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.

SUBMIT AN ONLINE NOMINATION

PRINT A PDF NOMINATION FORM

PRINT A WORD NOMINATION FORM

REGISTER FOR THE LUNCHEON

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)

Questions?
Call 206.727.6261 or email Brittanybl@soundgenerations.org.

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 givebig2019.org/soundgen 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!


givebig2019.org/soundgen
Thank you so much for your support!
#GiveBIG4Seniors

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We THANK YOU for your support and love of older adults.

Because of your investments, older adults are supported and included in a caring community of connections and accessible services. 

P.S. – Check out sweet #handmade cards crafted for our Meals On Wheels participants. What a way to make our clients feel special today! Thanks to the volunteers & UW Alpha Gamma Delta.

Take Your Kindness and Compassion to the Road!

Volunteer drivers are needed for Sound Generations Transportation program.  Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to necessary medical appointments. Clients appreciate their improved access to medical care, meaningful interactions with caring volunteers, and increased peace of mind. Unfortunately, the program does not have enough drivers to meet the demand for transportation from vulnerable seniors. 

If you have the “drive” to help others, a clean driving record, and some daytime availability, call (206) 748-7588, email Diana at dianas@soundgenerations.org, or visit  https://soundgenerations.org/get-involved/volunteer/ to find out more. 

Discover why rides change lives!

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center: Cancer Survivor Support Group Facilitator

Position: Cancer Survivor Support Group Facilitator
Program: Shoreline- Lake Forest Park Seniors
Location: 18560 1st Ave NE, Suite 1 Shoreline, WA  98155
Schedule: Once a month, for one hour
Duration: Ongoing
Group or Individual: Group
Kid Friendly: No
Contact: Amber McDowell, (206) 365-1536 or amberm@soundgenerations.org

Summary:
 Volunteer to facilitate a Cancer Survivor Support Group for older adults.

Description: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, a community partner site of Sound Generations, is seeking a volunteer to facilitate a Cancer Survivor Support Group for older adults. This would be a new addition to our programming, so the day/time is flexible. There has been great interest in starting this group, and we hope to begin as soon as possible, in order to meet the vast need of this type of support group among our seniors.

Requirements: Required background check.  Some experience with older adults.  1 hour/monthly.

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center: Parkinson’s Support Group Facilitator

Position: Parkinson’s Support Group Facilitator
Program: Shoreline- Lake Forest Park Seniors
Location: 18560 1st Ave NE, Suite 1 Shoreline, WA  98155
Schedule: Once a month (3rd Wednesday of the month), for an hour
Duration: Ongoing
Group or Individual: Group
Kid Friendly: No
Contact: Amber McDowell, (206) 365-1536 or amberm@soundgenerations.org
Summary: Volunteer to facilitate a Parkinson’s Support Group for older adults.

Description: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, a community partner site of Sound Generations, is seeking a volunteer to facilitate a Parkinson’s Support Group for older adults. Currently, this group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Shoreline- Lake Forest Park Senior Center for one hour. The meeting time is 3-4pm, however the meeting time (and possibly day) can be flexible. This class has been running for quite a while, and has seen great interest and attendance.

Requirements: Required background check.  Some experience with older adults.  1 hour/monthly.

Congratulations! Four Community Partner Sites Win Awards by Mayor Durkan

A special congratulations to our four amazing Community Partner Sites – Ballard NW Senior Center, Central Area Senior Center, Lake City Seniors, and the Senior Center of West Seattle on their award! We’d also like to extend our congrats to the twelve nonprofit Centers who were also recipients of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s award. Keep up the great work!

News Release From The Office of The Mayor:

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.7 Million in Senior Center Awards

Seattle (September 7) – At visits to Sound Generations Lake City/Northgate Senior Center and the International Drop-In Center on Beacon Hill, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.7 million in awards for senior centers that contribute to the health, well-being, and independence of Seattle’s older adults.

“As our City grows less affordable, we must continue to invest in our most vulnerable residents, including our senior community. Our older neighbors are an asset to our community and a vital part of the fabric of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Durkan. “Our senior centers provide opportunities for volunteerism, lifelong learning, transportation, and healthy meals. These investments will help our neighbors live longer and enhance their quality of life.”

Twelve nonprofit centers across Seattle will receive awards ranging from $67,000 to $180,000 in 2019, including:

·        Asian Counseling and Referral Service

·        Chinese Information and Service Center

·        International Drop-In Center

·        Greenwood Senior Center (operated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association)

·        Pike Market Senior Center

·        South Park Senior Center

·        Southeast Seattle Senior Center

·        Wallingford Community Senior Center

And four programs operated by Sound Generations:

·        Ballard Senior Center

·        Central Area Senior Center

·        Lake City/Northgate

·        Senior Center of West Seattle

“HSD has developed a results-driven investment model that helps ensure that the department’s work is making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people, addressing community disparities, and investing in what works,” said Jason Johnson, Interim Director of the Human Services Department. “These centers provide high-quality, cost-effective programs. They reach out to older people who may be socially or culturally isolated and they build a real sense of community.”

The Seattle Human Services Department recommended the senior center awards from the City’s General Fund. Its Aging and Disability Services division reviewed center proposals and made final decisions based on recommendations from a community-based review committee, the geographic location of the center, and the opportunity to serve populations with higher health disparities and/or lower social and emotional support, particularly Hispanic/Latinx and Black/African American older adults.

Several studies show the connection between social engagement, quality of life, and longevity. AARP Foundation’s Connect2Affect lists numerous risk factors for older adults, including diminishing social networks, fewer transportation options, changing roles, and living alone. Social and civic participation and community support are among the goals of the City of Seattle’s Age Friendly Seattle action plan.

For senior center locations, more information about local programs and services for older adults, or answers to questions about aging issues, call Community Living Connections toll-free at 844-348-5464.