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Contact Information:

Parks & Recreation Dept.
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Phone: 206 768-2822
Fax: 206 768-0524

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Senior Programs

Welcome to the City of Tukwila Senior Program

Our goal is to provide you with a well rounded program to meet the needs of mature adults 50 years of age or older. If you have program ideas or suggestions, please contact your Senior Program staff at:

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
206.768.2822

Registration

The registration deadline for classes and workshops is one (1) week in advance, unless otherwise noted.

Transportation

We provide transportation for many of our programs for non-driving seniors living within the Tukwila service area.

Hyde Shuttle Transportation

Need to go shopping? Want to visit a friend? Have a doctor’s appointment? The Hyde Shuttle is a FREE van service for seniors and people with disabilities living in Tukwila. You can ride anywhere within the service area set up by Senior Services.

Shuttle Service hours are Monday–Friday from 9:00am–4:00pm. Call today

 

Aging & Alzheimer’s Workshops

Sponsored by the Tukwila Library Advisory Board

Communicating with Persons with Dementia

Thursday, January 7

Improving communication with persons with dementia can lead to a decrease in dementia-related behaviors and distress and to improved quality of life for both care recipient and care partner.
This class will help participants learn to understand and enter the world of the person with dementia and implement techniques for improving communication.
FREE 9:30am–11:00am

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Thursday, February 4

This workshop provides hands-on tools for interacting with individuals with dementia-related behaviors that can be challenging for caregivers. Participants will learn to decipher the meaning of behaviors and uncover their triggers, as well as intervene to decrease distress and the incidence of these behaviors. This workshop will also provide a brief overview of dementia basics.
FREE 9:30–11:00am

Fitness and Athletics

View the Activities Guide to see current dates and times for these classes.

Tukwila Trailers

Women of all ages are invited to participate. This group meets at TCC each Monday to hike, rain or shine. Please contact the senior programs office for space availability and schedule.
Mondays
Departs TCC at 8:45am

Enhance Fitness

Feel empowered to sustain a life independent health with a program with proven effectiveness that helps you improve balance, flexibility, strength, and aerobic training. Class is designedto meet all ability levels. Mon, Wed, Fri

Open Weight Room

Mon, Wed & Fri – FREE at the Community Center
6:30am–12pm – Fitness Room
FREE Fitness Room time for senior residents age 50 and above. Proof of residency required.

General Interest

View the Activities Guide to see current dates and times for these classes.

Open Studio

Do you have a love for the arts? Come join our open studio to learn how to paint or fine tune your skills. We have an instructor that teaches beginning and advanced techniques in oil painting and water colors.

Senior Line Dancing

Learn basic dance steps, as well as the Electric Slide, Slap Leather, Boot Scootin’ Boogie and many other easy to master dances. No partner needed. $3 drop in – Tuesdays

 

Services

View the Activities Guide to see current dates and times for these classes.

Lunch Program

You can enjoy delicatessen style sandwiches, soups, salads and fresh baked treats at a reasonable cost in the Duwamish Curve Café. The Café is located at Tukwila Community Center and is open to the public from 11:00am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Meals on Wheels

Are you or someone you know homebound or having difficulty getting meals? We are part of King County’s “Meals on Wheels” program, delivering meals weekly to the homebound. Orders are taken on Mondays from 9:00–10:00am. Meals are delivered on Thursdays between 9:00–11:00am. Call 206.448.5767 for info or apply online.

Pet Food Program

Are you having trouble getting pet food for your canine or feline friend? Contact us at 206.767.2321 to apply for the FREE pet food program.

Foot Care

Our health nurse is here to provide you with foot care on the third Thursday of each month. Appointment times are from 9:00am–2:30pm.
Call 206.768.2822 for an appointment. $20 cash or checks accepted. Please bring your own towel.

Help Us, Help You – Human Services Assistance

Do you or someone you love need to connect with social and health services, need energy assistance or minor home repair? Tukwila Human Services staff will be at Tukwila Community Center to assist you with your human service needs on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:00–11:00am. These meetings are confidential and by appointment only. Let us know what we can do for you
by calling the senior program staff at 206.768.2822.

Volunteer Transportation

Volunteer transportation helps isolated, frail, low-income seniors who are without other transportation options to medical and other essential medical appointments. Call seven days in advance of appointment to schedule a FREE ride. Call Senior Services (Sound Generations) at 206.448.5740.

Trips and Special Events

View the Activities Guide to see current dates and times for trips and special events.

All trip destinations and times are subject to change. Participants are responsible for being at TCC in time for departure. Unless otherwise noted, all trips depart and return at TCC. The Tukwila Senior Program will only notify clients if there is a change in time from what is stated in the brochure.

RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN PERSON OR BY PHONE. Trip fees must be PAID UPON REGISTRATION. Make check/money orders payable to Tukwila Community Center. You may register yourself and one other person for any program/trip in this brochure. Registrations may start early for certain trips, please review special conditions noted in the trip description.

Due to the number of people on the trips, group reservations are usually made for lunch. If you don’t want to eat lunch with the group, please inform staff at the time of your reservation. When lunch is included in the trip, please inform staff of any dietary restrictions you may have and we will try to accommodate your needs.

CANCELLATIONS

To receive a refund, cancellations must be made one week prior to the trip. Extended trip cancellation deadlines may vary, please contact the Senior Programs office.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to TCC for trip departure is available for non-driving participants within the service area. Please make arrangements for transportation at registration.

Upcoming Events
02/11/2016
COPCAB 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
02/12/2016
Human Services Advisory Board 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
02/13/2016
Council Chat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
03/01/2016
Arts Commission 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
03/01/2016
Library Advisory Board 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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