Activities at the Olympia Senior Center
Senior Services for South Sound’s Activities Department provides opportunities for people primarily aged 55 and older, to enroll in higher education classes, participate in a variety of wellness and exercise programs, receive low-cost health and wellness services and engage with others in a variety of ways. We are an active center! At any point during the day, there are numerous activities taking place all over the building, ranging from yoga or a nationally recognized exercise program called EnhanceFitness©, to an acupuncture, massage, reflexology clinic, to a class on Russian Culture or Bee Biology.
One of the mantras we have at Senior Services for South Sound is “Celebrate Life”. It is our goal to offer programs, services and social opportunities that nurture this notion, as well as nourish the mind, body and soul. The Olympia Senior Center is a Community of wonderful, lovely people, and we would like to invite you to join us. If we don’t have what you are looking for, please contact us! Some of our best ideas come from YOU. Chris Quimby, Senior Centers Director, and Sara Thiessen, Education Director, at (360) 586-6181.
Membership is valid for one year from the day you sign up. Everyone 55 and older is welcome to become a member of Senior Services! Click on the link to the right to find out more about membership. Financial aid is available for folks suffering from financial hardship. We don't believe anyone should be excluded from participating in Senior Center Activities. Just let us know if you need assistance! To view the various options for membership, please check out our Membership Chart by clicking here. You can download a Membership Application HERE.
Senior Services is pleased to offer "Speaker Series" - special talks from authors, travelers, legends, historians - all sorts of individuals who wish to impart their knowledge, wisdom and experience about a specific topic. The talks are FREE and open to the PUBLIC!
If you would like to bring a talk or presentation to Senior Services at either Center, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact:
Olympia Senior Center:
Maria Masse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.586.6181, ext. 115.
Lacey Senior Center:
Jill Rector at email@example.com or 360.407.3967, ext. 105.
Academic and Personal Growth, Arts & Technology (PAT) Classes
Life is about continuing to learn, expand our horizon and enjoy the quest for knowledge. Our special quarterly academic and life enriching programs are desigend to do just that! Classes are offered at the Olympia and Lacey Senior Centers and are open to adults aged 17 or older. Dates and prices are listed in the catalog. We look forward to seeing you soon in one of our fun and interesting classes because learning - it's life long! For more information about our classes, please click Winter Academic Catalog.
- Haircuts: Must sign-up in advance at Reception Desk. Please have clean hair.
- Foot Care: By Appointment; Diabetics Welcome. Foot soak, nail trimming, in-growns, removal of corns and calluses. Bring your own towel.
- Acupuncture: By appointment.
- Table Massage: By appointment.
- Reiki: By appointment.
- Pool and Ping Pong Tables
- Jin Shin Jyutsu: Drop-in or by appointment.
The following services are open to the public and do not require membership:
- Coffee Shoppe: Coffee Service. Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Those under 55 are welcome to purchase coffee to go. Volunteer Opportunities are also available.
- Daily Lunch: This program offers those 60 or older a lunch for a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal (with a suggested range of $3-$6 depending on ability to give). Guests under 60 are welcome to enjoy lunch at the cost of $6.75 per meal. Monday through Friday, 11:45 am-12:30 pm. Volunteer Opportunities.
- Senior Services 101: An introduction to Senior Services of South Sound and tour of the Olympia Senior Center.
- Smile Care: Senior Dental Services. Prices of services varies. Please ask for a packet from the Reception Desk; information must be completed before attending. Call for monthly dates.
- Blood Pressure Check: Drop-in Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 am. Cost: Free.
- Hearing Aid Cleaning and Minor Repairs: Complimentary services including hearing aid cleanings, batteries, and minor repairs. A clinical audiologist will be available to discuss any hearing related topics that might be of interest and provide hearing aid consultations.
- Speakers Series: Make new friends and join old friends in learning about a wide variety of topics from wellness to community interests to whatever catches our attention. If we get curious about something, we invite a speaker or take a field trip to find out the information first hand.
- Travelogues: A presentation by a world traveler, including photos, discussion of expereinces, and travel tips. Each month is a new and interesting location from throughout the world.
- TED Talks: Talks regarding cutting edge information from any part of the world. Topics range from human behavior to technology. Each time, we look at three individual talks on new topics.
- Transportation: Provides rides Monday through Friday to medical appointments, essential errands, such as grocery shopping, etc. Call for details. 360-586-6181, Ext. 128.
- Senior PageTurners: In partnership with the Timberland Regional Library, PageTurners Book Club welcomes new readers at any time.
- Bread Distribution: Next to Coffee Bar. No income requirement.
- Food Bank & Commodities Distribution: Food Bank for low income seniors; must sign-up with Senior Services Support Services. Commodities must sign-up at the Thurston County Food Bank.
- Trips & Tours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 2 pm. Catalogs are available describing up-coming trips, or on-line at www.southsoundseniors.org, or call 360-586-6181, Ext. 126.
- Let’s Dance: Come dance to the big band sound. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your dance thirst quenched, meet some amazing, delightful folks, and listen to some unbelievably good music. Refreshments provided at “halftime”. Fee Per Dance: Members: $6, General Public: $7
- Movies that Matter: Documentary films covering a wide variety of topics and interests. Free. Donations accepted.