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Elderly Resources

Senior Services of Seattle/King County
Referral Services: 206-448-3110 or 1-800-972-9990
Nutrition Project: 206-448-5768
Senior rights assistance: 206-448-5720
Minor home repair: 206-448-5751
Main number: 206-448-5757 for phone numbers of many other programs.
2208 Second Ave., Seattle 98121

Provides programs dealing with home repairs, nutrition, senior rights, information and assistance, and transportation. M-F 9am-5pm.
Verified 12/09

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
1-877-486-2048 TTY/TDD

Medicare information number for Washington State.
Verified 1/03

Social Security Administration
400 Mercer St. #300, Seattle 98109
Verified 1/03

Meals On Wheels
Fax: 206-448-5756

2208 Second Ave., Seattle 98121

Meal and grocery delivery for homebound persons 60 or over. $3.00 per meal if able to pay. Food stamps OK for groceries. Also meals for homebound persons under 60, $3.75 per meal. No local website, but they have a national website.
Verified 1/03

SPICE (Success in Providing Intergenerational Community Enrichment)

Opportunity for seniors to volunteer for tutoring and other projects at Seattle schools.
Verified 1/03

Catholic Community Services
100 23rd Ave. S, Seattle 98144

Independent living program, transportation, and volunteer chore services, and long term care for low-income elderly and disabled persons.
Verified 1/03

DSHS Home and Community Services,
including Adult Protective Services

1737 Airport Way S, Suite 130, Seattle 98124

Provides the following services:

  • Adult Protective Services responds to complaints of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of elderly, developmentally disabled, or dependent adults.
  • Adult family home placement.
  • In-home care.
  • Nursing facility placement.
  • Financial aid.
  • Medical aid.

Verified 1/03

Harborview Medical Senior Care Clinic
Clinic office: 206-744-4191
Registration for appointments: 206-744-8845
325 Ninth Ave., Seattle 98104

Outpatient care. Medicare and medical coupons accepted. Please call to pre-register and receive a Harborview Medical Center identification number.
Verified 12/09

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Senior Jobs Hotline
206-684-0477 info line
206-684-0500 office line
618 Second Ave., Suite 250, Seattle 98104-2232

Employment office for ages 55+, open Mon-Thurs 8am-2pm.
Verified 1/03

Utility Discount Program
618 Second Ave., Room 250, Seattle 98104

Low-income seniors (65+) and low-income disabled are eligible for 50% discounts from City Light or other Seattle utilities. Typically not available if you live in subsidized housing.
Verified 12/02

ElderHealth Northwest
206-528-5315 for more information

Non-profit adult day health care agency. Provides day care to seniors as an alternative to placement into a nursing home. A range of activities includes exercise programs, a catered lunch, and discussion groups (including "spiritual discussion"). On-site nurses. Medicaid, Respite, VA, and privately paying/insured clients; sliding fee scale available.
Verified 2/03

Q Café and Community Center
3223 15th Ave. W; Seattle, WA 98119

Bi-weekly evening computer classes for beginners: Introduction to Microsoft Word and Windows Essentials for seniors, students, etc. Fee normally $10 for series of four classes; some scholarships available. Call for further information.
Verified 12/03

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This page last fully fact-checked: January 2003
This page last modified: March 10, 2017
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