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a community partner site 
of Sound Generations

4655 South Holly Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone:(206) 722-0317
Fax: (206) 722-2768



Holiday Closures 2017
5/29 – Memorial Day
7/4 – Independence Day
9/4 – Labor Day
11/10 – Veteran’s Day
11/23 – Thanksgiving
11/24 – Day After Thanksgiving
12/22 – Closed
12/25 – Christmas Day
12/29 – Staff Vacation


Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

Charles Coen American Senior Benefit

Bob's Quality Meats

Columbia City Ale House


Elysian Brewery

Full Tilt Ice Cream

Georgetown Brewing Company

McLendon Hardware



Queen Anne Gardents


Tutta Bella Pizza

Washington Care Services

Upcoming Events and Activities



Social Events

SESSC Summer Jazz Series in the Indigo Room.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sundays, May - July
Cost: $15.00 per person

Location: Social Hall
Prepare yourself from a great time listening to Jazz music performed by the one well-known local Seattle artists. Featured Artists:

  • May 21st - Lonnie Williams
  • June 11th - Phyllis Tally
  • July 9th - CT Thompson

Aging Lesbians in South Seattle (ALISS) Lunch Gatherings
11:30 am gather, 12:00 pm lunch, 12:30 pm meet
1st Thursdays
Costs: Free for Gathering. $5.00 Suggested donation for Community Dining Lunch
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Fai Coffin
A support and social and political group that meets the 1st Thursdays of every month.  We gather for lunch at the Center at 11:30 am and our meeting is at 12:30 pm.  We also have other social events.

Aging Lesbians in South Seattle (ALISS) Evening Gatherings
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Fai Coffin
Aging Lesbians in South Seattle.  This is a gathering primarily for lesbians but all are welcome to attend.


Table for One: Joys and Challenges of Living Alone

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, April 5 - May 3 
Cost: Complimentary. Suggested Donation for Series of $15-25 welcome*
Location: Multipurpose Room
Facilitator: Jaime Clark 
Come together with other folks over 60 to discuss the challenges and joys of living alone. This 5-week workshop will broaden your social network, learn new techniques on how to remain independent and receive support from peers. *No one unable to make a donation will be turned away.

Senior Farmers Market 2017 Enrollment
Enrollment Period: April 10 - May 12

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with $40.00 voucher checks that can be used to purchase fresh produce at approved farmers market locations.  Drop by the Front Desk to get a copy of the flyer for more information or to see if you are eligible to participate.  Applications available on April 10th.

9th Annual "Them Bones" Seminar

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, April 27
Cost: $3.00 suggested donation
Location: Multipurpose
Room Facilitator: Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant and his friend, Mr. Bones will teach you how to take care of your bones. Plan to a end this important seminar. Refreshments served.

Matter of Balance

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursdays, April 27, May 4 - 25, June 1 - 29,  
*No sessions on May 18 or June 15*
Cost: Complimentary

Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Deidre Daymon
Learn how to deal with your concerns about falling, how to minimize the risk of falling at home and about, how to improve strength and balance. This class is for anyone who has fallen in the past, fearful of falling or wants to improve balance, flexibility and strength. 

Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage Presentation
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, April 28
Cost: Complimentary
Representatives from Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage will share with you information about what they can offer you.  This presentation will take place during lunch.  Sign up at the Front Desk.

Taproot Improve - In the Moment

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mondays, May 15 and 22
Loca on: Social Hall
Cost: Complimentary
This is a class specially developed for those in the early stages of memory loss. The instructor will work closely with the participants to do creative work, and on areas of memory that still function well. This is a can’t miss class for everyone. 

Special SSN Presentation by PSARA
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, May 16
Cost for Presentation: Complimentary
Cost for Lunch: Suggested $4.00 Donation
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Susan Levy
PSARA, the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, will be giving a special presentation on Social Security. Plan to a end to get the latest information about Social Security. 

Managing Diabetes by Iora

10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, May 18
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Social Hall
Facilitators: Tom Russell

Diabetes is a serious but manageable condition. Learn what diabetes is and the best ways to successfully manage it, how to raise and lower your blood sugar normally and how stress can impact diabetes. 

City of Seattle Breakfast

9:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday, June 6 
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Social Hall
The City of Seattle wants to let you know that they work for you and they want to know how they can improve. They will provide the food and discuss upcoming neighborhood projects. You just need to provide them feedback. Don’t miss this! 

Juneteenth Celebration
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, June 19th
Cost: Suggested Donation of $3.00
The focus of this year’s activity will be on people telling and sharing stories people might have about Juneteenth or if they and experiences about Juneteenth or living in Seattle. Sign up at the Front Desk.

Computers & Technology

Assistance With Computers, Laptops, Social Media, Smart Phones, Tablets, Using The Internet 
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays (ends Wednesday, May 17) - New Days
Cost: Complimentary
Computer Lab Instructor: Octavius Rostick
SESSC volunteer Octavius can help you with any questions or problems you might have with these items. He can also help you create various documents and establish a free email account. We encourage you to take advantage of his expertise.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and SESSC Joint Programs

To register and make payment for joint programs:
1) Call Parks staff at (206) 684-7484.
2) Go online, register at your local Parks community center, or call the Business Service Center at (206) 684-5177.
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.
Make checks payable to ‘City of Seattle.’ These activities are not always held at the SESSC. Please be sure to refer to each activity to determine locations, times, and dates.

Sound Steps Walking Program
Want to meet friends and maintain your health and independence? Join a FREE Sound Steps weekly walking group for adults age 50+, offered throughout the city. We have groups for all levels of walkers. For more information, contact Mari Becker in the Lifelong Recreation
office at (206) 684-4664.  Let Mari know before you start with a group so she can alert the walk leader.

Southcenter Mall Walk- Free!
Contact: Mari Becker
Be fit and shop too! Reserve transportation from SESSC by calling (206) 684-4664 by the Wednesday before.

Seward Park Sound Steps - Free!
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Contact: Mari Becker
Walk the 2.5 mile loop while enjoying Puget Sound views.

Sound Steps Hikes on Mondays - Free!
Contact: Mari Becker
Enjoy the great outdoors! Beginners welcome—you can walk as far as feels comfortable. To register for the hikes below, call Mari at (206) 684-4664. Bring a lunch; dessert is provided.


Classic Movies from Scarecrow Video
12:30  - 3:00 pm
2nd Fridays
Cost: $2.00

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

Movie Monitor: Patricia Stonehocker; Facilitator: Rhias Hall

On the second Friday of the month, Scarecrow Video will present a classic movie for your viewing enjoyment.

Friday Movies

12:30 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $2.00
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Movie Monitor: Patricia Stonehocker
Enjoy a wide variety of movies ranging from the classics like “Casablanca” and “The Wizard of Oz” to modern favorites like “The Lord of the Rings”. On the second Friday of the month, Scarecrow Video will present a classic movie for your viewing enjoyment.