Federal Way, Give Rides to Change Lives! Help a Senior Near You!

Program: Volunteer Transportation
Location: Federal Way
Duration: Ongoing
Group or Individual: Individual
Kid Friendly: Yes
Summary:  Change lives by giving rides! Drive seniors to and from their important medical appointments.

Contact: 206-748-7588 or dianas@soundgenerations.org. Click here to apply https://jobs-soundgenerations.secure.force.com/Volunteer/Vol_ApplicationDriver

Description: Help older adults get to their important and life-sustaining medical appointments. Using your own vehicle, you would drive seniors to their appointments, wait for them, and return them home, providing friendly companionship for the round trip. This flexible opportunity allows you to choose which days, times, frequency, and areas you wish to serve. You may also change your availability weekly. Our program staff will happily work to accommodate your schedule. Take a turn in the right direction, become a volunteer driver today!

Requirements: Volunteers must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and auto insurance, a reliable vehicle, no moving violations in the past two years, ability to pass a criminal background check, and some weekday availability.

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 inspire-award.org 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 www.inspire-award.org to download a form and email your completed application to IPAA@soundgenerations.org.
(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 Brittanybl@soundgenerations.org.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Sound Generations and our Community Partner Sites are closed on Monday, January 21 as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is still a long road ahead to achieve his dream of equity and justice for all.

• King County’s growth between 1990-2010 have mainly been from people of color.
• By 2025, one in four older adults in our region will be age 65 or older.

Now, more than ever, aging seniors’ voices are critically needed in discussions regarding equity and inclusion.

“You may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90!…You died when you refused to stand up for right. You died when you refused to stand up for truth. You died when you refused to stand up for justice.”  – MLK, Jr., 1967
Here are several MLK events in our area:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: lunch, cake, coffee, special presentation. centralareasrcenter.orgFriday, January 18. 1:30-3:30 pm. 

Seattle MLK Coalition: workshops, speakers, march, community meal. January 21, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Seattle Art Museum’s Art & Social Justice Tours: focus on themes of race and social justice. January 21, 12-12:30 pm. 

more events

Kick Off #GivingTuesday with a Gift to Sound Generations

Make a difference in the lives of King County seniors with a gift to Sound Generations TODAY!

All of us at Sound Generations hope that you and your family had a nice holiday last week, and that you scored some amazing deals on Black Friday and yesterday on Cyber Monday.

We thank you in advance for supporting people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services #GivingTuesday!

Make a gift to Sound Generations!

The most comprehensive non-profit in King County serving older adults, Sound Generations is a necessary and supportive entity to ensure seniors have access to basic necessities that improve their quality of life. Your support on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year sustains our work and helps ensure that we remain the important caring community for seniors that they need. While you’re thinking about what gifts to purchases, many seniors are worried about what their next meal will be.

Don’t believe us, read what our Meals on Wheels clients have to say:

I don’t cook anymore and it’s hard to get to the store. I have arthritis, asthma, and diabetes which limits my ability to get food. MOW changed my life. I’m extremely grateful.

We have been using your services for a few years and I can’t tell you how much we appreciate this service being available. I work full-time so it’s a challenge to get Mom to her appointments but this service allows me to reduce the hours I have to be away from my job. Mom really enjoys the social interaction with the drivers.

Make a gift to Sound Generations!

Help us maintain vital services for older adults and launch into 2019 with the strongest possible start!

Please make an investment in your community by #GIVINGTUESDAY to Sound Generations.










P.S. Donating is now even easier from the convenience of your mobile device.
Text SGTUESDAY to 41444
– or –
help us spread the word by creating your own Facebook fundraiser for Sound Generations today, and Facebook and PayPal will match your #GivingTuesday donations!  

Thank you!

The Marketing & Philanthropy Team