club

Now through Aug. 29. Meet in the Senior Center lobby at 9:30 a.m.

Register in the Admin office. Walling Club T-shirts $10.

Dust off your sneakers and get moving! The group is provided with a map of the walking route. Each walk is about 3 miles. Walk at your own pace, with friends or make new ones. Signups are ongoing in the Admin office.

Walk to End Alzheimers

Please join us as we walk together to help raise funds to fight this devastating disease. The Walk is Saturday, Sept. 30, in Everett. Free transportation, with the bus leaving at 8:30 a.m. Visit the Admin office to buy a Team Edmonds Senior Center shirt for $20. They will donate $5 to the Alzheimer’s Association for each shirt purchased. Visit ACT.ALZ.ORG for more information. Signups in the office.

Wings Over Washington & the Seattle Great Wheel

Take a ride on the iconic Great Wheel and see the city of Seattle like never before. This state-of-the-art “flying theater” will transport you on an aerial adventure. Enjoy the shops and lunch on your own at one of the restaurants on Pier 57. Sign up at Admin office or by calling 425-774-5555 x 104. Depart from the west side of the United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Members $45/Nonmembers $55. 9:30-3:30 Thursday, Aug. 24.

Crystal Mountain Gondola & Interpretive Walk with Lunch

Take a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola over meadows of wildflowers, and climb over 2,000 vertical feet to the summit of Crystal Mountain to find an unparalleled view. Take interpretive guided walks where you’ll learn about the local history, geology, wildlife and more. Afterward, enjoy a meal of soup and salad (included) at the Summit House, the highest elevation restaurant in the state. Sign up at Admin office or by calling 425-774-5555 x 104. Depart from the west side of the United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Members $65/Nonmembers $80. 8-5 Thursday, Aug. 31.

Ongoing programs:

Bastyr Center for Natural Health On-Site Clinic

The clinic provides naturopathic medicine to people of ALL AGES. Treatments may include dietary and lifestyle counseling and education, hands-on physical therapies, and herbal and nutritional supplements. The clinic is open on Wednesdays. You MUST schedule an appointment to be seen. Call 425-774-5555 ext. 108. The cost is $15 for each visit and is paid to the Edmonds Senior Center to help offset the costs associated with offering this program. This fee can be waived if it presents a financial hardship for the patient.

Join In for a Community Breakfast

On the first Friday of every month the Edmonds Senior Center hosts a community breakfast for $5. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy eggs with ham, pancakes and biscuits & gravy.

Lunch

The center offers a healthy hot meal every day at the Center from 11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. $3 suggested donation for those 60 and older ($4 on Thursday). You do not need to be a member of the senior center to participate in the lunch program.

Member Benefits & Information

Become a member of Edmonds Senior Center. Your $25 ($45 for a couple) annual membership dues help support their 100+ programs and enrich the lives of so many.

Volunteer Your Time and Skills

Teach a class on your favorite subject, host a trip, lead a band, the opportunities are endless. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities of all sizes at Edmonds Senior Center.

For more on the Edmonds Senior Center, go to: http://www.edmondssc.org/pdf/Newsletter.pdf

Mill Creek Senior Center, 15720 Main St., Mill Creek, 425-948-7170

There’s a wide range of programs and opportunities provided by the Mill Creek Senior Center. Here’s a sampling:

Free coffee, donuts and conversation

Stop by the Senior Center for a cup of coffee, friendly and interesting conversation, read the newspaper plus a delicious Top Pot donut. 9-4 Monday–Friday – Free.

Conversation Café

You have heard of ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’!

Well, they have ‘Tuesdays with Comrades.’ Your time together is full of conversations, interesting discussions, jokes, bantering, openness and friendship.

Meet from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Coffee and donuts served.

Brookdale Retirement Community – Free.

Programs encouraging active rewarding lives for seniors (PEARLS)

Do you feel sad, down or hopeless? Are you having little interest or pleasure in doing things? If you answer “yes” to either of these questions PEARLS might be the program for you. PEARLS is an evidence-based program for individuals with mild depression. It incorporates three components: Problem Solving Treatment, Social/Physical Activity and Pleasant Activity. The work is done in 4-6 sessions. There is no cost for the program. If you would like more information regarding the PEARLS program, contact: Mill Creek Senior Center, Janet Zielasko, MS, LSW 425-286-1035; janetz@mynorthshore.org (By appointment).

Caregiver counseling & consultation (FREE)

Caregivers provide a wide range of unpaid services to their loved ones. You may care for a loved one at home or provide long distance support. The Caregiver Specialist is available to you to manage and improve your own health. Services include consultation, connecting with community resources, coping with stress, and enhancing your own health and wellness. By appointment Contact: Janet Zielasko MS, LSW, 425-286-1035.

Caregiver support group

Are you a spouse, partner, son, daughter, relative or friend who cares for a loved one with dementia or other chronic illness or disability? The Caregivers’ Support Group offers unpaid caregivers help through support and practical education. 1st and 3rd Thursdays (FREE) 10:30 a.m. to noon Facilitator: Pam Jones MSW, 425-948-7170.

The nurse will see you now

Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon Barbara Thompson RN will be at the Mill Creek Center for blood pressure checks and answer your questions.

Mill Creek Senior Center. Must register at 425-948-7170 – FREE.

Men’s coffee hour

Join other men in discussion around healthy aging. They have a wide variety of ages in the men’s group. With this camaraderie and insight, the fears of aging can be eased. Research has shown that being part of a social organization like a men’s group may be one of the best steps you can take. It’s time to make new connections, moving toward greater health and wellness.

2nd and 4th Fridays (FREE), 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Mill Creek Senior Center.

Women’s coffee hour

Come develop rich friendships making life-long friends. They have a diverse group of fascinating ladies who enjoy interesting and thought-provoking conversations. Be a part of their continually growing Women’s Coffee, while making new connections and moving to greater health and wellness.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays (FREE) 10 to 11 a.m. Mill Creek Senior Center.

 

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