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LifeSPAN’s Fall Fundraiser 2014

Celebrating *COMMUNITY *CONTRIBUTION *CONNECTION Once again, we have the pleasure of hosting another amazing celebration of the LifeSPAN community in our 14th year of supporting adults with disabilities and their families to have a safe, secure and quality future. We are looking forward to enjoying a wonderful brunch at Salty’s Restaurant, overlooking the Puget Sound and Seattle skyline as we celebrate and recognize the work and success of our amazing Network facilitators, our families, and the individuals who come together to support our mission and those who benefit from all that we do as a supportive community. We would love for you to join us! Register for the event at Brown Paper Tickets. If you would like to see  photos from last year’s event, please visit our Facebook...

Summer BBQ & Picnic 2014

Join us for LifeSPAN’s Annual Summer BBQ & Picnic! Sunday, July 20, 5 pm – 9 pm Lincoln Park Shelter # 3, down by the water 8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest Seattle, WA 98136 LifeSPAN BBQ Setting at Lincoln Park in West Seattle Summer is finally with us and on Sunday, July 20, we will gather at Lincoln Park in West Seattle to celebrate the season with our annual potluck picnic and summer BBQ. The picnic provides us with an opportunity to gather with our whole community, members, friends, and guests. We’ll provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments & plates/utensils. We ask you to bring a potluck dish to share and your own beverage. Please RSVP to info@lifespan-wa.org so we can purchase the right amount of food! LifeSPAN folks enjoying the BBQ and picnic in...

“Caring for our Elders, Adults with Disabilities, and Each Other” – A panel discussion hosted by Highline Historical Society

Highline Historical Society invites you to a History Making Panel Discussion: “Caring for our Elders, Adults with Disabilities, and Each Other” On Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. At the Highline Historical Society’s Pop-Up Museum: 216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA RSVP: www.wahopeinhardtimes.net or 206.246.6354 (limited seating) The story of a truly great community is how we care for our elders and loved ones with disabilities as well as for each other. Did you know, for example, that this is the first time in history that individuals with disabilities are outliving their parents? If you are facing something new and trying to figure out how to make it work, you are not alone. Join us for a panel discussion with experts in the field. You will gain helpful hints to move forward and help write a new history of the way things are done. In addition, while you are visiting the venue, take the opportunity to enjoy an excellent free exhibit on the 1930s and The Great Depression. The exhibit is a wonderful place to entertain networks or families who are considering joining LifeSPAN. The exhibit is very welcoming, fully accessible, and attendees can have a great time talking about their individual family histories during the 1930s. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood so it would make a nice outing for families, networks, and friends. Panelists include: Judy Pigott, Founder, Personal Safety Nets® Marla Beck, Owner/President, Andelcare–Home Care & Home Health Kathy Sellars and Susan Carmony, Members of LifeSPAN—Lifetime Secure Personal Assistance Network Moderated by: Deborah Wakefield, Financial Services Professional, New York Life A free program brought to you by Highline...

It’s Holiday Cookie Bake & Exchange time!

LifeSPAN will be holding its eighth annual Holiday Cookie Bake & Exchange – and we’d like to invite one and all to join the seasonal festivities! When: Saturday, December 14, 2013 From 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Where: Jackson Place Cohousing (Kathy Sellars’ home) 800 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle, WA 98144 We will again have access to Cohousing’s beautiful, professional kitchen for those who wanted to bake, and the pleasant dining room for those who wanted to just eat and talk. Everyone is invited to stop by for a few minutes or to join us for the whole afternoon.  Either way, a fun and delicious time is guaranteed for all! We will also again be offering copies of the LifeSPAN Cookbook!  They will be available for a $10. For additional event information and location details, please contact Kathy Sellars at 206-522-3099...

AN EVENING WITH JUDY PIGOTT

What a wonderful evening we had for an intimate dinner and lively! conversation On Thursday, November 14th a group of LifeSPAN family members, friends, and community supporters gathered at David and Barbara Matthes beautiful home to delicious dinner catered by Linda Davidson and a moving and inspirational presentation from Judy Pigott on the work and focus of Personal Safety Nets®, an organization that is near and dear to her heart.  Judy’s work is closely aligned philosophically to what LifeSPAN does and her presentation found a warm reception and an enthusiastic audience among the evening’s participants. Personal Safety Nets are important for every one of us, not just those of us who are living with a disability. Judy Pigott knows this and has created a social enterprise and a non-profit designed to bring us all to awareness and celebration of our interdependence. http://personalsafetynets.org Bio: JUDY PIGOTT, co-wrote  – Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges, and the workbook, Get Ready/Get Started. Eight years ago she turned these written ideas into a social enterprise dedicated to making the world a better place. Her goal: to build communities, one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time. This work has put Judy in front of more than 350 groups during these years, including individuals, for and non-profit businesses, neighborhoods, organizations and forums for all ages. In 2012 Personal Safety Nets® transformed into a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The Center for Ethical Leadership rewarded Ms. Pigott for her work by naming her one of the recipients of the 2011 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award. The award identifies and celebrates Northwest individuals or groups whose vision,...

Good Life – Contribution, Community, Connection 2013

Celebrating *COMMUNITY *CONTRIBUTION *CONNECTION Once again, we had the pleasure of hosting another amazing celebration of the LifeSPAN community in our 13th year of supporting adults with disabilities and their families to have a safe, secure and quality future. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, we met at Salty’s Restaurant on Alki for a wonderful brunch with the members, friends, and families of our community to celebrate where we’ve been in the past year and our hopes for the year ahead. We honored Joanne O’Neill of The Arc of King County for her outstanding leadership in the disabilities community as a training coordinator for Parent Trainings, Housing, Transition to Adult Services, and Employment.                 We also recognized Kaasha Samuelson as the recipient of the Julie Rowe Memorial award for her outstanding contribution as a member of the LifeSPAN community in her personal commitment to her network’s focus person and family. LifeSPAN would like to again thank our wonderful community sponsors for this year’s event – Studio 904, BNY Mellon and Kitchen Plus. We would also like to thank all of our guests, who helped to make it a joyous and successful event.                     If you would like to see more photos from this year’s event, please visit our Facebook page to share in some of the morning’s memories....