Letter from the Director: August 2021

Spring 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 the mask-up policy and respecting the bringing your own refreshments and no sharing rule.

July has kicked off with a huge bang. King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski has gifted the Shoreline-LFP Senior Center a 2013 minivan through the county’s Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program. In addition, Councilman Dembowski presented the staff with a $20,000 check to support programming needs. We are deeply grateful for his support and encouragement during the challenges of 2020 and 2021. His continued advocacy on our behalf at the county level has allowed us to expand our service delivery to include such diverse services as the COVID Vaccination Program.

You may have noticed that I’ve not been present at the center in past weeks. On June 20th I suffered a severe injury and have undergone 2 surgeries to repair extensive damage to my left leg. As I am 120 days non-weight-bearing, I will be    working part-time remotely.

In my absence, Donna Saltzberg will manage the center. I am deeply grateful to Donna, Anwishta, Heather, Echo and Donnie for their willingness to undertake additional responsibilities and their loving support.


Theresa LaCroix