SENIOR SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Welcome

During a time when physical interactions are limited, we are focused more than ever on maintaining social and emotional connections. This page is designed to inspire learning, encourage healthy habits, help maintain social connections and support you while you stay home, and stay healthy.


We Are Here For You!


Send us an email.
Call us at 425-556-2314. 
Connect with us at the Redmond Parks and Recreation Facebook

We will continue to send monthly Encore newsletters and will be using Facebook to provide information, updates, resources and live events. 

Community Resources

 Meals on Wheels (MOW) program is continuing during the closure and will continue to do so until MOW can return to its regular operations. If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional support or other services, you may wish to contact one of the following local resources:

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LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!


Keep In Touch with Each Other

Social distancing has created the perfect time to bring conversation back with our ‘Phone a Friend’ campaign.

Here’s how it works: If you would like to receive or make a friendly phone call to another senior in our community, let us know your contact information and we’ll match you up with a phone friend and provide guidelines. 

Call 425-556-2388 or send an email to kphillips@redmond.gov and provide the following information:

1. Name
2. Phone Number
3. Best time to call
4. Do you want to get calls or make calls?

Keep in Touch with Staff

Staff are available to you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Email or call 425-556-2314


Encore Newsletter

Keep connected with Encore, Redmond Senior Programs monthly newsletter.

If you would like to receive this free publication by mail, please give us a call at 425-556-2314, email us at rsc@redmond.gov, or complete the contact form below.

Encore Monthly Trivia

Here are the questions and answers for each Encore’s trivia. Did you know the answers?
May 2020 Trivia Answers

2020 Encore Issues
May 2020 | April 2020 (program highlights) | April 2020 | March 2020 | February 2020 | January 2020  

VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS

Staying home and staying healthy is good for all of us, but it can lead to feelings of restlessness, boredom and isolation.  Although it is not the same as face-to-face conversation and camaraderie, we are fortunate to have technology to help us stay connected, active and engaged until we can be together again in person. Explore the resources below and enjoy a virtual visit or activity today!
We use Zoom Meetings to host our online activities. step-by-step instructions for creating a free account and joining meetings online. 

Graphic of circle with spokes coming out of middleActivities and Events Online!

We’ve gone virtual! Join us for fun and informative offerings online. After you register, you will receive an email with the link to join and instructions for connecting online. All events and activities are free. Please register online at redmond.gov/register or call 425-556-2300.


Here’s What’s Coming Up Online!

May 28
11:00 a.m. 

Virtual Visit Time!
Let’s get together online for some good conversation and social time!
(meets on the last Thursday of each month)
Course# 18341
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
June 6
10:00 a.m.
Saturday Morning Book Group 
Join our online Saturday Monthly Book Group - all are welcome!
(meets on the first Saturday of each month)
Course# 18353
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
June 8
10:00 a.m.
Marty’s Monday Morning Mens Meeting
Join Senior Program Administrator, Marty Boggs, for some good conversation and comaraderie.
(meets on the second Monday of each month)
Course# 18355
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
June 16
10:00 a.m.
Writing Your Life Story Interest Group
Join other seniors as they share and write the stories from their lives.
(meets on the third Tuesday of each month)
Course# 18354
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
June 19
1:00 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Book Group 
Join our online Friday Monthly Book Group - all are welcome!
(meets on the third Friday of each month)
Course# 18352
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
June 25
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Visit Time!
Let’s get together online for some good conversation and social time!
(meets on the last Thursday of each month)
Course# 18341
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.


Learn, Laugh & Linger

Take a look at these fun, informative and entertaining offerings created for you by Senior Program staff, instructors and interest groups. Enjoy!

Hello from Marty Boggs Senior Programs Administrator
Seniors on the Move Weekend Edition
Seniors on the Move
Julie Cauthorn Tai Chi Movements

Story Collections from Writing Your Life Story Interest Group
Animal Quiz 
Flower Quiz
Glue and Salt Art Project

picture of bus on roadVirtual Trips & Tours with Iola

Join Redmond Senior Program’s driver and trip planner, Iola, as she discovers fun video trips and tours online. Just click on the links listed below to watch the intro and visit the online resources. Hop on board - there’s unlimited seats on our virtual bus!  Meet Iola

Iola’s Intro to the Tulip Tour
Virtual Tour of Roozenguaarde Tulip Farm
Intro to Rainier National Park
Virtual Tour of Rainier National Park
Intro to Chihuly Glass
Virtual Tour of Chihuly Glass
Intro to North Cascades Tour
Virtual Tour of North Cascades


Museums, National Parks, Music and More

We are all staying home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a virtual trip to some amazing museums, parks and attractions in our state, in our country and throughout the world!

SAM - Seattle Art Museum: View collections onlineSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Seattle SymphonyTour Five National Parks Across the United States
National Nordic Museum (Ballard)Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Exhibits
Space Needle WebcamParis Tour
Museum of Flight Tours and Exhibits
Seattle Aquarium Otter and Seal Live Cams


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