Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation. It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues. Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”
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.
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.