It’s like a Hollywood movie, where everything seems so dire- and at the last minute, a hero sweeps in and saves the day.*
Back in 2009, due to funding cuts- the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation almost had to shut down it’s Adult Day program. Unable to afford the 2 nurses it required, it was feared they would lose the program. With the financial cutbacks, they feared they would be unable to serve the needs of the many seniors who rely on the center for their health care.
Luckily, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital swept in and offered to hire and pay the salaries for 2 nurses for the senior center. Now that’s my kind of hero!
As a result, this senior center is alive and thriving!
I recently attended a luncheon hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation. where I learned about this senior center- and their partner center Mount Si Senior Center– and I am so impressed with all the incredible programs they provide.
Who knew that there is a vibrant and very active center in what many would consider a sleepy little valley?
With over 20,000 visits a year, this senior center has a variety of offerings that would appeal to almost anyone.
They offer coffee time and lunch Mon- Fri, fitness classes, reflexology, blood pressure checks, yoga, bridge, pet food, haircuts, foot care and legal advice.
They have a book group, a dominoes game, movies, bunco, bookmobile visits, art classes, field trips, veterans services, caregiver support, transportation… just to name a few.
If you would like to help support this amazing center, they are hosting a Benefit Dinner this Saturday night, Jan 14th 2012 at Carnation Elementary. Call 425- 333-4152 for reservations.
*Information provided by a Community Health article written by Lindsey Oliver
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