STEP - Senior Services For The South Sound

What is STEP and STEP Two?

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Sharing Teens and Elders Project (STEP) is a multi-generational program where teens and elders bridge the generations through the Art Of Conversation. Their mission is to change the social norm of aging.  Multi-generational relationships help break down the barriers and myths we may have of the "other" generation.  It can help elders out of social isolation and give them purpose and it helps both generations to communicate face-to-face.

 

 

 

 

 

STEP in The News:

 

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article190444834.html

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2017/04/08/step-program-olympia/ 

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/02/20/elder-teen-conversation/ 

https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/documents-2018/WhereWeLive-2018-lr-v2-5.pdf

 

STEP is Involved in the Community 

  • SAN Caregiver of the Year Award 2016
  • MLK Day facilitation
  • Alzheimer's Walk/WA Senior Games
  • Olympia Art Walk
  • Community Events: Movie Cyber Seniors/Embrace
  • Legislative Committee Presentation
  • Collaboration with Luiss University, Rome, Italy

STEP meets the third Saturdays each month.  Doors open at 10:30 am; Talk Story begins at 11:00 am at the Olympia Senior Center.  It is free and everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a center member.  Please fill out the attached application.  Click here for brochure.  Click here for volunteer application.

 

STEP TWO - The Women OnlyTwoStep

Branching out from STEP,  STEP TWO is an intergenerational happy hour where women can find a fun, safe place to chat about the topics that affect them most.  STEP TWO meets first Sundays each month at the Double Tree Inn lobby bar at 415 Capital Way.  Doors open at 3:30 pm; Talk Story begins at 4:00 pm.

 

How to Join STEP!
The easiest way to join is to contact Linda Terry, STEP Director, at 360.586.6181, ext. 108 or lterry@southsoundseniors.orgTeens will need to fill out a volunteer application and parental permission form with Senior Services for South Sound. Click here for volunteer application. Seniors joining in the program will need to sign a code of conduct form as part of the program. You DO NOT need to be a member of Senior Services for South Sound to join.

 

 

Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, Washington 98501
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
360.586.6181
admintemp@southsoundseniors.org

Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, Washington 98503
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
360.407.3967
laceysc@southsoundseniors.org

Mason County Office
By Appointment Only
360.426.3697