Activities

Activities

Barbara co-shares the Receptionist position with Dolores at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center to provide excellent member service. She keeps the front desk organized and efficient, always with a smile and happy disposition.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Sharon has given her heart and soul to delivering meals to homebound seniors. It's more than just a meal. She oftens visits with them, and ensures they are all right. Sharon has also communicated with Senior Services if the seniors has other important needs She enjoys meeting new people, becoming part of diversified community and paying-it-forward. Volunteering helps you see the glass half full and live through your heart.

STARS Adult Day Program

STARS Adult Day Program

She loves to garden and shared her knowledge of plants with the STARS participants through two sensory experiences with plants, one focused on the sense of touch and another focused on the sense of smell. Her experience working with developmental disabilities serves her well at STARS. Ellen likes working in the STARS program because the way it operates with both efficiency and kindness.

Transportation

Transportation

For Mary, there is a great satisfaction knowing that she helps seniors get to vital medial appointments, trips the grocery store so a senior has food in their house, and to the Senior Centers. It's a great way to make a difference and meet new friends.

Supportive Services

Supportive Services

Serving his country for 38 years, Ken attended military college in Georgia, enlisted in the army and worked for the National Guard. He taught, repaired radios and imagery analyst. A decorated military vet, Ken comes to the Olympia Senior Center daily to visit with friends in the lobby, read and spend time on the computer. Using his 'command' voice, Ken calls out numbers for seniors waiting to receive complimentary bread distributed at the center.

Development

Development

Judy volunteers at our annual auction held in September. She helps sells the jewelry raffle bags to raise a lot of money to support other seniors. Judy says the auction is fun, a way to see old friends and new ones, enjoy great food and wonderful auction items.

Retail

Retail

Pat's background in retail was a perfect fit for Budd Bay Bargains. She helps sort items that come in, keeps the store looking neat and greets customers with a friendly smile at the counter. When she's not ringing up sales, Pat also does administrative tasks for development.

Special Events

Special Events

Nancy volunteers for the Thurston County Food Bank at the Lacey Senior Center once a month and twice a year at The Best Rummage Sale on Earth! She loves going through all the many donations and organizing everything. Thank goodness for people like Nancy who actually like to clear out clutter from drawers, closets, shelves and garages. According to Nancy, it’s nice to see all the things people don’t want go to people who can use them.

Trips & Tours

Trips & Tours

Upon retirement, Nora was looking for some fun! She loves helping people find adventure, make new friends and learn about new places. It provides a chance to use her professional skill set and challenge herself with the wide range of components to the position.

Administration

Administration

Cyndi is passionate about serving seniors. If we take the time to listen to them, we can learn so much from their experiences and knowledge. Already very busy running four businesses, Cyndi still makes time to volunteer and give back as a board member.