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!

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).

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.

Seattle Democracy Voucher Presentation August 2nd

Learn about a new way to participate in local government.  Eligible Seattle residents may receive $100 in Democracy Vouchers to support candidate(s) in the 2017 City of Seattle elections.

Wednesday, August 2, 1-2pm at the Lake City Community Center.  

12531 28th Ave NE

Free and all are welcome.

Aprenda sobre una nueva forma de participar en el gobierno local. Los residentes elegibles de Seattle pueden recibir $ 100 en Cupones de Democracia para apoyar a los candidatos en las elecciones de 2017 en la Ciudad de Seattle.

Miércoles 2 de agosto,11 am a 12 pm, Centro Comunitario de Lake City

12531 28th Ave NE

Gratis y todos son bienvenidos.

 

COMING SOON: 2017 SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

Enrollment for the 2017 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will begin Monday, April 10 – May, 12, 2017. Applications will be available online beginning April 10th.  Visit the ADS website for online applications.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with $40 in voucher checks that can be used to purchase fresh produce at approved farmers market locations.

Program information includes:

Eligibility: Please remind clients that, to be eligible for Senior Farmers Market voucher, they must:

  • Meet individual eligibility (live in King County, age – 60 years  or older (Native American 55+), and low-income requirements).
  • Provide a valid King County mailing address (PO Box, accepted) clearly indicate apartment number, if applicable.
  • Must sign the application form.
  • Meet application deadline (mail must be postmarked by): May 12, 2017.

2017 Income guidelines (185% Federal Poverty level):

$22,311 annual or $1,859 monthly income for one (1) person.

$30,044 annual or $2,504 monthly income for two (2) person.

For larger households, add $644 for each additional person.

King County accepts applications and distributes vouchers by mail only. Our contact number is through Community Living Connections at 206-962-8467 or 1-844-348-5464. Due to the program popularity, Aging and Disability Services (ADS) typically does not have enough vouchers to provide one for each applicant and utilizes a random selection process. Vouchers will be mailed by July 1. Please note: seniors residing in other areas of the state (outside of King Co.) will need to contact the Area Agency on Aging in their region to apply. DSHS, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program has statewide contact information listed on their website, if needed. Each county establishes their own specific enrollment process and dates to enroll, please request program details.

Community Service Announcement Provided by Aging and Disability Service

Fliers provided in English & Spanish

SFMNP-2017-flyer (English)

SFMNP-2017-flyer_SPA (Spanish)