Snohomish County Council on Aging

Who We Are

The Council on Aging (COA) is composed of no more than 30 members that serve three year terms. The membership shall include representatives of senior citizen organizations, local elected officials, and members of the general public.

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Purpose


The Snohomish County Council on Aging as established under the Older Americans Act of 1965 is hereby recognized as having authority to advise the executive, department of human services and the division of aging on all matters related to the administration of aging programs.


SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN ACTION!

¨Are YOU enthusiastic and willing to actively advise, assist, and advocate for the needs and issues facing older adults and adults with disabilities.

¨Can YOU use your life experiences and skills to help achieve the council’s goals.

¨Will YOU commit to a 3 year term and be dedicated to the approximate 6-10 hours needed monthly to attend events and monthly meetings.

Council on Aging members come from all walks of life, multiple ethic and racial backgrounds, various age groups and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving older adults.

Applications are available online.

 For more information, email Linda Vizmanos, Snohomish County Long Term Care & Aging or call at (425) 388-7317.

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The Chair's Corner

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Monthly Council On Aging Meetings

Well, Hello There!

Welcome to the Council on Aging's webpage and Happy Holidays as we approach the end of 2018 and look forward to 2019. I hope the year has blessed you and yours with amazing things!

The Council on Aging is busy working on their legislative priorities and learning how to talk with our legislators. This is in preparation for our January 30 trip to Olympia.

At our November meeting (join us) we will learn about the Warning Signs of Memory Loss with Hazel Borden of the Alzheimer's Association.

As you may know (or may not know) - the end of the year around the holidays is an especially good time to watch and learn about your family members and notice any changes in them that may lead you to think there is something "out of sync" going on. If you notice something, don't hesitate to make that call to your loved one's physician, or to Homage Senior Services, or to the Alzheimer's Association to ask bout help. We all need help occasionally. And remember - Alzheimers/Dementia isn't just an "old peoples" condition.

On a lighter note - do you remember any of these (am I showing my age?) from the 1960's through the 1980's-

  • Fruit Stripe Gum (yumbo!) launched in early 1960's
  • Sweet Tarts launched in 1962 (my absolute favorite!)
  • Laffy Taffy launched in 1970 & Pop Rocks in 1975 with all of their brilliant, jamming, bursting movements!
  • Big League Chew blubblegum launched in early 1980's
  • Nerds launched in 1983 and voted Candy of the Year in 1985
  • Airheads launched in 1986

Whew! Are these still around? My teeth hurt but I hope they are still around because I am going to go out and buy myself a big 'ol bunch of them right now!

Come join the Council on Aging, attend any one of our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month, reach out, volunteer! We'd love to have you as one of our dynamic members.

Best wishes through the end of 2018 and beyond! Excelsior!!!!!

Jan

  1. General COA Meetings
  2. Advocacy & Diversity
  3. Healthy Aging
  4. Senior Centers
Council Members at Meeting


  

AUGUST MEETING

Wednesday, August 22, 2018​
​9:30 - 11:30am​
​Stanwood Senior Center​​​
​7430 276th ST NW
​Stanwood, 982​​92



SEPTEMBER MEETING

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:30 - 11:30am
​Stanwood Senior Center​
7430 276th ST NW​
Stanwood, 98292



​OCTOBER MEETING

Wednesday, 24, 2018​


TBA
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Current Calendar and Upcoming Events

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Current COA Meeting Materials

Snohomish County Area Agency on Aging

Contact Us

LTCA Referral Line

Long Term Care & Aging

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 305

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: (425) 388-7393

Fax: (425) 388-7304