Our Impact

Aging and Independent Living

Enriching communities with active and engaged seniors

We believe our communities are richer when seniors and people with disabilities of all ethnic backgrounds are part of the social fabric.

We provide aging adults and people with disabilities with the services they need to live engaged and independent lives.

Serving Pierce and Kitsap Counties
A variety of elder services are available through our South Puget Sound offices in Tacoma and Bremerton. We offer a variety of programs aimed at making the lives of our senior population happier and heathier. One of the many ways is through our activities serving those living with dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive challenges, as well as their care partners and loved ones, regardless of age.

All Dementia Services Social Engagement Activities provide a great opportunity for seniors to socialize in safe settings, make new friends, and enjoy activities that are free of charge.

  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA)
  • Music & Memories
  • Memory Walks
  • Memory Cafés

To learn more about these activities please call 253-722-5682 or email us at [email protected].

Serving King County
We are also committed to assisting our aging foreign-born elders and family caregivers and offer a variety of Aging and Independent Living services in King County from our SeaTac office. We assist our aging foreign-born elders in attaining the necessary skills to obtain their citizenship and to live fulfilling lives. To help with this we provide classes that are designed to help individuals improve and practice English, adjust to the US system and prepare for the US naturalization process. We also provide educational and social activities for family caregivers as well as assisting in obtaining durable medical equipment (DME) for their care recipients.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes (mixed languages, Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian)
  • US Citizenship Classes (Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian)
  • Community Building Support Groups (Afghan, Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian)
  • Durable Medical Equipment

For more information about services in King County, email us at [email protected] or call 206-602-1347.

Understanding Community Priorities Assessment
The Understanding Community Priorities Assessment was conducted by the LCSNW Aging and Independent Program (formerly the Senior Services Program) that surveyed several populations and communities across King County for three major language groups: Ukrainian and Russian speakers (Slavic communities), Arabic speakers (primarily Iraqi communities) and Pashto and Dari speakers (primarily Afghan communities). Funding for this project was provided by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) of King County, Washington. With our strong connections to those language groups through a network of services and partnerships, our aim was to gather direct feedback on their needs, wants, success, challenges and hopes, to help prioritize future resources and services that align with these communities’ voices and reflect local priorities and values. After surveying 100 people, we developed a report based on the data we received. The report is available in Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Russian, and Ukrainian.

View all reports here:
English: Understanding Community Priorities
Russian: Понимание приоритетов сообществ
Ukrainian: Розуміння пріоритетів спільнот
Dari: شناسایی اولویتهای جامعه
Pashto: د ټولنې د لومړیتوبونو درک کول
Arabic: فهم أولويات المجتمعات

For more information about services in King County or the Understanding Community Priorities Assessment, email us at [email protected] or call 206-602-1347.

You are welcome here.
We offer services without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, religious belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ability, military or veteran status, source of income or political affiliation.
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