Workshops and Seminars

Arts & Education

Weaving Instruction Available. Our fully equipped weaving studio is the host of ongoing weaving instruction. Please contact Linda Stryker at (206) 431-9213,to for more information.

Open-Studio (Day Use) Weaving
Monday – Fridays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$5.00 per day, Purchase card at Front Desk
Weaving Room
Experienced weavers and those who have completed their first two samplers are invited to utilize SESSC looms on an open-loom basis. A pre-paid punch card is available for your use.

Southend Crafters
1st Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Members: $4.00, Non-Members: $8.00
Arts and Crafts Room
Instructor: Fai Coffin
Sign up at the Front Desk.
Join a warm and welcoming group of crafters. Occasional material fees might apply.

“Happy Hands” Quilting Group
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Arts and Crafts Room
Facilitator: Patty Buckingham
Quilting has returned! All are welcome to join.

We’re Coloring Anyway!
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Social Hall
Coloring can be a healing and therapeutic activity for adults. It can help ease tension, be relaxing, and inspire creativity. You may bring your own coloring books and crayons. The Center has a limited supply of crayons and things to color that you may use. Please join us!

Language, Literature & History

Conversational Spanish Class
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Members: $2.00, Non-Members: $4.00
Wellness Room
Sign up at the Front Desk
Instructor: Marcelino Gomez
Contrary to popular perception, Spanish is an easier language to learn than English! Learn under the tutelage of Marcelino Gomez.

Music & Theater

Drumming for Everyone
Mondays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Complimentary – Donations welcome
Social Hall
Facilitators: Kenny Mandell
A facilitated, Dementia-Friendly Drumming Circle, where people with all stages of memory loss can come together and explore the healing nature of rhythm and beats. Care-partners, family, and friends are encouraged to participate. A limited supply of instruments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own percussion instruments.

Computers & Technology

Stay tuned.


Friday Movies
Fridays, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Complimentary – Donations welcome
Multi-Purpose Room
Movie Monitor: Jean Sisson
Classic Movie Facilitator: Mark Daniels
Enjoy a wide variety of movies ranging from the classics like “Casablanca” and “The Wizard of Oz” to modern favorites like “The Lord of the Rings”. On the second Friday of the month, Scarecrow Video will present a classic movie for your viewing enjoyment.



Health and Fitness

Do you have a fitness goal? Get moving and come join us in one of our many exercise programs. We have something for every level of fitness to help you feel good, get strong and use your body.

Silver Sneakers with Mark Bryant
Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
$3.00 per class. Cost of class might be covered by your insurance.
Focus is on standing, aerobics, stretching, balance, and strength training.

Yoga for Seniors
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am
per class, Members: $10.00, Non-Members: $12.00
Multi-Purpose Room
Instructor: Julie Fournier
Sign up at Front Desk.
This down-to-earth class is perfect for students new to yoga, who might be intimidated by the idea of yoga or curious about yoga.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays and Fridays 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Adaptive Yoga
Selected Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
$15.00 per person per class
Multi-purpose Room
Instructor: Julie Fournier
Pre registration required at Front Desk
Do you have physical limitations and think it means you can’t participate in yoga? Yoga can be for everyone! This class will is geared to participants with really different abilities. Instructor Julie Fournier is a registered Yoga teacher who knows how to teach those with limited strength and mobility and to support students in practicing yoga poses adapted for their own unique physical requirements. This will be a 5-week class.

Beach Volleyball
Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Social Hall
Instructor: Mark Bryant
This is a modified form of volleyball played by sitting in chairs and using a beach ball. Beach Volleyball is an excellent way to be active and have fun at the same time. This class is part of the Thursday Chair Exercise class.

Health and Wellness

Our goal is to provide a gathering place that promotes the independence of all seniors through a variety of programs and activities developed to enhance their life. Keep yourself healthy with one of our great programs.

Caregiver Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Multipurpose Room
Facilitator: Toni Crutchfield
Contact Toni at (206) 727-6210 for more information. Open to anyone caring for an older adult or adult with a disability. Talk with other caregivers to discuss challenges, frustrations, what works, resources, and services.

Foot Care with Echo
Tuesdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Members: $30.00, Non-members: $35.00
Wellness Center
Foot Care Specialist: Echo Aumick
By Appointment Only, Sign up at the Front Desk
Echo Aumick is a caring and experienced foot care provider trained to take care of some foot conditions. She is also certified to treat the feet of those with diabetes. Cancellation a day before your appointment is acceptable. No-shows will be charged the regular fee. Gift Certificates Available. Buy one for someone you care about.

Blood Pressure Checks
Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Social Hall
Facilitator: Beulah Early, RN Cost: Free
Our own Beulah Early, RN, will check and record your blood pressure.

Massage Therapy
Wednesdays, Except the first Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Members: $25.00, Non-members: $30.00, per half hour
Wellness Center
By Appointment Only, Call (206) 722-0317 to make an appointment in advance, or register at the Front Desk
Massage Therapist: Heather Robinson
Heather Robinson provides a low-cost, 30-minute or 60-minute therapeutic massages by appointment. No shows will be charged the regular fee.

Coming Soon! Virtual Adult and Choking CPR Class

Coming soon via ZOOM!

Click on this link CPR-Choking Prevention Flyer to download the flyer.

SESSC Is On YouTube Check Us Out!

Please visit our YouTube channel by clicking on this link – SESSC YouTube Page  Check out the video called Wishing and Hoping, that SESSC staff and volunteers put together for you. Also, check our Jaime’s video on Housing Waitlists for Seniors.  In addition, Mark Bryant is back! Time to get in shape. Exercise with him through three videos: Mark’s Exercise Classes
Part 1 of 3     Part 2 of 3    Part 3 of 3



Calling All Seniors – ZOOM Check-ins

If you live alone, or almost alone, ( with a spouse, caregiver, older sibling or loved one) we invite you to participate in ZOOM CHECK-INS. This is an online support group to combat isolation.
About me: My name is Ruby Holland. I’m a housing Advocate, who has been working with Senior Homeowners to stay in our homes and avoid displacement. I’m a senior who lives alone myself and face the same issues that you face. I have good working relationships with the Central Area Sr. Center, and recently the Southeast Senior Center. King County Council Member Girmay, and Tax Assessor John Wilson. I’ve worked briefly with our Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, and the Washington state AARP representative. Call me if interested (770) 471-3472 or email at

Download the flyer for more information Zoom Check In with Ruby pdf