HELPFUL

Resources

Useful Resources
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 sammamishseniors@gmail.com to provide feedback.

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IACS Virtual Programming Schedule

Yoga, support group, chai and chat, meditative art, and more! For more info contact: 253-234-9989 – ext. 3 or admincoord@iaww.org.

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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 valeries@soundgenerations.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).

KING COUNTY LIBRARY EVENTS
SILVERKITE COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS

2-1-1

This free and confidential service helps people across the U.S. find the local resources they need 24/7 day to help with food, health, housing, utilities, jobs & employment, and more. Phone 211 to find out more or use the button below.

211 INFO

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 rebecca@issaquahfoodbank.org.

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, rods@prescriptiondrugassistance.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 renee.bornfreund@exprealty.com or 425-301-0378.

Helpful Hints

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

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 communityvan@sammamish.us or call (425) 295-0646.

Community Conversations
Summaries

Did you miss our last event on Zoom? We take notes and write up summaries so you can stay up to date. Click a button below to view the summary as a PDF. You can also download and print them. Ideas? Please write to sammamishseniors@gmail.com.

WISDOM CAFÉ – MARCH 2, 2022
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – MARCH 9, 2022
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATION – MARCH 9, 2022
TAX TALK – MARCH 23, 2022
ELECTIONS & DIRECTIONS – MARCH 30, 2022
WISDOM CAFÉ “QUALITIES AND DEFICIENCIES” – APRIL 6, 2022
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION – APRIL 13, 2022
UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA – APRIL 20, 2022
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR OF SAMMAMISH – APRIL 27, 2022
WISDOM CAFÉ “HOPEFUL” – MAY 4, 2022
HOUSING PANEL DISCUSSION – MAY 11, 2022
Sammamish Police Conversation – MAY 18, 2022
Sammamish Parks & Recreaction – MAY 25, 2022
WISDOM CAFÉ “JOY OF SUMMER” – JUNE 1, 2022
BOOK CLUB “ATLAS OF THE HEART” – JUNE 8, 2022
GOOD HEALTH NUTRITION – JUNE 15, 2022
INTERIM CITY MANAGER – JUNE 22, 2022
NORTHWEST HOME COACH – JUNE 29, 2022
WISDOM CAFE, LIFELONG LEARNING – JULY 6, 2022
NEW CITY COUNCIL – JULY 13, 2022
TECH TALK – JULY 20, 2022
SAMMAMISH HERITAGE SOCIETY – JULY 27, 2022
WISDOM CAFE, INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE – AUGUST 3, 2022
SAMMAMISH TOWN CENTER DEVELOPMENT – AUGUST 10, 2022
SAMMAMISH TOWN CENTER DEVELOPMENT – AUGUST 24, 2022
HALF TIME REPORT – AUGUST 17, 2022
BOOKCLUB, FACING THE MOUNTAIN – AUGUST 31, 2022