Community News

Nominate A Senior Who Inspires Positive Aging

 

Is there an older adult who inspires you? Nominate them for Sound Generations’ Inspire Positive Aging Award. Now in its 13th year, IPAA celebrates older adults in King Co. who inspire us to age well and exemplify what it means to age with grace, energy and enthusiasm. Nominations are now open and run through April 30, 2018.

Visit: inspire-award.org for nomination forms and instructions

International Women’s Day Meal & Panel Discussion

 

 

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).

Thank You Councilmember Debora Juarez

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!

Hand Drumming Fun for Seniors

Photo provided by LaDrumma

Simone will supply hand drums (drums that sit on the floor between your legs. They are hit with hands, not sticks).  You will be shown how to hold the drum and taught two simple strokes. Before you know it, you’ll be playing a hot little rhythm!

Drumming is a wonderful way to strengthen muscles, improve coordination and sharpen memory, all the while playing the rhythms you love to dance to.

Simone LaDrumma created Drumming & The Holistic Expression of Rhythm, a method of feeling rhythm rather than reading or counting it, in 1991. Since then she has brought the magic of rhythmic expression to thousands of folks of every age, gender, and level of expertise around the world.

For more info visit: www.LaDrumma.com

Monday, February 7th 1-2pm

Monday, March 7th 1-2pm

Wednesday, April 25th 1-2pm

Free. All are welcome.

Representing Lake City on the Seattle Poetic Map

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.