Senior Center December activities

Monday, November 29, 2010

Photo by Jon Ann Cruver
Thanks to Judy Parsons for this report on the activities at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, located at 18560 1st Ave NE, Suite 1, Shoreline, WA 98155, 206-365-1536

November's Holiday Bazaar was very successful
The Shoreline-LFP Senior Center Holiday Bazaar was very successful this year, and exceeded our expectations. The weather seemed to hold up this year, and hundreds of people attended. We want to thank all the wonderful volunteers and vendors that support the bazaar. As always, the bake sale had many tasty items and the handcrafters table was full of beautiful handmade garments. The Silent Auction had over 90 items that were donated by local businesses and Senior Center participants. The food provided both Friday and Saturday was outstanding and people were standing in line to buy the sandwich sold by the inch and the fresh made soup, salads and pies. As always, the rummage sale was very popular and the Thrift Shop had several of their lovely items on sale. Judy Bingham, a Shoreline resident, won the quilt raffle.

2011 Membership
It is that time once again to join the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. The membership is only $25 per individual or $40 for a couple. For many of the activities offered there is a different fee for a member or a non-member. You will be asked to show your membership card in order to receive the member prices. We thank our participants for supporting the Senior Center by becoming a member. We are working hard so that we can continue to serve you well. Remember all memberships run from January through December. 
Meals - General Information
Meals are open to the public.  Serving starts at 11:45 am.  Arrive at 11:30 am to purchase your ticket.  $3 donation for seniors over 60, $6 charge for those under 60.  No pre-registration unless noted.

Heritage Meal
The special Heritage Meal on December 6 will be a Jewish Heritage Meal. Beet Borscht Soup, Beef Brisket, Potato Latkes with Applesauce, Vodka Orange Glazed Carrots, Challah (Egg Bread) and Cheese Blintzes.

Cooking with Chef Janice
The Chef Janice Cooking Classes are very popular. All the participants are learning new ways to prepare food. The only class to be held in December will be Wednesday, December 8 at 1:30 to 3:30 pm. In December you will be making fun Holiday cookies. Fee: Members $5, Non-Members $7. Sign up at the front desk.

Holiday Meal
Come and join the Center Staff for a Holiday Meal on December 20. Smoked Pit Ham w/Cranberry and Pineapple Glaze, Candied Yams, Peas with Pearl Onions, Roll with Butter, Branded Mincemeat Pie. Pre-reservations are required and as of this writing there are 20 spaces remaining at the table.

No Karaoke/BINGO in December
The November Karaoke/BINGO was a lot of fun. We had several participants from the Greenwood Karaoke/BINGO join us. The next Karaoke/BINGO will be on January 14.

Birthday Lunch on December 16
The Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center provides a free lunch for current members celebrating their birthday. Entertainment, birthday cake and prizes are part of the fun. The Birthday lunch meal will be: stuffed pasta shells, rolled stuffed steak, marinated veggie, salad, breadsticks, Tiramisu birthday cake.

Emergency Preparedness Information
On December 16 Melanie Gransfors, Public Information Officer for the Shoreline Fire Department, will be at the Senior Center during the lunch hour. She will be providing advice and inform you what you will need if the winter weather is really as bad as predicted. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so they say. Find out what you need to prepare for any kind of situation where you may be on your own for three days or more.

2011 Entertainment Books
On sale at the Senior Center for only $25 each.

Scott Theisen, MSW, MPH
Are you aware that the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center has a Social Worker available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays? Scott Theisen is available to consult with people, and facilitates several of our Life Skills and Support Groups.

Life’s Transitions: Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm.
This is an opportunity to discuss life’s events, changes and items of interest. Bring a joke, story or cartoon to share. Open to all, facilitated by Carolyn Kruse, MSW

Diabetes support group: Third Thursday of each month, 9:45 to 10:45 am.
This is an open group, facilitated by Scott Theisen.

Hard of Hearing:
If you are interested in this group, contact Scott Theisen, 206 365-1536

Parkinson’s Group: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Open Group facilitated by Scott Theisen.

Stroke and Heart Group: Second Tuesdays, 11 am to 12 pm.
Group discussion with Scott Theisen as the facilitator.

Caregiver’s Support Group: Second Thursday of each month 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
Open Group, facilitated by Randi Warner


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