In accordance with city, county and state guidelines, the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center is open for essential services in person by appointment, online, and via remote programs.

Our Mission

We support people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services.

Our Vision

We envision a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives.



Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center offers a variety of activities that engage adults age 50+ to participate in recreational, social, health, educational, and nutritional services. Our staff, volunteers, instructors and facilitators strive to foster a fun, relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships form and memories are created.

Come on in and ask the front desk for a tour and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. We have plenty of parking and our facility is 100% ADA accessible. We offer 65+ programs per week and continue to add new ones each quarter. Welcome to the Center!

2021 Membership Renewal

Membership is $35 a year, $60 for a couple. Benefits include discount classes, our quarterly activity guide, and a free birthday lunch on your birthday month. Visit our front desk or click here to register!

Monthly Newsletter

 

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Members,
This has been a very unique and challenging year at the Senior Center as we navigated the new demands placed  upon us by COVID-19.  No one foresaw the huge impact it would have on our aging community and we had no idea  just how busy we would be.  Here are the final numbers for the major services we provided to our community. 

  • 18,981 TO GO Community Dining – hot meals home delivered
  • 14,910 Meals On Wheels – frozen meals home delivered 1x/week
  • 842 Foot Care appointments
  • 104 Bastyr Naturopathic Medical Appointments
  • 138 Mental Health and/or Social Work counseling sessions               
  • 1,474 participant hours in fitness & wellness online Zoom programs
  • 1,329 member Wellness Calls to assess for needs           
     

We hope that you will share this information with family and friends, as it is important that the community understand that while our front doors may be locked to control entrance, we are fully operational.  Each month, we continue to add more programs, online as well as in-house one-to-one services.  Sharing this information assists us in resourcing private and public donations, which has become our lifeline.  With little to no ability to engage in the normal revenue generating sources that we have used in the past, we rely on external funding sources to maintain our current services and the addition of  creative programming as a result of COVID-19.


Theresa LaCroix, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center Director


Online Programming


Aging Well with Toshiko Zoom Class
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays: 11:15am-12:15pm

Costs: Members: $36 for 2 classes a week per month
Nonmembers: $54 for 2 classes a week per month
Click here for member registration, Click here for non-member registration

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays: 11:15am-12:15pm Fridays: 10:30am-11:30am
Members: $52 for 3 classes a week per month
Nonmembers: $78 for 3 classes a week per month
Click here for member registration, Click here for non-member registration

The main purpose of this class is to learn about fall prevention but it is a little more active than our Keep Your Balance course. In our first class, we move almost like we do in “Fall Prevention Exercise” class but were sitting on the chair whole times. We also discuss how to prevent falls. After a long period of “Stay Home”, muscles may have gotten weak, so this course works to re-establish strength


Keep Your Balance Keep Moving Zoom Class
Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am-10:00am (A Block)
New session begins March 10th. 
Click here to register

Cost: Free

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among older adults. The good news is that falling is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Middle-aged and older adults can reduce their risk of falling by knowing their fall risk factors. In this class you will learn the risk factors of falling so that you will be able to decrease fear of falling and the risk of falling. We focus especially on the topic of the importance of regular exercise, what kind of exercise can improve a person’s balance, and how to start being active if you never have in the past. Anybody will benefit from this class, including family members of seniors.

Please note class is progressive and cannot be dropped in mid-course. Limit 8.


All Levels Clogging with Maureen Zoom Class
Dates: Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm, beginners 1:00pm-1:30pm, intermediate 1:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: $20 per month for members, $28 per month for nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration Click here for Non-member Registration

Clogging is a rhythmic, grounded style of dance, brought to the USA by immigrants from Europe. It is fun and great exercise for all     ages, and danced to all genres of music. Learn the basic steps utilized in all levels of clogging. No dance experience necessary. Clogging is always “cued” by the instructor, like square dancing.


Gentle Mat Yoga with Heidi Mair Zoom Class
Dates: Fridays, 9:15am-10:15am
Cost: $24 per month for members, $36 per month for nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration Click here for Non-member Registration

Calm your mind, stretch and strengthen your body and improve your balance with a Yoga class designed for students 50 and older. Drop-in Gentle Yoga classes begin and end with breath awareness and    mindful meditation, and include a series of poses to work each part of your body. 

Healing Moves Yoga with Heidi Mair Zoom Class
Dates: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm, February 2nd- 23rd.
Cost: Free!

Class is full, check back next month for a new Healing Moves Yoga course

Have you experienced back pain? You are not alone. 80% of Americans experience at least one episode of back pain in their lives and 2/3rds have recurrent or chronic issues. Back pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. And emotional wellness and personal stress are contributing factors.


The good news – 90% of low back pain can be resolved in 6 weeks. According to an NIH Group Health Study in 2005, yoga, (specifically
Viniyoga) has proven to help chronic low back pain. Each class will begin with a lecture/discussion and include a yoga practice. Bring a mat. Meets via Zoom.

 

CeCe’s Classic Chair Workout Zoom Class
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: $36 per month for members
$54 per month for nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration Click here for Non-member Registration

For people wishing to improve physical conditioning and decrease risk of injuries. Focus on strength training.

 

Tai Chi with Mary Zoom Class
Dates: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: $18 per month for members
$24 per month for nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration

Stand-alone class for beginning or continuing
students. Qi Gong warm-ups and Cheng ManChing Young Form. New participants encouraged
to take Beginner class first or in tandem with this
class.


Limited Occupancy in person activities
(Delayed until March 2021 due to COVID Restrictions)


Limited to 5 students, Maureen Pettit currently offers 3 Saturday classes.

 

AMERICAN CLOGGING

Clogging is a rhythmic, grounded style of dance, brought to the USA by Immigrants from Europe.  Classes are easy going, fun and great exercise for all ages, children through senior adults. Instructor “cues” steps and dances, much like square dancing.  Clogging is a very individual dance style allowing students to progress at their own pace. Shoes & taps discussed at first class.  Any age can join any class they wish.

Members register here 
Nonmembers register here

BEGINNER (in person class)

Dates:  TBA
9:30am-10:15am      Learn the basic steps utilized in all levels of clogging

 

BEGINNER PLUS & FAMILY CLOGGING (in person class)

Dates:  TBA
10:30am-11:15am    
Children 10+ years, family members & any dancers having a good knowledge of basic clogging steps.

 

INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING (in person)

Dates:  TBA
11:30am-12:15pm     
Class focuses on continued learning of more difficult steps and dances.

 

INTERMEDIATE 1 CLOGGING (in person)

Dates:  TBA
12:30pm-1:15pm       
Class geared to more challenging steps and combinations. Learn to dance to higher level choreographed dances and routines.

Limited to 5 students, Mary Newbill currently offers 2 Thursday classes.

Tai Chi with Mary In Person Class
Dates: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: $6 members
$8 nonmembers
IN CLASS FULL

Stand-alone class for beginning or continuing
students. Qi Gong warm-ups and Cheng ManChing Young Form. New participants encouraged
to take Beginner class first or in tandem with this
class.

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth. This class is open to new students as well as experience practitioners. Relax, rejuvenate and gift yourself an hour a week to step away from the emotions of all that is going on around us at this time.

February Zoom TeleCafe


Every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 2:45pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85984848513?pwd=QlJjOWhWZVFJSFJCcDZPdDR3NzVPZz09

Meeting ID: 859 8484 8513
Passcode: senior2021

February 17             tours of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the United States. It was established in December 2003 and opened its permanent home in September 2016 with a ceremony led by President Barack Obama.   Join us as we explore this amazing museum

 

 

February 24             The Roots of Music Mardi Gras Virtual Parade/performance on ZOOM 

The Roots of Music is a program that teaches music history and theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. They serve kids ages 9-14 from low-income households, and provide our students with hot meals and round-trip transportation to reduce common barriers to participation. Five days a week, 12 months a year, our program delivers over 2,500 hours of music education and other academic tutoring, over 30,400 nutritious hot meals, 1,400 bus journeys, and supplies over 150 instruments for student use  They believe music has the power to transform lives. The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city.


To-Go Hot Meal Community Dining


We have our To-Go Hot Meal Community Dining available with the following menu this week. Call 206-365-1536 before 9:00am to order for the week. Suggested donation is $4.00 for participants over 60.
Cheaper than an app based delivery service at a $4.00 suggested donation, these hot meals provide a unique option for our aging community members to experience delightful meals like they do in our center. Community members have stepped up to deliver these meals, supporting our most vulnerable population by offering no contact delivery five days a week. As opposed to using a digital application, the ordering process is as simple as placing a phone call to our facility where onsite staff are prepared to take orders for the week.

 

Menu for

Shoreline/Lake Forest Park To-Go Lunch

March 1-5, 2021

Monday 1st 

Ham and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich

Chicken and Rice Soup

Fruit, Dessert

 

Tuesday 2nd

Swedish Meatballs

Steamed Parsley Potatoes 

String beans with roasted red peppers

Fruit, Dessert


Wednesday 3
rd 

Chicken Taco Salad with dressing

 ( cheese, tomato, olives, green onion, salsa,)

Tortilla Chips

Fruit, Dessert

 

Thursday 4th

Cheesy Fish Nugget Casserole

Coleslaw

Garlic Bread

Fruit, Dessert


Friday   5th

French Beef Stew

Garlic Mashed Potato

Green salad

Fruit, Dessert

 

 

 


Medical Services


 

 

SOCIAL WORKER on STAFF

Great news!  We now have a fulltime Social Worker, Giddiany Romero on staff to assist with all of your needs. Contact the center to schedule an appointment.  Giddiany can provide counseling, assist with resourcing services you may need, guide you in long term care choices and many other needs we encounter through the aging process.

Call 206-365-1536 to schedule app. Monday, Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Footcare

Footcare provider Echo Aumick
has returned to the senior center
to provide in –person footcare.
Echo is able to clip your nails, file
callouses, etc. 
Members                                $22
Non-members                       $30
Call 206-365-1536 to provide
your name & phone #.  Echo will
then contact you with to schedule
an appointment

BASTYR NATUROPATHIC
MEDICINE

Dr. John Hibbs and Bastyr’s
senior level students are back with
full services every Monday, 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. All appointments are
teleconferenced (via telephone and
not in person). Dr. Hibbs is
accepting new patients at this time.
Call 206-365-1536 for appointments
Cost: $15/session paid at time


Support Groups


Parkinson’s Support Group

A support group can offer advice, provide understanding of the stages of the ailment and offer opportunities for support & friendships with others who understand.

A great opportunity to have your questions answered. The meetings are led by a skilled Social Worker who will offer a wealth of knowledge on the subject.

Day:     2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:     10:00am-11:00am
Location:    Zoom, call in via phone or Webcam ID: 823 0004 0827, no password. Link is here
Host:     Giddiany Romero, SW
Call 206-365-1536 or  email
giddianyr@soundgenerations.org  for details.

Care Givers Support Group

Support groups for caregivers foster the setting for sharing information, insight, advice and encouragement.  They provide an opportunity to learn from others who face the same challenges, and allow you to talk about your experiences. The meetings are led by Mental  Health Counselor who will guide you to additional resources.
Day:           3rd Thursday of each month
Time:         10:00am-11:00am
Location:   Zoom, call in via phone or webcam ID: 835 5911 5802, no password Link is here
Call 206-365-1536 or email elliev@soundgenerations.org  for details


 

  • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center offers a variety of activities that engage adults age 50+ to participate in recreational, social, health, educational, and nutritional services. Our staff, volunteers, instructors and facilitators strive to foster a fun, relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships form and memories are created.Come on in and ask the front desk for a tour and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. We have plenty of parking and our facility is 100% ADA accessible. We offer 65+ programs per week and continue to add new ones each quarter. Welcome to the Center!