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Seniors calendar

Jun 21, 2017
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:

Opioid Awareness

What are opioids? Are they helpful or harmful? Learn more about opioids and how they can affect your health and wellness. Presented by the Evergreen Health at Mill Creek Senior Center. Also a listing of prescription drug collection sites will be made available at training events and in the lobby of the Mill Creek Senior Center. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday July 18. Call 425.899.3000 to register

Nutrition Consultant

Janette Reyes-Heath PHd – Naturalgen LLC

Leptin explained, July 24 to Aug. 7 Mondays 10:30 a.m. to noon.

You will learn how to regulate your daily energy balance by inhibiting hunger. Leptin is one of the hormones directly connected to body fat and obesity.

Studies have shown that an absence of leptin in the body can lead to uncontrolled weight gain.

Leptin is so powerful and that’s why I call it the King of Hormones.

a) What is Leptin?

b) Is Leptin a hormone? The thyroid and weight.

c) Leptin’s role regulating Energy Balance.

c) What’s the connection of Leptin hormone and the brain-hypothalamus?

d) Immunity and brain function.

Instructor: Janette Reyes-Heath PhD.Holistic Nutrition Science Coach at the Mill Creek Senior Center. Free. To register 425-948-7170

Do you have your affairs in order?

Who is your Power of Attorney? Is your Will or Trust set up to reflect your needs and wishes? What documents are important to create legal solutions that will bring peace of mind? Nikki Leith, Elder Law Attorney, will discuss Estate Planning. Bring your questions and learn from this interactive discussion.

All ages and levels of knowledge welcome. FREE – Please register at 425-948-7170. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Mill Creek Senior Center.

Do you have your house in order?

If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?

There are 124 separate decisions and arrangements that must be made when a death occurs.

Nearly 70% of these decisions are made by widows and children. The time of death is the most stressful time to make arrangements and decisions.

Before someone passes away is the time that we can be of most help.

Demystify all of the decisions that must be made at the time of a loved one’s death
. Best protect family members and their finances by preparing vital documents in advance death
. Help to legally shelter assets when applying for Medicaid or other forms of public assistance.

Eliminate potential financial hardships and emotional stress for your loved ones and provide a better opportunity for their future.

Put your house in order and take the burden off your loved ones.
 Bring your questions and learn from this interactive discussion. Please register at 425-948-7170. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 26 – Presenter Tiffany Atwood, Family Services, Evergreen Washelli

Reverse mortgages: The Cinderella of retirement planning

Financial advisors have long looked at reverse mortgages as the "Loan of Last Resort"—the ugly stepsister of the retirement planning story.

This workshop will create a major paradigm shift in your thinking.

The instructor explains how recent program changes and groundbreaking research by the financial planning industry and noted academics have overwhelmingly proven the necessity of using reverse mortgages at the age of 62, not 82.

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 62 daily and over $6 trillion in home equity among your senior clients, reverse mortgages just may be the late coming Cinderella to the retirement ball that fixes the retirement crisis we are facing. FREE. Presenter Carl Self (NMLS#1061345) Senior Mortgage Advisor. 4-5 p.m. July 20.

Ice Cream Social and Learn

Ice cream and learn at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, as they roll out the Summer Class/Activities and Day Trips over vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings. Cougar Park has everything, parking (across street at the Mill Creek Elementary School), picnic shelter, covered tables, bathrooms and walking trails. Please bring a lawn chair, so you can sit on the grass.

They will have both the Summer Mill Creek Living Magazine and Northshore Summer Program Catalog available. Cougar Park, 3221 148th St SE, Mill Creek.

Pancake Breakfast

Before attending the Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair, have breakfast on Saturday, July 8, at Brookdale Mill Creek, 14905 Bothell, Mill Creek from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Family – $20, Adults – $10, Children - $5.

Entertainment includes – music, face painting, balloons, and all you can eat breakfast. Proceeds go to the Mill Creek Senior Center.

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 from10 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

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:

Posture Alignment – Pain is the body’s way of alerting you to the fact that your body isn’t aligned and therefore isn’t moving properly. Gentle exercises and stretches will return musculoskeletal balance and symmetry back to your body. You will feel pain relief immediately. Next session 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-26, $48.

Senior Balance & Strength – Designed to build muscle and bone strength and reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, posture, balance and flexibility. The exercises are proven safe and effective for managing osteoporosis and osteopenia. The class involves strength training and gentle cardio. Next session noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-26, $52.

Gentle Yoga – Develop balance, strength, flexibility and inner calm. Friendly. Simple. Safe. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. Next session 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 11-25, $27.

Defensive Driving – This one day classroom driver refresher course for seniors 55 and over. Participants are given a discount by all auto insurers in the state. Bring a lunch and a snack. Call 425-263-8180 to reserve your spot. Next session 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, $20.

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

July 8: No Sweat! Getting the most out of watering is important. They will teach how much, how often, along with technique: soaker hoses, drip irrigation, water spikes, etc. 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.

Summer Kickoff BBQ

Thursday, June 22, from 5-6:30 p.m.

$8 for members/$12 for non-members

Join in to celebrate the beginning of summer. They will be preparing grilled burgers and hot dogs. Meal includes sides, a sweet treat and pop or water. Make sure to sign up, space is limited. Reserve your seat at 425-774-5555 ext. 104.

Step Out Edmonds Walking Club

Tuesdays, June 20 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.

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

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