Below you will find a list of the programs Northshore Senior Center is currently offering. Many programs and services are NOT being offered at this time due to COVID related safety concerns. As we slowly continue to reopen programs and services, this list will be updated to reflect those changes.
While we know that many of our members are friends and have continued to meet outside of the senior center, we do not encourage or support in-person meetings of 5 or more people, in alignment with guidance that has been issued for our community be the State of Washington. Groups that continue to meet in person are doing so outside of the bounds of Northshore Senior Center. Groups who would like access to a virtual platform (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) to facilitate their meetings in a safe manner should let us know. We’d be happy to facilitate access and to promote their group.
Northshore Senior Center currently offers a variety of online classes designed to keep you active and connected. Current classes include yoga, seated body conditioning, qi gong and much more. The list continues to evolve so stay tuned for more opportunities! You can find a full schedule of our classes by linking visiting our calendar.
We currently have a series of NEW classes being offered in 6 week sessions. To view and register for these classes, please click here. If you need assistance registering, please contact Judi Pirone at Judip@mynorthshore.org or at 425-286-1037.
Many classes are being offered at this time for FREE and do not require pre-registration. These classes are available via Facebook Live, and can be viewed both during and after the class has occurred. Visit the “videos” section of our Facebook page to view prior classes.
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 large green, metal box has been installed in front of the building to accept donations. 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 3 days each week. (Please check calendar for possible closures due to holidays.)
Thursdays, 3pm-6pm (Closed until further notice)
(Starting 1/15/22, we have combined our Farm Box Give-A-Ways with our Free Community Food Bank on Saturdays! We will have 100 boxes of fresh produce, dairy, meat, potatoes, as well as the full access to our Community Food Bank options that we would like to offer up for free to anyone in our community.)
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.)
Subscription Boxes To Keep You Engaged
STAY ENGAGED, STAY CONNECTED, STAY ACTIVE
We realize that not having the Senior Center open to in-person programming over the past year to come into has been difficult. It was a vital way to be able to stay connected and engaged in activities. Even once we do reopen to in-person programming, we realize that many may still not feel comfortable walking through our doors quite yet.
This is why we are introducing our Senior Center in a Box program. The purchase of one of our quarterly subscription boxes will allow your favorite staff to help curate a themed activity just for you. This is a great gift to get for yourself, your friend, or a loved one. These boxes will include all of the necessary materials, step-by-step instructions, along with a way to connect and engage with others who purchased the same box that quarter.
Choose from our 2nd quarter themes (all boxes are great for all abilities and skill levels)
For the Aspiring Artist
Get ready for Spring with this beautiful Spring Tree Path acrylic canvas painting! This step by step painting tutorial will guide you through the steps on how to paint a gray pathway between Spring Trees and a glowing yellow sunset. Relax as you paint the EASY bright pink blossoms in the tree branches using a very simple technique.
For the Bookworm
Did you know that people who regularly read books tend to be more empathetic, healthy, productive and smart? Well now you do! Whether you’re looking for a gift for the literature fan in your life or treating yourself, this subscription box is for you. The genre of this quarter’s subscription box is mystery, thriller and suspense.
It’s now more important than ever to take time for yourself. A moment to pause and unwind, to prioritize your health, happiness and overall well-being. Let this subscription box bring you a little peace of mind. A much needed reminder to slow down, stay present and take care of yourself.
For the Foodies
I love gifts that keep giving. If you have someone who loves to cook or someone who wants to learn to cook, then this is the subscription box for you. A cooking themed gift basket on how to cook or bake can be equal parts challenging and exciting. Order this box and let your culinary skills begin.
Participants in this pilot program are eligible to borrow an iPad, Chromebook laptop and, if needed, a mobile hot spot, for three months. While you have the freedom to use the device as you wish, as part of this pilot program, participants agree to join in on our Northshore Senior Center virtual programming through our various platforms. These devices are pre-loaded with apps and helpful websites that continue to promote engagement and wellness of our members.
Right now, you can reserve a FREE device by visiting our rental website at www.northshoreseniorcenter.org/tech-checkout. You can also call (425) 488-4821 (ext. 138) to reserve as well. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ken Childs at KenC@mynorthshore.org.
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, to-go pickup from our dining room, or delivery is offered in the local region via the Northshore Transportation Program. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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”!)
- Home care (personal care assistance, companionship and/or meal prep, etc.)
- 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.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
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.
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/Wednesday/Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm at the Northshore Health & Wellness Center.
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.
Because of safety concerns related to COVID-19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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