Passing It On

Seniors hope to enrich others’ lives
By Crystal Linn | Nov 25, 2013

It is my humble privilege to introduce this new column (blog): Passing It On, a blog from the Edmonds’ Senior Center.

This column is about sharing the positive aspects of life. It will contain stories of great people who live here in the Edmonds area. It will provide helpful information. It will also share positive and/or humorous antidotes from the past.

As the name of the column says, the seniors want to pass on what they know for the express purpose of enriching others’ lives with information and entertainment.

One important thing readers should know is that the Edmonds Senior Center is not for senior citizens, exclusively. The membership has no age restrictions, and people of all ages are welcome. While the main focus is seniors, the center offers many community-based events throughout the year.

Examples include last spring when they hosted a health fair, open to the community.  Then, during the summer, they hosted a fun carnival that included many fun events such as clowns, face painting and animals from Australia, which the children and grandparents were allowed to pet.

Another important piece of information for readers to know is that this column is written by members of the senior center, not just one person.

My main involvement with Edmonds Senior Center is to facilitate a Writers’ Support Group. Meetings are held efrom 9-11 a.m. very Friday (cost is $5 per person per meeting).

On Sept. 27, Paul Archipley, owner of the Edmonds Beacon, was our guest speaker. He humbly shared his story and then graciously answered questions. In doing so, he was able to motivate each person.

Later, one of the ladies contacted him about a potential story for the paper. The end result was the birth of this column. We are excited about it, and trust readers will enjoy reading each column as much as the members enjoy writing them.

To learn more about Edmonds Senior Center, their contact information is:    452-774-5555 and their website is: http://edmondssc.org/.

Crystal Linn is an award-winning poet, and the Amazon top-selling author of the Amish Forever books, along with her co-author Roger Rheinheimer.

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