Community News

The East African Elders Program Begins August 28th.

We are excited to announce that the East African Elders Program begins Tuesday, August 28th from 11am-2pm at the Northgate Community Center. Lunch is served from 12-1pm.

The program is a partnership with Sound Generations, Hunger Intervention Program, Horn of Africa Services and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

 

 

 

We Want To Know What You Think! Take the ADS Community Survey

 

What challenges do you think you’ll have as you get older? Will you be able to live independently in your current home or a home of your choice? How do you prefer to get information about services and community resources? These are similar to the questions that Aging and Disability Services (ADS)—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle & King County—asks in a new community survey. You can help Aging and Disability Services by taking the survey and then sharing the link with family, friends, and neighbors.

ADS wants to hear from residents throughout King County who are age 18+, not just older adults or people already using their services. They want to hear from people living in rural, suburban, and urban areas, and from all backgrounds.

Survey results will help ADS develop its next four-year plan, which could include new programs and services, and also help market services such as Community Living Connections, which provides free information and local referrals for anyone with questions about aging or disability issues.

The community survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5WKDF8 until the end of July. For alternative formats or other languages, e-mail aginginfo@seattle.gov. Please share wherever you can!

Book-It Repertory Theater Presents Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

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.