King County, which includes Seattle, has over 2 million residents and 18% of those residents are over the age of 60. It’s important for seniors to have plenty of resources, information, and activities to ensure they have a high quality of life and Seattle offers that and more. You can find help with caregiving, information about different diseases and how to care and treat them, get transportation to appointments and errands, and even have a hot meal delivered to your door. There are plenty of fun and entertaining activities as well. Here are ten places you can find senior services in Seattle.
Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County provides aging and disability services. There are various online resources for healthy aging like preventing falls, living with chronic conditions, and senior nutrition. They also work with communities in the area to make sure there are plenty of aging-friendly services which includes things like transportation, housing, and outdoor buildings and space.
Ballard NW Senior Center is a place where friends meet friends, and they cater to all the needs of older adults. You can find many different clubs and groups like art clubs, card groups, discussion groups, exercise groups, support and social groups, and even music clubs. There are always activities going on as well as health and wellness checks.
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington provides numerous services for seniors in King County. You can get help with home care or find some companionship if you’re lonely. There is the PEARLS program to help seniors live vibrant and active lives as well as senior housing and nutrition.
Community Living Connections gives seniors a network to learn about things like Medicaid, caregiver programs, care coordination, nutrition, and a variety of other senior services. They also offer individual counseling for any other needs.
Jewish Family Services works to help seniors age at home and get the community to realize that seniors are a benefit to all. Their services include counseling, medical consultations, home care, and even activities like cooking or art classes. There is also information for Holocaust survivors and links to other community resources.
Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens is a program run by the Seattle Human Services Department and gives seniors information about caregiver support, financial planning, senior discounts, nutrition programs, and housing options. There is also a list of technology classes to help seniors learn more about computer basics.
Meals on Wheels is run by Sound Generations, a senior group in King County. This service provides seniors who can’t get out of their house access to meals. You must be 60 or older, and a resident of King County and you can choose to get 7 to 14 meals delivered each week.
Seattle Senior Housing Program is run through the Seattle Housing Authority. Through this program, low-income seniors who meet a few other requirements can find affordable housing options that fit their budget.
Seattle Parks and Recreation has a Lifelong Recreation program that helps promote senior health and fitness. These programs work with seniors of any fitness level from beginner to advance to keep them healthy, moving, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Senior Center of West Seattle is a multi-purpose center for the elderly to meet their physical, social, and intellectual needs. You can find a combination of activities, classes, and exercise groups to join. They also provide health and wellness checks, counseling, and advice on senior issues.
This is just a quick look at some of the services here. If you can’t find what you need on this list, you can contact the Area Agency on Aging for more information and other services.
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