Assistance and Resources

Social Worker Resources

Sno-Valley Senior Center Social Worker, Kelly Fujiwara, is available to meet 1-on-1 for emotional support, short-term counseling and resource navigation, at no cost to seniors. Kelly has a Masters in Social work with an emphasis in Health Care and Aging. Note that community referrals will be made for situations that need more intensive psychological interventions.

Homebound Senior Outreach Program

If you or someone you know is home-bound or has difficulty getting out, the Senior Outreach program may be a good match! Contact us to schedule an in-home visit with one of our volunteers.
Our volunteers can help with:

  • Aid with small household tasks
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Socialization
  • Assistance filling out paperwork
  • Information/ Referrals

To make a referral or receive more information about our program contact Kelly Fujiwara, Social Worker, at (425) 333-4152 x7 or kellyf@soundgenerations.org

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is a program that assists seniors with household and  yard maintenance and repairs with the goal of keeping seniors safe, secure and independent in their homes as long as possible The program is provided by Sno-Valley Sr Center & Snoqualmie Valley Housing Solutions.  Contact Kelly at 425-333-4152.

Come Over on the HYDE Shuttle

The Hyde Shuttle is convenient, low-cost and you might for friendships along the way! Call 425-333-4009 or 877-415-3632 to schedule a ride, at least 3 days in advance. You can go to Carnation, Duvall, Fall City and Redmond Ridge from 8:00am-4:00pm.

“Personally, I like the drivers. They’re very courteous and kind. The Hyde Shuttle gets people like me, who are usually housebound, to the center. It’s just a wonderful service!”

Learn about more transportation options in the Snoqualmie Valley on the Transportation page.

TELOS at Bellevue College

This program is conveniently located at Bellevue College’s north campus. Classes appeal to a wide variety of interests including art, science, technology, current events and literature. For the coming semester beginning Oct. 3, the price is $85 per class. Some classes are virtual and some in person.

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Pathways Information and Assistance

Finding the information you need when you need it is not always easy. When you call Pathways, our highly-trained volunteers offer free, personalized help to assess your needs, offer options and refer you to a wide range of services including: In-home support, housing, legal, Medicaid, transportation, food & nutrition, employment, counseling, and more. Call Pathways at 206-448-3110.

Home Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

The H.E.L.P. Center has a variety of home medical equipment available to loan out to members of the community, in their time of need.  Dependent on what is available through donations, the HELP center, working in partnership with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Bridge Ministries, Sno-Valley Senior Center, and Mt Si Senior Center, may have equipment for you: Wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers, toilet risers, canes, and more!

All equipment is repaired and sanitized by Bridge Disability Ministries before it is given out for re-use.

Used equipment is accepted at Sno-Valley Senior Center, Mt. Si Senior Center, and Bridge Ministries. Contact Susan Lord for equipment requests at 425-831-3754.  The equipment center is located at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital East Campus, 34599 SE 99th St, Snoqualmie.  A monetary donation is much appreciated (though not required) when items are picked up.

2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find the local resources they need. They are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can help with food, health, housing, utilities, jobs & employment, and more!

Parkview Property Services, LLC: Affordable Home Maintenance & Repair

Parkview Property Services are a non-profit dedicated to providing high-quality affordable home maintenance and repairs. Estimates are free, call: 206-542-6601. Licensed, Bonded & Insured. *They recommend always getting multiple estimates (at least 3) prior to hiring a contractor. Find the website by clicking HERE. Confirmed that they WILL come out to the Valley for Home Maintenance & Repair.

Senior/ Local Resources

Hopelink

Just across the street from Sno-Valley Senior Center is the Sno-Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services provided by Hopelink. You can call, 425-333-4163, ahead to schedule an appointment to register with the food bank, and once you are registered, you will be able to attend twice per month. Hopelink also has volunteers who are able to make home deliveries to homebound individuals. The Sno-Valley Service Center is open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm. Food Bank Hours of Operations are Wednesdays 3:00-7:00pm and Thursdays, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Duvall Walking Guide

The City of Duvall and Savor Snoqualmie Valley, an initiative of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, have teamed up to create a new Duvall Walking Guide thanks to grant funds from Port of Seattle. It is their hope that this map of city parks, walking routes, and points of interest will inspire both residents and visitors to get out, get moving, support local businesses, and explore all that Duvall has to offer!

Start Your Recovery

StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery. Learn more at the website HERE.

Senior Moving Guide: Storage and Housing Assistance

Moving a household is no easy feat for anyone, young or old. Whether it’s time for you to move on from the home you’ve been in for decades or your lease is up and you need a change, moving as a senior comes with its own set of unique challenges. Our guide covers advice on how to know you’re ready for a move, what to look for in a new home, and how to transition smoothly. We’ll also talk about how to find the best storage options and what kind of moving companies have tailored their moving services to the specific needs of seniors. Find the guide HERE.

How to Protect Your Parents (or yourself) from Common Digital Traps

There are many avenues that crooks use against elders, and digital scams are among them. There are things you should know about financial and other scams targeting the elderly including what to look for, how to protect your senior parents, and what to do if they’ve been scammed. Learn more at the link: HERE.

Best Free Online Degrees for Seniors

Education is a lifelong journey. Whether you’re a senior citizen looking to start or finish a degree, learn new skills for your career, or keep your mind active, there’s likely a free online degree program or course that can help you achieve your goals. Learn more at the link HERE.

Guide to Medicare Eligibility, Coverage and Plans

Medicare is available to U.S citizens or permanent residents aged 65 or older, those under age 65 with a qualified disability receiving SSDI benefits for at least 24 months, and people diagnosed with ALS or ESRD. As a health insurance plan provided by the federal government, it plays an important role in some coverage of medical costs. Medicare is divided into different plans to help offer more choices in cost and coverage. Learn more about Medicare plans available to you at the link HERE.

Guide to Aging at Home Safely and Comfortably – https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/aging-in-place-independent-living/

This guide will help you learn how to make a home safe for aging in place, access technology that will assist the senior and caregivers, protect against fraud and manage the financial aspects of aging at home.

Managing Elderly Parents’ Finances – https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/managing-elderly-parents-finances/

This guide explains those circumstances that may require you to gain control over your parents’ (or other elderly loved one’s) finances — including warning signs that it’s time to step in — as well as what legal steps are involved and how to talk to your parents about their needs in a sensitive way.

Senior Driver Guide: Advice & Resources for Older Adults On the Road – https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/resources/senior-driving-guide/

The Federal Highway Administration reports that nearly 30 million licensed drivers in the U.S. in 2019 were aged 70 and older. There are more senior drivers than ever on the road, and that number is expected to expand due to the large baby boomer population growing older. Driving can help older people stay mobile, independent and connected to their loved ones and communities. Seniors and their loved ones should know how older drivers can stay safe behind the wheel, how to ensure they have the best car insurance to protect them as an older driver and when and how to hang up the keys.