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Causes: Food, Human Services, Meals on Wheels, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: We promote positive aging for older adults throughout king county from the frail, homebound elders to the healthy, active baby boomers. Through our integrated system of quality programs and senior centers, we build a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives.

Programs: Information & assistance (i&a) projects - includes community i&a, senior information & assistance, caregiver and outreach support, minor home repair, and transportation. Community i&a assists underserved seniors access available health care and social services (304 information contacts in 2014. ) senior information & assistance helps seniors find resources to meet their daily needs (56,437 information contacts in 2014. ) caregiver outreach and support helps caregivers navigate the wide array of community resources and secure necessary services (1,178 assistance cases in 2014. ) minor home repair ensures that seniors' homes are accessible and safe, and that small repair problems don't develop into serious issues that endanger the homeowner or their home (2,796 repair jobs completed in 2014. ) senior transportation uses community volunteers to provide personalized, free transportation to medical and other essential appointments throughout king county (152,457 one-way rides in 2014. )

nutrition projects - includes meals on wheels, community dining, mobile market and ethnic dietician program. Meals on wheels provides nutritious home-delivered meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout king county (2,212 unduplicated consumers and 419,804 meals served in 2014. ) community dining enhances and cultivates seniors' social networks, improves their nutrition and sustains their general well-being and happiness (4,145 unduplicated consumers and 139,896 meals served in 2014. ) mobile market provides groceries to homebound seniors in seattle (3,178 deliveries in 2014).

agency support for six senior centers and two adult day health centers. Our six affiliate senior centers connect older adults and their communities. Members take classes to keep fit, share meals and socialize. Rainbow and karaoke bingo, community dinners, card games, billiards, exercise classes, arts and crafts, and birthday and holiday celebrations -- there's something for everyone at today's senior center. In 2014, our centers included central area senior center, ballard/nw senior center, northshore senior center, senior center of west seattle, shoreline/lake forest park senior center, sno-valley senior center and southeast seattle senior center (339,217 visits in 2014. ) two of our centers, northshore and sno-valley, also provide adult day health. Caring for someone who is frail or has a disability is a demanding job. Adult day health (adh) centers provide caregivers with a much-deserved break, secure in the knowledge that family members are receiving excellent care (231 participants in 2014. )

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