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!

DONATE NOW FOR OLDER AMERICAN’S MONTH!

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.

DONATE NOW FOR OLDER AMERICAN’S MONTH!

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

Register & Become a Matter of Balance Volunteer Coach

Sound Generations is looking for volunteers to help provide this program.

Volunteer coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls, help to identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. As a coach, you will be part of a national program and have the ability to offer and facilitate a Matter of Balance workshop in your own community.

This training is 8 hours in total (4 hours a day) and covers all basic information and material that new coaches need to begin facilitating a workshop. Completion of this training is required to earn A Matter of Balance certificate.

DATE: Thursday & Friday, March 28 – March 29, 2019
COST: $40 per person which covers the cost of the Coach Handbook.
LOCATION: Sound Generations, Lillian Rice Building, 2208 2nd Ave Ste 100 Seattle, WA 98121
TRAINER: For more info, contact Deidre Daymon, Master Trainer at 206.727.6250 or deidred@soundgenerations.orgClick here to view our flyer.
REGISTER: Space is limited! To register, please visit projectenhance.org/registration.aspx

Register for our upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class (for family caregivers)

Sign up TODAY and join us at the Lake City Community Center for our free Powerful Tools for Caregivers six-week class series hosted by Lake City Seniors!

DATES: Mondays, March 4 – April 8, 2019
COST: Free. Class series presented by Sound Generations and graciously hosted by Lake City Seniors.
REGISTER: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Bill Bengtson at 206.727.6260 or williamb@soundgenerations.org
LOCATION: Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. View the flyer.

We are inclusive and welcoming of the LGBTQ community! If you have questions about feeling safe in this space, please call us.

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:

Two New Workshops: Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Workshops

Sound Generations is proud to announce that it will be hosting two Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader trainings in 2019! The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program provides caregivers with tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges that they face. As a Class Leader, you will be a part of a national program and have the ability to offer and lead the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program in your own community. Please feel free to share with your networks.

Here are the training details:

WHEN: February 4-5, 2019 and March 4-5, 2019 (please specify your preference in your response)
WHERE: Sound Generations – 2208 2nd Avenue, Seattle, 98121
WHO: Professionals or volunteers from healthcare, social services, community based organizations, etc. Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes must be conducted by 2 leaders – please ensure that you have a partner before applying.
COST: $100 (includes certification, workbook, and DVDs) – to be invoiced prior to training

REGISTER: Please complete the Class Leader Application and send to: camilleg@soundgenerations.org. Once we receive your completed Class Leader Application, additional details and materials for the training will be sent to you via email. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon! 

If you would like more information on the program, please see the description or go to powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact camilleg@soundgenerations.org.