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.

To slow the spread of and reduce the number of individuals infected with COVID-19, the City of Redmond has closed all City Facilities until further notice.  For current information on closures and cancellations, please visit www.redmond.gov/PlaySafe

We Are Here For You!

Our staff are working remotely and available to you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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.

Looking Back at the Redmond Senior Center Building 

As the City prepares to take down the old Redmond Senior Center (RSC) building, we want to take some time to recall all the wonderful programs, moments and memories we shared at the RSC! We'll be adding links to videos and pictures below - so be sure to check back often! We are still collecting memories for a "RSC Memory Collection" which will be available online to print and explore. If you would like to send your favorite memories, please email them to rsc@redmond.gov..


A Look Back at the RSC Volunteer Program (video)
A Fond Look Back at the RSC People and Programs (video)
RSC Memories - A collection of photos and memories from the many wonderful years at the RSC.

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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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: OCTOBER UPDATEIn order to accommodate access to the drive-up ballot box in front of City Hall, the curbside lunch program will temporarily move to the drive through circle in front of the old Redmond Senior Center (RSC) building located at 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond, until the end of October. Walk up service is available for those arriving by foot. Location will return to front of City Hall in November. Questions? Please call 425-556-2314.

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: $5 suggested donation accepted at time of registration.

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

September Registration Dates: 
Friday, Sept 25: First two weeks of October lunches open for registration.
Monday, Oct 12: Last two weeks of September lunches open for registration.

October 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.


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?
July 2020 Trivia Answers June 2020 Trivia AnswersMay 2020 Trivia Answers  

2020 Encore Issues
Sept 2020 | Aug 2020 | 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. 

Hello from Marty Boggs Senior Programs Administrator

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.

Ongoing Activities and Online Groups - Free to Participate!

MONDAYS

Marty’s Monday Morning Men's Meeting - 10 a.m.
Monday - 1st of the month
Join Senior Program Administrator, Marty Boggs, for good conversation and camaraderie.
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 14 (9/7 holiday), Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
Course# 18355
Register online here           or phone 425-556-2300.
Virtual Bingo - 10 a.m.
Monday - Last of the month
Join us online for fun and free Bingo! Prizes awarded!
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 28
Course# 18363
Register online here               or phone 425-556-2300.

TUESDAYS

Writing Your Life Story Interest Group - 10 a.m. 
Tuesday - 2nd and 4th of the month
Join other seniors as they share and write the stories from their lives.
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 8, Sept 22, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 24, Dec 8, Dec 22
Course# 18354
Register online here                                                                                                    or phone 425-556-2300.
German Conversation Interest Group - 1 p.m.
Tuesday - 3rd of the month
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
Course# 18356
Register online here or by phone 425-556-2300.

WEDNESDAYS


THURSDAYS

Virtual Visit Time - 2 p.m.
Thursday - 2nd and 4th of the month
Let’s get together online for some good conversation!
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 12, (No meeting 11/26) , Dec 10, (no meeting 12/24)
Course# 18341
Register online here               or phone 425-556-2300.

FRIDAYS

Friday Afternoon Book Group - 1 p.m.
Friday - 3rd of the month
Join our online Friday Monthly Book Group - all are welcome!
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
Course# 18352
Register online here                                                                                                            or phone 425-556-2300.

SATURDAYS

Saturday Morning Book Group - 10 a.m.
Saturday - 1st of the month
Join our online Saturday Monthly Book Group - all are welcome!
Sept - Dec 2020 Dates: Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5
Course# 18353
Register online here             or phone 425-556-2300.

New! Online Fee-Based Classes - Live Instruction via Zoom

Now you can take some of your favorite fitness classes online! Register for classes online at redmond.gov/register or by phone 425-556-2300. If you have any questions regarding these programs please email Redmond Senior Programs at rsc@redmond.gov or call 425-556-2314. Join us for fun and fitness online!

Fifty-Plus Online Fitness!

Led by fitness specialist Jody Martin, this online class meets twice a week and is designed to improve your balance, strength, and muscle tone. Designed for virtual exercise instruction, you'll discover strength-training basics you can do at home. What you'll need: sturdy chair and plenty of space free of obstacles.
Tues & Thurs, 10:30 a.m. 
November 3 - December 1, 2020
Course#: 18664     Fee: $32S/$32R/$38NR 
Register Here

Nov Fifty-Plus FitnessTai Chi for Better Balance - Thursdays 10a.m. 

Instructor: Julie Cauthorn, DPT
Join us for a fun, easy to follow, specialized version of Tai Chi designed to improve balance. This program helps to increase flexibility, strength, and stability. Tai Chi is the ideal form of physical activity for better balance. This session is designed for both beginners and for returning students.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.  November 5 -19, 2020
Course#: 18668     Fee: $30S/$30R/$36NR 
Register Here 

Nov Fifty-Plus Fitness (3)Senior Strength - Fridays 9:30 a.m.

Instructor: John Crain
Focus on building strength and fitness using body resistance and more to work all the major muscle groups. Get strong, stay strong!

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.  November 6 - 20, 2020
Course#: 18671   Fee: $30S/$30R/$36NR 
Register Here

Nov Fifty-Plus Fitness (1)Gentle Yoga - Fridays 10 a.m.

Instructor: Lynne Steele
Discover how to increase your flexibility, improve your balance and circulation, relieve stress and learn to relax. This gentle yoga class is suitable for all body types and fitness levels. Beginners encouraged to join!
Fridays, 10 a.m.  November 6 - 20, 2020
Course#: 18453    Fee: $30S/$30R/$36NR 
Register Here

Older couple doing sit upsCore Strength - Fridays 11 a.m.

Instructor: Jody Martin
A strong core is the key to maintaining an active lifestyle. focus on building muscle strength in abdominals, lower back and legs.

Fridays, 11 a.m.   November 6 - 20, 2020
Course#: 18672   Fee: $30S/$30R/$36NR 
Register Here

Create with Us!

Thanksgiving Floral centerpiece with 2 candlesOnline Floral Design Candle Centerpiece

Are you ready to wow your family and friends as you say "I made that Thanksgiving arrangement myself!" Create your own beautiful display for the fall holiday that looks like it was just delivered from the florist! Join us for this fun online class! Supplies provided. No experience necessary. Ages: 18+



Saturday Nov 21    3- 5pm
Course #18604
Fee: $40S/$40R/$48NR

Register online here or phone 425-556-2300

urbancomfortArtfully Made Series: Fall Leaf Projects

Fall has arrived and that "leaves" us no choice but to celebrate the season with 3 stunning projects made from glorious fall leaves! You provide the leaves and we will provide all the other supplies needed to make: Leaf printed dish towels; pressed leaf lanterns; and beautiful leaf printed air-dry clay bowls.  Instruction will be online via Zoom.  

Tue Oct 27 - 1pm
Course# 18639
Fee: $15S/$15R/$18NR 
Register online here                or phone 425-556-2300
LanternLanterArtfully Made Series: Fall Leaf Projects
It's that time of year where the soft glow of lights and lanterns add a cozy touch to the brisk and lovely days of the coming holiday season. You'll make one lantern and decorations to go inside! All materials provided. No experience needed. Ages: 18+

Tue Nov 27 - 1pm
Course# 18639
Fee: $15S/$15R/$18NR
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!

Senior Programs 

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!

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

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

We've started gathering favorite recipes from seniors (50+) in our community and our starting collection is now available here! We know there's many great cooks out there and we intend to keep this online recipe resource growing! Please submit your favorite recipes to rsc@redmond.gov.   Redmond Seniors Cook Promo Video

picture of bus on road
Virtual 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

Virtual Trips and Tours Fall Edition!
 Iola's Intro to Maple Syrup Tour
Virtual Tour of Maple Syrup Farm
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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