Our Story

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.

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.

SESSC 12th Annual Dinner and Auction

Saturday, February 8, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Social Hall
Ticket Price: $85.00 per person  starting 11/05/19   $100.00 per person starting 01/25/20
You are invited to join us for an evening of fun! The SESSC’s 12th Annual Dinner and Auction is one of the Southeast Seattle Senior Center’s major fundraising events.  The money raised from this event will go toward supporting the activities and programming that seniors living in the Rainier Valley and surrounding neighborhood need and use to help us help them to enhance their emotional, social and physical well-being.

Download Save the Date Flyer here.   Purchase your tickets here.

 

Rainbow Bingo – Mistletoe Madness

IMPORTANT: Click on the link below to find out how to register for our Rainbow Bingo Events
Friday, December 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, SESSC Social Hall
Cost: Registration Fee $20.00  Game Sheet Cost: $5.00  Both must be purchased on the day of the event before it starts. Online purchases no longer permitted.  However, you may register you and your party by sending an email to RainbowBingo@sessc.org.  Please provide your name, the names of those in your party and your contact information. Come join the fun and help support the Center!
Click on this link for more information about the recent changes: Bingo Changes from WA State Gambling Commission
Download flyer here: RB Mistletoe Madness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these upcoming activities

Get involved and plan to attend these awesome activities!  More details about these activities can be found on the events calendar.
Global Compassion Clinic Flyer