Terry Lentz, pictured, has won the I am AGELESS Community Builder Award. Courtesy photo/Woodlands at Forbes Lake

Terry Lentz, pictured, has won the I am AGELESS Community Builder Award. Courtesy photo/Woodlands at Forbes Lake

Kirkland volunteer to receive award for spirit and service during COVID-19 pandemic

Presented by SHAG Community Life Foundation, the award recognizes those whose service, skills and spirit defy aging’s stereotypes.

  • Friday, July 31, 2020 12:49pm
  • Life

A woman who brought masks and meals to fellow residents at a Kirkland affordable senior apartment community has won the “I Am AGELESS” Community Builder Award.

Terry Lentz, a resident at Woodlands at Forbes Lake, will receive the honor during a virtual award ceremony at 4:30 p.m., August 13. Presented by the Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG) Community Life Foundation, it recognizes those whose service, skills and spirit defy aging’s stereotypes.

During the severe mask shortage in the pandemic’s early days, Lentz convinced a local pharmacy to allow her to purchase 350 of them for Woodlands at Forbes Lake residents who were at special COVID-19 risk.

She also worked with the Northshore Senior Center to start bringing hot lunches to the residents, who have now been isolating at home for five months.

The virtual award ceremony is free to watch; the event is a fundraiser for the SHAG Community Life Foundation and donations are being accepted. Woodlands at Forbes Lake is a Fairfield Residential community located at 9224 Slate Ave. NE, Kirkland.

The virtual award ceremony will be available at SHAG Community Life Foundation’s YouTube channel, here.


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