Seniors

“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.

How to balance family caregiving responsibilities with full-time work

You’re working full time and busy with other responsibilities, such as raising…

 

The Ladies tea was among the recent highlights at the Quail Park at Lynwood.

Make 2022 the year you live for you!

How to choose a community that brings you joy in retirement

 

Homage is a nonprofit serving seniors and people with disabilities in Snohomish County. Programs include Meals on Wheels, Community Table Dining, Mental Health Counseling, Transportation Assistance, Minor Home Repairs, and Social Services. You can learn more at www.homage.org.

Prioritizing kindness: Homage delivers services and compassion to seniors

A soft voice on the line pleads: “Can you help me?” That…

 

Laura Williams, Executive Director, GenCare Lifestyle the Village at Granite Falls.

Home for the holidays at Granite Fall’s senior living community

For many folks, the holidays are a time of happy memories, especially those that come from childhood Christmases spent with family and friends. Being home… Continue reading

Laura Williams, Executive Director, GenCare Lifestyle the Village at Granite Falls.
GenCare  The Village at Granite Falls

For your loved one, the comforts of home, for you, peace of mind

Granite Falls and Lynwood retirement communities takes care of the little things, so you and your loved ones can get back to enjoying life

GenCare  The Village at Granite Falls
Quail Park of Lynndood residents Gary Hoskins takes in some of the gorgeous fall colors brightening up the garden.

Never rake leaves again — instead, find more time to enjoy the great outdoors!

As the weather cools and the leaves start to fall, the list of tasks to get your home ready for winter can seem daunting —… Continue reading

Quail Park of Lynndood residents Gary Hoskins takes in some of the gorgeous fall colors brightening up the garden.
Bean bag

For your loved one, the comforts of home, for you, peace of mind

Federal Way retirement community takes care of the little things, so you and your loved ones can get back to enjoying life

Bean bag
Building connections is one of the key reasons residents explore the possibilities of senior living, like these friends from Quail Park at Lynnwood.

Forging friendships: Building community in retirement

For most of us, friendships are vital to health, wellness and overall happiness. Whether we crave daily interactions or something a little more low-key, it’s… Continue reading

Building connections is one of the key reasons residents explore the possibilities of senior living, like these friends from Quail Park at Lynnwood.
Quail Park sign

It’s summertime, and the living is easy in Lynnwood

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – British author Henry James,… Continue reading

Quail Park sign
At Quail Park of Lynnwood, the committed caregivers have demonstrated truly super abilities as they and residents together navigate the realities of life during a pandemic.

These caregivers are simply super!

Think of a superhero and you’ll likely conjure images of a fancy costume, maybe a cape and some other-worldly abilities, like X-ray vision or flying.… Continue reading

At Quail Park of Lynnwood, the committed caregivers have demonstrated truly super abilities as they and residents together navigate the realities of life during a pandemic.
Quail Park of Lynnwood resident Pat Webster and her pup, Roxie. With its comfortable, lodge-like aesthetic, Quail Park offers a safe, comfortable, pet-friendly environment.

Room for you and Rover, too: Pet-friendly retirement living

This year, when seniors were unable to visit friends and family, the benefits of sharing their home with a four-legged friend became all the more… Continue reading

Quail Park of Lynnwood resident Pat Webster and her pup, Roxie. With its comfortable, lodge-like aesthetic, Quail Park offers a safe, comfortable, pet-friendly environment.
Access to nature can boost mental health and physical activity, both key to living a longer, more fulfilled life – something the team at Quail Park of Lynnwood keep firmly in mind.

Nature matters: Environmental wellness key in retirement

The past year has taught us many things, not least of which is the value of meaningful connections with friends, family and community. But it’s… Continue reading

Access to nature can boost mental health and physical activity, both key to living a longer, more fulfilled life – something the team at Quail Park of Lynnwood keep firmly in mind.
Chef Konrad Winder is committed to creating cuisine that is both nutritious and delicious for residents at Quail Park of Lynnwood.

These seniors savor a menu built for the brain … and their tastebuds!

A healthy diet includes ingredients to support brain health

Chef Konrad Winder is committed to creating cuisine that is both nutritious and delicious for residents at Quail Park of Lynnwood.
Gail and Alice chat in the hallway at Windsor Square.

Inspired, independent living in a community you’ll love calling home

‘The safety and happiness of residents are key – the two go hand-in-hand.’

Gail and Alice chat in the hallway at Windsor Square.
Vacation spots pamper your mind and body

Vacation spots pamper your mind and body

By Kathy Witt Tribune News Service Need a favorite literary tome fetched? A cooling cloth spritzed with a custom fragrance for your sun-warmed brow? The… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2017
  • By Kathy Witt Tribune News Service
  • LifeSeniors
Vacation spots pamper your mind and body
The best hearing aid for you? It depends on several factors

The best hearing aid for you? It depends on several factors

Mayo Clinic News Network Q. Why do hearing aids work for some people but not others? A. The type of hearing loss you have and… Continue reading

The best hearing aid for you? It depends on several factors
Boomers deal with hearing loss to preserve quality of life

Boomers deal with hearing loss to preserve quality of life

By Treva Lind The Spokesman-Review By Treva Lind The Spokesman-Review Seated in a soundproof room, 67-year-old Dale Fowler listened carefully for tones coming through his… Continue reading

Boomers deal with hearing loss to preserve quality of life

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide providing free tax prep help

By Janet Lam-Rogers AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer It’s that time of year again. Millions of low- to moderate- income people, especially those 50 and older,… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017
  • By Janet Lam-Rogers AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer
  • LifeSeniors

Commentary: Talk to lawmakers about health programs

For 43 years, Senior Services of Snohomish County has delivered high-quality service with great personalized compassion to vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities. We do… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017
  • By Steve McGraw Senior Services of Snohomish County
  • LifeSeniors

New book eases older adults into yoga

By Nancy Szokan The Washington Post Plagued by stiff or painful joints as we age, some of us consider yoga. We sign up for a… Continue reading