High Point Village awarded WSASC Community Connection Award

senior center awardHigh Point Village was awarded the Washington State Association of Senior Centers Community Connection Award 2016 for consistently going above and beyond to meet the needs of their community’s seniors. WSASC honors outstanding individuals, organizations, and programs at their spring conference every year.

Nomination by The Enumclaw Senior Center:

“High Point Village has a long history of supporting The Enumclaw Senior Center and all of the seniors in our community.

Since 2009, High Point Village has provided van service to area seniors to our Center on Fridays when our van service was reduced. They provide the van, the driver, and make a distraction in their workday to help our Center for the past seven years.

High Point Village has hosted the Enumclaw Senior Center Annual Volunteer Party for the past six years in their beautiful facility-their cook providing a great breakfast buffet, with treats, table decorations, and music. This is such a great gift to our Senior Center and to our volunteers!

High Point Village opens up their doors and activities to area seniors for Bunko, Men’s Poker, Bingo, and evening cocktails creating an open environment for all.

High Point Village is always willing to bring their old fashioned popcorn cart down to the Senior Center to make any of our special events that much more special!”

 

Local senior citizens reflect on Hillary Clinton’s historical nomination

ISSAQUAH, Wash.  — About 60 residents at the assisted living facility Spiritwood in Issaquah eagerly watched the Democratic National Convention’s biggest night Thursday.  Some of the women say that, growing up, it never crossed their minds that a woman might someday be nominated for president by a major political party.

“At this age I keep hoping that that would happen. I don’t know if I gave it a whole lot of thought when I was younger” said Clinton supporter Sandie Hagan.

“Probably didn’t even think about it,” said Trump supporter Barbara Allen.

Hagan, 72, says in her day, girls were rarely sent to college.

“Often parents thought, well, we’ll send John to college and after all she can get a husband, whatever their daughter’s name might be,” said Hagan.

To put it simply…

“We don’t have to just be moms,” said Hagan.

That’s why active Republican Party member Barbara Allen says this historic moment, the first female presidential nominee of a major party, crosses party lines.

“We have to keep an open mind. I think it’s wonderful that a woman is being nominated for president,” said Allen.

A generation gathered in the dining hall watching yet another historic moment in their long lives.

The excitement and awe of this latest American accomplishment was not overlooked by the men in the room.

“I am more confident that she can probably pull off what she has to pull off during the process,” said Clinton supporter John Neary.

And Thursday night that possibility that never crossed their minds as young girls might finally come true.

“It’s way past time for a woman to have the chance to be the head of our country,” said Hagan.

Spiritwood staff say they’ll continue these watch parties for the upcoming debates between Clinton and Trump and, of course, on election night.