- May 2023 Update
What did the spring say when it was in trouble?
It has been a much more eventful April than we anticipated! In case you missed it, there was a fire at Lake City Community Center, which significantly disrupted our programming. The response from fire fighters was quick and thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. However, the damage to the building is quite extensive and the community center has now been permanently closed as a result.
We have been fortunate to land on our feet. As many of you know, the Lamb of God Lutheran Church has been a great community partner during the pandemic, and they’ve kindly offered us the use of their space indefinitely. From now on, programming will take place at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church.
We want to thank everyone for being so understanding and adaptable during this transition. If anyone has any questions or concerns about the Lake City Seniors program going forward, please reach out to Kate, Akira, or Justin. Any of us would be happy to hear from you.
A reminder that Memorial Day is Monday May 29th so we will not hold any programming that day. There will also be no meals served so please plan accordingly.
- On Wednesday May 10th we will hold an art activity to commemorate the Lake City Community Center starting at 1pm. Please join us to create a mural and share memories of the good times the Community Center gave us. All materials will be provided.
- John will once again hold two computer 101 classes. This month the first will be Passwords 101 on May 12th. In this class you can learn the basics of passwords and how they work. We will discuss how to make your passwords more secure and tips for keeping yourself safe. The second will be Password Management 101 on May 26th. In this class you’ll learn how to simplify the process of logging into online accounts. We will discuss how to use a password manager to make it easier to keep track of all of your passwords.
- On Friday May 19th at 10am we’ll have Adrienne Bousquet out for a workshop on how to downsize your home. Adrienne Bousquet is a home organizer and owns Spruce, a business dedicated to unique residential services. During this free workshop, she’ll be diving into stories and details surrounding the life transitions that seniors face and how their “stuff” plays into it. Join in to talk about downsizing, staying organized, and the legacy of your treasured belongings.
- Annie will now be offering massage therapy once a month with a recommended donation amount of $15 per massage. The first day will be Wednesday May 10th and is by appointment only. Contact Justin by calling 206-707-1865 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
We want to thank everyone once again for your support and flexibility these past few weeks. It has been a challenging time, but it has proven how resilient we are as a program and as a community. We look forward to seeing you at our new home.
Lake City Seniors
- Update 4/21
In case you missed the news, Tuesday morning there was a fire at the Lake City Community Center and we will no longer be able to use it for programming. But we are pleased to report that we are in pretty good shape, all things considered! The Lamb of God Lutheran Church has been so incredibly welcoming and has agreed to allow us to use their space for the foreseeable future. The good news is that we are only a block away from the community center and still have plenty of parking!
Starting Monday 4/24 we will be holding our usual programming 9am-3pm out of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church and will be serving to-go lunches. The print making workshop will still be held on 4/26 but will now take place at Coyote North. You can see all changes to the planned programing on our updated calendar on the right.
Please continue to check our website and social media for updates. We will continue to keep both up to date with the most recent information.
We hope to see you again soon!
Lake City Seniors
- April 2023 Update 4/21
We will be holding programming at the Lamb of God Lutheran church for the foreseeable future. Address :12509 27th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
Keep an eye on this space for future updates.
- April 2023 Update
Why are so many people tired on April 1st?
They just finished a 31 day March!
In case you missed it last month, we are implementing a new sign-in policy. We ask that everyone who enters the building sign-in at the front desk as well as signing in for any class you may be participating in. We want to thank you for your patience as we implement this extra step to help keep Lake City Seniors a safe place for all.
Are you Gen X (born between 1965-1980)? Take our Gen X Survey! The information you provide will help us better understand what adults who identify as “Gen-X” are looking for as they experience getting older. We appreciate your help informing our programming to better suit inter-generational needs and aspirations. You can take the survey here.
We also have a bunch of fun and educational programming to highlight for you. This month John will be continuing his computer 101 classes where he will explain the basics on how to safely use a computer.
- Email Spam Prevention 101 will be held on Friday April 14th at 10am. Learn tips for managing spam emails. We will discuss how to report spam, block unwanted emails, unsubscribe from marketing emails, and how to keep your inbox organized.
- Computer safety 101 will be held Friday March 28th at 10am. Learn smartphone basics and how to navigate your phone. We will discuss the essentials and resources you can use to learn more about your device.
- On Wednesday, April 26th at 1:30pm we will hold a free printmaking workshop with artist Romson Bustillo. Join us to experiment with relief printmaking and learn about the NE130th light rail station art integration. Click here to register. Limit 25 participants.
- On May 1st the Wallingford Senior center will be hosting a tea party at 1:30pm where you can enjoy May Day with tea and light snacks while learning the history of Afternoon Tea traditions. Have special tea pots and/or sets? Bring them in to use or simply show off; if enough people bring in their teapots and/or sets, we can use them our next display! If you would like to attend and need help with transportation, please call 206-268-6740 and leave a message. The address for this event is 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Suite 140 Seattle WA 98103.
As always there are more exciting activities happening at the center. Please check the calendar here or listed below to see everything we have planned for the month of April. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Justin by calling 206-707-1865 or by emailing him at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the center!