7/29 Update: Yesterday, Governor Inslee extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan. SVSC is currently planning on restarting small group planning when King County reaches Phase 3. We are adding more virtual programming to our calendar every week, which you can find on our website here, https://snovalleysenior.org/events/events-calendar/
Following the phased re-opening of King County, the Sno-Valley Senior Center will remain closed until further notice, aside from a few one-on-one appointments (dental clinic & reflexology). We will continue offering Community Dining meals to-go or for delivery (if needed) and our Meals on Wheels program. For more information or to place an order for a meal, you can call 425-333-4152.
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. Call Kelly at 425-333-4152 ext. 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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 email@example.com
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-hope support, housing, legal, medicaid, transportation, food & nutrition, employment, counseling, and more. Call Pathways at 206-448-3110.
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.
Home Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
The H.E.L.P. Center relies on donations made by Valley residents of home care equipment they no longer need. Available equipment includes:
Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, bedside commodes, canes, and more! Open 2:30-6:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Located in the outbuilding next to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic: 38565 SE River Street, Snoqualmie. 425-831-3754. Equipment is accepted at Sno-Valley Senior Center, Mt. Si Senior Center, and Bridge Ministries. Please DO NOT bring equipment to the HELP Center.
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
Snoqualmie Valley Community Network Quick Resource Guide
For local resources in Snoqualmie Valley click HERE. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network Quick Resource Quide includes information about addiction services, Employment/ Vocational Services, Food and Clothing, Medical Services, Senior Services, Veterans Services, and more.
Just across the street from Sno-Valley Senior Center is the Sno-Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services provided by Hopelink. You can call 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.
Retirement Living Assisted Living Resources
Find Washington retirement communities, including active adult communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing care and more. Full guide can be found by clicking this link.
Sports and Games for Seniors: Fun and Exercise in One
Fitness, it is on the fast track and has been trending across the United States for years. Exercise moves and routines are recycled, new twists and improvements are added to make them the latest “new old” craze across all age groups from the very young to seniors. When it comes to physical activity to increase a heart-rate, the options are unlimited. Any type of physical activity can be transformed into an exercise routine and before the person knows it, all the fun they had translates into tremendous health benefits. Link HERE.
Elder Care Planning Guide from Consumer Affairs
The ConsumerAffairs elder care planning guide featyres resources on retirement and senior living, home improvements for seniors, everyday services and end of life care planning. It is available HERE.
Find Senior Care & Senior Living Options Near You
Looking for senior care can be stressful and confusing, and you may be unsure where to start. Whether you’re looking for a senior living community or help with in-home care, we’re here to help you understand your options, learn about financing and guide you through the process. More information can be found by clicking HERE.
Online Therapy Directory
Online therapy sessions help individuals access professional care for mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs without having to travel to a specific physical location. With so many companies offering therapy services via video and phone calls, live chats, and email messaging, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you and your needs. To help users we’ve created a list of the top 10 online therapy sessions, which you can find HERE.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources for the Elderly
Seniors are not the first demographic that comes to mind when envisioning drug and alcohol abuse. But individuals in this age group are more severely impacted by this issue than most people realize. With age, the elderly experience changes in their physical and mental well-being, social circles and family dynamics, and may require more assistance in their everyday lives. More information HERE.
Memory Care in Washington State
This guide will cover the cost of memory care in Washington, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state and a directory of memory care facilities in Washington. Memory care facilities provide those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia with care that is tailored to their unique needs. Memory care can take place in its own facility, or as part of a designated wing of another residential care community.
The Best Hearing Aids for Seniors of 2020
Because hearing loss is such a normal part of aging, many people don’t understand how risky it can be to allow deafness to go untreated. Not being able to enjoy one’s normal activities, like taking in a movie, talking with friends, or even being able to hear timers and appliances in the home, essentially cuts a person off from their own life. In this GUIDE, you’ll find our top ten hearing aid brands for 2020, with a total of 28 hearing aids reviewed.
Elderly Health Issues
An unprecedented shift is occurring worldwide, wherein the population over age 65 is growing in numbers. This demographic change will lead to the elderly population outnumbering young children. Part of this shift is due to increasing life expectancy, with people living longer thanks to better health and more effective health care. The elderly do face a number of common health issues that need to monitored. More information HERE.
Substance abuse among the elderly (adults over the age of 60), particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. More information can be found HERE.
Sleep During a Crisis
Stress is highly volatile and impactful on both the amount of sleep an individual gets, and the quality of their sleep. In order to have a restful night with the recommended number of hours for a person’s age and physiological condition, it’s important to keep stress under control. Stresses can be external (losing a home, world events like COVID-19, troubles at work, worries about family members) or internal (mental illness, physical illness, medical procedures, etc.) Read more HERE.