Sound Generations Story Library

Sound Generations Story Library

Learn about the clients and programs your donations support here.

Sound Generations Clients & Friends

  • Ray Puddicombe, Age 96 Congratulations to IPAA Defining Inspiration Award Winner, Ray Puddicombe.
  • Janice Van Cleve, Age 75 Janice, age 75, lives her life to the fullest by embracing the unknown.
  • Juanita Galloway, Age 69 Juanita, age 69, is using her time in retirement to give back to those she cares about and make a difference in the world.
  • John Moore, Age 77 John, age 77, lives his life by focusing on three "silos of knowledge:" health, finance, and planning for what's next.
  • Mattie Mattie Taplin, Age 70 To Mattie Taplin, age is only a number. At 70 years old, Mattie is an EnhanceFitness instructor, avid dancer, and free spirit.

Sound Generations Programs & Senior Centers

  • Celebrating National Senior Center Month September is National Senior Center Month, and Sound Generations is celebrating our senior center partner sites that stepped up and continued to deliver these vital connections and for older adults during the pandemic.
  • Life Through Aging Eyes Life Through Aging Eyes shows you how Sound Generations continues to bring vital services to our aging friends, family, and neighbors in King County.
  • Connecting Communities Through Transportation Sound Generations tells the story of how Transportation using the Hyde Shuttle and Volunteer Transportation keeps older adults engaged in their community.
  • Through The Eyes of a Service Provider Being a driver for our program is so much more than transporting meals. Julian sees himself as a therapist, counselor, friend, and a family member for his clients as well.
  • Four Caregivers, One Community A wife, a daughter, a son, a mom: Four caregivers share why they turned to Sound Generations for relief, knowledge, and care.
  • Sound Generations’ Hyde Shuttle How your support allows homebound seniors to stay connected to their communities and avoid social isolation.
  • Wired to Be One Join the Lake City Seniors as they celebrate what makes them unique in this stunning display of community!
  • The Joy is in the Journey The Senior Center of West Seattle - one of Sound Generations' seven partner sites - is a vibrant community located in the heart of the Junction.
  • Serving Meals, Nourishing Spirits Sound Generations prevents isolation and neglect by connecting older adults to their communities.

Sound Generations History

  • 2020: Year in Review Let's take a walk through 2020 and see how we were able to overcome last year's challenges to start 2021 stronger than ever
  • The Journey Sound Generations needs your help! Volunteer today and make a difference in your community.
  • 2019: Year in Review As we end the decade, we want to share with you our reflections, accomplishments, and plans for the new year.


Are you interested in participating in our story library? Email Noah Thomas, Digital Communications Specialist, at