Our Northshore Senior Center’s food pantries are open to all in need in the community, regardless of age.  At this time, no documentation is required to receive food, though we do request that some basic demographics are provided at the time of pick-up to allow us to better understand the needs in our community.

The food pantry relies in large part on donations of shelf-stable food from local community members. Donations may be dropped off at our Bothell Senior Center anytime. A link to a complete list of needed food items can be found here.

BOTHELL FOOD PANTRY
The food pantry is located at the Bothell Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell) and is open 2 days each week.  (Please check calendar for possible closures due to holidays.)

Click here to visit our online food pantry order form.

Tuesdays, 9am-12pm

Saturdays, 9am-12pm

9am-10am online orders

10am-12pm drop-in

KENMORE FOOD PANTRY 
The food pantry is located at the Kenmore Senior Center (6910 NE 170th St, Kenmore, WA 98028) in Rhododendron Park, and is open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  (Please check calendar for possible closures due to holidays.)

Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm

Northshore Senior Center offers a generously portioned hot lunch Monday-Friday of each week, in partnership with our colleagues at Sound Generations.  Lunches are currently available for in-person dining and to-go pickup from our dining room.  Meals are prioritized for guests age 60 and over with a suggested donation of $4 per meal.  In order to ensure that a meal is available when you’d like one, we recommend calling us 24 hours in advance to place your order.  425-487-2441.  Lunches are available from 12:00-12:30pm.  A link to our current menu can be found here. 

Northshore Senior Center participates in the Meals on Wheels program, offering delivery of meals ready to be heat and serve to local individuals who are unable to easily leave their homes.  Individuals wanting more information or to register for services should contact Meals on Wheels Directly.

King County residents:  206-449-5757

Snohomish County residents:  425-347-1229

Northshore Senior Center offers a team of social services professionals to support older adults and their families during these challenging times.  Staff has expertise in social work, nursing, mental health and community resource.  Services currently offered include one on one telephonic support, online and/or telephone support groups, and emergency financial assistance (for Bothell Residents only).   If you are struggling with loneliness, anxiety or other issues during this time, we encourage you to reach out.

The State of Washington is also providing support to individuals who would like to talk about stress related to COVID.  You may call Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211.  Someone is available to talk M-F, 9am-9pm, and weekends 9am-6pm.  

To access at 24/7 regional crisis hotline, please call 1-877-266-1818.

 

For individualized confidential support from one of our expert staff members, please call us at 425-286-1035 and leave a message.

 

Conversation Café–Grab a cup of coffee and join others in this new weekly group.  It’s an opportunity to make social connections, and to have some fun and enjoyable conversation.  More information on how to join can be found here.  

 

Diabetes Support Group—Please join us to share your questions, concerns and experiences about Diabetes.  This group is held via Microsoft Team and can be accessed via phone or computer.   To register, contact Lydia Barnsley at lydiab@mynorthshore.org or at 425-286-1029

 

Parkinson’s Support Group—Both caregivers and persons with Parkinson’s disease can gain from presentations by guest speakers and discussions with other members.  To register, contact Janet Zielasko at 425-286-1035 or at janetz@mynorthshore.org

 

From Heartache to An Open Heart Support Group:  Everyone must deal with loss, whether it’s the loss of a loved one or close friend, a treasured relationship, loss of physical functioning or previous status. Learn how one can move through the grief process and grow “from heartache to an open heart.”  To register, contact Georgia Rigler at georgiar@mynorthshore.org or 425-286-1047.

Caregiver Support Group—Are you a spouse, partner, son, daughter, relative or friend who cares for a loves one with dementia or other chronic illness or disability?  Come join other unpaid family caregivers for mutual support and assistance.  Contact Pam Jones, Facilitator, at 425-346-9856 for more information.

 

Sharing and Caring Support Group—Confiding in others and building social support are effective ways to promote our health.  Join this open-ended support group to share and care.  To register, contact Janet Zielasko at 425-286-1035 or at janetz@mynorthshore.org

 

Information and Referral Services—Older adults in our region needing support may contact our Community Resource Specialist, Cassidy Stout, to be connected with resources in the community that might be able to meet their needs.  Support areas might include VA Benefits, property tax alleviation, and/or utility assistance amongst other resources.  For additional information, please contact Cassidy at 425-286-1072.

 

Employment and Community Connections

Do you have a pre-retirement career or ‘honey do’ skills that are getting a little rusty from disuse in your retirement years?  Maybe you’re looking for something else to do to keep busy?  How about signing up with our NSC Employment program and becoming one of our ‘Seniors helping Seniors’. It’s truly a win/win situation.  You get to use your life skills helping seniors that need assistance, while earning some extra money for yourself.  It’s easy. All potential workers are initially interviewed and checked through the Washington State Patrol system. Our volunteer NSC Employment Matching Programs gets calls daily asking for help.  We find one of our service providers who’s a good match for what the “client” is needing assistance with, then give you a call to see if you’re interested.  If you are, you then call the client, discuss the job and negotiate a fee.  Another happy client and another happy service providers feeling good about being able to help someone else out. If you think you’re interested, we’d love to have you stop in or call us.

We are presently looking for service providers in the following categories:

Handymen (yes, you can say “no ladders or roof work please”!)

  • Yardwork
  • Housework
  • Home care (personal care assistance, companionship and/or meal prep, etc.)
  • Driving
  • Other (could be sewing/tailoring, in-home care, organizing, etc.)

If you are interested and/or for more information, please call us or stop in.

at 425-286-1028.

2nd Floor

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

1-4pm

In the Northshore community, transportation is a basic need. Without access to safe, reliable, efficient, and affordable transportation, older adults and people with disabilities may be unable to access medical care, groceries, or activities at our senior centers, which isolates these individuals and diminishes their quality of life.

Northshore Senior Center Transportation partners with King County Metro, Community Transit, and other agencies to provide transportation options to our participants.   

Current services include:

  • Door-to-door service in the Northshore Region for access to medical appointments and grocery/food services
  • Service to the Northshore Adult Day/Health & Wellness Center for scheduled appointments only
  • Individual trip planning for people using transit buses
  • Free transit passes to qualified individuals
  • Application forms for King County Metro Access and Community Transit DART
  • Information and referrals to other transportation services as appropriate

 All Northshore Senior Center Transportation mini-buses are wheelchair lift equipped, and we hire, train and expect our drivers to live up to our transportation motto: Safety, Courtesy, Comfort.

To schedule a ride or to get additional information about transportation options that might meet your needs, contact our dispatch office.

425-286-1026

Nscdispatch@mynorthshore.org

Northshore Senior Center offers state-approved Adult Day Health Program serving adults experiencing physical, mental, or social challenges associated with arthritis, diabetes, stroke, isolation, confusion, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions.  Adult Day Health services provide expert clinical care to individuals, while offering much-deserved respite for family caregivers. This program is currently being offered on Monday-Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm at the Northshore Health & Wellness Center. Click here for this months activities.

If you have a family member you’d like to enroll in our Adult Day Health Program, or for more information, please contact us at 425-488-4821

Tootsie’s Parlor provides individuals with a variety of personal care services.  We are now offering both hair care and medical foot care on a by appointment only basis in our Northshore Adult Day Health/Health & Wellness facility.  (10212 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell).  All guests will be required to follow strict COVID protocol including screening at the entrance to the facility and wearing a mask.

Hair Care:  A variety of hair care and hair styling services are offered.  Fees vary based on the services provided.  

Medical Foot Care:  $40 per appointment

To schedule an appointment for services, please call us at 425-488-4821.  No unscheduled guests will be allowed into the facility. 

Promoting “Fun For All”, the Northshore Wranglers Inclusion Program provides inclusion, fun and friendships for special needs individuals of all ages and abilities, in partnership with the community,  through year-round recreation, sports, life skills and social opportunities, as well as advocacy and family support.  

Programming is currently happening virtually and in person.  Classes vary each quarter but have included cooking classes, show & tell, theater, martial arts, yoga, and much more.

To register and pay for upcoming classes, please visit this link.  If you need assistance, please contact Judi Pirone at 425-286-1037 or judip@mynorthshore.org or inclusion@mynorthshore.org.

For more information, please contact us at 425-488-4821. 

We are currently looking to engage sponsors for our Bothell 5k, raising funds for our Northshore “Wranglers” Inclusion Program, serving special needs individuals of all ages in our community.  www.Bothell5k.org  To sponsor this event, or to donate, please visit here or call us at 425-286-1023.

Our Commitment To You

Northshore Senior Center is committed to providing high quality services and supports that are accessible to all individuals in our region.  Northshore Senior Center will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, familial status, religion, race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or any other basis prohibited by law. Northshore Senior Center will comply and cooperate with all federal, state and local laws and agencies in ensuring full compliance with the laws against discrimination. Specifically, Northshore Senior Center will not:

  • Deny any person facilities, services, financial aid or other benefits provided under the program or activity.
  • Provide any person with facilities, services, financial aid or other benefits which are different, or are provided in a different form from that provided to others under the program or activity.
  • Subject any person to segregated or separate treatment in any facility or in any matter or process related to receipt of any service or benefit under the program or activity.
  • Restrict in any way access to, or the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others in connection with facilities, services, financial aid or other benefits under the program or activity.
  • Treat any person differently from others in determining whether the person satisfies any admission, enrollment, eligibility, membership, or other requirement or condition which individuals must meet in order to be provided any facilities, services or other benefit provided under the program or activity.
  • Deny any person any opportunity to participate in a program or activity as an employee
  • Utilize criteria or methods of administration, which have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination.

Policies and Procedures You Should Know About:

Americans With Disabilities Act Policy (Spanish)

Title VI Policy (Spanish)

Northshore Senior Center Customer Compliant and Grievance Policy and Procedure (Spanish)

Customer Complaint Form