These two wonderful kids had a lemonade stand over the weekend and made $86. They decided that they’d each get a third of the income from their sales and that they’d donate the remaining third to the Senior Center. Thank you both so much, Nate and Everett, for your generosity!
Also, Nate’s older brother, Theo, has played piano here at lunch, and his father, Scott, is one of our outreach volunteers. So thanks to the rest of the family as well!
Senior Center of West Seattle staff and board members posing for a photo with West Seattle Chamber of Commerce representatives at their 2018 Annual Westside Awards Breakfast. We are so honored to be this year’s recipient of the Not-for-Profit of the Year Award! Thank you, West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, for this inspiring acknowledgement. We appreciate it so very much!
If you are currently on Medicare and are thinking about changing your Medicare plan or adding coverage, or if you are turning 65 soon and want to sign up for Medicare, there are some important dates coming up that you will want to remember. Open enrollment for Medicare this year is October 4 to December 4.
There are several ways you can sign up or receive advice and assistance during this period. One is to go to the official Medicare website, which is www.medicare.gov. Another way is to contact SHIBA, a program of the State of Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Their phone number is (800) 562-6900 or you can reach them through www.insurance.wa.gov. SHIBA volunteers are trained to assist with free, unbiased, and confidential information about all aspects of Medicare.
In addition, the Senior Center of West Seattle has a SHIBA volunteer the first Tuesday of every month. Appointments are limited, and you must sign up in advance by calling our front desk. Or, come to a Medicare 101 Workshop provided by Medicare Specialist, Ann-Marie Murray.
If you are low-income, Holly or Toni may be able to help you apply for a program that will pay your Medicare premiums. Medicare is a complex program and Medicare recipients have many decisions to make about the various plans. We want to help you make the decisions that will best meet your needs! Holly (206) 932-4044 x2 or Toni (206) 932-4044 x9.
Center Takes 1st Place! The Senior Center of West Seattle joined the West Seattle Grand Parade on July 22. A combination of Center members, volunteers, board members, and staff made our contingent nearly 40 strong! Some folks walked the route, while others rode in style in the Emerald City Trolley we had for the day. Both marchers and riders carried signs representing various activities and classes at the Center that were made in advance by a group of volunteers. Everyone had a wonderful time and the Center won first prize for best entry in the car/motorcycle category! Thank you to all who participated in this fun event. Hope you can join us next year!
Lion’s Club Generosity Helps Our Center Thrive The Center is so very grateful to have again received The West Seattle Lion’s Club annual donation of $1000. This year we are proud to be partnering with them on their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 16th from 8am to 11am, here at the Center. Breakfast is only $7!
Board of Directors Accepting Applications to Serve 2018-2020 Once a year we have an extraordinary opportunity for energetic members and community leaders to join our Board of Directors. We are seeking committed stewards and ambassadors to expand our programs and services while serving a three year term. If you are interested in helping us become even more vibrant and more essential to those we serve, please come in and talk to me or call me at (206) 932-4044 x5 or call Richard Kromm, our Nominations Committee Chair at (206) 909-7708.
Sound Generations’ 50th Anniversary Golden Gala, Friday, September 29th The Center is hoping to raise $10,000 from this event. If you’d like to help, we are currently seeking donation items for the live auction: time shares, chef-prepared dinners, wine baskets, artwork, etc. Please contact me if you are interested in donating or attending this event which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, September 29, 2017. This celebratory event will pay homage to the Golden Age of Motown which was at its peak in 1967, the first year Sound Generations opened their doors to the aging community. Guests will enjoy a live & silent auction, multi-course dinner, and live band playing all the hits from the Motown era. It’s going to be a blast! Please join us if you can!
Junction Diner announces lower prices! Effective September 5, the suggested donation for meals in the Junction Diner will be $4 rather than $5. This is good news for our members and guests as the increased price kept some from coming for lunch. Please join us for lunch in the Junction Diner Monday through Thursday. Chef Francisco’s menus can be found here. .