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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cyber-Seniors: Do you have technology questions?
We have been working in partnership with Mt. Si Senior Center, Issaquah Senior Center, and Cyber-Seniors to help bridge the digital divide between senior and technology!
Cyber-Seniors (cyberseniors.org/seniors-services/) has recently opened a program in Seattle-King County! This means you can get help from local volunteers to help with:
•Setting up a video call with friends and family
• Ordering groceries or medication online
• Streaming movies, musicals and shows
• Scheduling video appointments with medical professionals
• And more!
Call 206-222-9244 to make an appointment with Seattle-King County Cyber Seniors. Phone lines are open Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm. If you leave a message, they will call you back within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). You can learn more and schedule a one-on-one phone appointment online by going to metrocenter.wsu.edu/cyberseniors/
TELOS at Bellevue Collage
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.
See the course descriptions. https://bellevuecollege.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5874f29a34dfa4011c4e68251&id=ba28b8e224&e=7ec776e520
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 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 Guide 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, 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.
Costs & Payment Options for Assisted Living & Home Care by State
Each state page linked HERE contains the programs specific to that state. However, there are many other programs available nationwide from the federal government, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and non-profit organizations.
The Best Medical Alert Systems for 2022
According to the CDC, falls among older adults are extremely common, with an estimated 2.5 million older adults treated for fall injuries in the U.S. every year. An estimated 25,000 of those fall injuries result in death. Justifiably so, 8 out of 10 caregivers are worried about fall prevention. A medical alert device is a valuable tool to help seniors receive the help they need if a fall or other emergency occurs. For this reason, we came up with a resource to help aging adults and their caregivers learn about the best medical alert companies and devices to help them make an informed decision and find a medical alert system that best fits their needs. Learn more at the link HERE.
Estate Planning Basics
There is a lot more that a person can do, to ensure that their intentions and wishes are honored in the case of mental incapacity or upon passing away. This section on FindLaw provides resources related to estate planning, including a discussion of estate laws, tips for creating an estate plan, and an explanation of how probate works.
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.