August 2022

Which letter is the coolest?

Iced T!

We hope everyone is staying cool as the summer heats up.
This month we said goodbye to Jennifer. She has accepted a position at Swedish First Hill and her last day was July 22nd. We’re grateful for all that she has contributed and wish her well on her journey. She’ll be greatly missed.

Thankfully, your technology needs will still be taken care of with our new digital equity coordinator, John. John is joining the team to assist community members with technology resources and help troubleshoot technology issues. He studied Electrical Engineering and is experienced in solving all sorts of problems with computers, phones, and other devices. He knows tech can be frustrating and wants to help others feel more comfortable using their devices to connect with their community. John loves a good card game with friends and playing trumpet with the North Seattle jazz ensemble. He looks forward to learning how he can help you use tech to connect to the things that you love.

This month we have a multitude of new and continuing programs. The Knitting and Crocheting Social Hour is continuing every Wednesday from 11am-12:30pm. We have received more yarn and we now have crocheting hooks and knitting needles! If you have been interested in joining, but lack of materials has kept you away, come join the group! Everyone is welcome!

We are also excited to bring back Mahjong. This will be held every Wednesday and Friday from 1:00pm-2:30pm. We already have a good-sized group who informally started in late July, but now it’s official. Come get your Mahjong on!

John will also be holding technology help seminars starting this month. The first two planned will be Smartphone Help and Internet and Computer Help.

Wednesday, August 24th at 1:30pm: Smartphone Help – The goal of this class is to help you feel more comfortable using a smartphone. In this class we will go over resources available for discount smartphone and phone services, general tips for using your smartphone, and how to troubleshoot issues with your smartphone.

Wednesday, August 31st at 1:30pm: Internet and Computer Help – The goal of this class is to help you feel more comfortable using a computer and the internet. In this class we will go over resources available for discount computer and internet services, general tips for using your computer, and how to get help solving computer issues.

As always, there is much more going on at the center. Please check the calendar to the right for more specifics. And you can email Justin at justinf@soundgenerations.org to find out more about any of the programs you have questions about.

July 22nd: Urban Wildlife

This class focuses on the common bird species of Seattle. Karen will cover different species, how and where to spot them, and listening to common bird calls. There will be cool bird props and an introduction to the birdsong app!

There is no registration required. Just bring yourself and be ready to learn fun new things!

If you have any questions, please contact Justin by emailing justinf@soundgenerations.org or by calling 206-707-1865

Join our Client Advisory Committee!

Being a part of the Lake City Seniors Advisory Committee means:

  • Attending quarterly meetings hosted by the Lake City Senior Days partner organizations 
  • Sharing your ideas to make programming safe & equitable for all
  • Giving feedback about past, present, and future programming
  • Advocating on behalf of the program to local legislators

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 5th, 12:30-1:30pm:  Info session to learn more and ask questions, in-person

November 11th, 1:30-2:30pm:  Info session to learn more and ask questions, Zoom– Ask Emily for link

November 15th – 30th – Nominations open

December 1st-15th: VOTING (only if there are more nominees than open positions)

Nomination forms and voting ballots will be available at the Lake City Senior Days front desk

If you have questions please reach out to Emily at 206-706-1865 or emilyb@soundgenerations.org. 

 

Farewell to Shaili

To Lake City Seniors-

I can’t believe how fast time flies but my time at HIP is coming to an end. I will be leaving my role as Meal Program Coordinator on July 16th in order to move to Portland to be closer to friends and my community. 

It’s been such a great pleasure cooking and serving meals for you all! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all over the course of the year and will miss seeing everyone who comes to our meal service. 

Despite it being a challenging year for so many of us, I’m so happy I got to spend it doing something I love and work with an amazing group of people, including everyone at Sound Generations, our amazing volunteers, and of course our seniors! Thanks for making my time with Lake City Seniors so special!

Farewell and lots of love,

Shaili

North Seattle Senior HUB Meet and Greet

Join us June 8th at 1:00pm at the Bitter Lake Community Center for a North Seattle Senior HUB meet and Greet. This is in partnership with United Indians of All Tribes and the Wallingford Community Senior Center.

Lake City Seniors will have a table so please be sure to stop by and say hello! Hope to see you there.