The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy connects service members and veterans, residents age 55 or older, and vulnerable populations to programs and services that help them live healthy, productive and meaningful lives. It helps individuals and families transition to affordable housing, get job training, find employment, receive behavioral healthy treatment, and more.
The Far East Senior Hub (FESH) includes the Sno-Valley Senior Center, Issaquah Senior Center and Mt. Si Senior Center and we are partnering with a range of providers to expand the reach of our services to seniors who are isolated and a broader diversity of elders.
Below you’ll find information about upcoming FESH presentations and events. Questions? or wish to register? Email the FESH Coordinator, Valerie Stewart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION MEDIA CLUB.
Via Zoom | Tues, October 26th, 2:00—3:00pm
Lets watch the YouTube video Improving your Diversity IQ with Doug Melville. Learn 9 steps to help improve your
diversity IQ and discuss after video. This video is a fun light energy video filled with new things to try to grow your IQ.
RACIAL EQUITY BOOK STUDY. Every other Tuesday starting October 5th, 2-3:30pm. Meeting place TBD.
In October we are pleased to announce another six week book study with Sno-Valley, Mt. Si and Issaquah Senior
Center Members. We will read and discuss Robin Di’Angelos Book “What Does It Mean to Be White”. The goal of the group is to understand Robin DiAngelo’s perspective. We will not be debating the concepts she presents, nor discussing whether or not we agree with her. Although we may or may not agree with everything she’s written in the book, the purpose of the group is to learn, understand, and perhaps wrestle with new concepts. Books available for a small donation.
Please register at least 24 hours in advance for both
ENCOMPASS SUPPORT GROUPS
Last Thursday of the month from 10:30am-12:30pm at Sno-Valley Senior Center. Come join us before lunch, for conversation and connection. At this time no childcare for this meeting. If you would like to stay for lunch please call 24 hours ahead of meeting to reserve your lunch at 425 333-4152.
First Tuesday of the month from 5:00PM—7:00pm (in-person)
Join other relative caregivers at monthly kinship meetings over dinner. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns and joys of the unique responsibility of raising children Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front Street, Issaquah, WA 98027.
Every Wed, 1:00 PM on Zoom
Encompass Grandparents Raising Grandkids Kinship Support Group meets every Wednesday at 1pm on Zoom. For more information on either groups contact Laura Lewis at email@example.com or 425-443-4175
CHAI & CHAT | Every Tues & Thurs, 4:00 PM
Join the India Association of Western Washington, now known as Indian-American Community Services on Zoom for conversation and connections. Each week there is a different presentation or music and stories. Contact Nanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE FRIENDS ACROSS THE MILES | Wed, October 20th, 1:30—2:15pm
Lets Make New Friends! Come share in arm-chair travel adventures, play brain games, share stories, laugh and have a great afternoon with our friends from the Sno-Valley Senior Center, Issaquah Senior Center and YMCA of Greater Houston. Contact Valerie to learn more and get a registration link.
SENIOR-STUDENT PEN PAL PROGRAM
We are looking for Seniors to participate in our Far East Senior Hub Pen Pal Program with local high school students. Do you love to write? Would you like to share your penmanship passion with students and create new
intergenerational relationships. We will be recruiting new students coming up in September for the new school year and would love to partner them up with YOU! Interested?
SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS
SeaMar will be at Sno-Valley Senior Center the 3rd Monday of the month to bring the community together with translation for our Spanish speaking residents living in the valley! We will be working with SeaMar to make all of our programming inclusive for Spanish Speaking Seniors and are excited to create new friendships, ease isolation and depression. Interested call Valerie at 206-779-2011 or Clemencia at SeaMar 425-373-6587
PHOTO AND VIDEO CONVERSION | Photo and Video Conversion Services
An MSHS student has reached out to offer her skills of photo and/or video conversion services, free of charge, to local seniors! She works for her family business (https://www.tapedmemories.com/) and wants to provide this
service to seniors who might be interested in digitizing their memories so their families can have access, or for those who may be moving into a situation that does not allow them to take as many belongings with them. She would be doing this on her own, so that limits her ability, but she is interested in helping as many people as possible in her free time.