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600 E Smith St.

253-856-5150

Senior Services

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Services may require appointment, fee, or donation. Call 253-856-5150 for more information.

Alzheimer Support Group 

1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Join this group for educational discussions and support for those caring for family or friends with Alzheimer’s disease.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the disease and sharing experiences with others. This group is affiliated with the Alzheimer Association of Western Washington and led by a volunteer.

Blood Pressure 

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Take advantage of this service to monitor your blood pressure.  Weekly prize given to those with blood pressure closest to the posted blood pressure figures.  Special thanks to retired RN's Pat and Barbara for their monthly contribution.

haircuts

Haircuts

Clients must wash their hair on the day of dry cut appointment. Stylist has the right to refuse service if hair is not shampooed.
With Susan, the 2nd Monday of the month By appointment, $8.00.

Health Clinic/Foot Care 

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment

 

Karen Poppleton, licensed nail technician, of Karen’s Foot Care will be providing our routine foot care services.  After completing an assessment of your feet, she will soak your feet, trim the nails, and file and pad corns/calluses.  Karen has added another foot care provider to make it easier for you to get an appointment on short notice and give you more flexibility with time options. Call 253-856-5159 to make an appointment. Cost:  $32.00.

Health Insurance Counseling

2nd Monday by appointment

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) is available by appointment for health insurance counseling on Medicare, and Supplement Insurance.. Call 253-856-5150 to schedule an appointment.  Call the Help Line, 1-800-562-6900 for immediate assistance.

Healthy Smiles

1st Friday and 4th Thursday by appointment

Licensed and registered dental hygienist Darcy Spencer-Wenger provides oral hygiene services for older adults.  Care includes teeth cleaning, fluoride application, denture cleaning, dry mouth/low saliva care, gum pocket measurements, oral hygiene instruction, and referrals to dentists. The $77 fee also includes a fluoride varnish.  Call 206-650-3272 to schedule an appointment. 

Legal Clinic

Every Wednesday, 6 - 9 p.m., Call Wednesday between 9 am and noon, 206-267-7070 for appointment the following Wednesday.

Meals on Wheels

Call 253-856-5158

Nutrition

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., nutritionally balanced meal, $7 for all ages for full meal, soup & deli sandwich or soup & salad, sandwich & salad. Tickets available at the front desk or at Deli & Cafe starting at 11:30 a.m.  Nellie's Deli on Wednesdays - deli sandwich, homemade soup, fresh tossed salad, dessert, coffee, tea, or milk - $6. 

Reflexology with Neil McNeil, CR and Cindy Holm, CR

Wednesdays, By appointment

 

Certified Reflexologists, Neil McNeill and Cindy Holm apply a specific touch to the reflexes on the feet, hands and ears that represent a mini-map of the whole body. This technique balances the autonomic nervous system to reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote natural foot health. Reflexology is known as a complementary medicine; it does not treat for specific illness, diagnose, or prescribe.  The program offers a variety of appointment lengths and techniques including PNF and PFM* which is for foot structure issues, bunions, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis.

*This requires one to lie prone on a massage table for a 90-minute session.

 

$40.00 for 45-minute sessions

$60.00 for 60-minute sessions

$70.00 for 90-minute sessions

By appointment, call 253-856-5150.

Senior Advisory Committee 

Meets 3rd Friday of the month, (no meetings in July, August, or December), 10 a.m.

Members - Dan Atwell, Sharon Crain, Orval Dealy, , Coreen Jones, , Louanne Schrenk, Linda DeVange, Anne Lowe, Loretta Pearson, and Wilma Peterson

Senior Legal Clinic 

2nd & 4th Fri., 1 - 3 p.m., for appointment call 206-448-5720.

Wellness

Be Well Workshops

 Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

A variety of topics pertaining to both mental and physical health.   

Social Support Group 

Mondays, 10 – 11 a.m

Drop in on Monday mornings for conversation and support.  Our counselors bring years of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges common to all as we age.  All shared information is confidential.  If you are in need of encouragement or are looking for a safe place to share your challenges, join us.  This is a great place to meet new friends and share experiences.

Individual Counseling 

During this time of uncertain, we are able to offer 1:1 counseling over the phone.  Please call 253-856-5150.  We will schedule you an appointment with a counselor. 

By appointment– Mondays from 9 am- 12:00 pm

This counseling service provided by Valley Cities Counseling extends to individual, one-on-one, counseling sessions.  The sessions are strictly confidential and last approximately one hour.  An individual can book a limited number of appointments.  These appointments are free of charge.  A broad range of issues can be discussed in confidence during these sessions.  Call Cindy at the Senior Center to make an appointment - 253-856-5150.

Grief Support

Living through loss – a grief support group

For eight weeks we will explore the many issues of grief and loss. We will look at ways to move forward beyond grief. Grief and loss includes many things besides the loss of a loved one.  Learn ways to manage life’s adverse events – changes in home, health, career, divorce.

“He that conceals his grief finds no remedy.” Turkish Proverb. Don’t grieve alone. Come share your stories. Attend weekly or just drop in.

Wednesday, July 1 –  August 19 10:00- 11:30 AM

  • Session 1) Introduction to Group members and an overview of Grief 101.
  • Session 2) The 5 stages of Grief. This includes Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.
  • Session 3) If I start crying will I be able to stop. Learn more about the healing quality of shedding your tears.
  • Session 4) Our Senses. Explore how our senses are affected and may even trigger us in our grief. Learn the many positive ways our senses hold memories.
  • Session 5) Holidays, Anniversaries, and Birthdays. How to take care of ourselves and manage these events.
  • Session 6) Helping Others Who May be Grieving. Learn the 10 Best and Worst Things to say to someone in grief or loss.
  • Session 7) Cultural And Spiritual Perspectives in Grief and Loss. Gain insight from various Cultural and Spiritual traditions , as well as sharing your own valuable experiences.  
  • Session 8) Creating an Altar. Prepare for the Day of the Dead or create an altar any time. We will provide flowers, candles and an altar cloth. You bring photos, CD’s, and other memorabilia and together we will create an altar to our grief and loss. 

LGBT & Allies Group

Tuesday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Whether you are part of the community or an ally, join us for support, fun, and kinship.  The purpose is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where individuals can share their experience with others in order to learn from others and be supportive.   This program is funded through the King County VSHS Levy

 

Community Resources

Affordable Care Act information

www.wahealthplanfinder.org

America’s Debt Help Center

www.debt.org

Brain Resources for Seniors

https://www.dana.org/explore-neuroscience/successful-aging/

Catholic Community Service Center

253-854-0077

City of Kent Home Repair Program

253-856-5065

City of Kent Housing & Human Services

253-856-5070

Kent Food Bank

253-520-3550

Community Living Connections Resource Line

(formerly Senior Information & Assistance)

206-962-8467, 1-844-348-5464 (toll free)

Kent Library

253-859-3330, www.kcls.org

Legal Clinic – Senior Issues

206-448-5720

Legal Clinic – General

206-267-7070

Meals on Wheels – Kent

Meals on Wheels – Seattle

253-856-5158

206-448-5767

Medicare Information

1-800-633-4227, www.medicare.gov/

Metro

206-553-3000

ACCESS

206-205-5000

Senior Guidance-senior living resources

www.seniorguidance.org

Social Security Administration - Kent

1-866-931-7671, www.socialsecurity.gov

SHIBA Help Line

1-800-562-6900

Taxpayer Advocate

1-877-777-4778, www.TaxpayerAdvocate.irs.gov

Veterans Program – King County

206-477-8282

Volunteer Medical Transportation

206-448-5740

Washington Masonic Charities Outreach Services

1-844-288-3531 www.wa-masoniccharities.org