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Friday — November 22, 2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
You, our wonderful members, participants, partners, supporters, and Wallingford Community are invited to join us for cake, champagne, and tunes from 1979 as we celebrate 40 years of WCSC! Wear red for our ruby anniversary! This is a 21+ event.
Free. RSVP appreciated.
Monday– November 18, 2019 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ride the WCSC van to check out thrift stores in the Overlake neighborhood on the Bellevue/Redmond border. We’ll be stopping at the large and bountiful Redmond Goodwill, and at the Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique, which specializes in clothing appropriate for people of our age. If there’s time, we’ll stop at Jubilee Thrift Store, too! Enjoy flavorful but not spicy Bombay street food for lunch at Chaat and Roll. Dishes are $6 – $10; bring money for lunch. All of these thrift stores are within a few blocks of each other but we’ll be using the WCSC accessible van to get you to each stop. Van departs WCSC promptly at 10:00 AM.
This event has been rescheduled from October.
$8 members / $10 public. Advance registration required.
Thursday — November 21, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm
“If you’ve ever thought about ‘getting your affairs in order’ this
is the workshop for you. Your family will praise you for your consideration!”
—winter 2016 Personal Safety Nets participant
Join a supportive group to take steps toward putting together YOUR Personal Safety Net. This 4-week workshop with Denise Malm, Social Worker will help you prepare for that inevitable time in the future when you need support. Don’t wait until after you need it! By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a personal binder with your documentation, resources, preferences, and support system all in one place, as well as a plan of action for future steps. The workshop is limited to 10 participants; we will collect a waitlist for a future workshop.
Contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
$30 members, $50 public for the series. (If the cost is a hardship for you, please contact Denise. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.) Advance registration required.
Wednesday — November 20, 2019 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization, brings a monthly film series to WCSC! Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by one of their resident film experts.
Tim’s Vermeer (2013)—Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.
$2 members / $4 public. Advance registration appreciated.
Monday — November 18, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Get all of your Medicare questions answered! We’ll compare the costs and benefits of several different Medicare coverage strategies, making it easy for you to choose the one that is right for you. In addition to the presentation, there is usually time to go over your specific needs and circumstances and get individualized advice. With Jim Yragui of Seattle Medicare Plan Experts.
Thursday — November 14, 2019 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Interested in self expression with a brush?! This fun, informative and stress-free beginner level workshop is a tour of some basic watercolor techniques. You will get to achieve realistic results with the classic techniques of wet on wet, dry brush, scumbling, and more. There will also be a variety of experimental watercolor tricks for abstract results to try out including the use of salt, alcohol, and saran wrap. Return home with one or two beautiful water-color greeting cards. With artist and WCSC member, Cynthia Yatchman. Materials provided.
$10 members, $15 public. Advance registration required.
Friday — November 8, 2019 11:30am to 1:00pm
Would you like to save money and the environment? Seattle Public Utilities’ Water Conservation Program can help you do both! Partnering with Sound Generations’ Minor Home Repair program, the Water Conservation Program will remove your old toilet and replace it with a water-saving toilet at no cost to you. Swing by to learn if you are eligible!
Free. Drop-ins welcome.
Tuesday — November 5, 2019 9:30am to 10:30am
As we grow older, our muscles weaken and our mobility is affected. In order to reverse this process, it’s important to engage in strength training. Both cardio and strength are important to seniors. This six-week class will address strengthening the whole body with resistance (weights), body weight, and mat work, which will help us in tasks of daily living. Warming up, stretching, and cooling down will be an integral part of class. Needed modifications can be accommodated. With Andy Hess, Certified Personal Trainer.
$4 members / $6 public. Advance registration appreciated.
Monday — November 4, 2019 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Now — as in before year-end — is a great time to review your financial plan and take advantage of any last-minute retirement-planning tools and techniques. Attend this workshop to learn the must-have strategies to help you minimize your legal tax burden, while also discussing gifts to children, charitable contributions, required minimum distributions, IRA and Roth IRA contributions, and much more. With expertise from Kristen Lomax of SOFA, a non-profit whose goal is to provide financial expertise and to increase knowledge and confidence in your financial future.