Lifelong Learning & Arts

Organizations offering lifelong learning opportunities through classes, workshops and group activities. 


Our Resource Directory for LGBTQ older adults aims to help people looking for LGBTQ–welcoming services for themselves, a loved one or a client.  The Directory is not meant to endorse or guarantee the sensitivity of any provider. However, we do indicate which organizations and providers report having non-discrimination policies that specifically include sexual orientation (SO) and/or gender identity (GI). The Generations Aging with Pride logo  is indicated next to providers that have had one or more staff members attend our evidence-based training.

 

 

Central Area Senior Center

 

Contact:

Dian Ferguson, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-726-4926

500 30th Avenue S

 

 

E-mail:

dianf@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98144

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.centralareasrcenter.org

English, Spanish, Filipino

Parking

 

Services provided: Adult Day Services, Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food & Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare, Information & Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  As a program of Sound Generations, our mission and vision is to promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults helping to create a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives. CASC also serves as a neighborhood gathering place for non-profit, civic and PanHellenic organizations. You can find a rich diversity of neighborhood groups and participants who access the center on a daily basis. They participate in community meetings, attend wedding receptions, birthday parties, Green Dolphin Lounge, special events and Neighborhood Council meetings. On any given day reflected at the center is the full diversity of age, race, class, culture, gender and diversity of thought.

 

 

 

 

Phinney Neighborhood Association – Greenwood Senior Center

 

Contact:

Cecily Kaplan, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-297-0875

525 N 85th St

 

 

E-mail:

cecily@phinneycenter.org

Seattle, WA 98103

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.phinneycenter.org/gsc

English

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Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association builds, engages and supports our diverse community through program, services and civic engagement. Our Greenwood Senior Center focuses on programs and services for adults 50 and over. We provide fitness and wellness activities and classes, technology support and classes, social opportunities, and food and nutrition. Our social services include individual counseling and support groups, including caregiver support and a large multi-faceted memory loss program.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Counseling Service

 

Contact:

Bleeker Ayers

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-323-1768

1216 Pine St. Suite 300  

 

 

E-mail:

Bleekera@seattlecounseling.org

Seattle, WA  98101

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.seattlecounseling.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Housing, Information Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts

 

Summary: Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

 

 

 

 

Senior Center of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Lyle Evans

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-932-4044

4217 SW Oregon St

 

 

E-mail:

lylee@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sc-ws.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community. 

 

We are a welcoming and inclusive Senior Center!

 

  • Rainbow Bingo! On the last Friday of each month.

  • 2nd Thursday out! Gathering A happy hour and social event afterwards- Theater, game night, movies.  

 

 

 

 

Sno-Valley Senior Center

 

Contact:

Caroline Kogan, Lisa Yeager

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

425-333-4152

4610 Stephens Ave

 

 

E-mail:

CarolineK@soundgenerations.org 

PO Box 96

Ages

50+

 

Lisay@soundgenerations.org

Carnation, WA 98014

ADA

 

 

Transit

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Parking

http://www.snovalleysenior.org 

English

 

 

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: We are on a mission to inspire, support, and empower seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives. We serve the Snoqualmie Valley (Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, and Redmond Ridge). We plan to start providing a support group for LGBTQ elders beginning in 2017. All our services from Meals on Wheels to caregiver support to fitness and social activities are open to all.

 

 

 

 

Southeast Seattle Senior Center

 

Contact:

Kate Harkins, Jamie Clark

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-722-0317

4655 S. Holly Street 

 

 

E-mail:

kateh@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98118

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sessc.org

English, Spanish

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Food and Nutrition, Information and Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: SESSC creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere to its drop in daytime activities center. We provide activities, such as exercise, bingo and craft classes, some of which are designed for those with dementia. There is a peer-led group for lesbians. We also have trips, informational presentations on topics relevant to older adults, scratch cooked lunch at a reduced rate, and a social worker, as well as foot care and massage. 


SESSC is open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 4pm.