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Combatting Loneliness: Why Staying Connected is Vital to Your Health

Staying connected – and in relationships – could be the cure for health and stress issues

 

One of the benefits of senior living at a community like Quail Park is the opportunity to enjoy activities you’re already passionate about, and to discover new ones with others who share your interests. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood.

Building family in retirement, one friendship at a time

What are you thankful for this holiday season? As we welcome the…

 

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Need help with snow removal? Christmas lights? This Snohomish & King County team was made for winter!

As temperatures drop, the potential for snowfall here in the Pacific Northwest…

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • by Jireh Construction

 

Arlington’s Hometown Holiday Festival has a wide variety of family-friendly events and attractions happening over the next few months.

Hometown Holiday Festival: celebrate the season in downtown Arlington

Celebration starts Nov. 26 with festivities throughout the season

Arlington’s Hometown Holiday Festival has a wide variety of family-friendly events and attractions happening over the next few months.
The City of Everett’s Wintertide events get underway this week and continue through early January.

Wintertide sets Everett a-twinkle with 6 weeks of seasonal celebrations

Some of Everett’s favorite holiday events are back in a big way this season … joined by a few exciting newcomers to the calendar as… Continue reading

The City of Everett’s Wintertide events get underway this week and continue through early January.
While parents often put aside their own concerns as they focus on the family, we do a better job at parenting with better mental health.

Mental health is a family affair: Support your family’s wellness – and your own

The last few years have been a challenge for everyone, especially parents balancing the needs of children in a global pandemic. For children and teens,… Continue reading

While parents often put aside their own concerns as they focus on the family, we do a better job at parenting with better mental health.
At Wide Shoes Only their friendly, expert staff can help you find the perfect shoes for the comfort and health of your feet.

How to choose shoes to keep your feet healthy and happy!

These shoe-fitting experts in Edmonds and Renton really know their stuff

At Wide Shoes Only their friendly, expert staff can help you find the perfect shoes for the comfort and health of your feet.
Renee Naidu, Deposit Operations Director at Peoples Bank

5 strategies to avoid being the victim of fraud

From phishing scams to check fraud, here’s what to watch for – and how to keep your money safe

Renee Naidu, Deposit Operations Director at Peoples Bank
Well-child visits are also a good time to ensure children are up to date with all their vaccines and boosters.

A safe, happy holiday season begins now. Here’s why

Vaccines + boosters are key to keeping loved ones healthy this season

Well-child visits are also a good time to ensure children are up to date with all their vaccines and boosters.
Wide Shoes Only store owner Dominic Ahn offers more than 600 styles of shoes for people with wide feet. His parents started the first store 42 years ago. The stores are in Edmonds and Renton. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local shoe store owner knows his business – like riding a bike!

You’ll find Wide Shoes Only at these Renton and Edmonds shoe shops

Wide Shoes Only store owner Dominic Ahn offers more than 600 styles of shoes for people with wide feet. His parents started the first store 42 years ago. The stores are in Edmonds and Renton. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.

Abuse survivors are seen and heard at Providence intervention center

Sara* didn’t expect to learn just how vulnerable survivors of domestic and sexual abuse can be. That was before her daughter was the victim of… Continue reading

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.
From left, Jay Hix Jones, Josh Estes and Connery Glans at Snohomish County Leadership Day Oct. 21. The three, with Sean O Sullivan, are the driving force behind PNWRS Partners. Photo courtesy PNWRS

Three industry leaders join forces to pack a powerful punch for Pacific Northwest businesses + organizations

syn·er·gy /ˈsinərjē/ noun the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • by Pacific Northwest Regional Strategies
  • Business
From left, Jay Hix Jones, Josh Estes and Connery Glans at Snohomish County Leadership Day Oct. 21. The three, with Sean O Sullivan, are the driving force behind PNWRS Partners. Photo courtesy PNWRS
HOPE Mentoring was brought to Granite Falls and Lakewood in partnership with Change the Narrative and LINC NW. This unique program pairs kids with a mentor. Photo courtesy Change the Narrative

Granite Falls non-profit makes a positive change in the lives of kids — one conversation at a time

and sometimes talking to those closest to us, like mom or dad, can be… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • by Change the Narrative
HOPE Mentoring was brought to Granite Falls and Lakewood in partnership with Change the Narrative and LINC NW. This unique program pairs kids with a mentor. Photo courtesy Change the Narrative
For someone to feel respect in a senior living residence, for example, residents need to be proud of their home and want it to succeed. This feeling comes from all the people living and working in the community, including residents, employees, families and their supporters. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood.

Feeding body, mind and soul to reach goals in retirement

What keeps us healthy, happy and engaged doesn’t change as we age, but how we achieve them can. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, for example,… Continue reading

For someone to feel respect in a senior living residence, for example, residents need to be proud of their home and want it to succeed. This feeling comes from all the people living and working in the community, including residents, employees, families and their supporters. Photo courtesy Quail Park of Lynnwood.
An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.

Questions to ask when choosing the right Medicare plan for you

all it takes are a few simple questions.… Continue reading

An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo
When comparing job options ii's important to look at the full package, including benefits like health insurance and paid time off.

Understanding benefits in a jobseeker’s market

We’ve all felt the effects of the current labor shortage. But every cloud has a silver lining. There’s never been an easier time to find… Continue reading

When comparing job options ii's important to look at the full package, including benefits like health insurance and paid time off.
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Local journalism is essential for an informed community and healthy democracy

The Daily Herald’s public service mission holds those in power accountable and uplifts diverse voices

  • Oct 10, 2022
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Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.

From mine to cutter to maker to client: Bainbridge Island jeweller says every piece has a story

Expedition to an Oregon Sunstone mine yields a one-of-a-kind gem, and a gem of a tale!

Robin Callahan at an Oregon Sunstone mine. The rough oregon sunstone that miner Chris Rose carried in his pocket, and the front and back of the pendant Callahan created after lapidary artist Dalan Hargrave cut the gem. The pendant is now part of the Somewhere in the Rainbow collection.
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo