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 By Michelle Reitan    News 

Are we really OK? | PrimeLiving

No one will deny that the last year and a half has been difficult, and for many it has been life altering. If you are like me, the last 18 months have been different, but not terrib... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Feeling blue … not a normal part of aging | Prime Living

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Much of this time is focused on younger people experiencing depression. But seniors make up a disproportionate amount of death by suicide... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Sleep – or lack thereof… | Prime Living

If you are like me and thousands of others in the United States, you have trouble sleeping. Some of us can’t fall asleep, or we wake up, at what I call the “witching hour” at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those h... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Dire health threat facing seniors: hunger | Prime Living

Over this last year, we have heard in the news or seen for ourselves the long lines at food banks throughout our county, state, and country. Perhaps we were in those lines or know... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Nature: Better emotional and physical health | Prime Living

This last year has been challenging to say the least. One of the ways that I was able to keep grounded was to head out for a hike with my daughter, Julia. During the summer we made... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Aging in place – it takes a village | Prime Living

As the social worker for the Edmonds Waterfront Center, I am frequently asked about assistance for household chores or rides to medical appointments. According to the Population Ref... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Food – What is it good for? | Prime Living

I don’t know about you, but this last year has not been good for my waistline. Working from home has made it too convenient for me to eat whenever or whatever I want, regardless... — Updated 2/18/2021

 

Difficult emotions – what to do with them | Guest View

Jan. 11 marked the one-year anniversary of the first death from COVID-19 reported by China and the unprecedented change that was about to occur throughout the world. Over the last... — Updated 1/28/2021

 

Helping Hands: Kindness when we see chaos | Guest View

A few days ago, I attended the August board meeting of the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The board president, Gary Haakenson, opened the meeting talking about kindness during these... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Helping Hands: Kindness when we see chaos | Guest View

A few days ago, I attended the August board meeting of the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The board president, Gary Haakenson, opened the meeting talking about kindness during these... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Our seniors need your help | Guest View

During these times of uncertainty due to the coronavirus and COVID-19, many of us are feeling anxious and are concerned for those most vulnerable, people over 60 years old, and... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

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