Classes & Activities

 

On-Site Programs

All Senior Center on-site programs and services are by appointment only. To schedule, call 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

 

Zoom Room

Sign up for an appointment in our Zoom Room to make a video call (Zoom, Skype, Facetime) to a loved one with help from our volunteers. Up to two members at a time can use this room, and volunteers will be on-hand to get you set up and help if any tech problems arise. The Zoom Room volunteer can also teach you basic video call skills so you can make calls from your own home later.

Fridays, 10am-2pm, by appointment only

 

Tech Support

Bring in your smart phone, tablet or laptop to get help from our tech savvy volunteers. We can help you recover forgotten passwords, download apps for your smart phone, fill out online forms, text a photo, delete old email address, manage icons on your home screen, update Windows, connect a Bluetooth device and much more!

Fridays, 10am-2pm, by appointment only

 

In-Home Connects – Coming Soon!

Our volunteers can also bring tech support to you at home similar to our Zoom Room at the Senior Center. We can help you set up a private video call with a family member or troubleshoot your computer or smartphone issues. We can also loan you a hot spot for internet access or a tablet if you don’t have a device so you can make your own video call from home.

Times vary, by appointment only

 

Foot Care with Nurse Keith

Give your feet the attention they deserve with a foot care appointment with Nurse Keith Germain. Fridays, March 19, April 16, May 14 9:30am-4:30pm, by appointment only

Fee: $30 for members, $40 non-members

 

Dental Hygiene

Please stop by our reception desk to pick up an information packet and registration forms if you are interested in getting your pearly whites cleaned at the Senior Center by Dental Hygienist Jan Loder.

Friday, April 23 8am-5pm, by appointment only

Fee: Low cost

 

NEW! Mobile Barber

Are you due for a trim or buzz? We are excited to announce a new partnership with Ola Salon to pilot a mobile barber/hair cut service for our community. Thursday, March 25 10am-4pm, by appointment only

Fee: $10 members/$15 non-members

 

Legal Consultations

Need legal advice? Our volunteer attorneys provide free 20-minute consultations if you need legal resources, help with estate planning or have questions about elder law.

Heather De Vrieze, Attorney

Last Tuesdays of the month, March 30 and April 27 2:30-4pm, by appointment only

John Llewellyn, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney

First and third Thursdays, March 4, March 18, April 1 and April 15

3-5pm, by appointment only (consults are done virtually via Zoom from your home or at the Senior Center’s “Zoom Room”)

 

Virtual/Online Programs:

We are offering a wide variety of online and virtual programs to keep you active and connected.

 

Aging Well

Are you feeling challenged by the pandemic, changes in your health, relationships, housing, mobility or income? Or are you looking for ways to make new connections, communicate, increase self-esteem, manage anxiety or cultivate acceptance? Join our professional social worker, Mo Fain, LICSW, for this monthly group that meets virtually. We will share stories, learn coping strategies and provide and receive support. We also have occasional speakers on a variety of topics. All discussions are confidential.

Mondays, 1-2pm, sign up in advance by calling 206-932-4044 ext. 2

 

Qigong for Health via Zoom

Join us for Qigong, an effective practice for improving your immune and respiratory systems and for reducing stress. No special equipment, clothing or experience is necessary. Classes take place over Zoom.

Tuesdays, 9:30am Fee: Free for members, $5 non-members To register, contact Terry Leers: terryleers.sfq@gmail.com

 

Live Fitness via Zoom

Join Senior Center fitness instructor Maria Dowell for classes every weekday over Zoom. No experience needed to join in the fun and stay active. To join, contact Maria: 206-574-8944 or ma15dowell@gmail.com

Fee: Free for members, $5 non-members

Active Fitness with Maria Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am

Chair Fitness with Maria Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm

 

Older Westside Lesbian Group (OWLS)

Due to current COVID restrictions on social gatherings OWLs is dormant, but not extinct! If you would like to be included in our mailing list or to hear about plans for future in-person meet-ups and activities email Dee Quiggle at deel.quiggle@yahoo.com.

 

LGBTQIA+ Senior Yoga Classes

GenPRIDE GenPride is now hosting yoga and stretching classes online. Classes are free and open to all senior and older adult LGBTQIA+, their significant others, friends, family, allies and caregivers.

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays

Go to: zoom.us/j/5174247532 Password: 927207

Mondays: 3:15-4:15pm, Wednesdays: 11am-12pm, Fridays: 3:45-4:45pm

 

Current Events Discussion Group

Join us for an engaging, online discussion of what’s going on in the world. We meet bi-weekly over Zoom.

To sign up, contact Toni Ameslav: 206-932-4044 ext. 9.

Every other Thursday, 1-2pm

 

Virtual Bridge

Do you miss playing cards with your friends at the Senior Center? Let us know if you’re interested in a virtual Bridge group. Contact Kim Roper: kimputer@ comcast.net. Please include your name, email address and phone number.

 

West Seattle Writing Group

This fun writing club encourages you to write for your family or for yourself. Facilitated by Natalie Bumgardner, the group shares stories in a comfortable environment with fellow writers offering comments and encouragement. To sign up, contact Natalie: nataliebumgardner@yahoo.com

Every other Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm

WEST SEATTLE VIRTUAL ART WALK

See art online, new artists featured every month. Visit wsartwalk.org.

 

Virtual Mindfulness Class

In this ongoing class, we explore mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction and other empowering strategies and how they can be applied in daily life. These simple and subtle practices invite us to patiently retrain our bodies and minds to establish a more regulated nervous system. This class blends instruction, activities, discussion and practices of mindfulness and meditation. Kate Jarvis is a certified yoga instructor with a Master in Teaching and is the founder of Practice Seattle. To sign up, contact Kate: kate@practiceseattle.com.

Fee: $20/month. Scholarships available.

Mondays: 10-10:30am

Thursdays: 10-11am

 

Let’s Be Pen Pals

This fun program matches you with a pen pal from around the world. To sign up, contact Karen Pfeiffer Bush: karen@housewarmingseattle.com or by mail at P.O. Box 80132, Seattle, WA 98108.

 

Silver Kites Arts Community

King County Library System is offering free online classes for seniors. Visit silverkite.us/kcls and use the password: KCLS2020 to register.

 

Seattle Public Library

Our city’s fantastic library system has resources designed especially for people age 50+. You can find online book clubs, art classes, skill-building workshops, special collections and more. Go to SPL’s 50+ page.

 

Volunteer Student Chaplain

In these challenging times, it can help to have spiritual or emotional support, or even just a conversation with someone who can provide a compassionate presence.

Jill Boone is a Buddhist lay minister and interfaith chaplain in training, and is offering her services as a volunteer chaplain to listen and help navigate the challenges of our isolation, aging, loss, political angst, or other issues. Sometimes, it can be reassuring to share our questions about how to make sense of our world, our lives and how we are living them. Just being heard and supported in life’s journey can make these times a bit lighter and less worrisome.

No matter your faith, spiritual leanings or lack thereof, a chaplain can serve as an empathetic ear to anyone who would like spiritual or emotional support or just a conversation.

Jill’s personal spiritual practice includes a variety of meditation teachers and retreats over the course of several decades. Additionally, she has participated in Courage & Renewal practice, which is inspired by Quaker teachings and Parker Palmer.

If you have questions about this or would like to schedule a time to talk via phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc, please email Jill at santutthi@gmail.com.