Supportive Services - Senior Services For The South Sound

Supportive Services for Elders and their Families (SSEF) provides support to caregivers and help for seniors to remain independent and safe in the community. 

Services include:

  • Information, assistance and referral services to help seniors navigate through nutrition programs, Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, available medical services, transportation, senior housing, financial management and social services, Senior Phone Friend – reassurance, safety and social calls from other volunteer seniors.
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Support groups – for spouses and adult children caring for loved ones. For a complete list of our support groups, please click here.

The Family Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Washington Alzheimer's Association, meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6 - 8 pm in the STARS room at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St, NW. Caring for a parent with dementia is challenging! Join this group to get confidential, emotional support as well as help problem-solving. For more information about this support group or Early Stage Memory Loss, please contact Cheri Knighton at (360) 586-6181 x121 or

For more information about support groups oother services, contact Glenda Ross, Supportive Services Coordinator at (360) 586-6181, ext. 101 or  


SueJessie2Pet Assistance Program

The Pet Assistance Program started in 2014, with support from the Banfield Charitable Trust and donations from private donors who were concerned about the welfare of seniors' pets. For seniors whose family members do not live in the area or live alone, often their pets are their primary companions. It is important for senior's pets to receive proper food and medical care. This is why the Pet Assistance Program was started. Through this program, Senior Services for South Sound provides pet food every other month to the homes of our Meals On Wheels clients with pet companions in partnership with Concern for Animals. Also provided for seniors in our area is monthly pet food distribution during our monthly Food Bank distribution dates, routine veterinary care vouchers, and emergency assistance on an as-needed basis. For more information about this program, please contact Glenda Ross at 360.586.6181 or email

Donate to the Pet Assistance fund by clicking on the donate button on the right.

Read more about the Pet Assistance Program and how it is helping seniors in your community here.



Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, Washington 98501
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, Washington 98503
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mason County Office
By Appointment Only