Victoria Dzenis

Meals For One Or Two Cooking Class

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Cooking for one or two people is sometimes difficult, especially if you were used to cooking for a larger family. In this cooking demonstration, join a Registered Dietitian to learn simple tips and tricks for healthy meal planning, get quick and easy meal ideas, and enjoy taste tests at the end! Learn how to live a healthier life while reducing food costs and time in the kitchen. With Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, of Pacific Medical Centers.

$3 members, $6 public. Advanced registration appreciated.

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How To Ride The LINK Light Rail

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn to safely and confidently travel on the Central Link Light Rail (LINK). During the in-house PowerPoint presentation,we will focus on subjects such as paying the fare with cash and the ORCA card, what information is at a LINK Station, where are the Stations, communicating with the conductor, exiting at the right stop, accessible boarding and leaving the LINK, problem solving, and much more. During the presentation, we will decide on the destination for the escorted community instructional outing on August 30, open only to attendees of this workshop. With Marie Marquart, Group Transit Instructor, First Transit.

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Free. Advance registration appreciated.

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for every bodyMondays and Fridays, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Strengthen, stretch, and unwind your body and mind with centering yoga postures and breathing. This soothing weekly class focuses on exercises that are adaptable for a range of abilities. Open to all ages and every level of experience. Instructed by Sam Poyta.

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$7 members, $9 public suggested donation. Drop-ins welcome.

A Year of Service: Our AmeriCorps member reflects on her year at WCSC

Danielle with Mary B, a WCSC front desk volunteer

Each day, seniors come to WCSC for exercise, lunch, games, assistance with MediCare enrollment, and much more. Some seniors rely on WCSC for a fresh, hot meal. Others come to WCSC for Enhance Fitness, an evidence-based fitness program that helps older adults stay active with cardio, stretching and strength exercises. As the Program and Outreach Specialist, I helped keep all of the programs running smoothly. Whether I was helping serve meals at lunch or signing people in for their foot care appointments, I met new people every day.

I have been amazed by the diversity of those who come to WCSC; our membership includes a World War II veteran, and many nurses, teachers, Peace Corps volunteers, and business owners. Many members have lived in Seattle since they were little. Several were born outside of the country, but have called Seattle home for many years. Still, there is one thing that many of the participants have in common: they approach aging with a sense of humor. In general, there is a very upbeat and happy atmosphere here at WCSC, and rather than worrying about the difficulties that come as we age, I heard more jokes and laughter. Overall, it is very evident that each and every participant is very grateful for WCSC. Here, they have a space to live and age comfortably.

-Danielle served as an AmeriCorps member at WCSC from September 2016-July 2017. The next AmeriCorps member, Eva will be starting in September.