We are offering a 6-week series called “Powerful Tools For Caregivers” starting in March. The program is facilitated by Sound Generations‘ Caregiver Support Program. The series is free, but requires registration. To register contact the Caregiver Support Program at 206-727-6260.
After a successful 2017 fall tour, Ada’s Violin returns for an encore Summer Tour. Don’t miss it, August 13th at the Lake City Community Center. 11am-12pm.
This story by Susan Hood is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.
The show is performed in English and Spanish and runs 35-40 minutes. Admission is free.
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
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).
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!
Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle’s first civic poet, visited Lake City Seniors last fall to teach a workshop on poetry. Her work culminated in a Poetic Grid of Seattle, mapping the poems of first-time poets and seasoned well-established writers. We are excited to see that one of our participants, Sonia Izaguirre, is featured on the grid representing Lake City. Her poem La Primera Vez (The First Time) recalls her first time in Seattle.
Visit the Seattle Poetic Grid to experience how people experience a sense of place and belonging in Seattle.