About Us

For over 51 years, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, fondly known as SESSC,  located in the Rainier Valley, has been a neighborhood activity center that addresses the social, educational, and health needs of aging adults and the community at large.  Over 600 seniors living on Beacon Hill, Skyway, Rainier Valley, Renton and the Central Area are active participants at our Center.  Our activities are designed to include all physical stages of aging such as exercise programs, computer classes, weaving and quilting classes, card clubs, line dance classes, Spanish classes, recreational trips, and much more.

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The B&B Diner, SESSC’s in-house eatery, serves hot meals five days a week, including special meals like our monthly Birthday Lunches. The diversity of zip code 98118 is reflected in our membership and in classes geared to better serve our colorful community.  SESSC is a member of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle Rainier Lions Club.

Our Mission

The mission of Southeast Seattle Senior Center is to promote the emotional, social and physical well being of aging adults.  We provide a variety of programs and activities designed to enhance the lives of seniors in our Community.

History

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.

Watching Selma — Annual Member Meeting

Watching Selma – Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 14, 9:30am – 11:30am, Multipurpose Room
Cost for the Movie: $2.00 Members, $4.00 Non-Members
Cost for Lunch: $4.00 Suggested Donation
Come to the Center to watch the movie Selma.

Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 11:00am – 1:30pm, SESSC Social Hall
Cost: Complimentary

King County Exemption Program — Fall Prevention

King County Senior Exemption Program
Tuesday, 01/15, 02/12, 03/12, 10:00am – 11:30am, SESSC Multipurpose Room
Cost: Complimentary
Come to see if you are eligible for a reduction in property taxes.
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Fall Prevention
Home Assessments: Thursdays, 01/24 and 01/31, 10:00am – 11:00am
Home Evaluation: Thursday, 02/07, 10:00am – 11:00am
Cost: Complimentary

 

12th Annual Wine and Food Gala — Rainbow Bingo Pajama Rama

12th Annual Wine and Food Gala
Saturday, February 9th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, SESSC Social Hall

Cost: $75.00 through 01/20/19,  $100.00, starting 01/21/19,  Per Person
Purchase your tickets Here

Rainbow Bingo – Pajama Rama
Friday, February 15, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, SESSC Social Hall
Cost: $25.00 through 01/31/19, $28.00 after 02/01/19
Purchase your tickets  Here