For Sammamish Seniors
We’ve gathered a list of area resources and nearby senior centers that we hope will be of use to you. If you know of a resource not listed below, we’d love to add it. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to provide feedback.
IACS Virtual Programming Schedule
Yoga, support group, chai and chat, meditative art, and more! For more info contact: 253-234-9989 – ext. 3 or email@example.com.
Sammamish Seniors, Free Jigsaw Puzzle Library
Text or call: Margaret Rosenow 425-442-7698.
Student/Senior Pen Pals
Looking for Seniors to participate with local high school students. Do you love to write? Share your penmanship passion with students and create new intergenerational relationships. To register: Val at 206-779-2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
(SHIBA) A trained volunteer can answer your questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, long-term care insurance. Call 8 AM to 5 PM, Mon – Fri: 1-800-562-6900.
King County Library System
King County Library System has a variety of free, online groups and classes: www.kcls.org/events – filter for Adults and Ages 55 and up. The library has arts classes several times a week and a “senior social hour” twice a month from SilverKite Community Arts, (www.kcls.org/events – a local award-winning intergenerational arts company).
Private Phone Calls with Social Worker Rebecca
Private Phone Calls with Social Worker Rebecca can help you navigate resources and tackle a wide variety of issues or obstacles you may be facing call 206-395-9149, or email email@example.com.
AARP’s Friendly Voice Program
Want to talk with a friendly person during these difficult times? Call weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM at 1-888-281-0145 or visit the AARP website.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
A trained volunteer can answer questions – Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance: M-F, 8 AM – 5 PM: 1-800-562-6900.
Washington State Prescription Drug Assistance Program
This is a completely free service to help residents get access to lower cost medications. “We are the Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation (PDAF). We provide assistance to any Washington State resident whose prescription drug coverage is inadequate, even if you have private insurance, Medicaid, or a plan on the healthcare exchange.
Our mission is to make medications available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured Washingtonians at no or reduced cost.” Local coordinator: Rod Shutt, 206-518-0839, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more on the website.
“Thinking about moving but not sure where to start?”
1) learning how much your home is worth, 2) want a free copy of Renee’s book, “Gain More Freedom by Downsizing Your Home”, or 3) free consultation to address your specific need: connect with Renee at email@example.com or 425-301-0378.
Are you thinking about downsizing, organizing, or decluttering? Visit Lisa VanDoorne’s Facebook Live for hints.
Washington Poison Center
For free 24/7 immediate help and treatment advice with medications or other potentially harmful substances, call the Washington Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. (260+ languages). To receive poison treatment and information for pets, contact the ASPCA Poison Center at 1-855-764-7661. (ASPCA $60 consulting fee)
See the brochure.
Sammamish Emergency Preparedness
This city website is a great place to start when looking to be more prepared for an emergency.
Community Van is a flexible rideshare option that provides Sammamish residents with a new way to use public transportation by offering trips to local destinations in and outside Sammamish (up to 2 hours away). Community Van accommodates trips throughout the day, evening, and weekends.
Trips can be a whatever you need- such as going to a play or concert with friends or going to the grocery store every week with a group. Community Vans are driven by volunteer drivers who are screened and approved through King County Metro’s Commuter Van program. Riders pay a standard metro fare for a round trip while the volunteer driver can ride for free. We want YOU to use Community Van to get where you need to go. If you are interested in taking a trip with Community Van, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 295-0646.
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