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Controlling anger in today’s angry world

I think we all know that people seem more angry today than in the past. We experience it from others, or we ourselves are angry. Anger is a powerful emotion that can profoundly impact both our mental …

Volunteering later in life

Several weeks ago, the Edmonds Waterfront Center hosted a volunteer fair.  We had over 500 community members attend. Though the fair was open to all, many who attended were older adults. As …

Loma Linda: The blue zone oasis of health, longevity

There are only five recognized blue zones In the world: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Blue zones are regions in the …

Processed foods: Is the fear warranted?

Processed foods have been the latest nutrition super-villain and the subject of a lot of confusion and misinformation. They have been linked to cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, …

Techniques to fight the post-holiday blues | Health & Wellness

These post-holiday blues, or holiday blues, can cast a shadow over the transition from festive celebrations to the routine of everyday life. It can be difficult to overcome these emotions, but, with some different techniques, we can overcome these feelings.

The importance of protecting ourselves | Health & Wellness

On Friday morning I heard a news report about the low vaccination rate this season for flu, COVID, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Though the hospitalization rates are not as high as last …

Smiling leads to happiness | Health & Wellness

As we enter the busy holiday season, many of us may be feeling stressed, anxious, and lonely. An easy way to combat these feelings and help to increase our mood is the simple act of smiling. …

Health benefits of grounding: Connect with nature for wellness

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world around us. However, a growing body of research suggests that reconnecting with nature through …

September is Suicide Prevention Month. When people think of those who die by suicide, many do not think of seniors. Yet the elderly have significant higher rates of suicide then other age …

Stay heat-safe during summer | Health & Wellness

As we enter the summer months, it is important that we make sure that we stay hydrated and keep our bodies cool. We have been lucky as this summer has, so far, not been as hot as in the last few …

Loneliness: A silent epidemic | Health & Wellness

You may know that I work at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, where I have the pleasure of working with Sue Shearer, our nurse. Twice a year we lead a workshop, “Aging Mastery.” This five-week …

The healing power of water | Health & Wellness

We all understand the benefits of drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps with joint health, our complexion, helping deliver oxygen throughout our body, and much more. More and more people …

Stretching your food dollars | Health & Wellness

Food is expensive, and it seems that it keeps getting more expensive. If you are on a fixed income, grocery shopping can be a challenging and stressful experience. Because groceries are a …

Protein, and why it is important as we age | Health & Wellness

We all hear how vital protein is for building and maintaining muscle strength as well as a healthy weight. A 2018 study by The Journals of Gerontology suggests that having adequate protein is even …

Free Medicare assistance available from SHIBA

Open enrollment might be over, but your SHIBA team keeps on going. At the Edmonds Waterfront Center, we are the sponsor agency for 32 dedicated, highly trained, and experienced Statewide Health …

Gratitude and your mental health | Health & Wellness

I think that we have all heard the practicing gratitude, being grateful for things in your life, has a positive effect on one’s mental health. I believe that for some people, gratitude comes …

Masks once again recommended indoors

Snohomish Health District Health Officer James Lewis joined more than 30 other local health officers and health-care leaders to recommend masking and other illness prevention measures this winter. …

Tips for coping with holiday stress | Health & Wellness

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests – stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands – cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning, …

Breathe | Health and Wellness

According to Merriam Webster, breath is a noun and means the air taken into or expelled from the lungs or an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. Most of us do this activity …

The importance of advanced directives | Health & Wellness

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp morning air, the changing colors on the trees, the feeling of the ending of summer and the beginning of the coziness of winter. As a colleague and I …

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