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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBERFALL 2018 ISSUEUpcomingEvents,Activities &ClassesPAGES2, 5–11Check out theletters from theSESSC Director& BoardPresidentPAGE 4Enhancing the emotional, social, physicalwell-being of Boomers & Beyondwww.sessc.org4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118Good ThingsTo KnowWhen YouNeed HelpPAGE12–13206-722-0317

SESSC Upcoming Events, Activities & Classes2www.sessc.orgwww.sessc.org4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 981184655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-0317206-722-0317

RAINIER VALLEYCHIROPRACTIC4236 36TH Avenue SouthSeattle, Wa 98118Call us at 206-723-2820Dr. Natasha ButtersDr. David ButtersDr. Whitney SundheimWWW.RVCHIRO.COMWe have extensive experience working with Medicare patients and mostMedicare plans provide chiropractic benefits.Chiropractic for many is the option of choice as an alternative toopioids and other dangerous drugs.SESSC Lifetime MembersJames Adkins, Dora and Frank Ahern, Terie Akada, Takashi Akiyama, Frances Alexander, Beverly Almoslino, Ebon Ameen, Joanne Anderson, MarieAnderson, John Angelini, Pearl Armstrong, Therese Arntz, Frank Austin, Rubymae Austin, Bernda Bacani, Charles Bailey, Lewis Banchero, Gisela Baxter,J. Pearl Beamon, Frank Beck, Willie Mae Blades, Annie Bowie, Sybil Brown, Natalya Brusilovsky, Patty Buckingham, Sarah Bush, Rose Marie Butler,Dorothy Byrne, Lula May Camp, Dorothy Carlson, Gladys Carlson, Elinor Carter, Sidney Carter, Barbara Chamberlain, Fu Wan Chan, John and MaryCharles, Sue Combs, Rosa Cook, Marilyn Crabtree, Ida Darden, Annabelle Decuir and Loretta McIver, Louis and Theresa DeFranco, Mae Deguchi,Marion Dillard, Kathleen Dodd, Mary Downs, Ephraim Duell, Antonia Dumo, Beulah and Kimberly Early, Ron and Kari Edlund, Lutisher Edmondson,Annie and Carlton Ellis, Agatha Emanuel, Mae Eng, Brian and Evelyn Fairchild, Minnie Fields, Kathryn Fies, Irene Finch, Marlene Fisher, BerniceFletcher, Lucille Fortson, Ernest French, Sei Fujiwara, Armin Gade, Leonard and Ouida Garrett, Joyce Gilliam, Darcell Hayes and Martha Gilliam,Donnetta Gillum, Barbara and Larry Ginn, Millie C Giralmo, Earnestine Gloster, Willie Goldsmith, Gertie Goldson, Ahava Goldwater, Petra Goodridge,Miriam Gourdine, Ida Graham, Ursula Gramaje, Marina Gran, Maryetta Greaves, Alice Hayakawa, Nellie Henderson, Ora Hicks, Hajime and MichiHirata, Seawellow Holland, Doretha Holmes, Helen Holtzclaw, Akira and Mary Honda, Leona Hooper, Grace Howe, Clara Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard,Eloise Huggins, Annie Huguley, Lydia and John Hungate, Margie Hunt, George and Rosie Hunter, Frances Ikeda, Kachi Lilly Ikeda, Nobi and Kimi Ishii,Octavia Jackson, Robert and Roberta James, Roosevelt Jeffery, Lubertha Jenkins, Janet Johnson, Donald and Mary Lou Johnston, Robert Jones, DellaJung, Herman Kan, Meriko Kardel, Alice Keefe, Sue Kennedy, Pat Kihara, Roy Kirita, Yone Kishida, Deirdre Knowles, Sera Koharu, William Krause,Esther Kubie-Maimon, Henry Kumasaka, Anne and Robert Latz, Erika Lawson, Delores Lee, Doris Leonard, Lillian Levy, Lillie Lewis, Paul Lewis,Robert Liebscher, Johannes Kwok Yan Liu, Ruth Locke, Cloteal Lollie, Phyllis Low, Eugene Lux, Marilyn Lux, Jocelyn March, Edith Mar-Lundeen, LillianMatsudaira, Dan and Yohko Matsumoto, Julie Mayena, Katherine McCraney, Doris McDaniel, Mary McVey, Joel and Janice Melin, Kris Mikami, DianeMiller, Norris Mitchell, Yoshiko Miyauchi, Yoneko Mochizuki, Queen Molton, Annabelle Morgan, Doris D. Morgan, Betty Muir, Carol Nakanishi, MiyokoNakatsu, Nicholas Nelson, Roseanne Nelson, Philomena Nessenbaum, Hing Ng, Akio Nishizaki, Patricia Nord, Mary O’Brien, Jerry Odegard, FrancesOgino, Itsumi Okazaki, Helen Okura, Carlos and Loretta Orpilla, Nobuko Otsuji, Patricia Paschal, Rosalie Patricelli, Ernestine Patterson, Barbara Peete,May Pendergrass, Clayton and Gloria Pitre, Marie Pitre, Alice Poree, Spencer Porter, Dorothy Rasmussen, James Redmond, Emma Ruth Render, Robertand Ruthe Ridder, Kim Roberson, Dorothy Roberts, Olga Roberts, Elsie Roscoe, Ib and Ellen Rossen, Jewell Russell, Loretta Russell, Norma Ruth, Lillieand Dean Sanders, Ernestine Sanders, Lorraine Sawyer, Aubrey and Orene Scott, Minnie Scott, Patricia Scott, Lester Session, Judy Seth, Lorraine Shaff,Yoshiko Shiota, Cherie Sigrist, Jean Sisson, Ervin and Florita Skov, Esther Smith, Josie Smith, Louise Smith, Norma Smoczyk, Georgia Spencer, PatriciaStonehocker, Ellen Summers, Azile and John Swafford, Kenneth Taggart, Kaz Tanemura, Geneva Tanner, Mary Tanner, Robert Taylor, Dolores Teig, ViolaTempleton, R Charlene Thomas, Beryl Thompson, Norma Thompson, Henry Tianen, Marilyn and Richard Tilbury, Diana Tobin, Dominador Tolentino,Nancy Toliver, Masako Tomita, Robert Tomita, Herbert Tsuchiya, MaryJane Tsukamoto, Joyce Turner, Michael Ullman, Patricia Vazquez, Jean VelDwyk,Chanh Vo, Terry Ward, Johnny Ware, Betty Warren, Ethel F Washington, Ruth Washington, Rosa Williams, Melva Lee Williamson, Claire Willner, EleanorWise, Brenda and Albert Woo, Ann Wood, Harriet Wood, Ozeal Wrice, Jeanette Yamada, Dorothy Yamaguchi, Keiko Yamaguchi, Helen Yamamoto, HungYee, Margaret Yellowwolf, Nannie Young, Gloria Yuman, Frances Zimmerman.www.sessc.org4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-03173

Happy Fall from SESSC Executive Director Lynda GreeneDear SESSC Family,It’s hard to believe 2018 is drawing to a close. And what a year it was! 2018 has been a year of incredible successes!Our center successfully separated from Sound Generations and is proudly standing as a free and independent nonprofitsenior center. This took an incredible amount of sweat equity from our board and staff, but we had the fortitude to seethe project to completion. I am so grateful for the support I personally received from our board and our amazing staff.I could not have gotten through the process of separating without their unwavering support!Karma is definitely working in our favor! SESSC wrote its first grant to the City of Seattle for funding and we areproud to be the recipient of funds from the City of Seattle for four years, beginning in 2019. As a result of the KingCounty Levy, SESSC was also the recipient of a grant for capital improvements around our Center.We continue to offer a wide variety of services for our seniors, and our Center continues to be full of fun, activities that are worthwhile, relevantinformation and delicious lunches. My personal favorite is the conversations that occur just in passing or at lunch: a silly joke, words of inspirationfrom one senior to another, or a recommendation to branch out and try a new activity. Then too, we are so proud to offer social services, an opportunityto have a confidential conversation with our social worker to problem solve around some of the challenges that life throws us as we age.As we head into 2019, please don’t hesitate to connect with staff, including me. I will continue to have our quarterly “Coffee with the ExecutiveDirector” gatherings. The information that is shared is invaluable.Please take some time to check out the contents of this newsletter and share it with your friends and family members who might benefit from ourprograms and services – We all need to stay active. One way to do this is to participate in the activities we offer. Check them out, come on in, andsurprise yourself by trying something new.Finally, as we enter 2019, I look forward to experiencing another incredible year with the best staff and board of directors!Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!Lynda Greene, Executive DirectorHappy Fall from SESSC Board President Barbara ChamberlainDear Friends,This has been and continues to be a very busy year for SESSC. There are many who deserve a big “Thank You.”Thank you to Lynda and our staff. They have been involved in submitting multiple grant proposals while continuingto plan and oversee the day-to-day operation of the Center. They are like magicians!Thank you to our volunteers. They continue to help make the Center operate efficiently and cost effectively. Inaddition to the regular activities, volunteers have also been involved in the grant applications and are members ofvarious Board committees.Thank you to John Charles, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. With input from staff and members of the Center, they have developed a newLogo and Mission Statement. These were presented to and approved by the Board last month.Thank you to Gisela Baxter, Chairperson of the Building and Property Committee. Gisela sees to replacements and repairs that may not be noticeable but keep things running smoothly. Have you noticed that the windows have all been washed inside and out? Have you noticed that the leakingwindows in the atrium have been replaced? The locks on many of the doors have also been repaired so they now work smoothly.Thank you to SESSC staff and volunteers, to The Brighton involvement, Windermere Mt. Baker Office, to the Lonnie Williams, Kenny Mandell, andthe other musicians, and to all who attended our Night Out event, to make it the great success that it was!Thank you to everyone involved in the grant writing. We have been awarded 90,000 from the King County Levy for a variety of projects. The rollup window in the kitchen has already been replaced. Before the end of the year, we should have several very visible improvements and other lessvisible ones.Thank you to all our members and participants. It is you who keep the staff and volunteers inspired to continue our efforts to make SESSC the bestsenior center around. I am pleased and proud to be part of such a vibrant organization.4www.sessc.orgBarbara Chamberlain, Board President4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-0317

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesCOFFEE BAR AT THE B & B CAFEMonday - Friday, 9:00am - 11:00amLocation: Social HallCoffee: 0.50Enjoy coffee among friends.SOUTH END CRAFTERS1st Mondays, 10:00am - 11:30amLocation: Arts and Crafts RoomInstructor: Fai CoffinCost: 4.00 Members 8.00 Non-MembersJoin a warm and welcoming group of crafters. Occasionalmaterial fees might apply. Sign up atthe Front Desk.COMMUNITY DINING LUNCHMonday - Friday, 12:00pm - 12:45pm(11:45am on Wednesdays)Location: Social HallCost: Age 60 : 4.00 Suggested DonationAll Others: 10.00All Community Dining lunches are made from scratch. Ourchef, Sharon Smith, puts together a homemade meal andis assisted by SESSC volunteers. You may pick up a copy ofthe monthly menu at the Front Desk.OPEN-STUDIO (DAY USE) WEAVINGMonday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pmLocation: Weaving RoomCost: 5.00 per dayExperienced weavers and those who have completed theirfirst two samplers are invitedto utilize SESSC looms on an open-loom basis.A pre-paid punch card is available for your use. Purchasecard at Front Desk.HANDS-N-FEETMondays, 1:00pm - 3:00pmLocation: SESSC LibraryInstructor: Patricia ScottCost: 1.00 Members 2.00 Non-MembersPatti Scott will teach you how to play this fun card game.YOGATuesdays, 9:00am - 10:00amLocation: Multi-Purpose RoomInstructor: Julie Fournier, Susanna ReynoldsCost: 10.00, Members 20.00 Non-Members per classThis down-to-earth class is perfect for students new toyoga, who might be intimidated by the idea of yoga orcurious about yoga. Sign up at Front Desk.DOMINOESWednesdays, 9:30am - 11:30amLocation: Arts and Crafts RoomCost: 2.00 Members 4.00 Non-MembersREGULAR BINGOWednesdays, 12:30pm - 3:00pmLocation: Social HallBingo Manager: Patricia VazquezCost: 5.00 Buy-in 3.00 If you bring a new playerCome join the fun!WE’RE COLORING ANYWAY!Thursdays, 10:00am - 11:00amFacilitator: Jean SissonLocation: Social Hall Cost: ComplimentaryColoring can be a healing and therapeutic activity foradults. It can help ease tension, is relaxing, and inspirescreativity. The Center has a limited supply of crayons andbooks to color you may use. Please join us!ALISS LUNCH GATHERINGSFirst Thursday of the MonthGathering: 11:30am Lunch: 12:00pmMeet: 12:30pmLocation: Arts and Crafts RoomFacilitator: Fai CoffinCost: Free for Gathering 4.00 Suggested Donation for LunchAging Lesbians in South Seattle. This is a gatheringprimarily for lesbians but all are welcome to attend.ALISS EVENING GATHERINGS2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pmLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Fai CoffinAging Lesbians in South Seattle. This is a gatheringprimarily for lesbians, but all are welcome to attend.www.sessc.org4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-03175

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesBEACH VOLLEYBALLThursdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pmLocation: Social HallInstructor: Mark BryantCost: 2.00 Members 4.00 Non-MembersThis is a modified form of volleyball played by sitting inchairs and using a beach ball. This class is part of theThursday Chair Exercise class.CHESS CLUBTuesdays, 10:00am - 1:30pm and Fridays,11:30am - 1:30pmLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Alexander ArceoCost: 2.00 Members 4.00 Non-MembersPlay a game of chess with a friend or come to learn howto play. It is never too late to learn how to play chess.CLASSIC MOVIES FROM SCARECROW VIDEOON THE SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH2nd Fridays, 12:30pm - 3:00pmLocation: Multi-Purpose RoomMovie Monitor: Jean SissonFacilitator: Norm NielsenCost: 2.00 Member 4.00 Non-MembersOn the second Friday of the month, Scarecrow Video willpresent a classic movie for your viewing enjoyment.MonthOctoberClassic MovieIsland of Lost Souls (1932, Erle C. Kenton)NovemberBeing There (1979, Hal Ashby)DecemberRemember the Night (1940, Mitchell Leisen)DRUMMING FOR EVERYONE1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:00pmLocation: Arts and Crafts RoomFacilitator: Patty BuckinghamCost: 4.00 Members 8.00 Non-MembersQuilting has returned! All are welcome to join.Mondays, 12:30pm - 1:30pmLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Kenny MandellCost: 3.00 Members 6.00 Non-Members per classDiscover the joys of percussion. Learn how to count, feeland play different rhythms and beats in a group setting.This is a great way to help keep your mind and bodyalert and to have fun! No experience necessary. All arewelcome to attend.CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASSBEGINNING WEAVING“HAPPY HANDS” QUILTING GROUPFridays, 10:30am - 11:30amLocation: Wellness RoomInstructor: Marcelino GomezCost: 2.00 Members 4.00 Non-MembersContrary to popular perception, Spanish is aneasier language to learn than English! Learn underthe tutelage of Marcelino Gomez. Sign up at theFront Desk.FRIDAY MOVIESFridays, 12:30pm - 3:00pmLocation: Multi-Purpose RoomMovie Monitor: Patricia StonehockerCost: 2.00 Members 4.00 Non-MembersEnjoy a wide variety of movies rangingfrom the classics like “Casablanca”and “The Wizard of Oz” to modernfavorites like “The Lord of the Rings”.6www.sessc.orgTuesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Weaving RoomInstructor: Linda StrykerCost: 15.00 Members 30.00 Non-Members, per sessionThis is a continuous meeting time. Call instructor tosee if a loom is open. All materials provided. Calculate,warp and weave two samplers. Most people take 4-5sessions to complete their samplers. Contact LindaStryker at 206-431-9213 or [email protected] ifyou are interested.ENHANCE FITNESS WITH MARK BRYANTMondays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 10:00amLocation: Social HallCost: 24.00 Members 48.00 Non-Members, per monthFocus is on standing, aerobics, stretching, balance, andstrength training. Get in shape, get fit! Sign up at theFront Desk.4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-0317

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesBLOOD PRESSURE CHECKSWednesdays, 9:00am-11:00amLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Beulah Early, RNCost: FreeOur own Beulah Early, RN, willcheck and record your bloodpressure.FOOT CARE WITH ECHOBy Appointment OnlyTuesdays, 8:30am - 3:30pmLocation: Wellness CenterFoot Care Specialist: Echo AumickCost: 25.00 member 30.00 non-members Until Further NoticeEcho Aumick is a caring and experienced footcare provider trained to take care of some footconditions. She is also certified to treat the feetof those with diabetes. Cancellation a day beforeyour appointment is acceptable. No-shows will becharged the regular fee. Sign up at the Front Deskfor your appointment. Gift Certificates Available.Buy one for someone you care about.MASSAGE THERAPYWednesdays by Appointment,9:30am - 3:30pmExcept the first Wednesdayof the monthLocation: Wellness CenterMassage Therapist: Heather RobinsonCost: 25.00 members 30.00 non-members per 1/2 hour Until Further NoticeHeather Robinson provides a low-cost,30-minute or 60-minute therapeutic massage byappointment. Call (206) 722-0317 to make anappointment in advance or register at the FrontDesk. No shows will be charged the regular fee.www.sessc.orgADAPTIVE YOGASelected Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 7:45pmSeptember 11th - October 9thOctober 23rd - November20thLocation: Multi-Purpose RoomInstructor: Nicole HamiltonCost: 15.00 per person per classDo you have physical limitations and think it means youcan’t participate in yoga? Yoga can be for everyone! Thisclass is geared to participants with different abilities.Participants may attend both sessions. Pre-registration isrequired at Front Desk.BIRTHDAY LUNCHES3rd Thursday of the Month, 12:00pm - 1:00pmDATEMUSIC ENTERTAINMENTOctober 18Dina Blades – Songs You RememberNovember 15 Rock N Roll N Move with Kelly Van CampDecember 20 Steel Drums by Stanley AlleyneLocation: Social HallCost: 4.00 Suggested donation ages 60 , 10.00 under 60Free for SESSC Members with current membership witha birthday in a corresponding month listed above. RSVPrequired by the Monday before birthday lunch.HELP WITH PCS, LAPTOPS, SOCIAL MEDIA,SMART PHONES AND TABLETSFridays, 1:00pm - 2:00pmLocation: Computer LabFacilitator: John MisturCost: ComplimentaryJohn can help you with any questions or problems youmight have with these items.ACTIVITY CANCELLATION POLICYSESSC Classes may be canceled ifminimum attendance is not reached oneweek in advance of activity. Please signup and pay for activities one week inadvance. All classes, programs, andactivities are subject to change.4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-03177

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesMOMENTIA MONDAYSMOMENTIA DRUM CIRCLE3rd Mondays,October 15th, November 19th, December 17th11:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Social HallCost: Complimentary, Donations WelcomeFacilitators: John Britt, and Kenny MandellMomentia Seattle is a grassroots movementempowering people with memory loss and their lovedones to remain connected and active in the community.Join this facilitated, dementia-friendly Momentia DrumCircle, where people with all stages of memory losscan come together and explore the healing nature ofrhythm and beats. No registration is required.RECLAIM YOUR SPACEMondays, October 15th, and November 19th1:00pm - 2:00pmLocation: Multipurpose RoomCost: 3.00- 10.00 Suggested Donation per meetingInstructor: Jaime Clark, MSWDo you have emotional difficulty or isolation dueto extreme clutter? Have difficulty discarding (orrecycling, selling, giving away) ordinary items? Do youavoid inviting people into your home due to extremeclutter? Many people who struggle with hoarding findgroup support very helpful and empowering. Opengroup, no registration required, but RSVP requested.No one is turned away if unable to make a donation.CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP2nd Tuesdays, October 9th, November 13th,December 11th,1:00pm - 2:30pmLocation: Multipurpose RoomFacilitator: Toni CrutchfieldCost: ComplimentaryOpen to anyone caring for an older adult or adultwith a disability. Talk with other Caregivers. Discusschallenges, frustrations, what works, resources, andservices. Contact Toni Crutchfield of Sound Generationsat (206) 727-6210 for more information.8www.sessc.orgMondays, 10:30am - 11:30amLocation: Multipurpose RoomFacilitator: Jaime Clark, MSWCost: ComplimentaryMomentia is a grassroots movement empoweringpeople with memory loss and their loved ones to remainconnected and active in the community. Join us to explorethe possibilities of different ways to stay engaged whileliving with memory loss. This is a great way to creatediverse and accessible programming here at the 312/1012/17Watercolor Class w/ Seniors Creating ArtFolk Dancing w/ Susan Wickett-Ford of Silver KiteMomentia Drum Circle w/ John BrittMaster Gardener Q&A w/ Holly McNeillWatercolor Class w/ Seniors Creating ArtFolk Dancing w/ Susan Wickett-Ford of Silver KiteMomentia Drum Circle w/ Kenny MendallRe-Ignite the Mind w/ Pam Nolte of TaprootFolk Dancing w/ Susan Wickett-Ford of Silver KiteWatercolor Class w/ Seniors Creating ArtMomentia Drum Circle w/ Kenny MandellAARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSEFridays, , 9:00am - 1:00pmSession 1 - October 12th and 19thSession 2 - November 9th and 16thLocation: Wellness RoomFacilitator: Marge LuttonCost: 15.00 AARP Members 20.00 Non-AARP MembersNow is a great time to refresh and enhance your drivingskills. This is a great course to get you “up to speed” withthe latest information on driver safety. Completion of thecourse may make you eligible for a discount on your carinsurance. Each session is a complete course. Sign up atthe Front Desk.4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-0317

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesRAINBOW BINGOREIKI TREATMENTSFridays, 6:00pm - 9:00pmDateThemeOctober 26thDecember 9thFreaky FridayMistletoe MadnessLocation: Social HallVolunteer Bingo Manager: Patricia VazquezCost: 20.00 In advance 25.00 At the doorJoin the fantastic Ms. Sylvia O’Stayformore at the SoutheastSeattle Senior Center for prizes and pandemonium to raisemoney for the Center’s programs.URBAN LEAGUE: COMPUTER BASICS CLASSDate and Time: TBDLocation: Computer LabFacilitator: William YoungCost: ComplimentaryLearn to use a computer. Sign up at the Front Desk.SESSC LIFETIME MEMBERS LUNCHEONSaturday, October 13th, 12:00pm - 1:30pmLocation: Social HallLifetime members only! We’ll see you here. RSVP required.Sign up at the Front Desk.COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIRThursday, October 4th, 10:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Social HallCost: Complimentary for ParticipantsVendors: 50.00 for a tableCheck out the latest information and resources you mightfind useful and helpful. If this is your first time visiting,we’ll gladly give you a tour and hope you join our warm,welcoming and friendly community.ACTIVITY CANCELLATION POLICYSESSC Classes may be canceled ifminimum attendance is not reached oneweek in advance of activity. Please signup and pay for activities one week inadvance. All classes, programs, andactivities are subject to change.www.sessc.org1st and 3rd Mondays, 10:00am - 2:00pmNovember 5th and 19th, December 3rd and 17thLocation: Wellness RoomFacilitator: Alison LaddCost: ComplimentaryI will be sharing the gift of Reiki with you as a freeservice. The word “Rei” means “higher power” and theword “Ki” means “life force energy”. I am a certifiedReiki practitioner. Reiki is a simple and effective wayto support and improving physical and emotionalwell-being. It is renowned for treating stress relatedsymptoms, pain, fatigues, muscle soreness, depressionand other heart conditions. Reiki has brought abouthealing and positive change in my life and I look forwardto sharing it with you. Sign up at the Front Desk to makeyour appointment.DIABETES BASICSTuesday, November 13th, 10:30am - 12:00pmLocation: Wellness RoomFacilitator: Dr. Amanda MethvinCost: ComplimentaryPre-diabetes and diabetes is a common medicalproblem in the United States; it is estimated that 50%of Washingtonians over age 65 have pre-diabetes ordiabetes. Please join us for this class- Dr. AmandaMethvin will field your questions as we discuss whatis diabetes, what you can do to prevent it, and how tomanage diabetes if you have already been diagnosed.LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONSTuesdays, October 2nd - November 6th,10:30am - 12:00pmLocation: Wellness RoomFacilitator: TBDCost: ComplimentaryGet the support you need. Find practical ways to dealwith pain and fatigue, and discover better nutrition andexercise choices. Understand treatment choices, whilelearning better ways to talk with your doctor and familyabout your health. If you have a condition such as:diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease,chronic pain, anxiety, or depression, the Living Well withChronic Conditions workshop can help you take chargeof your life. Space is limited register at Front Desk or call(206)722-0317.4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-03179

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesMEET THE CHIEFThursday, October 16th, 10:00am - 11:00amLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Carmen BestCost: ComplimentaryGet the support you need. Find practical ways to dealwith pain and fatigue, and discover better nutrition andexercise choices. Understand treatment choices, whilelearning better ways to talk with your doctor and familyabout your health.If you have a condition such as: diabetes, arthritis, highblood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety,or depression, the Living Well with Chronic Conditionsworkshop can help you take charge of your life. Space islimited register at Front Desk or call (206)722-0317.HELLO NEIGHBOR DAYThursday, November 8th, 10:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Social HallFacilitators: SESSC StaffCost: ComplimentaryJoin us as we welcome out neighbors from ColumbiaPlace and The Brighton Apartments to show off ourCenter. Free raffle for those who attend. Sign up at theFront Desk.SESSC CHRISTMAS PARTY AND COOKIE EXCHANGEThursday, December 18th, 1:30pm - 3:00pmLocation: Social HallFacilitators: SESSC StaffCost: ComplimentaryBring some cookies to the party, either homemade orpurchased and join us for a great time. Lots of tastysnacks and beverages provided. Sign up at the Front Desk.SEATTLE RAINIER LIONS CLUBBIRTHDAY LUNCH CELEBRATIONSThursday, November 15th, 12:00pm - 12:45pmThursday, December 20th, 12:00pm - 12:45pmCost: Complimentary for the first 100 registrantsThese events are the SESSC Birthday Lunches forNovember and December. Registration starts on the firstof the month for both lunches. Sign up at the Front Desk.10www.sessc.orgFREE HAIRCUTS WITH JIA JONESMonday, October 22nd, 10:00am - 2:00pmLocation: Wellness RoomInstructor: Jia JonesCost: ComplimentaryThere might not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on thisday at the SESSC, there will be free haircuts.HAIR MUST BE CLEAN FOR SERVICEJia Jones, a professional beautician, will be providinghaircuts and manicures free of charge. Participants willbe served on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up at theFront Desk.BETTER BALANCE FOR YOUThursdays, October 18th - December 27th(except November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day)8:30am Pickup, 3:00pm ReturnLocation: Multipurpose RoomInstructor: Mark BryantCost: 3.00 Suggested DonationDo you have concerns about falling or your balance or havefallen in the past? Then you need to attend. Learn viewfalls as controllable and increase strength and improve yourbalance. Sign up at the Front Desk.SOLSTICEFriday, December 21st, 10:30am - 11:30amLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Fai CoffinCost: ComplimentaryJoin us to learn about this ancient celebration of lightreturning. Sign up at the Front Desk.ALISS DANCESaturday, December 1st, 7:00pm - 10:00pmLocation: Social HallCost: 5.00 - 10.00, Sliding ScaleA women’s dance with a live D.J., line dancing, and pot lucksnacks. For more information contact Fai at206-722-0317 or send e-mail to [email protected] CELEBRATIONThursday, December 6th,10:00am - 11:00amLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Fai Coffin Cost: ComplimentaryJoin us for a talk about this Jewish holiday. Play the dreidelgame and enjoy traditional snacks.4655 S Holly St, Seattle, WA 98118206-722-0317

SESSC Classes & ActivitiesCELEBRATE KWANZAAThursday, December 27th,10:00am - 11:30amLocation: Social HallFacilitator: Fai CoffinCost: ComplimentaryKwanzaa is an African American and Pan African holidaywhich celebrates family, community and culture. Learnabout how Kwanzaa is celebrated and about its sevenprinciples. Sign up at the Front Desk.SESSC BOOK GROUP3rd Mondays, Starting October 15th,10:00am - 11:15amLocation: Social HallFacilitators: Fai Coffin and Myra TheriotCost: ComplimentaryFinally, a book group for the SESSC! If you enjoy reading,or discussing topics, Books will be supplied by the SeattlePublic Library. Sign up at the Front Desk.SESSC TRIP POLICY All participants must be ambulatory (i.e., mobile) togo on an SESSC trip , and must be able to take care oftheir personal needs. Payment for trips is due upon registration, whetherdone in person at the Front Desk or via phone. Foryour convenience, MasterCard and VISA credit cardsmay be used to pay for activities over the phone. A minimum of five paid registrants is required forevery trip. Without exception, scheduled trips withfewer than five registrants will be canceled. If you must cancel a trip, a check will be issued fortrip cancellations if made at least three days priorto the trip. Missed paid trips will be considered adonation to the Center. Drivers will not wait for late comers. You must beat the designated location for pick up before thescheduled departure time.WORD GAMES2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Starting October 9th, 10:00am 11:15amLocation: Arts and Crafts RoomFacilitator: Fai CoffinCost: ComplimentaryPlay games like Boggle, Bananagrams. This is your chanceto tickle your brain and have fun. Sign up at the Front Desk.Joint SESSC & Seattle Parks ActivitiesJoint activities between the SESSC and Seattle Parksand Recreation are handled through our SeattleParks contact, Anne Nguyen, not through the Center.Please follow the instructions below for inquiries or toregister for these activities:CASINO TRIPSTo register and make payment for joint programs:RED WIND CASINO 25 SPACES, NO WHEELCHAIRSTuesday, October 30th, 9:00am Pickup,3:00pm ReturnCost: 8.00 Member 16.00 Non-MembersIt’s Red Wind Casino time. Sign up and pay for trip at1) Call Anne Nguyen at 206-684-7484 or2) Go online at www.seattle.gov/parks, register atyour local Parks community center, or call the BusinessService Center at 206-684-5177. Cash, Check, Visa,MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.Make checks payable to ‘City of Seattle.’LUCKY EAGLE CASINO 27 SPACES, NO WHEELCHAIRSTuesday, Nov

Medicare plans provide chiropractic benefits. Chiropractic for many is the option of choice as an alternative to opioids and other dangerous drugs. RAINIER VALLEY CHIROPRACTIC 4236 36TH Avenue South