Lori Jacobson oversees a complete program at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center for seniors, including deep-water running, water aerobics, water arthritis exercises, deep-water aerobics and lap swimming lessons.
Local antiques and household goods experts operate estate sale businesses and have connections with several hundred local dealers, re-sellers, collectors and curiosity seekers to help downsize or handle a loved one’s estate.
Reduced muscle strength, increased inactivity, more severe chronic health conditions and increased use of prescription medications are risk factors for falls among older Americans, but there are steps to prevent injuries or death from falls.
Squads from Lynden, Blaine, Ferndale and Bellingham will participate in the 25th Annual All County Senior Center Bocce Ball Tournament Aug. 27 at Bender Fields. Bocce ball is a friendly, fun sport for men and women of all ages.
Among Friends Adult Family Home and Adult Care Lynden are residential homes that offer six private rooms for senior citizens and those living with disabilities. Both are locally owned and operated by Kim Honorof.
Whatcom County Council voted unanimously in December to adopt regulations that create and pay for a secure medicine return program that will make getting rid of leftover or unwanted medicines more convenient.
Project Lifesaver was introduced in Whatcom County in 2008 as a partnership between the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Alzheimer’s Society of Washington as a way to help find dementia or Alzheimer’s patients that may get lost.