Stillaguamish Senior Center (SSC)
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.â€‹
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Stillaguamish Senior Center
18308 Smokey Point Blvd.
Arlington, WA 98223
"Working at the Stillaguamish Senior Center has been a truly enriching experience, especially in seeing firsthand how our efforts directly improve the lives of seniors. One significant area of development I've been a part of is the modernization of our data management systems. We recognized the urgent need to replace our outdated FoxPro software, which had become obsolete and no longer efficient for the complex needs of our center. The replacement software brings several improvements – it's more secure, user-friendly, and capable of handling larger, more complex data sets, which is essential for the efficient management of our diverse range of services and programs. This upgrade is a crucial step in ensuring our senior community receives the best care and services we can provide." DC Clarke
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.
Mt. Rushmore & The Black HillsTravel 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 CenterJoin 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 KingA 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 DinnerJanuary 31stNoon - 2:00pmPrices
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 ServicesIf 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
Snow Days - If the Arlington school district is closed for snow, the Stillaguamish Senior Center will be closed as well.
|New Years Day
|Thursday, January 1st
|Martin Luther King Day
|Monday, January 19th
|Monday, February 16th
|Monday, May 25th
|Friday, July 3rd
|Monday, September 7th
|Monday, October 12th
|Thursday, November 26th
|Day after Thanksgiving
|Friday, November 27th
|Thursday, December 24th
|Day after Christmas
|Friday, December 25th