Are you registered? Don’t Miss our Inspire Positive Aging Awards (IPAA) Luncheon on June 26th!

Only 9 Days Left Until Our Luncheon celebration! Online registration is now closed, however you can still purchase tickets until noon on Wednesday, June 19 by calling 206.727.6267. There will be an opportunity to win a raffle prize of two domestic, round-trip airline tickets on Alaska Airlines!

We hope to see you there!

Visit for the latest information, FAQs, and more.
Can’t attend? Please consider making a gift in lieu donation
This event is sponsored by Microsoft, Premera, Azose Commercial Properties, Swedish, Aegis, Biella Foundation, and Alaska Airlines.







GiveBIG Thanks & Celebrating Older American’s Month

Help Us Set Pace for the Best Year Yet!

THANK YOU!  We sincerely appreciate the generosity of our GiveBIG donors who gave from their hearts last Wednesday and raised $27,829 for aging adults and adults with disabilities in King County!


These donors allow our organization to ensure older adults have access to essential basic services so that they can lead their best lives. They say it takes a village and we are deeply honored to those who were motivated to GiveBIG.

There’s still time to donate if you did not have an opportunity to give on May 8th. We are excited to announce an expanded giving drive in honor of Older Americans’ Month for the ENTIRE MONTH of May! Nearly 60,000 aging adults and their caregivers that we support are counting on us and we cannot do this alone.


It’s GiveBIG day!

NOW is your chance to change a life. Every dollar counts, no matter how big or small.
THEY ARE MATURE, RESILIENT, AND WISE BEYOND THEIR YEARS. Yet many are isolated, outliving their friends, and without family. Don’t let this continue to be the reality for aging adults in King County.

Join your peers today and make a donation to help older adults have access to the food security, transportation, health and wellness, and assistance services they need to feel safe, healthy, respected and included in a caring community that affirms aging. Make a gift now at

If you or someone you know would like more information about our other programs, please visit or check out the pages below:

Community Dining
Caregiver Support
Health & Wellness
Hyde Shuttle
Meals on Wheels + Mobile Market
Minor Home Repair
Pathways Information & Assistance
Senior Rights Assistance
Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA)Volunteer Transportation

Deadline Extended! Get your Inspire Positive Aging Awards Nominations in by 5/7/19!

We greatly value your input and would love to learn about who inspires
you. Visit for more info and to nominate a deserving older adult.





Who is eligible for this award?
King County residents aged 60 years or older.
Three Ways to Nominate:
(1) Submit an online nomination.
(2) Visit to download a form and email your completed application to
(3) Or, complete the nomination form and mail it to Sound Generations 2208 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121.

When is the nomination deadline?
May 7, 2019

What are the Award Categories?
Advocacy + Activism, Community Service, Health + Wellness,
Intergenerational Impact, Lifelong Learning, Defining Inspiration

All Nominees Receive:
Complimentary entry for themselves and a guest to the Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon on June 26, 2019 at The Bellevue Hilton.*
*You may nominate a couple or group, but they will be recognized as a single Award Recipient and may receive up to three complimentary admissions.

All Award Recipients Receive:
An Award Plaque – $200 Visa Gift Card – Recognition in press materials
(Those who nominate an Award Recipient receive a $50 Gift Card)

Call 206.727.6261 or email

Get your tickets today for our annual Inspire Positive Aging Awards (IPAA) Luncheon!

Registration Now Open! Nominations Close in 2 Weeks!

YES- I’d like to reserve my tickets(s)!

Get your tickets to our annual Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon at the Bellevue Hilton on June 26, 2019. Join us as we come together to celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals whose lives exemplify positive aging through community involvement, relationships, healthy living, endurance, creativity, and balance – all traits we ourselves hope to exhibit as we age. General admission is $75.

I can’t attend, but would like to make a Gift In Lieu donation

Hilke Faber, 2018 IPAA Recipient for Advocacy + Activism:
“Thank you all for such a lovely luncheon and celebratory occasion!! I am humbly honored to share this moment with so many inspiring individuals. And really, feel all the nominees are deserving of this award! I so respect and value the critical services you provide to our community!! As the first Long Term Care Ombudsman I am glad to know that SOUND GENERATIONS is there to help improve the quality of life for those in need and help seniors lead their best lives in the least restrictive setting!! THANK YOU!!”

Visit for the latest information on the nomination process, tickets, sponsorship and more. Don’t delay- nominations are accepted until April 30, 2019.

YES- I’d like to nominate a King County senior!

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GiveBIG 4 Seniors! Mark your Calendars for Early Giving starting 4/23!

Aging gracefully is something that we all want to achieve.

We all deserve a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can lead their best lives. Now is YOUR CHANCE to give back to someone who has given so much to their community, and ensure that they have the same experience you would hope for yourself.

How You Can Help:

  • SHARE!

    Check out and help us spread the word via social media, email, and word of mouth! Click on the “Fundraise” button, create a profile, and set up a fundraising campaign for Sound Generations. Challenge your family and friends to support King County’s seniors!

  • EARLY GIVING 4/23 – 5/7.

    Remove the pressure of remembering to make a gift on our official GiveBIG 2019 day, May 8. Mark your calendars! Starting April 23rd until May 7th, you can help us kick off a fantastic start by scheduling your gift to be applied on May 8.

YES- I’d like to schedule my gift & join others in King County to GiveBIG 4 Seniors!
Thank you so much for your support!

Volunteer Appreciation Month

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller

Our programs at Sound Generations and our Community Partner Sites across King County would not be made possible without the compassion, dedication and countless hours that our volunteers put in. Please sign up today and make a difference within your community. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Norah Erwin-Stewart, Information & Advocacy Director:
“Volunteers enable us to stretch our program’s reach further, and inspire us to work better; our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do!”

Volunteer Transportation:
“I have laughed with some of them, learned from some of them, and for others have simply lent a sympathetic ear…I started out wanting to be of service to my community. It turns out that volunteering with Sound Generations has been beneficial to me also. Making new friends, learning from them, and providing a much needed service, how can you beat that!” – Jean Fielder, Volunteer Transportation driver

“It’s a pleasure working with so many committed and dedicated volunteers who genuinely care about the lives of seniors in their communities.” – Volunteer Transportation Team       

Meals on Wheels:
“We are grateful to our 300+ Meals on Wheels volunteers that not only help provide nutritious meals but offer our participants a connection to the community. We’ve had many participants tell us how much they look forward to seeing and speaking with the volunteers each week, some have even shared it’s their reason for getting dressed that day.” 

“I would like to thank the (volunteer) delivery drivers – they are very friendly, taking time to chat with me, checking to see how I am doing, they brighten my day.” – Meals on Wheels client

Health & Wellness:
Our volunteers enable us to provide workshops and classes all over King County that help support older adults and those with chronic health conditions remain independent and live healthy lives.”

Community Dining:
“Our program would not be possible without the dedicated and hardworking volunteers who are the essential part of the program. Our volunteers make a difference!”

Hyde Shuttle:
“We appreciate our Hyde Shuttle volunteer drivers who donate their time and care to our Shoreline and Sno-Valley communities.”

“You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jean Fielder, Volunteer Transportation Driver