Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Long-term Care Resource Fair

CISC held a long-term care resource fair for family caregivers last month at the Crossroads Community Center in Bellevue.

Participants attended workshops on long-term care insurance plans and various options for long term care in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

There were also information booths featuring health care equipment, adult family homes and more.

hot, Hot, HOT!

In order to provide some relief to our seniors, Sunshine Garden Senior Day Care Center will remain open an extra 2 hours each day, until 5:00 pm for the remainder of this week.

It is now up to 100 degrees here in Seattle, with a high of 101-105 predicted. Lows tonight in the low 70's, and another hot day tomorrow.

King County has opened several cooling centers as has the City of Seattle.

Let's all watch out for our neighbors and don't forget to drink plenty of liquids!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Candidates Forum

Saturday, the Seattle Chinese Times, CISC and other community groups came together to hold the first Chinatown candidates forum in Chinese for this election cycle.

Candidates for Seattle mayor, King County executive, and Port of Seattle Commissioner seats 3 & 4 had the opportunity to present their views, while community members had a chance to air their concerns to the candidates.

Over 100 people attended this three hour event on one of the most beautiful days in Seattle this summer. This is a testament to the need for language access in voter education events so that all our community members can make informed, competent decisions.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ants in Your Pants

Got ants in your pants? Fleas on your knees? Well, award winning children's singer and songwriter Nancy Stewart and a lot of our young friends do!

Yesterday, the International Family Center-Seattle and Seattle Public Library hosted an afternoon concert featuring fun, songs, and creepy crawly Bee Boppin' Bugs.

This is part of their summer reading program to encourage all kids (and adults) to get out there and read!