Last updated 9/15/2017 at Noon
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:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the University of Washington invites adults over 50 to share intellectual interests and meet new people. Current and retired UW faculty and community experts lead courses and special events. One-year membership $35. Upcoming in Mill Creek Senior Center: Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones: Health Impacts and How to Reduce Exposure. Many consumer and personal care products are useful, but contain chemicals that disrupt hormones. These endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) have effects that are fascinating, alarming and far-reaching. Course provides an overview, with focus on health impacts and concludes with discussion of toxic chemicals regulations and actions we can take to reduce our exposure and our grandchildren’s exposure. To join, visit www.osher.uw.edu.
Open Art Studio Share our love of art and enjoy each other’s company. This camaraderie was formed by the passion we feel for art. Come join us as we produce art to be appreciated primarily for its beauty or emotional power. Leader: Louise Arntson. Fridays 1-3 p.m. FREE. To register, call Mill Creek Senior Center at 425-948-7170.
Music for Fun Our music group has expanded to two hours, our library has grown to several dozen old songs, almost all with lyrics and chord markings, or bring your own favorite piece of music for us to try out. We’re playing strings... actually an acoustic instrument, or just bring your voice for the lyrics. Donation collected for music copy cost. Mondays 1-3 p.m. $5 contribution monthly, or $1 per class.
Mah Jongg Mah Jongg is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile to form four groups. Standard rules about how a piece is drawn, how a piece is stolen from another player, the scoring system and the minimum hand necessary to win. All player levels, including beginners are welcome to join in the fun. Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon. $4 nonmember/$2.00 member
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 MondayFriday Free.
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; firstname.lastname@example.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:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the University of Washington invites adults over 50 to share intellectual interests and meet new people. Current and retired UW faculty and community experts lead courses and special events. One-year membership $35. Upcoming in Mukilteo, The Internet, with instructor Mike Gold, will describe the history of where and how the Internet developed, how it has already changed how we live and a projection of how it will further change the world’s societies in the future. Four classes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13. To join, visit http://www.osher.uw.edu.
Bunco! Free! A dice game that’s easy to learn. If you can roll dice and count, you can play. You change tables, so you will meet new people each round. Prizes. Starts Sept. 20 and runs 2-5 p.m. ongoing. Bring a buck donation to raise funds for future prizes.
BBQ Smoking Class 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Lighthouse Park, presented by Gary Bright, Portley Pig BBQ Competition Pit Master. Learn to prepare and cook a brisket, pork shoulder, pork ribs, chicken and grill steak, also spice pairing, making your own rubs and sauces. Enjoy 2 hours of eating BBQ, learn about its history and receive a Portley Pig BBQ t-shirt. $119. Register at Rosehill Community Center.
Senior Watercolor with Dru Duffey Specifically for those age 50 and up, this is a serious class but is open to painters of all skill levels. Drawing skills are helpful but not necessary. Meets 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for six weeks. Explore the play of watercolor and water, learn how to use color, paper, brush and water to create washes, both abstract and realistic designs. Next session Oct. 30-Dec. 20. $120 (Drop in $20).
Easy Mediterranean Vegetables & Appetizers 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Learn how to make fresh and tasty Mediterranean vegetables and antipasti, dishes great for entertaining or easy everyday meals like mushroom risotto, 10-minute tomato and basil soup and eggplant bruschetta. Learn about Mediterranean herbs and flavor combinations to create healthy meals. Space is limited. $49. Register at Rosehill.
Family-Friendly Dog & Puppy Classes Conducted by Pawsitive Steps Dog Training, classes are at Rosehill in the Art Room. Puppies of all ages and friendly adult dogs are welcome. Pre-registration required online at ww.paws101.com.
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.
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.
Octoberfest! with live music by The Bonnie Birch Band. Enjoy a hearty meal of bratwurst and sauerkraut, potato, along with plenty of German beer! Sing traditional songs with our German class and enjoy live Bavarian music. Plus a special clogging demonstration. 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. RSVP in the Admin office or call 425-774-5555 x 104. $10 members/$15 non-members.
Fiddler on the Roof ECA Saturday Matinee, 10 a.m. Oct. 21. This Oscar-winning film musical is set in pre-revolutionary Russia and tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions. As part of ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series, this film is designed with the accessibility of individuals with memory loss as a priority. Will feature a live opening act by Barclay Shelton Dance Centre students. Buy tickets, $10/$2 for low-income seniors, at www.ec4arts.org or through the ECA box office at 425-275-9595.
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.
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