About Us

For over 40 years, Senior Services for South Sound’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people as they age by offering a wide range of programs for seniors and their families, addressing the ever-changing demands of our community and senior concerns.  Our progressive and comprehensive services programs include Brighter Days Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Senior Community Dining, Senior Transportation, Care Connection Caregiver Registry, Supportive Services, Health and Wellness Programs, Adult Learning, and Independent Living Programs. We are proud to provide dozens of activities at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center and Olympia Senior Center and eight nutritional locations.

People as they age are empowered and engaged in the community, valued for their wisdom and experience, and have a positive sense of self-worth.

Senior Services for South Sound Vision Statement

By the Numbers

  • 120,000 : meals served per year
  • 3,000 : seniors served meals per year
  • 1,800 : members
  • 35,000 : miles driven for seniors
  • 110 : Care Connection clients
  • 75 : Brighter Days clients

Our Board

  • Rhodetta Seward, Chair

    Retired, Executive Services Director Intercity Transit

  • Sue Patterson, Immediate Past Chair

    Commissioner, Port of Shelton

  • Jo-Ann Costantino, Vice Chair

    Retired, Executive Director St Peter’s Health Partners

  • Michael Goldenberg, Secretary

    Executive Vice President Bank of America International Banking Division

  • Dean Walz, Treasurer, Retired

    Fiscal Services Director - City of Olympia

  • Virgil Clarkson, Retired

    Washington State Dept. of Transportation City of Lacey – Former Mayor & Councilmember

  • Nicole Colgan, Chief People Officer

    TwinStar Credit Union

  • Leatta Dahlhoff, Chemist

    Washington State Dept. of Ecology, City of Tumwater Councilmember

  • John Ficker, Executive Director

    Adult Family Home Council

  • Casey Jones, Member at Large, Broker

    Coldwell Banker – Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.

  • Cynthia Lounsbury, Owner

    Cyndi’s Quality Cleaning & Lounsbury Insurance

  • Caren Rose, Retired

    Community Member

  • Tamara Schaffert, Chief Operating Officer

    Physicians of Southwest Washington

  • Anna Schlecht, Programs Manager

    Olympia Community Service - City of Olympia

  • Dennis Shoemaker, Retired

    State of Washington Community Trade & Economic Development

  • Denise Steigers, Broker

    Coldwell Banker & Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.

  • Curt Steigers, Retired

    United States Navy

  • June Weppler, Attorney & Owner

    Weppler Law Office

Who To Call

Program Email Phone
Development Manager Email 360.586.6181 ext. 110
Gift Planning Manager Email 360.586.6181 ext. 106
Marketing Coordinator Email 360.586.6181 ext. 130
Administration & Olympia Senior Center Email 360.586.6181
Brighter Days Adult Day Program Email 360.407.3967 ext. 207
Budd Bay Bargains Email 360.586.6181 ext. 120
Care Connection Email 360.586.4491
Client Services Email 360.586.6181 ext. 120
Do You Know a Senior in Need? Email 360.586.6181 ext. 136
Fiscal Email 360.586.6181 ext. 117
Inclusion Email 360.586.6181 ext. 102
Lacey Senior Center Email 360.407.3967
Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Email 360.586.6181 ext. 112
SHIBA Email 360.586.6181 ext. 134
STEP Email 360.586.6181 ext. 108
Transportation Email 360.586.6181 ext. 128
Trips & Tours Email 360.586.6181 ext. 126
Volunteer Email 360.586.6181 ext. 120