About Us

Founded in 1973, for over 45 years Senior Services for South Sound’s mission has been 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, Olympia Senior Center.  We also have a total of 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

  • 130,000 : 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

  • Nicole Colgan, Vice Chair

    Chief People Officer, TwinStar Credit Union

  • John Ficker, Member-at-Large on Executive Committee

    Executive Director, Adult Family Home Council

  • Dean Walz, Treasurer

    Retired - Fiscal Services Director, City of Olympia

  • Michael Goldenberg, Secretary

    Retired - International Sales

  • Virgil Clarkson, Member

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

  • Anna Schlecht, Member

    Retired - City of Olympia

  • Curt Steigers, Member

    Retired - Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

  • Dennis Shoemaker, Member

    Retired - State of Washington Community Trade & Economic Development

  • Denise Steigers, Member

    Realtor, Coldwell Banker & Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.

  • Jo-Ann Costantino, Member

    Retired - Executive Director, St Peters Health Partners

  • Lonnie Spikes Jr., Member

    WADFW Human Resources Director

  • Marilee Fosbre, Member


  • Megan Fiess, Member

    Thurston Chamber

  • Tamara Schaffert, Member

    Chief Operating Officer, Physicians of Southwest Washington

Who To Call

Program Email Phone
Executive Director, Brian Windrope Email 360.586.6181 x 104
Gift Planning Manager Email 360.586.6181 x 110
Administration & Olympia Senior Center Email 360.586.6181
Brighter Days Adult Day Program Email 360.407.3967 x 207
Budd Bay Bargains Email 360.586.6181 x 120
Care Connection Email 360.586.4491
Client Services Email 360.586.6181 x 108
Development Director Email 360.586.6181 x 110
Fiscal Email 360.586.6181 x 117
Inclusion Email 360.586.6181 x 102
Lacey Senior Center Email 360.407.3967
Marketing Coordinator Email 360.586.6181 x 130
Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Email 360.586.6181 x 124
Resource Advocates Email 360.586.6181 x 101
SHIBA Email 360.586.6181 x 134
STEP Email 360.586.6181 x 108
Transportation Email 360.586.6181 x 128
Trips & Tours Email 360.586.6181 x 126
Volunteer Email 360.586.6181 x 120