No matter what essential help a low-income Whatcom County senior might need, there’s likely to be a willing volunteer with the skills to match the task with Volunteer Chore Program from the Volunteer Center.
Meals on Wheels and More, Bellingham At Home, and the county’s network of seven senior activity centers are part of the nonprofit Whatcom Council on Aging’s support for seniors experiencing loneliness.
For those who have not visited Bellingham International Airport in the past five years or longer, surprise might be your first reaction to see it has grown fourfold. And it’s ideal for seniors – it’s all one level.
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.