Our Mission

At the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC), our mission is to provide services, activities, and support to promote self-sufficient and fulfilling lives for aging adults (50+) in our multicultural community.

We offer a one-stop shop for seniors who need information, social interaction, recreation, and lifelong learning. Our daily activities include an extensive exercise program, computer classes, dance classes, and 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 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. Our members tend to plan their day around the activities here. Check out our calendar of events!

The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center provides social and recreational activities for aging adults 50+.
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center provides social and recreational activities for aging adults 50+.

History

The SESSC, 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 with fun and meaningful events.

Stop by and visit our Center to experience the rich diversity of the Rainier Valley. We welcome you to the SESSC, where active older adults gather for fun, fitness, friendship, and learning.

The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is located on the corners of Rainier Ave. S and S. Holly St. in Rainier Valley.
The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is located on the corners of Rainier Ave. S and S. Holly St. in Rainier Valley.