Senior Services

Senior Programs

Senior Services Programs are offered under contract with Northwest Regional Council through the San Juan County Health and Community Services Department with significant support from the Senior Services Council of San Juan County, Inc., a Washington 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island each have their own Senior Centers, which serve as resource and information centers for all programs affecting those over age 60. The senior centers on all three islands serve hot lunches and ask a modest donation to cover the cost. Meals are also delivered to the home bound. The centers also provide a focus for organized social activities which provide opportunities for seniors to remain active in the community.

Community Services

Our job at Senior Services of San Juan County is to assist seniors in remaining independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. We offer supportive services such as:
  • Case Coordination
  • Congregate Meals
  • Family Caregiver Support
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Respite Care
  • Senior Information and Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
We are also a resource to those under 60 who provide care or help to parents, older family members or neighbors. Volunteers are needed to help with many programs and with fundraising projects.

The goal of community-based supportive programs is to help seniors and adults with disabilities live in their homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for residential or institutional care. Community-based care is overwhelmingly preferred by consumers and caregivers of all ages.  Senior Services will support family members interested in becoming at-home caregivers, however, sometimes outside caregivers need to be hired.  If you are considering hiring an outside caregiver, refer to Hiring In-Home Workers for helpful information.

Vision & Mission

Our vision and mission is to focus on seniors, both young and old, by providing services and resources intended to:
  • Enhance the experience of becoming an elder
  • Facilitate participation in the life and affairs of the community
  • Improve well being
  • Promote and help sustain independence
  • Remain socially integrated
Senior Services of San Juan County support and serve a complete spectrum of seniors, from those who are healthy and actively contributing to the community, to those who are frail and in need.