Services & Resources

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Personal Safety Nets Four-Week Workshop

Thursday — November 21, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm

“If you’ve ever thought about ‘getting your affairs in order’ this
is the workshop for you. Your family will praise you for your consideration!”
—winter 2016 Personal Safety Nets participant

Join a supportive group to take steps toward putting together YOUR Personal Safety Net. This 4-week workshop with Denise Malm, Social Worker will help you prepare for that inevitable time in the future when you need support. Don’t wait until after you need it! By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a personal binder with your documentation, resources, preferences, and support system all in one place, as well as a plan of action for future steps. The workshop is limited to 10 participants; we will collect a waitlist for a future workshop.

Contact Denise at dmalm@wallingfordseniors.org with questions.

$30 members, $50 public for the series. (If the cost is a hardship for you, please contact Denise. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.) Advance registration required.

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Medicare Presentation

Monday — November 18, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Get all of your Medicare questions answered! We’ll compare the costs and benefits of several different Medicare coverage strategies, making it easy for you to choose the one that is right for you. In addition to the presentation, there is usually time to go over your specific needs and circumstances and get individualized advice. With Jim Yragui of Seattle Medicare Plan Experts.

Free. Advance registration appreciated. 

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Minor Home Repair & Water Conservation Program Info Table

Friday — November 8, 2019 11:30am to 1:00pm

Would you like to save money and the environment? Seattle Public Utilities’ Water Conservation Program can help you do both! Partnering with Sound Generations’ Minor Home Repair program, the Water Conservation Program will remove your old toilet and replace it with a water-saving toilet at no cost to you. Swing by to learn if you are eligible!

Free. Drop-ins welcome.

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12 Year-End Tips for Retirees

Monday — November 4, 2019 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Now — as in before year-end — is a great time to review your financial plan and take advantage of any last-minute retirement-planning tools and techniques. Attend this workshop to learn the must-have strategies to help you minimize your legal tax burden, while also discussing gifts to children, charitable contributions, required minimum distributions, IRA and Roth IRA contributions, and much more. With expertise from Kristen Lomax of SOFA, a non-profit whose goal is to provide financial expertise and to increase knowledge and confidence in your financial future.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Medicare Presentation

Monday — October 28, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Get all of your Medicare questions answered! We’ll compare the costs and benefits of several different Medicare coverage strategies, making it easy for you To choose the one that is right for you. In addition to the presentation, there is usually time to go over your specific needs and circumstances and get individualized advice. With Jim Yragui of Seattle Medicare Plan Experts.

Free. Advance registration appreciated. 

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Ducks In A Row

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

Gather information and advice that you need to plan your end-of-life arrangements with experts from People’s Memorial Association and their partners. Go over legal and financial documents including estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, and more with an attorney from KHBB Law. Learn about Advance Directive for health, POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) forms, and the process of using the Death with Dignity law with a representative from End of Life Washington. Receive valuable information regarding funeral planning decisions including Disposition Authorization, Designated Agent, and more with a representative from People’s Memorial Association. No one should miss this excellent presentation that will help you get your ducks in a row!

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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PNA Village Potluck Breakfast

Thursday — October 10, 2019 9:30am to 11:30am

The Phinney Neighborhood Association Village is officially expanding to Wallingford! The PNA offers community programs, services and activities to connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. They make it easier for people to stay in their own homes As they grow older by connecting members with volunteers for transportation, minor home repairs, social connections, gardening, and much more! To learn about the village, come to a potluck breakfast and Q&A at WCSC. Current Village members and volunteers will provide breakfast and will host a fun and interactive group session to answer all of your questions at the end.

Free. Advance registration required.

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Financial Forum

Monday — September 30, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This workshop is focused on discussing your financial concerns and questions in a casual, round table format. Come with your questions regarding income distribution planning, probate, charitable gifting, taxes, long-term care insurance, inflation, Social Security… and be prepared to leave with valuable takeaways just for you.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Know the Difference Between Medicare & Medicaid

Monday — September 23, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Medicare and Medicaid are two health insurance programs run by the government. Despite their similar names, they differ in some key respects. Your usage of one, both, or neither of these programs could have a big impact on your retirement budget, so it pays to know how each works. With Heather Eacker of Eldercare Navigators.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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