Reach the Senior Activity Center
600 E Smith St.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every Wednesday, 6 - 9 p.m., Call Wednesday between 9 am and noon, 206-267-7070 for appointment the following Wednesday.
Meals on Wheels
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 Kay Morris Johnson, MR and Neil McNeil, CR
Wednesdays, By appointment
Kay Morris-Johnson, Master Reflexologist and Neil McNeil, Master Reflexologist applies a specific touch to the reflexes, or mini maps, on the feet, hands and ears. This technique balances the autonomic nervous system to reduce stress, enhance circulation, and cleanse the body of toxins. Reflexology is known as a complimentary medicine; it does not treat for specific illness, diagnose or prescribe. They offers a variety of appointment lengths and PNF and PFM* which is for foot structure issues, bunions, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis.
$40 for 45 minute sessions
$60 for 60 minute sessions
$70 for 90 minute sessions
Gift Cards are available for treating a friend or family member.
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, John Hewitt, Coreen Jones, Cheryl Larson, Anne Low, Loretta Pearson, and Wilma Peterson
Senior Legal Clinic
2nd & 4th Fri., 1 - 3 p.m., for appointment call 206-448-5720.
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.
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.
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, September 4 – October 23, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – February 5, 2020, 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.
Visually Impaired Resources & Support Group
Monday, September 16, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Monday, November 18, 1:00-2:30 PM
Join Maida Pojtinger and Rose Evans for an informative session discussing resources for the visually impaired. This workshop includes guest speakers and demonstrations of products and services available to enhance the lives of the visually impaired. The Center has an Enhanced Reader that is available for use while at the Center. Please ask at the Front Desk.