ALL SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ARE WORKING REMOTELY AND WILL DO OUR BEST TO RETURN ANY INQUIRIES IN A TIMELY MANNER.
As a community organization serving a vulnerable population, The Edmonds Senior Center makes the health and safety of its members and participants a priority. With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), we are taking careful preventative measures. Here’s how you can help:
Our Seniors Need Your Help
During these times of uncertainty, due to Covid19, many of us are feeling anxious and are concerned for those most vulnerable, people over 60 years old, and individuals with underlying health conditions. Many of our seniors are concerned about leaving the house. While many of our seniors have family and a large social support system, many do not. Our isolated seniors do not have family members and neighbors who are able to help them during these difficult times.
As the social worker at the Edmonds Senior Center (ESC), I get multiple phone calls a day from concerned seniors and their family members that live in other parts of the country. The ESC staff, along with other community members, have been discussing ways to help this isolated group of seniors. We have decided that we can be a bridge that connects those that need help to those who would like to help.
One way our seniors need assistance is through physical tasks. This could entail getting groceries, running errands, light yard work, and/or even taking their garbage can out to the street. Our low-income seniors also need assistance with food and paying for medicine. To assure safety we are taking two steps. First, we conduct background checks for all volunteers. Second, we are in regular contact with Verdant Health Commission regarding safest practices to avoid transmitting the virus unintentionally.
If you need assistance or would like to offer assistance, please contact
Michelle Reitan at (425) 954-2523. You may also email me .
Another way you can help is through financial assistance. We have established a “Helping Hands Fund”. The contributions will be used to help purchase food and other needed items. If you would like to make a donation to our Helping Hands Fund please click this link.
Direct mail donations are also welcome by sending to PO Box 717,
Edmonds, WA 98020. Please indicate "Helping Hands Fund" on your check.
Even in less stressful times, seniors experience social isolation and loneliness. These experiences increase in times like these. Remember to look out for the seniors within our community. Please consider reaching out and checking in on them with a simple phone call or other friendly means to let them know you are thinking of, and caring for, them. Thank You!
Michelle Reitan, MSW
Edmonds Senior Center
In response to the need for a daily meal for some of our food insecure senior members, beginning on Monday, March 9th, a sack lunch will be provided
by Homage Senior Services. The lunches will be made available
Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm
and distributed for PICK UP ONLY (we ask that you take your lunch with you)
at the Holy Trinity Church in Edmonds (657 Daley Street).
Please call the Admin Office for more information at 425-774-5555 ext 104.
All other senior center activities, classes and events are CANCELLED until further notice.
March 4, 2020
Re: In response to the COVID-19 Virus Edmonds Senior Center will suspend all Programs and Activities effective Thursday March 5, 2020
Earlier today Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers declared a State of Emergency in the County in response to the COVID-19 virus. The Edmonds Senior Center has decided out of an abundance of caution to suspend all programs and activities until further notice effective Thursday March 5. The Everett Senior Center closed earlier today.
Seniors are one of the highest at-risk groups. In consideration of our priority for member safety we believe this is the appropriate response. One of the factors in our decision is that unlike every other Senior Center in the County we are spread over 14 different transition locations, and thus are not in control of maintenance and custodial operations.
We will monitor the situation continuously and keep you and the community informed. The administrative office will remain open and the Board and Committees will continue to function.
Farrell Fleming, Executive Director
Please call the office with any questions and for updates at 425-774-5555 ext 104
The Edmonds Senior Center has embarked on a journey to replace our failing building. The new Waterfront Center will offer the same dynamic programs that our members love most as well as expanded intergenerational opportunities and City Parks classes and activities - all under one roof!
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