Counseling & Support


The Senior Center offers a variety of services and referrals to assistance. For questions, please contact our social workers, listed below, or call the front desk at 206-932-4044 ext. 1.


Phone Social Work Support

Social Workers

(206) 932-4044 x 2

Toni Ameslav, MSW
(206) 932-4044 x 9

The Social Workers at the Senior Center of West Seattle are available by appointment Monday – Friday.  They provide assistance with the following:

  • applications for senior housing
  • utility discount programs
  • in-home support/outreach program
  • transportation programs
  • family counseling and support related to aging
  • referrals and followup with community agencies are provided as needed.


Westside Friends Outreach Program

The Senior Center’s Westside Friends outreach program matches volunteers with seniors or people with disabilities for companionship, help with projects and assistance with tasks like grocery shopping and running errands. Many of our volunteers and seniors have created deep connections that are meaningful and fun.

Especially during the pandemic, it’s important to stay connected. To sign up to participate in the program or to volunteer, contact Michele Fawcett-Long at


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, Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27 2:30-4pm, by appointment only, on-site

John Llewellyn, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney

First and third Thursdays, Feb. 18, 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”)