Half Price Membership for 2021 (Membership ends Dec 31, 2021): $17.50
Celebrating NATIONAL SENIOR CENTER MONTH
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September Highlights (Click arrows for slide show)
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Cada año, los estadounidenses celebran el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana y Latina celebrando las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los ciudadanos estadounidenses cuyos antepasados vinieron de España, México, el Caribe y América Central y del Sur.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
La observación comenzó en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana bajo la presidencia de Lyndon Johnson y fue ampliada por el presidente Ronald Reagan en 1988.
Hispanic and Latino are often used interchangeably though they actually mean two different things. Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America.
Hispano y Latino a menudo se usan indistintamente, aunque en realidad significan dos cosas diferentes. Hispano se refiere a personas que hablan español o son descendientes de poblaciones de habla hispana, mientras que Latino se refiere a personas que son de o descendientes de personas de América Latina.
In July 2019 The Hispanic population of the United States totaled 60.6 million people, making it the largest ethnic minority in our country. En julio de 2019 la población hispana de Estados Unidos ascendía a 60,6 millones de personas, lo que la convierte en la minoría étnica más grande de nuestro país.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
# BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.
Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation.
Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful by after speaking to someone who listens without judgment.
Keep Them Safe
A number of studies have indicated that when lethal means are made less available or less deadly, suicide rates by that method decline, and frequently suicide rates overall decline.
Help Them Stay Connected
Studies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and individuals for support and safety can help them take positive action and reduce feelings of hopelessness.
Studies have also shown that brief, low cost intervention and supportive, ongoing contact may be an important part of suicide prevention, especially for individuals after they have been discharged from hospitals or care services.
We support people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services.
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 welcome diverse group of 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.
We offer a variety of programs per week and continue to add new ones each quarter. We have plenty of parking and our facility is 100% ADA accessible. Welcome to the Center!
2021 Membership Renewal
Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to be a new member or renew your membership again.
- Letter from the Director: August 2021Spring quarter has been so exciting, with COVID regulations relaxing and many of our classes and small groups returning in-house. As the King County Health Department adjusts safety regulations for facilities that provide health services, we will add congregate programs such as the Community Dining program. Until then, we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to […]
We offer a variety of Classes and Groups here at the center and a very few online (ZOOM) fitness Classes.
Some of our Fitness Classes include Yoga, TaiChi & Clogging other than regular exercises. CLICK HERE to go to Classes section under “Activities” tab.
Our Lifelong Learning groups include The Art Club, Basic Knitting, Driftwood Sculpture or Pinochle just to mention a few. CLICK HERE to go to Clubs & Groups section under “Activities” tab.
Love your feet? Foot care provider Echo Aumick is now at the senior center to provide in-person foot care. Echo skillfully clips nails, files callouses, and works to shape up your feet.
Members – $ 22; Non-members – $ 30; Adult Family Home – $ 20
Call the Center at 206-365-1536 to provide your name & phone number and Echo will contact you with an appointment date and time.
BASTYR NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE:
Dr. Bastyr’s senior level students are back with full services every Monday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm New Supervising Doctors Chih-Yun Hsiung, ND & Kris Somol, ND.
Cost: $ 15 per visit, due at the time of scheduling your appointment.
Call the Center at 206-365-1536 to make an appointment.
FREE DISPENSARY pick-up: Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ONLY.
View To-Go Hot Meal Community Dining
Want to pick up a hot meal or want it delivered to you? CLICK HERE to check out what’s going on with our Food & Dining section under “Services” and take a look at out Weekly Menu.
Trips & Recreation
Tired of staying at home? Time to plan, pack and travel. For details, CLICK HERE to check our “Trips & Recreation” section under “Activities”.