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We Are Vibrant.

Our services, programs, and activities help older adults holistically age well.

The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is full of vibrant people!
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is full of vibrant people!
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is full of vibrant people!
We Are Diverse > See Our Services
We Are Diverse.

We welcome you to the SESSC, where active older adults gather for fun, fitness & friendship.

The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is a diverse community with incredible services for seniors.
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is a diverse community with incredible services for seniors.
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is a diverse community with incredible services for seniors.
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is a diverse community with incredible services for seniors.
We Are Caring > Volunteer with Us
We Are Caring.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our thriving Center. We can always use extra hands—like yours!

Volunteer with the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center to ensure a healthier, more vibrant, and more just community for us all.

Photo by Ronnie Estoque

Volunteer with the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center to ensure a healthier, more vibrant, and more just community for us all.
Volunteer with the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center to ensure a healthier, more vibrant, and more just community for us all.
Volunteer with the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center to ensure a healthier, more vibrant, and more just community for us all.
We Are the SESSC > Support Us with a Donation
We Are SESSC.

Please help support our mission to promote self-sufficient and fulfilling lives for aging adults.

Help Support Our Mission to Promote Self-Sufficient and Fulfilling Lives for Aging Adults
Help Support Our Mission to Promote Self-Sufficient and Fulfilling Lives for Aging Adults
Help Support Our Mission to Promote Self-Sufficient and Fulfilling Lives for Aging Adults
Help Support Our Mission to Promote Self-Sufficient and Fulfilling Lives for Aging Adults
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SouthEast Seattle Senior Center:
A Vibrant, Friendly Community

Providing Recreational, Social, and Educational Programs for Multi-generational Families

Welcome to the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC), a nonprofit organization serving Seattle’s Rainier Valley and surrounding neighborhoods. Participate in one of our fitness classes to stay active, interact with others during our enjoyable social events, or learn a new skill during our many personal enrichment or volunteer activities. Stay active, healthy, and socially engaged with the help of SESSC!

Get Involved at the SESSC

Upcoming Events & Activities

GiveBIG

Support SESSC & GiveBIG

We Need Your Support: Our Mobile Lunch Food Program continues to serve over 100 homebound seniors, and we’re actively seeking additional support to sustain and expand this vital service. Efforts are underway to upgrade our facility, including improving our HVAC system and enhancing indoor air quality for the comfort and health of all. We’re committed to expanding our essential programs and celebrations throughout the year, with a focus on health and wellness education and forging new partnerships within the community.

Donate Online: WAGIVES.ORG/SESSC or Visit the Front Desk to Donate

Lunch & Learn

Date: Thursday, April 16

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Create your masterpiece!

Dementia Friendly Washington.

Learn about dementia: Increase your understanding, challenge stigma, connect to local resources, and engage in community support.

Please register at the Front Desk or Call (206) 722-0317

Paint & Sip Fundraiser

Date: Thursday, April 18

Time: 6-9pm

Create your masterpiece!

Join us for a fun evening exploring your creative talents while sipping a glass of wine, mocktail, or other beverage. Don’t miss out on this fun gathering featuring local artists from the Columbia City Gallery, Tina Albo, Kate Harkins & Lori Duckstein. Remember to “dress for mess”. Ticket: $65-85

Please purchase your ticket at the Front Desk or Call (206) 722-0317 or online with Kindful

Memory Cafe

Date: Thursday, April 25

Join us for our monthly “Memory Cafe!” Open to all, especially those with memory loss and their loved ones. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP Required: (206) 722-0317

Pride Brunch Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, June 1st

Time: 11am-1pm

Join us at the SESSC Pride Brunch, where we will celebrate love and diversity with succulent shrimp, creamy grits, French toast & fruits, salad, omelet bar, pastries, and more. One Free Drink: a mimosa or non-alcoholic drink.

Bar with Caipirinha, the Brazilian national cocktail!

Tickets: $50 per person. Purchase your ticket by calling (206) 722-0317 or online with Kindful

Weaving Studio

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Learn to weave or spin with us!

The SESSC’s Weaving Studio has operated for more than 45 years. For the past 15 years, the Studio has been headed by Linda Stryker, a dedicated instructor and member of the SESSC. The Seattle Weavers’ Guild continues to offer support and partnership to the SESSC.

The weaving studio hosts beginning weaving classes on a 2–3-month cycle due to the availability of weaving looms for beginning weavers. The teaching portion of the class is on Tuesdays, 9am-1pm, and the class fee is $20/mo. Students can stay longer on Tuesdays and visit whenever the SESSC is open.

Please email Linda Stryker at llstryker@gmail.com; we look forward to seeing you in the weaving studio!

Rainbow Bingo Fundraiser

Date: Friday, June 7 2024

Time: 6–9 pm

This zany and silly fundraiser is back! A FUN night of games, pandemonium, prizes — all to raise money for the SESSC. Dazzle us with your presence!!

Of course, Rainbow Bingo would not be what it is without the incredible entertainment of Sylvia O’Stayformore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Plus, dinner, beer, wine, Jell-O shots, and ice cream! Best Costume Prizes: Pride Month Theme!

To purchase a ticket, call (206) 722-0317 or purchase online at Kindful

Your $35-40 event ticket guarantees event entrance and dinner. It does not include Bingo Game Packet or Drinks. Purchase 12 Game Bingo Packets on the day of the event for $5 with cash, check, and debit card only.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Activities

Activities for Seniors in Seattle

Our Center offers services and activities that appeal to our members’ diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, and support their independence. (Check out our photo gallery!) We offer daily fitness classes that address different physical fitness levels. Plus, we have an extensive offering of educational programs and excursions. Learn more about our services and check out our calendar of events and activities.

Volunteering

Contribute your energy and expertise by helping to make our Center an inviting space! From volunteer positions in our office and kitchen to becoming a Board member, we offer a variety of ways to give back as one of our volunteers. Check out our volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Community Dining

Meals for Seniors - Hot lunch, Monday thru Friday, at the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center

A warm, nutritious lunch is waiting for you at the Center! Made from scratch with healthy ingredients by our Chef, each meal is prepared with the special dietary needs of seniors in mind. Available Monday through Friday, starting at noon. Learn more about our Community Dining.

Meal Delivery

The Center delivers meals that are specially crafted to deliver great taste, heat-and-eat convenience, and quality nutrition right to your doorstep. Our meal delivery program is available only to aging adults who qualify. Please contact (206) 722-0317 for more information.

Senior Resources

Community Resources for Seniors

Looking for support for an aging parent? Our senior resources include social work support and assistance with programs that address the concerns of older adults and their caregivers. Let us help you navigate this life transition as gracefully as possible! Check out our list of community resources for seniors.

“It’s like a home where I know others truly care about me and my welfare.
This is a great place to be.”

—Beulah, SESSC Lifetime Member

Help Us Thrive

The Center is a “home away from home” for many seniors — and a lifeline. With inflation cutting into fixed incomes of seniors this year, we are asking for community support to meet the growing need (and cost) for supplies, programs, and services for our aging community. A gift of any amount to the SESSC means so much to our members and clients in the Rainier Valley and beyond. Support your diverse, aging community today with your most generous gift!