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.

Welcome to our Newest Team Member!

Please give a warm Lake City welcome to the newest member of our team! Jennifer is taking on the role of Digital Equity Coordinator and is available to help with all your technology based needs. She will be available to do one-on-ones with participants and have designated drop in time that you can call or come to the Lamb of God church with your questions, concerns, and whatever else you might need. 

She is also helping to run our technology program with Cyber Seniors. If you are interested in learning more about this program, how to get a device or anything else, please call 206-268-6738 and leave a message. 

 

Jennifer is new to the team but, has worked with older adults for the past seven years in different capacities. Her background is in Music Therapy with a focus on older adults. For the past year, she has worked at a residential community in Seattle managing their activity programs and helping residents troubleshoot technology. She is excited to bring technological help to participants at Lake City Seniors

Cómo mantener a usted y a su familia seguros durante COVID 19

Únase a nosotros para un taller gratuito facilitado en español por Giselle Zapata-García de la Oficina de Oradores del Equipo de Respuesta COVID 19 de Salud Pública del Condado de King.

Reunión de Zoom organizada por North Seattle Family Resource Center

Martes 2 de febrero de 2021 de 10:45 a 11:45 a.m

Conozca la información más reciente y los pasos que puede seguir para mantenerse seguro, incluida información sobre:

  • Vacunas COVID 19: ¿qué tan seguras y efectivas son?
  • Fases de administración de la vacuna: ¿cómo puedo saber cuándo y dónde puedo vacunarme?
  • ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la gripe y COVID 19?
  • ¿Por qué son tan importantes las máscaras y el distanciamiento social?
  • ¿Qué tan seguro es reunirse en grupo al aire libre?
  • Sesión de preguntas y respuestas

Para registrarse y recibir el enlace de Zoom, llame

Centro de Recursos Familiares de North Seattle al 206-364-7930 o

Envíenos un correo electrónico a nsfc@chs-wa.org

 

 

How to Keep You and Your Family Safe During COVID 19

 

Join us for a free workshop facilitated in Spanish by Giselle Zapata-Garcia from the King County Public Health COVID 19 Response Team Speakers Bureau.

Zoom meeting hosted by North Seattle Family Resource Center

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

 

Learn about the latest information and what steps you can take to stay safe including information about:

 

  • COVID 19 Vaccines – how safe and effective are they?
  • Vaccine administration phases – How do I find out when and where I can I get my shot?
  • What’s the difference between the flu and COVID 19?
  • Why are masks and social distancing so important?
  • How safe is it to meet in a group outdoors?
  • Question and Answer session

 

To register and receive the Zoom link, call

North Seattle Family Resource Center at 206-364-7930 or

Email us at nsfc@chs-wa.org

Commemorating Benito Barron

Benito Smiling
Benito smiling along brick wall.

On Friday, November 27th we lost a precious soul and dear participant to our program. Benito was a regular participant of Lake City Seniors for years and was an instrumental figure in the Latinx group.  He participated in various classes such as Bingo and Momentia events, volunteered his time to drive other participants to the Center, and was always giving out hugs and love to friends. He will be greatly missed by all and we were lucky to have him in our lives. Included are words from our staff.

Benito, thank you for having been here with us, sharing yourself with us. You left memories and laughter in our hearts. You will always be present and we will never forget a phrase that is so very yours, ” The sun is within you”. Rest in peace!!! -Martha

Benito as Santa with Vedrana and Akira.
Benito as Santa with Vedrana and Akira.

Benito was the type of person who consistently reminded me of why I do the work that I do. His effervescent personality and big heart brought joy into my life, and into the lives of others. Benito will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him, but will live on through our memories of him. He brought the feeling of community to our center and our lives. Rest in power, our dear friend. –Vedrana

We lost one of the good ones. I remember the day he first walked into our senior center.  He was angry and upset about something and he sought some relief. He always said he was lucky to find our program, but I often wonder if we were lucky he found us. He was both complex and simple, which is why he was so compassionate. He could talk with anyone and always offered a smile or support. After talking with Benito, I always had a smile on my face. He was open about his early struggles with addiction and how he overcame them to find peace and happiness.  This difficult journey served him well in his later years as he provided so boundless empathy, wisdom and support to others who were suffering. Rest in power Benito. – Akira

 

Benito’s hugs could make the most stressful days lighter and his smile was infectious. I always looked forward to seeing him, having a chat and listening to his wisdom; he had so much of it to share. He will be remembered for his kindness, laughter, and the light he carried inside of him. Thank you for showing it to us. –Emily

SeaMar Group Photo
A group photo of our SeaMar group with Benito.

Benito always had something to give:  Christmas chocolate, tamales, a box of zucchinis from the trunk of his car, a hug. He had a radiant personality that was sorely needed in an all too cloudy world. He’ll be deeply missed by anyone and everyone who had the chance to know him. –Darcy

 

Benito, you brightened up our lives with you light, you playfulness, and always, you kindness. I learned so much about generosity of spirit from you. Thank you for all the time and energy you shared with us. You are deeply missed. –Claudine