Senior Services Names New CEO
Paula L. Houston M.H.A. has been named Chief Executive Officer of Senior Services, a non-profit agency that has provided services and self-help programs for thousands of older adults and their loved ones in Washington state since 1967. Ms. Houston was formerly Executive Director, Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA where she led programs and classes for all ages and abilities to support growth in spirit, mind and body in Seattle’s central area. Additionally, she has held leadership positions with the Seattle-King County Public Health Department and Country Doctor Community Health Centers.
“Paula Houston was selected CEO for her breadth of experience, understanding of the challenges ahead with a growing elder population and the passion to build on our near 50 year heritage,” said board chairman John Norden. ‘With more emphasis on wellness in recent decades, those 85 and up and the Baby Boomer generation are growing rapidly. Paula will work with our staff, volunteers, government and private interests to lead Senior Services in the creation of partnerships to leverage and deliver education and advocacy to help people age in their own way.”
“I am looking forward to taking the helm and leading Senior Services into the future. We are in a unique time in the area of serving our aging population with an organization that has such a strong foundation. Maintaining traditional services for the 75+ population is important, while figuring out the needs of baby boomers – and creating innovative ways to meet those needs in collaboration with existing partners and those to come,” Ms. Houston said. “I am passionate about the organization’s potential, anxious to learn more about the critical role that senior centers play, and making certain resources are available and accessible to all populations.”
“Senior centers are the heart of our ability to reach older adults and their families with meaningful programs,” she said, “and I expect to work closely with each center to help them become even more vital to helping older people ‘age in their own way’.”
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Giving at the Office Adds Up
A lonely elder calls our Information and Assistance phone line looking for help. Whether we can assist depends on the generous support we get from private and government grants, direct mail contributions, fund raising events, and
Workplace Campaigns and Corporate Matching Gifts!
We thank each and every one of our partner companies that facilitate workplace campaigns. Employees become educated about local community organizations and have an opportunity to support the nonprofit of their choice. Giving is easy. A small amount is withheld through payroll deductions making it manageable to give a larger gift. Many companies stretch these gifts with dollar-for-dollar matching support.
A gift of $150 becomes $300!
A huge Thank You to these champions!
Workplace campaigns and corporate matching gifts allow us to be here for elders who rely on our services. We promote the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults through a network of community connections and services.
Senior Services Workplace Giving Partners
Boeing - Mesa
Bank of America
City of Seattle
Combined Federal Campaign
Flow International Corp.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Port of Seattle
Rockwell Collins United Fund
State of Washington
Wells Fargo Community Support
If you are interested in making Senior Services a giving option for your employees, please contact Wendy Amour at (206) 727-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. To see if your company offers a Matching Gift Program, please inquire with your employer.