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

 A big hello to all of our friends!  It has been a long 8 months not having your wonderful smiles and laughter filling the halls of the center.  We have adopted a saying at the center, “We are open for business but our doors are locked”, and because of this policy, we have maintained full operations since March 13th, adapting our programs and services to become a critical Essential Service site for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park seniors.  Through the amazing support of our cities, residents, King County and the Office of Rod Dembowski,  we were able to quickly develop and implement the following services through September, 2020 (not including October’s counts).
Home delivered 11,009 hot cooked meals M-F in our new TO GO Community Dining Program

· Home delivered 9,805 frozen meals through the Meals on Wheels Program

· Provided 1,045 bags of groceries to low income senior households

· Spent over 340 hours in Wellness Calls—friendly telephone call to check on members & assist with their needs

· Provided 82 mental health counseling sessions

· Provided an estimated 347 hours of Resource Management-assist seniors through personal challenges created by Covid-19; managing over 300 urgent needs

· Re-instated in-house Foot Care on June 15th and have already provided services to 423 participants

· Have had 723 guests participate in our online Zoom classes since July 1st – September30th

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: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm (B Block) Click here to register
Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am-11:00am (A Block) 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
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. 


 

Yoga for Healthy Joints with Heidi Mair Zoom Class
Dates: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: Free, class limited to first 20 registrants


Are you one of the 34 million Americans suffering from the chronic pain of arthritis? Specific Yoga poses are scientifically linked to increased flexibility and healthy cartilage in the joints.  In this 3-part series, you will learn the physiology of arthritis and how Yoga can help. Classes will include poses on the mat or chair and standing. Minimum enrollment: 5; maximum enrollment: 20.


Yoga for Chronic Pain Zoom Class
Dates: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: Free, class limited to first 20 registrants

Click here to register

Dec 1 – 15

Yoga is recommended to alleviate anxiety and stress that can exacerbate chronic pain. Yoga’s unique integration of mindful meditation, breathwork, movement and relaxation calms the mind, balances emotions and releases tension in the body. In this 3-part series, you will practice gentle Yoga poses, linking breath and movement followed by meditation and relaxation. Minimum enrollment: 5; maximum enrollment: 20.

Instructor: Heidi Mair, Wellness Counselor, AWC (500 hours), and Yoga Teacher E-RYT (200 hours) with over 1500 hours of teaching experience & certified to teach Yoga to Seniors. Find out more about Yoga and healthy aging at Heidi’s website https://heidilynneyogaandwellness.wordpress.com/.


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.


Meditation with Mary Zoom Class
Dates: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $18 per month for members
$24 per month for nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration

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.


Limited Occupancy in person activities


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:  Saturdays, January 9, 16. 23, 30, 2021
9:30am-10:15am      Learn the basic steps utilized in all levels of clogging

 

BEGINNER PLUS & FAMILY CLOGGING (in person class)

Dates:  Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
10:30am-11:15am    
Children 10+ years, family members & any dancers having a good knowledge of basic clogging steps.

                                                          

INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING (in person)

Dates:  Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
11:30am-12:15pm     
Class focuses on continued learning of more difficult steps and dances.

                                                          

INTERMEDIATE 1 CLOGGING (in person)

Dates:  Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
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 with Mary In Person Class
Dates: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $6 members
$8 nonmembers
Click here for Member Registration

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.

December Zoom TeleCafe


Come to our
TeleCafe every Wednesday at 2:00pm on Zoom

Each week, a special guest shares their expertise with
community members.  Join us  for this free, fun & relaxing hour:

Mtg ID  859 8484 8513   password  senior2020

 

Dec. 2             Meal planning for 1-2 People with Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD

Dietitian for Living Well Alliance Team | Pacific Medical Centers

In this timely session with Christy, you will be given tools and expert advice on the best ways to manage your food for health. We’ll touch on tips for planning, saving money at the store and meal preparation. You will leave with tools, recipes and a strategy to get started.

 

Dec. 9             HOLIDAY CREATIONS with Kathy Brower

We are happy to have paper and Greeting Card artist Kathy Brower, Longtime Shoreline resident, join us again in the café to lead us in making Holiday cards and gift tags.  A master at using everyday paper items found in one’s home, Kathy loves using her imagination to create one-of-a-kind items to share with family and friends. There is no need to be really “creative or craft experienced’ to participate.  Any skill level can accomplish the planned project.  Join us!

 

Dec. 16          European Christmas with Birgit & Phillip Ages

Join us for a fun Holiday Celebration with a favorite couple of the Senior Center, Birgit and Phillip as they perform holiday music from Europe.  They will also be singing some classic favorites and we can sing along!

 

Dec. 23          No Tele Café today   Happy Holidays!

 

Dec. 29          No Tele Café today    Happy New Year!

 


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

November 23-25, 2020

Please note—these meal will be packaged to enable you to freeze and eat later.

Wednesday 25th                   Wednesday 25th

Thanksgiving Lunch            2nd Meal

Sliced turkey in gravy           Chicken Sloppy Joe on bun

Bread stuffing                        Vegetable Pasta Salad

Roasted seasoned potatoes    Fruit

Lemon glazed carrots  

Cranberry sauce  

Pumpkin Mousse 

Thursday 26th   and   Friday 27th

Center is closed for the Holiday

Menu for

Shoreline/Lake Forest Park To-Go Lunch

 

November 30-Dec 4, 2020

Monday 30th 

Sheppard Pie

Garden Salad with dressing

Roll with butter

Fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday 1st

Buttermilk Chicken

Buttered Brown Rice

Carrots

Fruit

Roll with butter

Dessert

 

Wednesday 2nd

Italian Sausage Strata

Mixed Vegetable

Mixed Fruit

Roll with butter

Dessert

 

Thursday 3rd

BBQ Spareribs

Baked Potatoes

Green beans with sweet peppers

Bread and butter

Fruit

Dessert

 

Friday 4th

Breaded Lemon Fish

Veggie Seasoned  Rice pilaf

Coleslaw

Fruit

Roll with Butter

Dessert

 

 

 


Medical Services


MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
We are so excited to welcome back
Mental Health Counselor Ellie
Valda! If you are struggling with grief, stress, feelings of loneliness due to Covid-19, we recommend you chat with Ellie as she can assist you in working through these emotions.

Call 206-365-1536 to schedule app.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 at time of scheduling
Scholarships available for low income participants.

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


Healing Moves Yoga

 

These classes are not drop-in. Sign up for one or more sessions in advance. Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm

Yoga for Chronic Pain

Dec 1 – 15

Yoga is recommended to alleviate anxiety and stress that can exacerbate chronic pain. Yoga’s unique integration of mindful meditation, breathwork, movement and relaxation calms the mind, balances emotions and releases tension in the body. In this 3-part series, you will practice gentle Yoga poses, linking breath and movement followed by meditation and relaxation. Minimum enrollment: 5; maximum enrollment: 20.

Instructor: Heidi Mair, Wellness Counselor, AWC (500 hours), and Yoga Teacher E-RYT (200 hours) with over 1500 hours of teaching experience & certified to teach Yoga to Seniors. Find out more about Yoga and healthy aging at Heidi’s website https://heidilynneyogaandwellness.wordpress.com/.

  • 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!