Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

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Debbie Zemke, Recreation Manager for the City of Burien, tells us of two news nuggets out of Burien Parks – one good, and one not-so-good that involves a call for computer-related help – first, the good news:

Burien Parent Expresses Appreciation:
On Oct. 10th, the mother of a middle-aged, disabled adult stopped by the Burien Community Center to personally express her gratitude for the City’s “Sitting Fit” class.

Her son lives in a Burien group home, and prior to participation in the class, had been uncommunicative with fellow residents, lethargic, and showing little interest in life.

Over the last two months while participating in this exercise class, he’s become physically active and shows interest in others. He continually talks about the “Sitting Fit” class, especially how friendly everyone is, the beautiful community center, and how much he enjoys coming to class.

A few more residents from the group home have now also joined the program and are expressing the same excitement.

As a result of her gratitude to the City for providing this life-changing opportunity for her son, the participant’s mother made a major financial contribution to the senior recreation scholarship program so that low-income individuals could be assured access to these wonderful programs.

Burien Parks Instructor Alex Jones needs help retrieving "lost" info from his computer.

And now, the not-so-good news, which involves a call for computer-related help:

Class Instructor Needs Computer Assistance:
The acutla instructor of the “Sitting Fit” class, Alex Lewis, is also working on his doctorate degree while teaching.

However, his computer crashed and he lost all of his doctorate work.

We’re wondering if there’s ANYONE in the Burien community who’s knowledgeable on how to retrieve lost data and would be interested in helping Alex.

If you can help Alex, or know someone with computer experience who can (looks to us like he’s using a Windows PC), please contact Debbie Zemke directly at [email protected] or (206) 988-3704.

For more information on Burien Parks, check out their website here.

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