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Our Year-End Fundraising Campaign is underway and we are asking for your support.

This year’s letter is from Janet Leahy a volunteer, member and board member highlighting this campaign

We are still making up for the $60,000 loss EACH year from United Way and need to keep our budget in line.


Regardless of which day you give, how big or how small the donation, your generosity keeps us strong!


           It was a huge success and we raised over $43,000! 

Thank you for all of your support for the Spring Fundraising Campaign. 

           It was a huge success and we raised over $43,000! 


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Social Services and Support Groups

Holly McNeill, MSW LICSW
932-4044 x 2

The Social Worker at the Senior Center of West Seattle works at the center 32 hours a week.  She provides education and training, information and resource referral, and counseling and consultation to older adults and their families.  If you or someone you care about is experiencing difficulties – emotional, mental, physical, legal, or financial - she can connect you to helpful programs and services. She has also initiated an outreach program to more isolated and frail older adults in the West Seattle community.  Volunteers are being recruited to be matched with these identified older adults.   If you are interested in learning more about any of the above information you can call Holly McNeill at 206-932-4044 ext#2.

Counselor Available to Meet with You.  Frances Parks, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has a special interest in working with seniors and is able to accept Medicare payment for services. She works with persons dealing with issues of life transitions, anxiety, depression, and loss and grief. She received her doctorate from the U. of Texas and recently completed the Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Washington. She has appointments available at the Senior Center on Wednesdays. If you have questions for her or would like to discuss an appointment, please contact her at: phone: 206-390-5855, email:

Support Groups

Support Group - Aging Well

Dates: Mondays 
Time: 1 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: Suggested donation $5/meeting
Facilitated by Holly McNeill, LICSW

Info: Are you feeling overwhelmed by changes in your health, relationships, housing, mobility, or income? Looking for ways to make new connections, communicate, increase self-esteem, manage anxiety, cultivate acceptance? You are not alone. This is an ongoing group for exploring issues of change, loss and life transitions. Share stories, learn coping strategies, give and receive support. All sharing is confidential.

*The Transitions Group will no longer meet.
Participants are encouraged to attend the AGING WELL GROUP ON MONDAYS.

Low Vision Support Group 
Wednesday, June 8, 1 pm - 2 pm
Facilitated by Holly McNeill, LICSW
Open to all people dealing with vision problems. During our group, we share tips on managing our lives with vision loss, share resources and support one another. We often have outside speakers presenting to us and sharing various enhancing equipment.

Caregiver Support Group
Wednesday, June 22, 3 - 4:30 pm

Facilitated by: John Deagen (from Senior Services Caregiver Support Program)
Come share your challenges, frustrations, successes with other caregivers who “get it.” The experience exchange among caregivers will provide you with free peer support on a monthly basis and might just give you an energy boost to keep you at your best. If you are interested in this group and have questions, please call John at 206-727-6231 or Holly at 932-4044 ext. #2

Loss, Death, and Healing. Discovery and Support Group.
Six participants needed. Please sign up with Holly.
Facilitated by: Chris Holland, MSW, LICSW
If you are going through a loss and are looking for support, this class is for you. Join us as we take steps together in this journey of healing.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Food Bank at the Center
Date: Tuesdays      
Time: 10-10:15 AM
Cost: Free-open to all
Location : Alhadeff Room
Line starting at 8:30 am or drop in on a first come/first served basis. Bring your own bags, none supplied. Non-perishable food donations always welcomed!

Date: Mondays 
Time: starting at 9 am; Call 206-932-4044 ext.1 for an appointment
Cost: $22/member, $27/non member.
Info: Have a professional pedicure by a nurse (toe nails cleaned and trimmed). Bring a small towel.
By Appointment Only. Cancellations must be made by 4pm Friday prior to appointment to avoid being charged.

Regain Your Balance with Erik LaSeur
Date: Fridays
Time: 9:00-9:45 am
Cost: $7/member, $10/non-member

Are you afraid of falling? Are you finding it more difficult to get in and out of a chair? Explore easier ways to move your body and regain your sense of balance. Sign up at the front desk. Drop-ins welcome.

Enhance Fitness Exercise Classes
Date: Mon. Wed. Fri. 
Time: 8:30am
Cost: Free to Group Health Medicare Advantage members and some Silver and Fit providers. Check eligibility with your insurance company. If not covered, $3 per class.

Innovative and fun strength-training classes, using wrist and ankle weights, aerobics, balance, and stretching.

Gentle Yoga, Drop-in with Leo Dunbar
Date & Time: Mondays 9:30 to 10:30 am
Date & Time: Wednesdays 9:30 -10:30 am
Cost: $5/members, $10/non-members

Chair and standing postures—(no floor-sitting) Improve breathing, posture, flexibility, balance and peace of mind. Postures can be adapted to your abilities or
limitations. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. 
Register with Leo at 206-364-5252

Chair Massage by Erik LaSeur
Date: Fridays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
20 minute appointments.
Call to register or sign up at front desk.
Cost: $7/members, $10/non-member

Info: Enjoy a relaxing neck & back massage while seated.

Tai Chi with Steve Coates
Date: Mondays
Time: 11:00-11:45 am
Cost: $10/drop-in, monthly fee $32 /members,
$40/non-member for 4 week class.

See how this body movement session can enhance your life
Sign up with the front desk receptionist, 206-932-4044 x 1.

Tai Chi & Qigong with Viola Brumbaugh
Date: Thursdays
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $40/members for 4 week class.
$50/non-member for 4 week class.
$12 drop in class. 25% off for 2nd household member.

Improve your balance and increase your energy, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Join us for a blend of eastern exercise for health benefits, longevity, and fun. 
Sign up with the front desk receptionist, 206-932-4044 x 1.

Reiki Energy Days
Thurs June 9, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am (30 minute sessions)
Cost: $10/members, $20/non-members

Reiki is a Japanese technique for promoting healing and relaxation and reducing stress. It works as a support with other medical or therapeutic techniques promoting recovery. 
Call for appointments 206-932-4044 x1.

Dental Hygiene with Jan Loder RDH
Date: Friday, June 24, By appointment only. 
Cost: Fee Based

Healthy Pearls for Seniors is a low cost dental hygiene program to promote healthy teeth and gums via cleanings and oral cancer screenings done here at the Center.

Please pick up an application at the receptionist desk and then call to set up an appointment directly with Jan Loder at 206-498-4023

Art and Language

Art and Language

Art, History and Literature

Watercolor classes - Leo Dunbar
Date: Mondays  12:30 - 2:00 pm
Cost Per Series: $25 month member /$50 month non-member

No drawing skills? No problem.The paintings are pre-drawn; but if you want to draw your own, paper will be provided. For a supply list and to pay contact Leo at 206-364-5252 or

Acrylics Painting - Shar Cook
Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 pm 
$20 month / $40 non-member
Drop In Class: $10 /$20 non-member
Materials are $15 payable to instructor.

Students will create their own original painting; subject matter decided by participants. Register at front desk - 206-932-4044.

West Seattle Writing Group
Thursdays, June 2, 16 9:30-10:30am
9:30 - 10:30 am, $1 members / $2 non-members

Write for your family or for yourself. Share stories in a comfortable environment
with fellow writers offering comments and encouragement. Facilitated by Natalie Bumgardner.

Inquiring Minds Book Reading/Discussion Group
Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:00 pm
$1 members / $2 non-members

Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. You don’t need the book to participate and you can join us any time. Contact Fred Matthews: or 206.935.3038 for more info.

You don’t need the book to participate! And you can join us any time. Contact Fred Matthews at or 206.935.3038 for more information.

Accordion File Booklet
Paper Crafting with Diane Radischat
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:45 -12:45
$20 Member/ $24 non-Member

All accordions are not musical instruments! In this case the accordion is a fold that we will learn. Along with designer papers and rubber stamps and some chipboard we will build an accordion file that can be used as a little recipe card holder. A sweet little gift if you would like to pass on the family gems. Everyone should bring a favorite recipe along with a copy for each student in class. A fun little exchange. Please register ahead of time.

Cards in 10
Paper Crafting with Diane Radischat
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:45 -12:45
$24 Member/ $28 non-Member

Each student will get their own packet to make as many as 6 cards in this quick class. Everyone will have a great time with these designer papers and some quick embellishments. Please register ahead of time.


Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 10:00 am - Noon

Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members

Hardanger is Norwegian embroidery that dates further back than the 1700s. Come check out this traditional craft. Newcomers always welcome!

Inquiring Minds Book Reading/Discussion Group
Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:00pm
$1 members / $2 non-members

Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. You don’t need the book to participate and you can join us any time. Contact Fred Matthews: or 206.935.3038 for more information.

Conversational Spanish - New Time!
Fridays 2:00pm to 3:15pm
$2 members / $4 non-members

Suzanne Duffy-Kane, retired world language teacher, facilitates an informal gathering of folks who speak Spanish and adventurous newbies who want to practice, improve, and play with the Spanish language. Drop-ins welcome.

NEW! German Class
Thursdays 3:15 to 4:15 pm
$2 members / $4 non-members

Ann Root, native German speaker, will teach this class oriented toward beginners.

US World History continues
Fridays, through June 10
10:00am to 2:00pm

SSCC class with Jim Lockerbie
Lectures, discussion, and motion pictures.

Film History Course
Fridays 12:30 to 12:50pm
Nucor Room
July 1 - August 26
$1 members / $2 non-members

Explore cinema in this engaging ongoing course! Watch documentaries about Martin Cousins, Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, the Warner Brothers, and others with a short discussion led by Terry Holm.

Games and Recreation

Games and Recreation

Dates: Fridays
time: 11 am - 2:30 pm with a break for lunch
Cost: $6 buy in

Alki Duplicate Bridge Club

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
with a short break for lunch between 12:00 and 12:30.
Call Nick Tipton 206-484-3303 for space availability.

Friday Evening Alki Duplicate Bridge Club

Friday, June 3, 7 pm

Call Nick Tipton 206-484-3303 for space availability.
Join the Alki Bridge Club for a monthly team game. Players must show up as foursomes, not pairs!

Bridge for Fun

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 9:00 am - Noon

Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members


Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 12:30 pm

Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members

MahJong: American Version

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 1:00 pm

Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members

Stretch your brain - learn MahJong, an ancient Chinese ‘tiles’ game, not unlike Rummy.

Monday Pinochle

(No partner needed!)

Dates: Mondays

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $2/members, $3/non-members

Thursday Pinochle

(No partner needed!)

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $2/members, $3/non-members


Dates: Mondays

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Cost: Donation of $2 (divided with

the Center) and a grocery gift certificate

for the winner.

Friendly rules, no money bets.

Want to Learn Some New Games?

**Interested in Canasta, Hand & Foot, UNO, Rook, Spades?  Contact Robert Henson at 206-604-7600 or

**Interested in playing five handed Pinochle?  Call Frankie at 206-935-3118.

**Interested in Scrabble?  Contact Jim at

Music and Dancing

Music & Dancing

Ukulele, Sing-Along

Dates: Mondays

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Cost: $1/members $2/non members
Open to all musicians and singers.


Wed., June 22 5-6:00pm

Do you love to sing? Are you a caregiver of someone who loves to sing or enjoys music? Join us for an informal sing along at the Senior Center of West Seattle. We have various musical accompanists and lyric sheets will be provided. 

NW Accordion Society Social
Monday, June 13 7:30 - 9:30pm
Suggested donation $5-$10

Lee Wright, Marjorie Rombauer, Andy Mirkovich
Suggested donation $5 - $10

Red Dragon Band (Welsh), Phil and Birgit, Murl Sanders
Come listen, dance if the mood strikes, or bring your accordion and jam with us! Questions? Call John Giuliani at 425-255-2121 or Birgit Ages at 206-368-9720.

Line Dancing Lessons with Yvonne Martin
Thursdays 10:45 - 11:45am
$3 members / $4 non-members

Everyone is welcome, from novice to advanced. You do not need a partner. It's great exercise and fun!

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 -8:00pm
Suggested donation $5, members/$7 nonmembers
Live music, friendly people, and some darn good dancers.
Dance your heart out or come and enjoy the music.

Afternoon Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Thursday, June 16, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Suggested donation $5 members/$7 nonmembers
Now Twice Monthly! By popular demand, we have added an afternoon Dance Time. Thank you to Terry Holm for sponsoring and making this possible.

NEW! Performance Arts –
Margaret Vandenberghe
Thursdays 3:30 – 5pm
$10 members / $15 non-member

The first eight weeks will be working on the basic skills of performance on stage - these skills are practiced though a variety of acting exercises. Some are group exercises and some are with a partner. Later we will do improv work with a focus listening and being aware of your fellow actors. Learning to be on stage with confidence is the goal - with or without a script. During the second eight weeks, we will work on a Staged Reading - Scripts in hand. We plan to have an invited audience of members and friends to see our final class.

New Class Forming - Drumming Circle
$5 member/$7 non-member

Drumming is a cross-cultural phenomena dating back 30,000 years that can bring about relaxation, energy, and a sense of well-being. Join Judy Hilzer, retired R.N. and Elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for an ongoing drumming circle. No musical experience is necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided. Once we have enough interested people, we will set a date and time. Cost per class will be $5 member/$7 non-member. Please call 206 932 4044 x1 to put your name on the list.

Computer Classes

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab
Mondays 9 am to 11 am. Free.
We encourage people to
come in with any computer problems
that they may have.

Basic Computer Class with Vince Ferriols
Tues June 21, 28 / Thurs June 23, 30
Series of 4 classes: $5 members / $10 non-members

Learn the basics of Windows operating system, how to set up an email account and how to search for information on the Internet.

Technology Classes with Rolland
Tuesdays, 10 am - noon

Cost Per Class: $20/members, $25 non-members
Students should bring their own iPhone/iPad or computer to class. Classes are hands on with your device.

- June 7 - Windows 10 Basic
- June 14 - iPhone/iPad Basic
- June 21 - Windows 10 Basic
- June 28 - iPhone/iPad Basic

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance

New! Legal Consultations
with Heather de Vrieze
Tuesday, May 31 and June 28, 2:00 - 4:00

FREE 20 minute consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 x1.

Legal Assistance - Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn
Thursdays, June 2 & 16
Appointments start at 10:00am

FREE 20 minute consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 x1.

Community / Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Tuesdays, May 31
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 28
Appointments start at 7:00pm

Please call to set up your appointment - 206-267-7070. Sponsored by King County Bar Association.

Insurance / Medicare Help
With Lee Rockoff, SHIBA Representative
Tuesday, June 7 Starting at 11am

Contact Info

Senior Center of
West Seattle

A community partner site 
of Sound Generations

Contact Us

4217 SW Oregon St.
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 932-4044
Fax: (206) 932-4077

Hours of Operation:

8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Monday — Friday

Stop n' Shop Hours:

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
7 days a week

Junction Diner

Monday - Thursday
11:45am - 12:30pm
March Menu

Margie's Cafe Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 



The Senior Center of West Seattle is community partner site of Sound Generations
2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA, 98121-2055
Phone: (206) 448-5757 | Fax: (206) 448-5766 |  |

Lyle Evans, Director: