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!
Counseling & Support
SESSC Social Worker
Hello! My name is Jaime Clark, and I’m the newest member of the SESSC team. I recently graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from UW. My passion is working with older adults in a health and wellness setting. My goal is to partner with older adults in the Southeast area to address their concerns and to help them through challenging life transitions.
I am generally available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Call (206) 722-0317 x.202 or email me to make an appointment or drop by! I can help with the following:
- Senior Housing
- Support Groups
- Caregiver Support
- Home Care Options
- Emergency Assistance
- Long-term Care Options
Resources at SESSC
Computer Lab Hours
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday – Friday
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.
Diabetes Shoe Program
Cost: Can be covered through Medicare.
Mary Williams, Client Service Coordinator, can be reached at (206) 957-7772 or (206) 393-2725.
If you are diabetic and need special shoes, Priority Footwear can provide you with custom fitted shoes just for you.
Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Cell Phones
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.
Food Bank Donations
Drop off donations for the Rainier Valley Food Bank right here at the Senior Center.
Please feel free to borrow any book and/or donate current paperbacks to the Center.
Medical and Emergency Card
Call Alex at (206) 722-0317 for more information.
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.
Medical Equipment Loans
Please contact Alex at (206) 722-0317 for more details.
We have a limited number of walkers, canes, wheelchairs and other home health aids available for your use at no charge to you.
Notary Public Service Available at SESSC
Notary: Mary Downs
Please call (206) 722-0317 to make an appointment with Mary.
If you are in need of having your documents notarized, SESSC Finance Coordinator, Mary Downs is now a notary.
Holly Court Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Sundays, 8:00 pm
Location: 2nd Floor
This Alcoholics Anonymous group meets during the week and on Sundays.
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!
Find all the benefits you deserve! Benefits CheckUp allows you to search for benefits you may qualify for.
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.
Drop by the Front Desk to get your card.
With a Gold Card, you can receive discounts from local businesses who participate in this program.
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.
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.
Meals On Wheels
Please call (206) 448-3110 for details about this program.
Enjoy delicious home-delivered meals that are available for delivery throughout King County. Interested?
This site offers free resources and services for seniors dealing with the cost and treatment of mesothelioma cancer.
Minor Home Repairs
Please call (206) 448-5751 to coordinate your 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.
Rainier-Seattle Lions Club
The Rainier branch of the Lions Club is a service organization that supports SESSC.
Senior Information and Assistance
1-(888)-4ELDERS or 1-(888) 435-3377
This non-profit service provides information and referral services over the phone. Their website also has links to many resources available to seniors.
Senior Rights Assistance
Please call Senior Rights Assistance Office at (206) 448-5720.
For concerns and questions about Medicare or Supplemental Insurance, long-term care insurance, Social Security, SSD or SSI legal assistance,
Free one-hour appointments
Advisor: Leland Rockoff
To schedule an appointment with the SHIBA counselor, Leland Rockoff, call the front desk (206) 722-0317.
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.
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 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.
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.
Volunteer Chore Services
Free to low-income aging adults and adults with disabilities.
You can learn more about the program and eligibility guidelines by calling (888) 649-6850 or (206) 328-5787.
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.
On Our Calendar
First Monday of the Month
Cost: $4.00 Members, $8.00 Non-Members
Location: Arts and Crafts Room
Instructor: Fai Coffin
Join a warm and welcoming group of crafters.
4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19
Fridays, 9 am – 3 pm:
4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20
Mondays, 9 am – 3 pm:
4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23
Tuesdays, 9 am – 3 pm:
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24
Wednesdays, 9 am – 3 pm:
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25
Location: Weaving Room
Experienced weavers and those who have completed their first two samplers are invited to utilize the SESSC looms on an open-loom basis. Pre-paid punch card available for your convenience at the Front Desk.