Senior Services of Snohomish County Taking on New Identity!

 

 

Our Commitment to success:

 

 

 

Senior Services of Snohomish County has developed a strategy to enhance our image, perception, and success as a quality, preferred community brand. We want to provide a distinctive, truly one-of-a-kind experience. Senior Services of Snohomish County will soon be known as Homage (Senior Services). In the coming months you will see a refresh of our brand and logo. Our over 40 year commitment to you, to our programs, and to our partners remains steadfast. We want to create a brand identity that engages our clients and the community on an emotional and functional level. Our Promise to you is reflected in our new tagline of “well-being as we age.”

So what does Homage mean?Homage is defined as respect, reverence or acknowledgement of the worth of another person. It is a bold change intended to get attention, reflect values around honoring and respecting those we serve, and invite the community in with shared values of compassion and caring for others embedded in the last line of the Promise statement “It’s a Way of Life”.

The home (hom) relates to the desire of people to stay in their own home, peace of mind, aging (age) relates to the life’s journey as we age. Home-age, Homage.

Our mission statement remains the same. “To promote independence, preserve dignity, and enhance the quality of life through the provision of services for older adults and people with disabilities.” Whether you are a client, donor, volunteer, advocate, service provider, community member or staff we want you to experience our promise and feel connected to the new brand.

We will continue to provide our community with the programs and services that are so vital to the health and well-being of every senior and person living with a disability. Programs that support Wellness, Minor Home Repair, Transportation, Social Services, and Nutrition will remain a primary focus as we deliver on our brand Promise as Homage Senior Services.

 

Well-being in life’s journey as we age

Improving lives and community… one person at a time

Respect, love, peace of mind and caring help when you need it

“It’s a way of life”

 

“Senior Services of Snohomish County is taking a bold step forward in addressing the needs of our county’s, and our nation’s, fastest growing population. Their review of the challenges and opportunities ahead for both honoring and supporting individuals as they mature serves as a strong foundation for charting a course for the future. I applaud Senior Services in this timely and important effort.” (Mary Jane Brell Vujovic, Director Snohomish County Human Services Department)

 

I have a passion for giving back to those who have given so greatly to all of us. The beauty of providing services that give peace of mind, independence, and respect to seniors and people with disabilities is that we all thrive as a community.” (Julie Bogue-Garza SSSC, HR Consultant and Board VP)

 

How we developed the new brand:

We hired a national expert in Brand Strategy, Duane Knapp (BrandStrategy, Inc.) We conducted an extensive survey including staff, clients, donors and community leaders. A brand team was formed including board members, management staff and community leaders. All of those comments and perceptions from the surveys were used in alignment with the mission statement to develop the Brand Promise. The Promise words and embedded values inspired a new brand name and graphic. Professional market research was conducted to test public perception of the brand name. It was overwhelming positive. The Board of Directors unanimously approved the new brand.

Stay tuned for more updates as they develop and keep a watchful eye out for the new Homage Senior Services brand in the coming months.

 

 

 

Living Well with Chronic Illness Workshop

A FREE six week workshop starting Feb. 15th 12:45-3:00pm thru March 22,2017. The workshops are held at the Lynnwood Senior Center at 19000 44th Ave West Lynnwood WA. 98036

Learn to manage your health and live a better life. You will learn to:

  • Exercise safely
  • Manage your medications
  • Make and achieve goals
  • Deal with depression
  • Communicate effectively

Contact Shannon Reynolds at 425.265.2283 to register by Feb. 10th 2017.

 

Subaru and Meals on Wheels “Share the Love” to provide food and friendship to homebound residents of Snohomish County.

 

Imagine your parent or grandparent living without basic needs like food – that is the harsh reality for too many seniors in Snohomish County that rely on Meals on Wheels.

 

Through #SharetheLove, Subaru and its retailers will have donated nearly $90 million, making the world a much better place for countless people, places and pets in need.    How does the #SharetheLove Subaru event work? Through Jan. 3, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased.

 

The best part: the customer chooses which nonprofit receives the donation resulting from their purchase, and Meals on Wheels of Snohomish County is on the list! That means participating Meals on Wheels America members, including Senior Services of Snohomish County, will receive a share of the money raised by Subaru in their states. So if you were in the market for a new Subaru, plan on SharingtheLove with your favorite nonprofit! If you buy or lease a Subaru, the choice is yours on which charity(ies) to support!

 

Senior Services of Snohomish County operates this vital program throughout Lynnwood, Everett, Marysville, and all cities in the county. 

 

Your support allows the agency to continue serving the over 1,000 people already receiving services, and additional funds = more people and need off the wait list. 

 

If you have a desire to help others and enjoy driving, you may be just the right person for us!  We are hiring drivers for our DART program, funded by Community Transit. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available to provide safe and reliable transportation for frail, elderly, disabled and/or vulnerable adults.   Commercial Licensed (A,B,C) drivers with Passenger Endorsements are encouraged to apply, but if you don’t have these credentials, don’t worry.  WE will PAY YOU to TRAIN while you learn the skills required for this type of license.  Earn up to $1,000hiring bonus and enjoy competitive wages and great benefits.  Pay is union scale, starts at $13.48 per hour and increases to $16.31 per hour at six months.  

This position is considered safety sensitive under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is subject to drug and alcohol testing under both DOT and Senior Services of Snohomish County authority; this position must pass physical examination and drug/alcohol testing, as well as a criminal history.  For further information including job requirements and to apply on-line go to sssc.org/job-openings

Senior Services of Snohomish County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Being unable to stand makes it difficult for Lenna Arsenault to cook. As such, she relies on the frozen meals that Senior Services Meals on Wheels driver Jane Slager brings to the door each week.

“It’s a godsend. I’m not kidding you,” she said. “When you can’t get up, it’s just a godsend.”

Click here to read the full story published in the Daily Herald on August 28th.