Join Us for Joy is in the Journey Virtual Breakfast Sept 29

 

Exciting news! Thanks to a generous local donor, all gifts made to the Senior Center’s Joy is in the Journey Virtual Breakfast between now and Sept. 29 will be matched up to $20,200! That means if you donate today your gift will be doubled to help seniors in our community.

Did you know that Joy is in the Journey is the Senior Center of West Seattle’s biggest annual fundraiser? You can be part of our fun, live event on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8-8:45 a.m.

Instead of an in-person event this year, we hope to raise $100,000 through online donations to support the vitality of the Senior Center of West Seattle. Your donation is critical and funds this fun and vibrant social gathering place for West Seattle seniors. Your gift also supports the essential services like meals, social worker outreach and phone counseling that the Senior Center has been providing vulnerable seniors during this pandemic.

We are all on this journey together. Please make your online donation to support seniors today!

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Learn more on our events page.

Senior Center Modified Re-Opening

The Senior Center of West Seattle will re-open with limited programming, by appointment only, on Monday, June 29.

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During this phase, the Senior Center will operate with just a few high-demand programs that are held 1:1 or in a small group setting. The first couple of weeks will be our test period as we evaluate how to provide the programs, activities and classes our members want most while keeping our members, volunteers and staff safe. Our goal is to add more programming throughout July and August, as safety guidelines allow.

Safety is Our Top Priority

Masks and six-foot physical distancing will be mandatory while inside the Senior Center. Read more about how we are following safety guidelines here.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for a class or activity, call 206-932-4044. No walk-in participation will be permitted during this period of our re-opening.

For our current limited class listings, please see our Homepage or Activities/Programs.

 

The Jean Carroll Extraordinary Volunteer Service Award

On October 9th, The Senior Center of West Seattle held its yearly volunteer appreciation party to show our enormous love and gratitude to the over 200 volunteers who donate their time, skill, and care that make it possible to do all that we do.

This year’s celebration was extra special in that we honored long term volunteer Jean Carroll with the first annual Jean Carroll Extraordinary Volunteer Service Award.  A West Seattle Resident for 86 year’s Jean’s incredible dedication and commitment inspired us to create this award to recognize her 20+ years of volunteer service. Not only are we honoring her this year, but this award will be given to a different volunteer each year who demonstrates these characteristics. Thank you, Jean, for the tens of thousands of hours of your time and expertise you have so generously given to the Center!

Jean Carroll receiving award from Executive Director, Lyle Evans

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$25k Donation to Sustain Sea Mar Program

Our Wonderful Judy Beach Donates $25,000 to Sustain Sea Mar Program

Judy Beach continues to live an amazing life. She had a long career in education, with a focus in bilingual education. Her passion for Spanish led her to study in Mexico, where she learned not only the language, but also the culture. This amazing woman savored the experiences she had with her students and their families and always went above and beyond for them. She was invited into their lives as they saw the beauty in her authentic, curious, and loving personality.  Judy has lived her life to learn, help others, and be a loving mother.

After living 75 years in California, she made a life changing decision by moving to Seattle to be near her daughter, Jill. She moved into a little gem of an apartment in the Junction, where she could sit for hours and look out at the water and the Olympic Mountains. Also in view from her window, she could see the Senior Center of West Seattle. It was here that she quickly got involved and made some amazing friends. All of this confirmed her move was a good choice.

In June of 2018, while living her big life in her new home, Judy was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. When she shared this news with her three children, she said, “We will handle this with grace, love, and lots of laughter.” That is the way she lives her life.

As Judy has begun to plan for her end of life, she has chosen to show her gratitudeto the Senior Center for being such an important part of her transition.

Because of Judy’s passion for the Spanish language and Mexican culture, her gift will fund the Center’s partnership with Sea Mar’s Latino Senior Nutrition & Socialization Program from 2019-2021. The goal of this program is to help seniors enjoy nutritious meals, socialize, and benefit from health education opportunities so they can live better lives both physically and emotionally.

Thank you, Judy, for your generous donation of $25,000 and your desire to help the Center impact others’ lives as it has impacted yours.