Who We Are
Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, we promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through our integrated system of quality programs and senior centers. More than 2,800 volunteers, together with 250 employees, make our work possible and efficient.
Half of our $16 million annual budget comes from taxpayer-based sources, including federal, state, city and county government. We also receive significant funding from the United Way of King County, fees, client and individual donations, corporations, foundations and civic organizations. We are grateful to all those who so generously support us.
With vastly improved longevity and health in recent decades, our nation is becoming more mature. Those 85 and up and the Baby Boomer generation are growing rapidly. The outlook for aging is both exciting and challenging. Senior Services expects to lead our community into a future where its older residents can remain healthy and engaged longer. We are similarly committed to providing a much-needed helping hand to family caregivers, many of whom care for aging parents and children simultaneously.
Our Mission and Vision
Senior Services Mission
We promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults through a network of community connections and services.
Senior Services Vision
We envision a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives.
In our healthy community, empowered elders who need help will know where to find information, advice and support. Those who can will offer support and experience a greater sense of purpose as they connect with meaningful service opportunities. We are building programs that include and engage older people and those who love them in an interdependent community. A special responsibility for bringing this vision to reality is ours as the premier provider, promoter and champion for improving the lives of older adults.
Cultural Competence Statement
At Senior Services we embrace the belief that cultural, social and other differences should be respected and celebrated. We are building a team of staff, board members and volunteers with extraordinary cultural competence and providing that team with tools to positively address institutionalized racism. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting a culturally competent work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled. Read more about out Cultural Competence Program.