Senior Services of Snohomish County is the largest provider of services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County. Each year more than 23,000 individuals benefit from Senior Services’ core programs in food and nutrition, health and wellness, home repair, social services and transportation. The majority of people receiving our services live on limited incomes, are frail, and in need of services that help them maintain their health, independence, and quality of life.
To promote independence, preserve dignity, and enhance the quality of life through the provision of services for older adults and people with disabilities.
By the end of this decade through our collective efforts, older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them, will have access to all of the resources and services needed to maintain their independence, promote healthy aging, and live a quality life.
Service: We provide the highest level of service; we always strive for excellence.
Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards; we are transparent and accountable in what we say and do.
Respect: We recognize the dignity and worth of every individual; we treat people with professionalism and compassion.
Diversity: We embrace all people within our community and our workplace.
Innovation: We pursue continuous improvement and creativity.
Senior Services was created in 1974 in response to the ‘great society’ programs of the 1960s and specifically the Older Americans Act with the goal of bringing millions of older adults out of poverty. The organizations’ first programs included Aging and Disability Resources, Meals on Wheels, and Senior Dining. In 1975, Rural Transportation and Home Repair services were added and in 1991 Senior Services began operating Community Transit's DART (Dial-A-Ride Transportation) program, providing transportation services for individuals with disabilities. Four years ago, Senior Services began offering Care Coordination services (assisting patients as they transition between hospital and home) and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Over this past year, the Senior Companion Program and Lifespan Respite Program have been added, expanding the social services offered by this organization. Today, Senior Services offers 28 programs, supported by 193 staff and 275 volunteers.