Senior Services and Resources

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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.

New! Curbside Senior Lunch Program 

City of Redmond Senior Programs announces Senior Curbside Drive Through Lunch service in front of Redmond City Hall for seniors ages 50 and up. 

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - Advanced Registration is required!

Where: Directly in front of City Hall. Please remain in your vehicles – staff will direct you to drive up to lunch pick up area. Walk up service will be available for those arriving by foot.

What: Boxed or bagged lunches will be distributed to registered participants, ages 50 and up. Safe handling, physical distancing and other COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

 Fee: Lunches are provided at no charge (optional donations taken at time of registration).

Advanced Registration is required - Call 425-556-2300, 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday to register.

August Registration Dates: 
July 20: First two weeks of August lunches open for registration.
August 10: Last two weeks of August lunches open for registration.

July Menu  August Menu

Please call us if you need to cancel your lunch reservation. 

Questions? Please call Senior Programs 425-556-2314 or email rsc@redmond.gov.


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 /DocumentCenter/View/14478, 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?
July 2020 Trivia Answers June 2020 Trivia AnswersMay 2020 Trivia Answers  

2020 Encore Issues
July 2020 | June 2020 | 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!

August 11
1:00 p.m.
Humanities Washington Presentation
Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas
from the Northwest
From canoe journeys to flying cars, explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Presented by author and broadcaster, Harriet Baskas.
Course# 18366
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
August 13
2 p.m.
Virtual Visit Time - Trivia Time!
Let’s get together online for some good conversation - please note the new time of 2:00 p.m....it’s easy to remember, "Talkin’ at 2!"
(meets 2nd and last Thursdays of each month)
Course# 18341
Register online here                        or phone 425-556-2300.
August 18
10 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.
August 18
1 p.m.
German Conversation Interest Group
(meets on the third Tuesday of each month)
Course# 18356
Register by phone 425-556-2300.
August 21
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.
August 25
10 a.m.
Make a Card, Make a Connection - Fee: $5

Join us for a new online class! We'll learn how to make 3 different greeting cards and then send
our creations to 3 friends in our community. The $5 fee includes: materials, envelopes and postage stamps to make and mail three cards. Instruction will be online via Zoom.
Course# 18446
Register online here   or phone 425-556-2300

August 27
2 p.m.
Virtual Visit Time 
Let’s get together online for some good conversation - please note the new time of 2:00 p.m....it’s easy to remember, "Talkin’ at 2!"
(meets 2nd and last Thursdays of each month)
Course# 18341
Register online here or phone 425-556-2300.
August 31
10 a.m.
Virtual Bingo
Join us online for fun and free Bingo! Prizes awarded!
Course# 18363
Register online here  or phone 425-556-2300.

September 5
10 a.m.
Saturday Morning Book Group 
Join our online Saturday Monthly Book Group - all are welcome!
(meets on the first Saturday of each month, July is 2nd Sat due to July 4 holiday.)
Course# 18353
Register online here                        or phone 425-556-2300.
September 14
10 a.m. 
*Due to Labor Day Holiday, will meet on 9/14
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.

Smile Face Graphic 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!

Senior Programs 
Hello from Marty Boggs Senior Programs Administrator
Seniors on the Move Weekend Edition
Seniors on the Move
Health & Wellness
Julie Cauthorn Tai Chi Movements
June is Hearing Awareness Month
July is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
August is Diabetes Awareness Month
Interest Groups 
Story Collections from Writing Your Life Story Interest Group
Just for Fun Games, Projects, Puzzles
Animal Quiz
Flower Quiz
Glue and Salt Art Project
Do You Know? If you’re under 50, this might be a tough one!

NEW! Redmond Art Walk - Print Out or Follow Online!
Redmond Art Walk Map
Art Walk Art Smart Family Activities Pages
Art of Exercise - Follow the Art, follow the Exercises

Coming Soon!

RedmGraphic of pot on stove with title Redmond Seniors Cook! Opens in new windowond Seniors Cook! Online Recipe Collection

We are still collecting favorite recipes from seniors (50+) in our community! To submit your favorite recipe, please email to rsc@redmond.gov.

Redmond Seniors Cook Promo Video



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
Intro to Mt. St. Helens Tour
Virtual Tour of Mt. St. Helens - Tour #1 South View
Virtual Tour of Mt. St. Helens - Tour #2 East View
Virtual Tour of Mt. St. Helens - Tour #3 West View
Intro to NASA Tour
Virtual Tour of NASA
Intro to IKEA Tour
Virtual Tour of IKEA Headquarters, Sweden
How do you pronounce IKEA?
Intro to National Geographic Tours
Virtual Expeditions with National Geographic


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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