Volunteer Opportunities

Places for older adults to get involved by volunteering their time and skills.


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.

 

 

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

Contact:

Nichole Casado, Lynda Baldwin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-242-3212 (facility), 

206-631-0222 (24/7 admissions)

1031 SW 130th St 

Burien, WA 98146

 

 

E-mail:

admissions@burienrehab.com

 

Ages

19+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.burienrehab.com

12+ languages & translation

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Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling partner with NAVOS mental health, Financial Planning (can help with Medicaid application), Food and Nutrition, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Hospice & Palliative Care, Housing, Information and Assistance, Specialty Associations (HIV care), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing and sophisticated rehabilitation services in a clean, comfortable, friendly and motivating environment. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff and provide beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. ALL our staff are given LGBT cultural competency training upon hire. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center participates in the NW LGBT Senior Provider Network, has a close working relationship with the Madison Clinic and Bailey Boushay House.

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Sonja Sivisend

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-933-7891

4545 44th Ave SW

 

 

E-mail:

westseapins@gmail.com

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

All

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.acupunctureforall.org

English, Spanish

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Services provided: Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  The mission of Community Acupuncture Project (CAP) is to provide high quality treatment at affordable rates to as many people as possible, and as often as necessary. CAP is member of a cooperative of community acupuncture clinics – the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, or POCA. We offer sliding scale fees so our patients can access the treatment they need. We aim to create a welcoming clinic environment for all members of our communities. The practitioners at CAP do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, height, weight, national origin, language, education, HIV or immigration status. We offer LGBTQ+ competent care.

 

 

 

 

Elderwise

 

Contact:

Carrie Smith

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-913-1757

609 8th Ave

 

 

E-mail:

info@elderwise.org

Seattle, WA 98104 

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

 

425 NE 95th St

Transit

 

Seattle, WA 98115

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Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

 

 

www.elderwise.org

English

 

 

 

Services provided: Adult Day Services, Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Elderwise invites adults living with memory loss to creatively and meaningfully engage with each other through art, discussion, movement, and shared meals; while providing respite for care partners. Our Day Program meets the need for social embeddedness by providing compassionate, respectful, and Spirit-centered Care; meaningful activity; and supported community. We have two locations (North Seattle & First Hill) and programming Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm (Mondays & Wednesdays in North Seattle and Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays on First Hill).

 

 

 

 

Entre Hermanos

 

Contact:

Luise Fernando Ramirez

Address: 

SOGI

 

Adrian Neri-Reyes

1105 23rd Avenue

 

 

Phone #:

206-322-7700

Seattle, WA 98122

 

 

E-mail:

fernando@entrehermanos.org

 

Ages

all

 

adrian@entrehermanos.org

 

ADA

 

 

Transit

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

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www.entrehermanos.org

English, Spanish

 

 

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Our programs seek to address health disparities and social injustices affecting the Latino LGBTQ community. Our programs are usually delivered in Spanish or a bilingual format, and in a culturally appropriate manner by our staff and community resource people who are part of the community we serve. We seek to build community leadership and promote equity through advocacy and community mobilizing.

Our overall mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.

 

 

 

Full Life Care

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI*

Phone #:

206-528-5315

800 Jefferson St, Ste 620

 

 

E-mail:

n/a

Seattle, WA 98104

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.fulllifecare.org

English, other languages

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vary by site

 

 

 

Services provided:  Adult Day Services, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Help at Home, Home Care (non-medical), Housing, Volunteer Opportunities. 

 

Summary:  Full Life Care helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving people’s lives and supporting caregivers. Since the 1970s, we have helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation. Programs include: adult day health, care consultation, memory care assisted living, home care, ElderFriends volunteer companionship, Solstice behavioral health and Roads to Community Living.

 

*Organization culture is non-discriminatory around gender, currently in process up updating written policies to include GI. 

 

 

Greater Seattle Business Association

 

Contact:

Louise Chernin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-363-9188

400 E Pike St Ste 322

 

 

E-mail:

office@theGSBA.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.theGSBA.org

English, Spanish, German

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Specialty Associations, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Our mission is to combine business development, leadership, and social action to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and those who support equality for all. We are a community resource and one-stop shop connector for the LGBT community. We often receive calls from LGBT seniors looking for referrals.

 

 

 

Ingersoll Gender Center

 

Contact:

Karter Booher

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-849-7859

517 E Pike St, lower floor

 

 

E-mail:

karter@ingersollgendercenter.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.ingersollgendercenter.org

English

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Ingersoll Gender Center is an organization of, by and for transgender and gender nonconforming people in the Puget Sound region. We offer a weekly peer support group for transgender, gender nonconforming people and those that support them on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Seattle Counseling Services. We host the Seattle Trans Economic Empowerment Project for those that are having trouble finding employment. Additionally, we manage a database of care providers that offer trans affirming services that folks can search based on their location and their insurance.

 

 

 

Jewish Family Service

 

Contact:

Stephanie Goldfarb

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-461-3240

1601 16th Avenue

 

 

E-mail:

aging@jfsseattle.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.jfsseattle.org

English, Russian

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Counseling, Food and Nutrition, Home Care (Non-Medical), Information and Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Our agency’s mission is to help vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region achieve well-being, health and stability. We have two programs geared to the specific needs of older adults. Our Aging in Place program offers care management in Russian and English to low income older adults, with an emphasis on serving Jewish older adults, Holocaust Survivors, and Russian speaking older adults. Aging in Place also offers support to unpaid family caregivers of all backgrounds. Care Solutions by Jewish Family Service offers fee-for service non-medical home care and care management to older adults of all backgrounds. We have a long commitment to serving the LGBTQ community and have had staff actively participate in the LGBTQ Senior Care Provider Network. As a multi-service agency we have a range of other services LGBTQ senior clients can access, including counseling services, food bank (including home food delivery) emergency services, and specialized services for people with cognitive disabilities. All services at Jewish Family Service are open to LGBTQ individuals.

 

 

 

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-957-1600

1016 E Pike Street

 

 

E-mail:

info@lifelong.org

Seattle, WA 98102

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.lifelong.org

English, Spanish, 

Parking

n/a

 

translation services

 

 

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Counseling, Food and Nutrition, Housing, Information and Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Summary:  Lifelong's mission is to empower people living with or at risk (of acquisition or transmission) of HIV, AIDS, and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. The agency is a Community Health Organization committed to assisting people living with chronic conditions that interfere with their quality of life, independence, and ability to fully participate in their community. 
Founded in 1983, Lifelong was forged out of the HIV/AIDS crisis—providing care, prevention and quality of life services to all individuals, regardless of age. Today, our HIV medical case management, wellness advocates and prevention services teams are trained to assist clients in: identifying and accessing resources; coordination of medical and treatment adherence support services; HIV counseling and testing, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP / Truvada for HIV-negative folks); dental care; health insurance navigation and enrollment; financial resources; food and nutrition; housing and more. 

 

Lifelong’s food and nutrition program—Chicken Soup Brigade—is unique in our region as being the only clinically-focused, diagnosis-specific, meal and grocery operation. Lifelong also provides a wide array of other supportive, wrap-around health-related services to communities that face significant health disparities. Other conditions our case management, prevention, and food programs assist with or aid in the provision and coordination of services include: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, cancers, and multiple sclerosis.


We further serve as a community-based, policy and advocacy agency on issues related to health. 
Lifelong currently operates or coordinates services in 12 counties in Washington State: King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, and Mason.

 

 

 

Mature Friends

 

Contact:

Bruce Terrey

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-795-7731

PO Box 21203

 

 

E-mail:

info@maturefriends.org

Seattle, WA 98133

Ages

40+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.maturefriends.org

English

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Services provided:  Community and Social Activities, Moving and Travel, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  We are a social organization for same-sex oriented people and their friends where members can participate in a variety of club sponsor social activities and find a network already in place for supporting the community at large. More than 200 members meet regularly to share common interests such as cooking, playing cards, book club, dining out, theater, garden tours, hikes, wine tasting, and travel.

 

 

 

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens

 

Contact:

Rowena Rye

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-684-0500

810 3rd Avenue – Suite 425

 

 

E-mail:

seniors@seattle.gov

Seattle, WA 98104-1604

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.seattle.gov/seniors

English, translation services

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Information and Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens provides programs and referrals to services that support independent living, social and civic engagement, and healthy aging to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities.

 

  • Information and Assistance: Whether for yourself or a loved one, The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens can connect you with local resources. The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens provides older adults with professional, confidential information and referrals to programs and services for older adults.

  • Senior Discounts (for Seattle-King County Residents): The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens issues the Gold Card and FLASH Card for seniors and adults with disabilities.

  • 55+ Employment Center: The Employment Resource Center assists job-seeking Seattle residents age 55 and over and helps local employers to find experienced, dedicated and reliable employees. Services are free to both job seekers and employers.

  • Technology Resources: In addition to the technology courses taught on-site at the MOSC, the City of Seattle is committed to promoting a technology healthy community, so residents have the information technology training and access needed for civic and cultural participation, employment, and lifelong learning.

  • Coffee Hours: Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hours are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Central Building and on other dates in Seattle neighborhoods. The events bring community elders closer to City officials to explore topics of interest. Presentations often include cutting edge information about healthy aging, legal and planning issues, and more.

 

*We have a non-discrimination policy, and value diversity that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

 

 

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

Parking

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Pride at Work

 

Contact:

Mike Andrew

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-261-8110

300 10th Ave #B-103

 

 

E-mail:

msand76@hotmail.com

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.prideatwork.org

English

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Community & Social Activities, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: Pride at Work is an LGBTQ labor organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO. We advocate for LGBTQ inclusion within the labor movement, and for workers' rights within the LGBTQ community.

 

 

 

 

Queer Healthcare Accountability (QuHac) - Gay City

 

Contact:

Emmett Stanfield

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-860-6969

517 E Pike St

 

 

E-mail:

emmett@gaycity.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.quhac.gaycity.org

English, Spanish

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Information and Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: QuHac provides support and resources for those who identify as LGBTQ.  QuHac has a list of vouched and verified LGBTQ+ health providers who can assist in a variety of healthcare issues (both mental and medical).  Users can use the QuHac database to search for verified healthcare professionals, and users can narrow the results to just those who accept Medicaid. The QuHac database has been built with care to respect the spectrums of sexualities and gender identities.
Gay City provides HIV, Hepatitis, and other STI testing for those in the LGBTQ community.  Gay City also hosts events for the arts, and manages a LGBTQ focused library.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Area Support Groups

 

Contact:

Dana Francis

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-322-2437

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201

 

 

E-mail:

Dana@SASGCC.org

Seattle, WA 98112

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.SASGCC.org 

English

Parking

 

Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Community & Social Activities, Counseling, Information & Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: SASG is a non-profit corporation that cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to the LGBTQ community and their allies embracing issues of mental health, chemical and behavioral addiction, and chronic illness. We provide opportunities for clients to engage together in peer led, peer directed group support in a variety of topics relating to Recovery from Addiction, Mental Health and Chronic Illness. We offer one on one support through our Recovery Coach Program which engages clients one hour a week privately for 26 weeks. We empower our members by offering different training opportunities, such as a Facilitator, Advocacy and Recovery Coaching as well as volunteering within our community center. We offer safe and sober social activities. We offer SAMHSA's Access to Recovery.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Sound Generations

 

Contact:

Martha Leredu

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-448-5757

2208 Second Ave Ste. 100 

 

 

E-mail:

info@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98121

Ages

60+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.soundgenerations.org

English, translation services

Parking

 

Services provided: Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: Provides multiple services for seniors, adults with disabilities and those who care for them, including: telephone, in-person and written information and assistance. Operates a network of senior centers. Manages the Meals on Wheels and grocery delivery programs.  Offers minor home repair services including making disability modifications.  Arranges for transportation. Provides information on legal topics including end-of-life planning and coordinates an elder law clinic. Offers complementary health and wellness programs. Serves as the health insurance benefits advisors for King County. 

 

 

 

 

Sound Mental Health- Older Adult Services

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-302-2300

1600 E Olive St

 

 

E-mail:

n/a

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

60+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.smh.org

English, translation services

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Case Management/Care Coordination, Counseling, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: SMH's mission is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs. Older Adult Services (OAS) provides managed behavioral health care to seniors who have emotional or psychological problems or who are experiencing difficulties with life-impacting events related to the process of aging. OAS staff believe that aging is a positive developmental state and, to that end, insure that the individual client is empowered to choose services that are age appropriate and meet his/her individual needs: OAS provides a variety of services to meet the varied levels of care and respond to the multitude of complex problems. OAS provides counseling, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and intensive case management. We work closely with the Aging & Adult Services, DSHS, and other geriatric providers. OAS has four locations in King County (Capitol Hill, Bellevue, Tukwila and Auburn).

 

 

 

 

 

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.