We Want To Know What You Think! Take the ADS Community Survey

 

What challenges do you think you’ll have as you get older? Will you be able to live independently in your current home or a home of your choice? How do you prefer to get information about services and community resources? These are similar to the questions that Aging and Disability Services (ADS)—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle & King County—asks in a new community survey. You can help Aging and Disability Services by taking the survey and then sharing the link with family, friends, and neighbors.

ADS wants to hear from residents throughout King County who are age 18+, not just older adults or people already using their services. They want to hear from people living in rural, suburban, and urban areas, and from all backgrounds.

Survey results will help ADS develop its next four-year plan, which could include new programs and services, and also help market services such as Community Living Connections, which provides free information and local referrals for anyone with questions about aging or disability issues.

The community survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5WKDF8 until the end of July. For alternative formats or other languages, e-mail aginginfo@seattle.gov. Please share wherever you can!

LGBTQ2 Community Conversation Meet-Up & Pride Month Film Series

Do you have questions about what the different letters stand for in LGBTQ2? Are you curious about what it actually means when someone is transgender and what to say when you aren’t sure what their gender is? Do you wonder how it can be that some people know these things about themselves when they are as young as 3 years old and some people do not come out until they are in their 60’s?

We want to create a space where we can all learn together and be ourselves. Each of us is touched by things in different ways. As lifelong learners, when we open up to our diversity, life just keeps getting more interesting! Watch the movies in the series that look interesting to you and then come to our community conversation on Monday, June 25th from 1-2pm.

Friday Film Series:

Friday 6/1 1-3pm – “Carol” (in English with Spanish subtitles) An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Friday 6/8 1-3pm – “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” (in English with Spanish Subtitles) Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Friday 6/22 1-3pm – “Ma Vie En Rose” (This movie is in French so we will have showings in 2 different rooms, one with English subtitles and one with Spanish subtitles) Ludovic is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. The film depicts Ludovic’s family struggling to accept this.

Community Conversation – Monday June 25th 1-2pm in the front classroom.

Questions? Please contact Claudine Wallace at 206-472-5471

International Women’s Day Meal & Panel Discussion

 

 

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) and Sound Generations are partnering together to bring you a special meal on Wednesday, March 7th as part of our Lake City Senior Days celebrating International Women’s Day. The lunch will be followed by a panel discussion with local women leaders in the food systems. Panelists will include Kristi Drake, Co-Owner of the famous Le Panier Bakery; Esther Magasis, Food Bank Manager with Jewish Family Service; and Susan Lee, Director ECE Operations and Volunteer Service at Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA).

Thank You Councilmember Debora Juarez

We would like to recognize and express our gratitude to Councilmember Debora Juarez for her commitment to expanding senior programs in Northeast Seattle.

This past November, she successfully advocated for the City Council to provide an additional $60,000 in the 2018 budget to support Sound Generations’ Lake City-Northgate Senior Center Project.

This money allows us to provide much needed social work services. It will also help us to expand our “senior center without walls” to the Northgate neighborhood and add a third day of services at the Lake City Community Center.

Thank you Councilmember Juarez for being a true advocate for seniors!