Robbie Tobeck talks to some of the fans and signs autographs at the 2016 12 Days of Goodnewss holiday lunch at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Robbie Tobeck talks to some of the fans and signs autographs at the 2016 12 Days of Goodnewss holiday lunch at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Former Seattle Seahawk to visit Sno-Valley Senior Center Wednesday for 12 Days of Goodness

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 3:19pm
  • Life

Answers for Elders’ 12 Days of Goodness kicks off again this year on Tuesday Dec. 12 at noon, for 12 days, in which former Seahawks players visit seniors throughout Puget Sound, encouraging the community to remember our senior friends and family. The Seahawks will make a stop at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation on Wednesday, where Sam Adkins will meet with guests over lunch, starting at noon.

The event has also teamed up with Visiting Hooves of Toledo, to bring miniature therapy horses to memory care seniors.

“To visit seniors in memory care afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, therapy animals are in many cases, a miracle, in reaching seniors in advanced stages,” says Suzanne Newman, CEO of Answers for Elders and Founder of 12 Days of Goodness.

“We focus most of the program on Seahawks’ legends, but our main mission is to touch the hearts of seniors across Greater Puget Sound, and with memory care seniors, therapy animals much more effective to help us reach all lonely seniors.” Newman said.

According to the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, over 150,000 Washington State residents are afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and many are alone in memory care facilities.

“We are truly excited to be a part of 12 Days of Goodness this year!”, says Victoria Smith, President and CEO of Visiting Hooves. “It is my true passion to work with memory care seniors”, says Smith. “Each one of my therapy animals are in intensive therapy training for a minimum of six months before they are put to work,” Smith said.

In conjunction with the 31 official 12 Days of Goodness’ calendar of events that run from Tuesday, Dec. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 23 , Visiting Hooves will have a separate schedule to visit over 21 Memory Care communities during the 12 days.

Through its outreach, 12 Days of Goodness raises awareness that according to numerous studies, 60 percent of seniors are without regular visitors. It can be especially depressing during the holidays, as seniors sit alone and have memories of their lives before or missing loved ones who have passed.

The event is also sponsored by Careage.

For a complete calendar of events throughout the Pacific Northwest, visit 12DaysofGoodness.com.

Learn more about Answers for elders at: http://www.answersforelders.com. Learn more about Visiting Hooves at www.visitinghooves.com.

More in Life

From left: Captain Nick Almquist, Gini Ekoes, Heather Payne, and Chief Perry Phipps. Courtesy photo.
Sno-Valley Eagles Post #3529 host First Responders Appreciation Day

All proceeds went to support fallen Kent police officer’s family.

Group gathers 950 pounds of garbage along North Fork

Local community group cleans up garbage from popular camping and shooting spot.

Friends of the North Bend Library offer free books for Valley Reads series

All reigstrants will receive a copy of “The Middle Fork” by Brad Allen.

Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life raises more than $75,000

Community members from around Valley came together at Tollgate Farm Park for the 2018 Relay for Life

North Bend Block Party begins Saturday, July 21

North Bend Way will be packed with entertainment, live music, food, and fun on Saturday, July 21.

Theater in the Park returns to Si View on July 29

Valley Center Stage will perform “The Bremen Town Black Cat Band” at Si View Community Park.

Snoqualmie casino announces new “free concert Fridays” series

Free outdoor concert series promises “high-energy, boot-stompin’ and sing-along fun.”

Eastside Fire & Rescue welcomes new Community Liaison Officer

The position was filled by Captain Steve Johnson when he began the assignment on July.

DirtFish hosts their first SummerFest community event

Hundreds came out to DirtFish headquarters in Snoqualmie for the first ever SummerFest event.

Public cooling locations open throughout the Snoqualmie Valley

Locations open in response to high weather forecasts through July

Salish Lodge & Spa expansion project public hearing scheduled

The hearing will be held at City of Snoqualmie Planning Commission meeting, July 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Lambert selected for national Women in Government Leadership Program

Annual program highlights elected women to mentor the next generation of women seeking public office