COVID-19 Operations

We are adjusting our operations during COVID-19. Please review the following information:

As of July 5, 2022:

We will no longer require proof of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter our buildings. However, we strongly encourage everyone to be up to date on their vaccinations. Face masks will remain optional and we will honor those who wish to remain masked.

If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, we expect you to stay home and get PCR tested for COVID-19.

•  If the test is negative, you may return to our Centers immediately.

•  If the test is positive, you must wait the CDC-recommended five days after symptoms began before returning to our buildings or programs.

There must also be no fever present upon return and you should wear a mask for five days after you return.

Current Hours of Operation: Lacey and Olympia, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

We thank you all for the support you have showed us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you attended one of our virtual events, enjoyed an online fitness class, sent in a donation or shared one of our Facebook posts, we are tremendously grateful for your support.

The safety of our seniors, staff, volunteers and community is our number one priority. We will continue to work closely with Thurston County Department of Health to ensure we are maintaining proper sanitation and safety guidelines.

Volunteers Needed

As we navigate through the pandemic, we continue to need volunteers to help keep our community safe! We need volunteers in multiple areas within our organization. From administrative assistance to meal preparation, every volunteer hour counts and helps to further our mission!  Please contact our Volunteer Manager at 360.586.6181 ext. 120 or via email at theresaz@southsoundseniors.org for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are the Senior Centers open?

The Olympia Senior Center and Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center are currently open Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

What activities are offered?

At this time, most of our activities are being offered in-person, at either the Olympia or Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center and some of our classes are available online via Zoom. From exercise programs, crafts, card games and academic programs, to Ted Talks, Speaker Series, services like tech help and haircuts, and everything in between. Please check our website for the latest updates, and keep your eye out for the latest newsletter, as well as our Trips, Lifelong Learning, and Academic Catalogs.

Is Community Dining open?

Yes! Community dining is currently open five days per week.

  • Olympia: Monday - Friday, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Lacey: Monday - Friday, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • Yelm: Tues/Thurs/Fri, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Will I be required to wear a mask?

No. Masks are currently optional at our senior centers.

Will I be required to show my proof of vaccination?

No. As of July 5, 2022 proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter into either of our senior centers.

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Our programs and services enhance and improve the quality of life for our senior population through health and wellness classes, personal growth opportunities, making new friends and discovering life-enhancing ways to contribute to their own community.

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