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.

September 2023 Update

Why do birds fly south in September?

Because it’s quicker than walking!

A reminder that Labor Day is Monday, September 4th so we will not hold any programming that day. There will also be no meals served so please plan accordingly.

We have some unfortunate news. Our funders have decreased the amount of money they are giving us to provide you with delivered meals. We were able to provide food delivery service at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic through special funding that allowed us to expand our community dining program to reach more people. However, since the end of the Federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration in May 2023, the funding we once had for that is no longer available. We had enough funds to provide meals until the end of August.

As a result, we will be pausing meal deliveries for the month of September. We hope to be able to return to providing the service in October, but we won’t be certain until a later date. Please note that this change will not impact our dine-in meal service at the Lamb of God Church. We recommend planning on participating in the community dining program if that is an option for you.

We have a lot of new and returning programming this month.

  • Music and Mindfulness is back at a new date and time! It will now be every Friday at 1:30pm starting September 8th.
  • On Monday, September 11th, we will be holding a Lavender Wand making Class where participants will be provided with all the materials needed to make lavender wands for their homes.
  • Folk Dancing with Susan is back! Join us Friday, September 15th at 10am for this fun and low intensity exercise class.
  • Monday, September 25th we will be holding a class on growing microgreens at 1:30pm. Using healthy soil choices, a variety of fun seeds, and small plastic cups participants will learn how to grow a small crop of microgreens to use in salads, sandwiches or just eat as a garnish. Microgreens are full of nutrients and easy and fun to grow. It is an easy way to learn to grow something and super nutritious for your diet.
  • John will hold two Computer 101 classes this month. September 8th at 10am we will have a class on Learning about the Cloud. Here you’ll learn about what exactly “the cloud” is and how it works. We will discuss cloud services like iCloud, Google Drive, and OneDrive and how to use them. On September 22nd at 10am will be a class on Online Payments and Banking. Learn how to safely make payments online using your credit card or bank accounts. We will discuss online banking, how to set-up automatic payments, and other tips for keeping your finances secure.

We want to thank everyone once again for your support and flexibility these past few months. We look forward to seeing you at our program. For more information on our programming and lunch menu, please follow the links to the right.

Cheers!

Lake City Seniors

August 2023 Update

What do you call a Labrador at the beach in August?

A Hot Dog!

We are excited to announce that for the first time ever Lake City Seniors will have a spot in the Lake City Parade, which will be on August 5th, kicking off at 7pm. We are looking for volunteers to join us in the parade. We currently need at least 2 people who are willing to hold up a small banner with our logo and as many people who want can participate in the music and dancing or even driving in our van with us. We will provide water and snacks to anyone who shows up to participate. If you are interested in joining the parade, please contact Kate by calling 206-549-5026. You can also show up at the Lamb of God Church Saturday, August 5th at 5:30pm where we will meet before going to the parade.

Our community partner SilverKite will be hosting Arts in the Parks every Monday and Wednesday from 12pm-2pm at the park in front of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church. These are a variety of different free art workshops available to people of all ages. The last workshop will be on August 23rd.

  • On Monday, August 14th, we will be hosting a Legal Planning Presentation with The Dementia Legal Planning Program.  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.
  • Folk Dancing with Susan is back! Join us August 18th at 10am for this fun and low intensity exercise class.
  • John will hold two Computer 101 classes this month. August 11th at 10am we will have a class on Digital Device Care Tips. Here you’ll learn how to take care of your smartphones, computers, and tablets. We will discuss how to keep them running efficiently, how to extend your battery life, how to troubleshoot issues, how to clean the screen safely, and more. On August 25th at 10am will be a class on What To Do If You Are Scammed. Learn what to do when you have been scammed online. We will explain common scams and what sort of things people can do to try and get access to your personal information and finances. We will discuss what steps to take to recover your online accounts and what you can do to resecure your information and feel safe again.
  • The Mobile Community Service Office from the Department of Social and Health Services will be visiting to provide one-on-one help during a SNAP Benefit Info Session on Friday August 25th from 10:00am-1:00pm. 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.

Cheers!

Lake City Seniors