Friday, July 16, 2010

104 and Still Learning

Hearing about the success of Sunshine Garden's field trips to SeaTac Airport via light rail, one of our more elderly clients decided that she too wanted to learn how to get to the airport by public transit.

104 year old Mrs. Lau requested that CISC staff lead another field trip to the airport to see how easy it was to get there by light rail.

Even though she has no immediate travel plans, she wanted to learn how to go - just in case.

Kudos to Mrs. Lau and all the other seniors of Sunshine Garden who never give up on improving their physical and emotional health, independence, fellowship, and lifelong learning!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lavender Sorbet

Once again, Sunshine Garden seniors were treated to another culinary delight by volunteer cooking instructor, Christine Ho.  This month's treat was Lavender Sorbet.

Non-fat, no dairy, and easy to make!  Only 5 ingredients, and one of them is water!

This summertime treat is sure to be a hit with all our friends and neighbors. If you'd like the recipe, contact Andes Kong at

Better yet, sign up for next month's cooking demonstration (must be 60+).

Website Redesign


The CISC website is old and tired. Things are hard to find, and other things just aren't even there.

Thanks to the generous support of volunteers from the Executive Development Institute, we are in the process of a major overhaul. But we need your input!

Tell us what you'd like to see on the new site, what you don't like about the current site, and how we can improve. We can't guarantee that all your suggestions will be incorporated into the new site, but we do promise to take each and every comment seriously.

We want to make the website work for YOU!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Emergency Communications

CISC is partnering with the NW Center for Public Health Practice to research effective emergency communications with limited English proficiency populations.

Funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help us learn how best to communicate with our populations in the event of natural disasters, terrorist attack, personal emergencies, or any of a plethora of emergency scenarios.

We're proud to be a part of this timely and important research that will benefit our community and others for years to come!

An abstract of the project  is located on the CDC website.

Knitting Club

New knitting club for seniors at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland Tuesdays, and the North Bellevue Community Center on Wednesdays! Participants will not only learn to knit or improve their existing knitting skills, but all completed pieces will be donated to area shelters for the holidays.

Great way to meet new friends who speak your language, learn new skills, and give back to the community! For more info, contact Cathy Lee at 206-624-5633 x 4123 or

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Site!

Meeting community needs is what CISC is all about. And at the request of friends in the Greenwood neighborhood of North Seattle, we are happy to announce a new partnership with the Greenwood Senior Center starting July 20!
CISC will be providing language specific activities and workshops to Chinese seniors who have a hard time traveling to and participating in Sunshine Garden Senior Day Care Center in Chinatown. Information and assistance will also be available every Tuesday for seniors needing help with anything from applying for a Metro pass, to finding appropriate health insurance, to signing up for volunteer opportunities.

The center is located at 525 N 85th St in Seattle and is open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Cathy Lee at 206-624-5633 x 4123 or

Friday, July 09, 2010

Crime Doesn't Pay

You may not remember this story, but last year 12 year old boy was assaulted in a Bellevue mall restroom. Thanks to his quick thinking and the detailed description he gave to police, the boy escaped unharmed and the suspect was caught almost immediately.

CISC's Crime Victims Service has been working with the boy and his family over the last several months, providing assistance in the aftermath of this horrible incident.

We are pleased to announce that the guilty party is to be sentenced this afternoon - showing that with a little help and perseverance, justice can be served.