About the Program

New Hours of Operation – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

*At this time, we are only allowing fully vaccinated individuals into our Senior Centers*

After over a year of missing seeing your smiling faces in our Senior Centers, we are happy to welcome you back into our Senior Centers!

We thank you all for the support you showed us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you attended one of our virtual events, enjoyed an online fitness class, sent in a donation, or shared one of our Facebook posts, we are tremendously grateful for your support.

The safety of our seniors, staff, volunteers, and community is our number one priority, and we will continue to work closely with Thurston County Department of Health to ensure we are maintaining proper sanitation and safety guidelines.

Volunteers Needed
As we begin the process of reopening, we will need volunteers to help keep our community safe!

Safety Ambassadors will greet and welcome guests and members at the points of entry in our Olympia and Lacey Senior Centers. They will ensure that all COVID-19 public safety protocols are followed and adhered to, and must report any issues or concerns to site management.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Safety Ambassador, please read through the complete position description on our website and reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Theresa Ziniewicz at 360.586.6181 x 120.

Reopening FAQ

    • What hours initially, will the Senior Centers be open?
      The Olympia Senior Center and Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center will be open initially on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 – 4:00 pm, starting on July 7th, 2021.
    • Will the Senior Centers be open at full capacity?
      Both centers will be open at modified capacity – restricted initially to those able to verify their vaccination.
    • How is Senior Services for South Sound going to keep our Senior Center community safe? What rules and guidelines are being put in place?
      Senior Services will open only to those able to verify their vaccination and will continue to operate this way until the COVID-19 risk has been sufficiently reduced. All staff in contact with our senior population will be required to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, we will continue to conduct rigorous cleaning and sanitation at our Senior Centers.
    • Will Community Dining be open?
      Yes! Community dining will be open starting on Wednesday, July 7th.
      Olympia – Mon/Wed/Fri, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
      Lacey – Mon/Wed/Fri, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
      Shelton – Mon/Wed/Fri, 12 pm – 12:30 pm
      Yelm – Wed/Thurs/Fri, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Will I be required to wear a mask?
      Vaccinated individuals who enter our Senior Centers do not need to wear masks. You may wear one if you choose.
    • Will I be required to show my proof of vaccination?
      Yes, proof of vaccination will be required upon entering into either of our Senior Centers. Valid proof of vaccination includes your physical vaccination card, a picture of your physical vaccination card, or paperwork from your healthcare provider showing vaccination. We will not be accepting verbal or written attestations as proof.
    • What activities are going to be offered?
      At this time, all of our activities are still virtual, including fitness classes, academic classes, and Speaker Series. Please check our website at SouthSoundSeniors.org for new offerings and programs as we transition to back to operating in-person.