Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center
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, May 3-31, $60.
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, May 3-31, $65.
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, May 2-30, $45.
Adult Coloring for Fun & Relaxation – Spend time coloring for fun while learning about different mediums, blending and shading. Students should bring own coloring books, colored pencils, markers, crayons and/or gel pens. Next session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16, free.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series – Join in on the first Tuesday of the month for a free lecture and stay tuned for courses and peer groups. The institute at the UW invites adults over 50 to come together to share intellectual interests and make new friends. Current and retired UW faculty and community experts lead courses and events. Free to people age 50+. Next lecture 11-12:30 a.m. May 2.
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, May 10, $20.
Free Snack & A Movie – Bring a lunch and they’ll supply the snacks/dessert. Enjoy a great movie on their big screen TV. Next up: May 3, “Sully.” On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Movie starts at noon. Free.
Free Mah Jongg Informational Class and Game – Learn the basics of Mah Jongg, a Chinese tile game similar to Rummy but with Chinese tiles. Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. April 4-Aug. 25 at Rosehill Community Center. Beginners welcome.
Free! Learn to Play Party Bridge – Each group of 4 plays four hands and the total score is noted on a small form. The players move to the next table and play with a new partner. After 7-9 sets, scores are totaled. The highest individual score gets a token prize. They’re very patient as everyone learns at a different pace. To sign up, call the Recreation Department at 425-263-8180. On the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 9-10 a.m. at Rosehill Community Center. Next opportunity: May 8 & 22.
Free! Party Bridge – Brush up on your bridge skills with an opportunity to learn more as you play. Call Mamta Shah at 425-789-1106 to arrange for play time. On the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Rosehill Community Center. Next opportunity: May 8 & 22.
Free! Quilt Making – Take the mystery out of quilt making. Do you need help making that special blanket or quilt? They can help with cutting, laying out, construction and finishing how-to’s. Call Diane to register 425-252-4524. Next sessions: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, May 31 at Rosehill.
Mukilteo Community Garden classes – Classes in the garden every second Saturday from April through September.
May 13: Slugs, Beetles & Bunnies, Oh My! Learn the organic ways to pest control, disease prevention and, if using a chemical, the proper times of when and how; and what is safest for you, your home and the environment. 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.
Aging Mastery Program
Monday, April 24-May 22, 6-8:30 p.m. at Verdant Health Commission, Lynnwood.
The Edmonds Senior Center is excited to offer the Aging Mastery Program. This cutting-edge wellness program, developed by the National Council on Aging, helps to empower people to make and maintain small but impactful changes as they age.
This 5-week workshop will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advance planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement.
For each workshop, they provide educational materials and a system for tracking changes in behavior, as well as bringing in experts to discuss certain topics. AMP has been offered nationwide and participants have found the program to be “very uplifting” and “the best program we’ve ever done.” A light dinner will be provided. To register, please call (425) 774-5555. Verdant is at 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
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.
Save the Date for These Upcoming Events
• Carepartners Healthy Living Fair, Friday, April 28
•Sunset Gala Dinner & Auction, Saturday, May 6
•Ladies Night Out, Friday, May 12
An evening of pampering for all the ladies in your family.
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.
Mill Creek Senior Center,
15720 Main St., Mill Creek, 425-948-7170
Do you have a laptop or desktop computer that is driving you crazy? Is it running slow, acting weird or frozen again? Bring it to the Health and Wellness Computer Learning Lab. $40 flat fee for most services. Call for details 425-286-1038.
Computer Learning Centers at Northshore
Your best bet for basic and intermediate computer training. Skilled volunteer instructors. Easy learning pace geared for seniors. Software applications for the current business world or personal enjoyment.
Graphics, word processing, photos, spreadsheets, Win7, Win10, Craigslist, Facebook, special needs software, computer users' groups and more. Class length and sessions at nominal fees make learning new software easy, with no pressure.
If you're not sure what classes to take, email or call the site manager or coordinator for help in choosing the best classes for you.
Mill Creek Lab: terrys@MyNorthshore.org 425-948-7170
Mill Creek Computer Learning Center
The Computer Learning Center at Mill Creek specializes in training people with little or no computer knowledge. Their objective is to help you learn, not to just present class materials.
Classes for beginners and people not comfortable using computers include: Windows Intermediate; Internet and E-mail
Classes for people comfortable using computers include basic Microsoft Office classes like: Word; Excel
And FUN CLASSES like: Digital Cameras; Digital Photography; Photoshop Elements; Photo Editing; Print Shop (Greeting Cards); Shutter fly (Create Photo Book On Line).
The Mill Creek Branch's Computer Lab is in the Annex Building next to Mill Creek City Hall, 15720 Main St., Mill Creek.
For more information: (425) 948-7170 or email Terry Schuler at email@example.com