A sense of community is crucial at any age. But as we grow older staying busy with friends, events, and activities keeps us spry and healthy. This fall, don’t miss out thanks to the exciting Senior Services for South Sound membership drive, which runs September through December.
Director Chris Quimby is proud of all the Senior Services offerings. “We recently started our Fall Registration for our Life Long Learning Program, and we are super excited about our lineup of classes, particularly our Academic Classes,” Quimby says. They’ll cover the American Civil War, a community Oral History project, the significance of mid-term elections, American Artists, and Hinduism.
“I think a lot of people judge the Olympia Senior Center by its cover,” he adds. “Its cover being the look of the lobby when they walk in the building. Some folks may be looking for something more active, and turn around and leave the building, not knowing that hidden from their view are up to 13 classrooms where there is a class going on at any time, whether it’s an advanced aerobics class, an academic class on foreign relations, or a lecture on the history of baseball in Cuba.”
The Center also offers massage, acupuncture, haircuts, foot care, and reflexology. There are also caregiver resources, a thrift store, and food service options on-site and for home delivery.
Membership is affordable and easy to arrange. Silver level members pay $40 a year, or $75 for couples, and can enjoy classes and services. Financial aid is available. Then there is the Lifetime membership plan at $1,000 for one or $1,600 for a couple. They never have to enroll again and receive additional benefits.
Check out the Center’s full calendar or event listings and then visit the Olympia and Lacey locations to join. Don’t let their sedate, casual appearance fool you. Great and active things are happening, seven days a week, for seniors in the south sound.