April 2024 Update

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Spring apparently wasn’t bad either.


Wow March flew by! We hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the warming weather and cherry blossoms these past couple of weeks. There are some important updates and reminders we wanted you to be aware of.

We wanted to remind everyone of our social media pages! We’ve been working hard to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information for you while showing our recent activities. If you have a picture or video from a class or event that you’d like us to post, please send it to Justin at justinf@soundgenerations.org. You can follow our Facebook page here and our Instagram here.
 
John will continue to temporarily provide the Ballard Senior Center with tech help. Unfortunately, due to his schedule, he will NOT be available to provide tech help at our program Mondays only until April 22nd. After that, he will be at our program Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please see the calendar to the right for his complete schedule.
 
To ensure that our records are accurate, we will be continuing to ask that everyone fill out an updated contact form this month. We highly recommend providing an emergency contact for our records.

We have a lot going on this month at Lake City Seniors.

  • We are excited to announce a new Cards and Coffee Social Hour starting in April. Play card and board games while you enjoy coffee, snacks and socializing with others! We will hold Cards and Coffee Social Hour every Friday at 10am starting April 19th.
  • Silver Screeners are back! Join us for popcorn and a movie followed by a discussion with a volunteer from Scarecrow Video. This month’s movie will be The Princess Bride which will be shown April 8th at 1:30pm. The Princess Bride is filled with true love, pirates, sword fights, revenge, and Rodents of Unusual Size. Missing this screening would be inconceivable!
  • We will be holding Making Senior Meals Cooking and Nutrition Class on April 19th at 10am in Spanish, and April 29th at 1:30pm in English. Aidyn Stevens, who is an Americorp member serving with Hunger Intervention Program as the Senior Meals lead is teaching this class where participants will get to be hands on; learning senior nutrition and making a meal together. Come join and learn how to put together a nutritious meal and make Tarragon Pesto Pasta with Chicken. 
  • Legal Planning Clinic The Dementia Action Collaborative will be holding a Legal Planning Clinic on Monday, April 29th by appointment. At this clinic you can get free one on one help with an attorney for legal matters such as Powers of Attorney for Finances, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Directives, and Dementia Directives. To make an appointment please contact Jill at 425-780-5589. Space is limited and an appointment is required.
  • John will also be holding two tech classes this month. The first will be Organizing Email Accounts on April 12th at 10am. In this class you’ll learn how to organize your inbox and get around your email folders. We will discuss how to write new messages, delete old messages, unsubscribe from marketing emails, and how to block and report spam messages. On April 26th at 10am, he will cover Keeping Your Photos And Data Safe. Here you’ll learn how to keep your photos, files, and data safe so that you can access them if you ever lose your device or have to transfer them to a new device. We will talk about how back-ups work and how you can use cloud storage for easier access.

We’re excited to see everyone at the program! For more information on our programming, calendar, and lunch menu, please follow the links to the right.

Cheers!

Lake City Seniors

March 2024 Update

Why is March the most popular month to use a trampoline?

It’s spring-time!

We will now hold Bingo online over zoom as well as in person. If you wish to receive the zoom link each week, please email Justin at justinf@soundgenerations.org or call Justin at 206-707-1865 and provide your email address. If you have participated in Bingo over the phone in the past, the previous number we used will no longer work.

John will temporarily be providing the Ballard Senior Center with tech help. Unfortunately, due to his schedule, he will NOT be available to provide tech help at our program Mondays only in March. He will still be available Wednesdays and Fridays and will be teaching his tech classes.

To ensure that our records are accurate, we will be asking that everyone fill out an updated contact form this month. We highly recommend providing an emergency contact for our records.

We have a lot going on this month at Lake City Seniors!

  • United Way of King County will be offering free tax preparation services, including applications for the new Working Families Tax Credit, on Friday, March 8th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please make sure to bring the following documents: Your photo ID, Social Security Card or ITIN document, Any income documents (W-2, 1099-NEC, etc.), Other relevant tax documents. Please note that they cannot accept prior-year returns as proof of your SSN.
  • Enjoy some tea and a treat and get to know Samaa our Social Worker and newest addition to the team! This is an opportunity to ask any social work or mental health related questions and learn about local resources available for you! This meet and greet will be on March 18th at 1:30pm.
  • We will be holding a vaccine clinic for Flu shots and COVID boosters. This event will be held March 20th from 11am-2pm. The first 5 participants to get either a flu shot or COVID-19 vaccine and volunteer to fill out a survey will be eligible to receive a $50 gift card. Limit to 1 gift card per participant. Vaccination is FREE, no insurance is required. We will have all approved vaccines at this event for anyone 6 months old or older. Walk-ins accepted. No appointment required.
  • The Mobile Community Service Office from the Department of Social and Health Services will be visiting to provide one-on-one help on Monday, March 25th from 10:00am-2:00pm. At this event you can apply for Cash Assistance, Basic food assistance, medical assistance, and the Medicare savings program. You can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, mid-certification review or make changes to an existing case.
  • Silver Screeners are back! Join us for popcorn and a movie followed by a discussion with a volunteer from Scarecrow Video. This month’s movie will be Hunt for the Wilderpeople which will be shown March 11th at 1:30pm. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a movie about a national manhunt ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
  • John will also be holding FOUR Tech Workshops in March. These workshops will be a more hands-on version of his classes where he will show you how to perform certain tasks on your own devices in class. On Friday March 8th & 22nd at 10am, John will cover Device Storage Cleaning where he’ll help you clean up old photos, files, apps, emails, and anything else on your devices. On March 15th & 29th at 10am, he will cover Password Organization. In this workshop he will help you reset passwords and provide recommendations and tips for organizing them in notebooks or in password managers.

We’re excited to see everyone this month at our program! For more information on our programming, calendar, and lunch menu, please follow the links to the right.


Cheers!
Lake City Seniors

February 2024 Update

Why is February a frog’s favorite month?

It has a Leap Year!

We hope everyone has had a great start to the year. We have some programming updates that we wanted everyone to be aware of.
 
John will temporarily be providing the Ballard Senior Center with tech help. Unfortunately, due to his schedule, he will NOT be available to provide tech help at our program Mondays only in February. He will still be available Wednesdays and Fridays and will be teaching his tech classes.

We will now hold Bingo online over zoom as well as in person. If you wish to receive the zoom link each week, please email Justin at justinf@soundgenerations.org or call Justin at 206-707-1865 and provide your email address. If you have participated in Bingo over the phone in the past, the previous number we used will no longer work.
 
A reminder that we will be closing for the Presidents Day Holiday. We will not hold any programming on February 19th. There will also be no meals served that day, so please plan accordingly.

We also wanted to highlight some of the events and programs this month:

•    Silver Screeners are back! Join us for popcorn and a movie followed by a discussion with a volunteer from Scarecrow Video. This month’s movie will be Kedi which will be shown February 12th at 1:30pm. Kedi is an award-winning documentary feature that follows several stray cats living in Istanbul, and the people who take care of them. It will be shown in Turkish with English subtitles.
•    Music and Mindfulness is back! It will now be held every Friday at 1:30pm.
•    The Dementia Action Collaborative will be holding a Legal Planning Clinic on Monday, February 12th by appointment. At this clinic you can get free one on one help with an attorney for legal matters such as Powers of Attorney for Finances, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Directives, and Dementia Directives. To make an appointment please contact Jill at 425-780-5589. Space is limited and an appointment is required.
•    John will also be holding two Tech classes in February. On February 9th at 10:00am he will teach a class called Don’t Get Locked Out of Online Accounts. In this class you will learn how to set up accounts, like your email, so you don’t get locked out if you forget a password. We will discuss helpful settings you can use to prevent yourself from losing access to important services. On February 23rd at 10:00am he will give a class called How To Avoid Scams. Scams and data breaches can be stressful when you aren’t sure what exactly is going on. This class will help you learn how to recognize scams and what steps you can take to protect yourself and feel prepared.

We look forward to seeing you all at our program! For more information on our programming, calendar, and lunch menu, please follow the links below.

January 2024 Update

What’s for breakfast on really cold January days?

Snowflakes!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a relaxing and restful holiday season.

Tai Chi and Zumba are back! They will both be held at their regularly scheduled times starting January 3rd. We appreciate your understanding as we navigated changes in programming during the holidays.

A reminder that we will be closing for the New Years and Martin Luther King Holidays. We will not hold any programming on January 1st or January 15th. There will also be no meals served on these days, so please plan accordingly.

We have some exciting programming coming this month.

  • Silver Screeners are back! Join us for popcorn and a movie followed by a discussion with a volunteer from Scarecrow Video. This month’s movie will be Lady Bird which will be shown January 8th at 1:30pm.
  • Music and Mindfulness is back! It will now be held every Friday at 1:30pm.
  • The Dementia Action Collaborative will be holding a Legal Planning Presentation on January 17th at 11:00am. This presentation will cover the standard advanced legal planning documents that everyone should have in place and information on how to connect with an attorney for free though our program for legal help completing power of attorney and advance directive documents. No Appointment is Required.
  • On Wednesday, January 24th, the Mobile Community Service Office from the Department of Social and Health Services will be visiting to provide one-on-one help from 10:00am-2:00pm. At this event you can apply for Cash Assistance, Basic food assistance, medical assistance, and the Medicare savings program. You can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, mid-certification review or make changes to an existing case.
  • John will also be holding two Computer 101 classes on January 12th at 10:00am and January 26th at 10:00am. The topics he will cover in January’s classes are still being determined.

We’re excited to see what the new year brings us and look forward to seeing every at our program! For more information on our programming, calendar, and lunch menu, please follow the links on the right.

October 2023 Update


What is a clinical trial done in October called?

A trick or treatment!


 We have some bittersweet news. Our beloved social worker, Akira, has decided to depart Lake City Seniors after 7 years to pursue a new career in end-of-life care/ hospice work. His last day at the center will be Friday, November 3rd. We are working to find a new social worker to take over for him and will provide an updated point of contact as soon as we can. Please join us on November 3rd after lunch for some cake and merriment to thank him for his years of dedicated service! 

John, our digital equity coordinator, will be going on parental leave starting in October and will not be available to provide tech support for around four weeks. Right now, the plan is for his leave to begin the week of the 16th and we’ll keep you updated on his exact return date. We are currently looking for volunteers who can help fill in while he is out. If you know of anyone who may want to volunteer once or twice a week, please contact Justin at 206-707-1865.

We’re happy to announce that our meal deliveries are back! We will begin delivering lunches to those who were previously on our route starting Monday, October 2nd.


We have some exciting programming coming this month.

  • Music and Mindfulness is back at a new date and time! It will now be every Friday at 1:30pm.
  • On Friday, October 20th at 10am we will be holding a mushroom growing class. In this class you will learn how to use kitty litter, alfalfa pellets, newspaper and plastic bags with holes cut out to grow Oyster Mushrooms. This class will teach you how to put the bag together and what to expect from the mushrooms.
  • Join us on Monday, October 30th at 10am for Silverkite’s 2023 production, “Sidewalks”. “Sidewalks” a storytelling performance devised from the life-based stories of 4 actors diverse in age, identity, and cultural backgrounds.
  • On November 1st, we will be holding a vaccine clinic for Flu shots and COVID boosters. This event will be held from 10am-2pm. The first 15 participants to get either a flu shot or COVID-19 vaccine and volunteer to fill out a survey will be eligible to receive a $25 gift card. Limit 1 gift card per participant. Vaccination is FREE, no insurance is required. We will have all approved vaccines at this event for anyone 6 months old or older. Walk-ins accepted. No appointment required.