Stillaguamish Senior Center

The Stillaguamish Senior center (SSC) is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to provide services to all seniors that enhance the quality of life, limit isolation and prevent a need for institutionalization. Content is from the site's 2016 archived pages.‚Äč


Stillaguamish Senior Center 
18308 Smokey Point Blvd. 
Arlington, WA 98223 
(360) 653-4551

History


The Stillaguamish Senior center (SSC) is a non-profit corporation organized by North Snohomish County citizens in 1970. Its mission is to provide services to all seniors that enhance the quality of life, limit isolation and prevent a need for institutionalization. An original sponsor of the organization was the Cascade Valley Hospital (CVH) board of directors who hoped to reduce the need for medicare hospitalization. 

The Center met at Pioneer Hall, was financed by a small federal grant and was managed by volunteers. It became apparent that a larger site was needed and in 1972 the site of the Fircrest Motel was purchased on Smokey Point Boulevard. The financing came from numerous fund raisers and a $55,000 loan from three local banks which was cosigned by CVH board of directors. Many local businesses donated materials and local seniors and others provided labor to build the present main building. Over the next few years grants were obtained to build two additional buildings, funds were raised to hire a small staff, and additional property was acquired including an adjacent thrift store. Throughout this period of growth, community support and hundreds of volunteer hours have made the center a valuable community asset. 

Through the years the senior center has built three HUD buildings and one Rural Development, therefore, we have 154 units of low-income senior housing on our campus. Financing for these buildings comes from federal, state, and county agencies with mortgages paid by rents and rent subsidies. SSC staff manages and maintains these facilities and provides social services to the residents. 

Currently services and programs being provided at the center include: Health and Wellness services such as diabetes support group, foot clinic, blood pressure screening, Caregiver Support groups, Outreach services, fitness activities, Food Bank, surplus food room and a four day meal site. Recreational activities; classes, day trips and extended trips, public bingo, pinochle, bridge, wei bowling, movies, pool playing, Friday entertainment; etc. Currently the center has 4,123 participants and 230 volunteers. These volunteers work with staff in many areas of the center. We have a 15 member Board of Directors and a 21 member Advisory Council. 

Funding for these activities and services come from a variety of sources; Snohomish County, City of Arlington, United Way. We also self-generate funds through our Thrift Store, Hall Rentals, Public Bingo games, fundraising, grants and donors. 

If you have not been to the Stillaguamish Senior Center and are in our area be sure to stop in for a tour and visit. 

Activities

Popcorn & Movie
1:00pm Free
Theatre/Fitness Room 
(Next to Pool room)
 
 
 
It is always more fun watching movies in a group. Join us for movie day with free movie, popcorn & a drink. We play a variety of movies.
 

 
Ice Cream Social
 
Every 2nd Thursday
1:00pm—2:00pm Free
In The Main Hall  
Join us for some delicious ice cream and socialize with other seniors. Sponsored by Olympic Place

 
Wii Bowling
Mondays
& Wednesdays - Fridays
9:15am to 4:00pm Free
In The Main Hall  
 
The Wii team has tournaments at the Stillaguamish Senior Center and travels to other senior centers and senior living places for tournaments twice a month. A great way to meet other seniors!

Bingo
Tuesdays
11:30am (start) 
11:15am (warmup)
In the Main Hall  
Fridays
7:00pm (start) 
6:45pm (warmup)
 
In the Main Hall  
New games quarterly both Tuesday & Friday Pull tabs available at both Bingo sessions Bingo is operated by Volunteers only. 
 
Check out our
 Bingo Flyer
for more details!

 
Pinochle
Thursdays
6:00pm—10:00pm Free
In the Main Hall  
If you have some experience in playing pinochle, stop by and join the fun.

 
Bridge
Thursdays
Noon — 4:00pm
In The Multi-Purpose Room
If you have some experience in playing bridge, stop by and join the fun.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
  • Social Services
     
     
    If you have questions regarding Medicare, Social Security, DSHS, legal issues, a loss, or declining health, you can call our Outreach Services provider, Adele Erbeck, here at the Center. Adele is available on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-4pm. 360-653-4551 x 234
  • Mt. Rushmore & The Black Hills
     
    Travel to beautiful 
    Mt. Rushmore & The Black Hills of South Dakota 
    August 20th-28th, 2016
  •  
     
    The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s Snuggle Tree is up and ready for donations. The center is collecting warm hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and socks for area children in the community. We will be collection items through January 1st. Thank you from the children.
  • New Years Celebration at the Center
     
    Join us as we kick off the new year. Let’s talk about all the wonderful possibilities the fresh start of a new year brings...(and don’t forget to choose a couple of cool resolutions!) Entertainment starts on January 8th at 11 AM with Rick Cooper. Lunch at noon.
  • Martin Luther King
     
    A day of remembering all the freedoms we have and enjoy. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired the world to put aside all prejudice. Entertainment starts on January 15th at 11 AM with Doug Williams. Lunch at noon.
  • Chicken Dinner
       
    January 31st
    Noon - 2:00pm
     
    Prices

    $8 Seniors 
    $9 Adults 
    $5 Children 
     
     
    Come in and join us as we serve the best baked chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw and roll. 

    All proceeds help to raise money to keep our seniors active in the community. 
    Live musical entertainment! 
  • Social Services
     
     
    If you have questions regarding Medicare, Social Security, DSHS, legal issues, a loss, or declining health, you can call our Outreach Services provider, Adele Erbeck, here at the Center. Adele is available on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-4pm. 360-653-4551 x 234
  • Mt. Rushmore & The Black Hills
     
    Travel to beautiful 
    Mt. Rushmore & The Black Hills of South Dakota 
    August 20th-28th, 2016

The Stillaguamish Senior Center provides services to all seniors that enhance the quality of life, limit isolation and prevent a need for institutionalization. Each of our programs areas strives to achieve this mission. The program areas include Health, Nutrition, Social Service, Housing, Recreation, Education and Transportation.

 
Closures
New Years Day Thursday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 19th
Presidents Day Monday, February 16th
Memorial Day Monday, May 25th
Independence Day Friday, July 3rd
Labor Day Monday, September 7th
Columbus Day Monday, October 12th
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26th
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 27th
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24th
Day after Christmas Friday, December 25th

Snow Days - If the Arlington school district is closed for snow, the Stillaguamish Senior Center will be closed as well. 
 
Check the following link for closure information: 

 

 

StillyCenter.com