About Us

Our Mission: to provide services, activities and support to promote self-sufficient and fulfilling lives for aging adults in our multi-cultural community.

We provide a one-stop shop for seniors who need information, social interaction, recreation, services, and enjoy lifelong learning. Our daily activities include an extensive exercise program, computer classes, dance classes, life enrichment classes, along with art classes, games, recreational trips and more! In addition, we offer yoga, a daily congregate lunch program, massage, and foot care therapy.

The SESSC also employs a master’s-level licensed social worker, whose role is to provide information and assistance to seniors, adults with disabilities, and to families and caregivers. The SESSC is a “home-away-from-home” for many seniors who no longer have family or other interested persons in their lives, planning their day around the activities here.

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Southeast Seattle Senior Center, a non-profit senior center formerly known as Lee House, was founded in 1961. The senior center has been housed at our current location on Holly Street since 1986.

From the beginning, Lee House programs emphasized a multi-service approach to seniors living independently. This approach continues today, offering a good variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the community and hosting fun and meaningful events where the community can meet!

Today, Southeast Seattle Senior center serves over 1200 seniors annually. We offer a variety of programs and services at affordable cost to seniors young and old. Volunteers are the heart of our center – if you are looking for a way to fulfill your day, we have a place for you.

Visit our senior center to experience the rich diversity of the Rainier Valley. We welcome you at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center where active older adults gather for Fun, Fitness, Friendship, and Learning.