Mercer Island Recreation Guide

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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ADULT 28 Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Lifelong Recreation Description Lifelong Recreation programs focus on providing a variety of meaningful activities that support an active lifestyle through education, outings & adventures, physical activity, health & wellness, and social connection. Although Lifelong Recreation programs are tailored for adults 65 years young and up, adults of any age are welcome to register if space is available. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Senior Services of Seattle-King County Information & Assistance (206) 448-3110 Volunteer Transportation (206) 448-5740 Mercer Island Senior Programs Mercer Island Community (206) 275-7609 & Event Center Mercer Island Voice Mail Numbers Senior Adult Transportation (206) 275-7895, Press 1 Foot Care Clinic (206) 275-7895, Press 3 Meals on Wheels (206) 275-7895, Press 4 SENIOR ADULT RESOURCES Senior Adult Transportation Services Call (206) 275-7895, prompt #1 and leave your request on the 24-hour voice message line. Must be 65+. Mercer Island locations only. First time riders will be contacted to reserve a pick-up time. Fee is $1 one way or $2 round trip per person. Reservations for transportation are required by 4pm on day before pick-up for Tue, Wed or Thr transportation. Volunteer drivers needed! Call (206) 275-7841. Door-to-door Pick-up: Rides available to *most Senior Adult activities sponsored by Mercer Island Parks & Recreation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from your home to program location and return home. *Call (206) 275-7841 to verify availability. Grocery Shopping: Grocery shopping is every Wednesday unless otherwise indicated. One errand and a grocery store of your choice on the Island. Meals on Wheels A selection of frozen meals, including Kosher and low-sodium available to homebound persons 60 years or older. The meals are planned by registered dieticians and delivered by Mercer Island volunteers on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $5 per meal. For more information call (206) 275-7841. Smiles for Life Dental Hygiene Clinic This program is designed to provide reduced-cost dental hygiene services for those who are 60+. Drop by the Mercer Island Community & Event Center to pick up your informational packet. You will be asked for your name and number and the hygienist will call you to answer questions and schedule your appointment. Day: 3rd Tue (Ongoing) Time: 9am - 5pm Fee: Varies depending on services Hygienist: Deb Fredrikson, RDH Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Caregivers Support Caregivers are invited to share concerns, receive support and increase their knowledge about resources with their peers. Please contact facilitator before attending your first meeting. Day: 1st Thr (Ongoing) Time: 2:30pm - 4pm Fee: Suggested Donation $5 Facilitator: Betsy Zuber, MS, LMHC (206) 275-7752 betsy.zuber@mercergov.org Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Foot Care Clinic For foot care appointments, cancellations and questions, call (206) 275-7895, prompt #3. This is a voicemail number. Please leave your name, phone number and a message. The clinic volunteer will return your call on the next Tuesday that the clinic is open. Appointments are required. Please bring your own towel. Day: 2nd, 4th & 5th Tue of each month (Ongoing) Time: 9am - 3pm Fee: $30/visit Resident $35/visit Non-Resident Clinician: Tina Williams, R.N. Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Parkinson's Disease Support Monthly support group, providing community and educational resources to help participants maintain independence and develop health awareness. Concerns and challenges will be shared by group participants each month and guest speakers will be invited periodically to share helpful and cutting-edge ideas and information. Day: 1st Tue (Ongoing) Time: 2pm - 3:30pm Fee: Donation Facilitator: Debbie Hanson, PT, DPT Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center LIFELONG RECREATION 28 Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Recreational activities that involve creativity, strategic thinking, or learning new information provide mental stimulation to participants and can help to ward off cognitive impairment.

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