The Southeast Seattle Senior Center is one of many organizations serving aging adults in Seattle. We encourage you to learn more about what services and options are available to you!
COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
Thursday, October 8, 10 am-1:30 pm
Location: Social Hall Cost: Free
Check out the resource fair to see what services and products are out there that could benefit you. Vendors who are interested in participating may contact Alexander Arceo via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 206-722-0317.
Senior Rights Assistance (SRA) and Statewide Healthcare Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
Monday, June 13th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Multipurpose Room
Facilitator: Sound Generations
Plan to attend to learn about services and assistance SRA and SHIBA can offer to you. Learn about your rights, options, and available programs. Knowledge is power.
Advance Directive Presentation
Thursday, May 12th, 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Nancy Niedzielski
Learn to assemble your own advance directives, which are legal docu- ments that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time to avoid confusion in the future.
Community Safety Day with Seattle Fire Department
Tuesday, May 17th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Outside SESSC
Cost : Complimentary
Join our local fire department and the SESSC to learn how to keep safe at home . The Seattle Fire Department will have their truck outside for every- one to see and to show everyone how things on the truck work.
Senior Housing and Care 101
Thursday, June 16th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Tina Hall, CSA
Wondering about the differences between the many options available for senior housing and care for yourself and your loved ones? This presentation will walk you through what is right for different people at different stages of their lives, and what goes into making the best decision for your future. We will look at what is available from the lightest end of the spec- trum up to skilled nursing homes, and everything in between including costs. Plan to attend to learn more. Presentation by Era Living.
Utility Discount Program Information Session
Monday, May 23rd, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Multipurpose Room
Facilitator: Jaime Clark, MSW
The Utility Discount Program offers a discount of about 60% on your Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on your Seattle Public Utilities bill for eligible customers. This program is available for residential City Light and Seattle Public Utilities customers only. There are other utility assistance programs. For household size of one, the income must be below $2,605.00. For two, income must be less than $3,405.00. Come to get an application.
Resources at SESSC
New Computer Lab Hours
Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Cell Phones
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Please make note of the new Computer Lab hours. All users must sign in and out at the front desk. Computer use is limited to two hours for non-members.
The Seattle-Rainier Lions Club collects eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones to repair and send all over the world. Donate items you no longer use at our Front Desk.
Medical and Emergency Card
We care about your safety and health! We encourage all participants to complete a Medical & Emergency card which provides us with valuable information in the case of an emergency. Call Alex at 206-722-0317 for more information.
Notary Public Service Available at SESSC
Contact: Mary Downs
SESSC Finance Coordinator, Mary Downs is now a notary. If you are in need of having your documents notarized, please call 206-722-0317 to make an appointment with her.
Please feel free to borrow any book and/or donate current paperbacks to the center.
Food Bank Donations
Drop off donations for the Rainier Valley Food Bank right here at the Senior Center.
Diabetes Shoe Program
If you are diabetic and need special shoes, Priority Footwear can provide you with custom fitted shoes just for you. Mary Williams, Client Service Coordinator, can be reached at 206-957-7772 or 206-393-2725. Cost can be covered through Medicare.
Medical Equipment Loans
We have a limited number of walkers, canes, wheelchairs and other home health aids available for your use at no charge to you. Please contact Alex at 206-722-0317 for more details.
Holly Court Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
This group meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the week on the second floor from 2:00pm—3:00pm, and Sundays at 8:00 pm.
Resources Through Other Agencies
2-1-1 Community Resources Line
Did you know you can dial 2-1-1 from any land line in King County to receive referral information from a referral specialist? Referrals are available on a wide range of services offered in King County. Services include utility assistance, health and dental, transportation, special assistance for caregivers, employment training and other government programs. Don’t struggle alone…call 2-1-1 for assistance!
Meals On Wheels
Enjoy delicious home-delivered meals that are available for delivery throughout King County. Interested? Please contact Senior Services at 206-448-3110 for details about this program.
Volunteer Chore Services
This is a Catholic Community Services program which provides FREE chore assistance to low-income aging adults as well as adults living with disabilities. Volunteers can assist you with a variety of chore assistance, including:
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping
- Yard Work
All Volunteers from Catholic Community Service programs are carefully screened through background checks, personal references and an interview. You can learn more about the program and eligibility guidelines by calling 1-888-649-6850 or 206-328-5787.
Minor Home Repairs
Sponsored by Senior Services, the Minor Home Repair program offers low-cost repairs for minor plumbing, electrical, or carpentry problems. Homeowners of all ages in Seattle, Shoreline, and Bellevue are eligible. Please call 206-448-5751 to coordinate your services.
2208 2nd Ave, Seattle WA
Established in 1967, Senior Services is the largest non-profit agency serving seniors in Washington. Its numerous programs include Information and Assistance, Meals on Wheels, Minor Home Repair, Senior Rights Assistance, Volunteer Transportation, and of course Senior Centers like SESSC. Senior Services can help older adults and caregivers meet a wide variety of needs.
Central Area Senior Center
500 30th Ave S, Seattle WA
Located on 30th Ave S one block south of Jackson Street, the Central Area Senior Center offers programs and services that complement those available at SESSC. We collaborate frequently on trips, programs, and events and many of our members utilize both centers regularly.
Lifelong Recreation, Seattle Parks and Recreation
The Lifelong Recreation department of Seattle Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of activities including trips and classes based at local community centers.
Senior Information and Assistance
This non-profit service provides free information and referral services over the phone. Their website also has links to many resources available to seniors.
Rainier-Seattle Lions Club
The Rainier branch of the Lions Club is a service organization that supports SESSC.
The Brighton Apartments
Located next to SESSC, The Brighton provides affordable housing for low-and moderate-income seniors 55 years of age and older and their families in SE Seattle.
Healthy and Active Rainier Valley
The Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition is a group of agencies and individuals that have come together in the Rainier Valley area of Seattle, Washington, to promote physical activity and nutrition.
Sound Steps is a volunteer supported walking program with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Lifelong Recreation. This program is designed to get adults age 50+ moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise.
Participants in this FREE, year-round program are connected to other walkers on their level and given tools to measure progress. Encouragement comes from the support of volunteer walk leaders and regular check-ins.
Sound Steps offers weekly walking groups from a variety of locations, monthly hikes, and a training program to participate in a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Walk event.
Find all the benefits you deserve! Benefits CheckUp allows you to search for benefits you may qualify for.
Bartell Drugs eSCRIP Program
You can support the Center by making purchases at any Bartell Drugs with an eSCRIP card. The cards are free to obtain and the Center can receive up to 4% back from all purchases you normally make. It’s a win-win deal! Contact Alex at 206-722-0317 for more information.
SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) HelpLine provides free, unbiased information about health care coverage and access to help improve the lives of all Washington state residents. We assist people of all ages with questions or complaints about health care coverage, including Medicare, Basic Health, prescription drugs, children's coverage, and more.
Leland Rockoff, a trained Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA), can answer your questions about Medicare. This service is sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and this is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service.
To schedule an appointment with the SHIBA counselor, Leland Rockoff, call the front desk (206)722-0317. Free one- hour appointments will be offered every 3rd Monday of the each month here at the SESSC.