September 22, 2015
NEW —4:58 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Waypoint Pediatric Therapies and Life Enrichment Options present the Experience Fitness Project 2015, a day of fitness-oriented race events and fun learning activities designed for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
The free event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E.
There will be both competitive and noncompetitive fitness activities, while families can gather information and interact with different local organizations that provide fitness and recreation options.
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:51 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
As a child, Tim Finnegan longingly stood on the sidelines, watching his siblings race soapbox derby cars.
He, too, wanted to feel the wind consume his face as the gravity car sped down a hill.
Due to a developmental disability, he was never able to participate, until his father Leo Finnegan built a doublewide car that could fit two kids. With his siblings at the wheel, Tim could finally participate in the activity he watched for so long.
August 20, 2015
NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2015
Life Enrichment Options recently appointed Allison Yocum to its board of directors.
Yocum is a licensed pediatric physical therapist and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies in Issaquah.
She has been working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for more than 20 years and brings to LEO a passion for providing community-based fitness and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Read more
July 23, 2015
July 16, 2015
July 9, 2015
Life Enrichment Options, with the aid of the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, present the 2015 Challenge Series Races.
The Issaquah race is July 18.
May 5, 2015
The King County Council recently unanimously adopted a motion transferring retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.
The Issaquah Senior Center and Life Enrichment Options were two of 26 organizations to receive the vans.
March 17, 2015
For the Rotary Club of Issaquah’s ninth annual Grape Escape, organizers didn’t see any need to fix what wasn’t broken.
“We’ve taken a proven formula and just reapplied it,” co-chairman Scott McKorkle said.
March 17, 2015
Becky Gordon, a longtime community volunteer, joined the Life Enrichment Options board in January, following two years of leading the Issaquah Outreach committee, an all-volunteer group that helps promote LEO in the greater Issaquah area.
Gordon has been active within the school system, serving as Issaquah Middle School PTSA president, the special needs chairwoman of the Issaquah Council PTSA and an art docent for the Issaquah School District Academy for Community Transition Program.
January 6, 2015
So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?
How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.