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Renton Senior Activity Center

 211 Burnett Avenue North, Renton WA 98057
425-430-6633

New extended hours!

The Renton Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.  For more information, call 425-430-6633.

The Renton Senior Activity Center sponsors free social, health, and recreational activities and services. This drop-in facility offers opportunities for fun, friendship, health, and socialization for citizens age 50 and over. 
 
All activities are offered in a warm, homey atmosphere. The center does not provide respite, adult daycare, and/or services that would normally be provided by a trained attendant, nurse, or personal caregiver (i.e., incontinence, inability to use the restroom facilities by one's self, or preventing a participant from leaving the grounds of the center). In addition, the provision of any personal care by staff for a participant is beyond our capability and cannot be expected.  Check out the latest version of Golden Opportunities below. To register for programs on-line go to click here.

Golden Opportunities

Volunteers

Senior volunteers have dedicated themselves to providing valuable service to others. The Renton Senior Activity Center relies on volunteers who help make the center the special place it has become. Many of our senior volunteers participate in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). To volunteer, please call Shawn Daly at 425-430-6633.

Meetings are held monthly for the following groups: AARP, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Renton Retired School Employees, and Retired Public Employees.  For more information, call the center at 425-430-6633.

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA-RENTON
This group helps inform, educate and support individuals with hearing loss and meets the second Friday of the month at 12:15 p.m.

WIDOWED INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION (WICS)
Grieving and recovering individuals often find comfort in talking with others who have had a similar experience. WICS groups are a place where men and women can share their feelings and concerns. The group meets every Wednesday afternoon.

Nutrition Program

The purpose of the Congregate Hot Lunch Program is to provide seniors a nutritious meal in a group setting, encourage socialization, and reduce isolation. Our meals are homemade and prepared on site. Each hot meal provides 1/3 of the daily nutritional needs and is served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. For eligible seniors 60 years and older, a suggested donation of $3 helps cover cost of meal. For non-eligible seniors under the age of 60, a charge of $6 will apply. No eligible senior 60 and older, unable to donate will be denied a meal.
Note: The dining room opens at 10:30 a.m. for tickets and seating. Groups of eight or more must make a reservation with the Site Coordinator two weeks prior. Meals are provided by Senior Services. For more information or reservations please call Site Coordinator, Cherilyn Williams at 425-254-1128. Nutrition office hours are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Click here to see the Lunch Menu.

Legal Services

FREE LEGAL INFORMATION
Free legal information is available to adults 50 years and older on the following topics: Living Trust, Will Guidance (not preparation), Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Medicaid qualification, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Concerns, Consumer Affairs and Accidents. Visits are limited to one per calendar year. Half-hour consultation appointments are available. The local Law Office of Dan Kellogg provides this free service. Call the Renton Senior Activity Center for an appointment on the first working day of the month.

STATEWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ADVISOR (SHIBA)
Understanding insurance benefits can be difficult. A Trained volunteer from SHIBA will meet with you privately to answer questions in the area of Medicare (billing procedures), Medicare Part D, health insurance and long-term care insurance. Call the Renton Senior Activity Center at 425-430-6633 on the first working day of the month for an appointment.

Transportation

King County Metro Orca Card
If you are a senior citizen 65 years or older, you can purchase a Regional Reduced Fare Permit that is combined with an ORCA card. Dates and times are listed in the current edition of the Golden Opportunities Brochure.  

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Paratransit Program 
This program is for people who have a disability which prevents them from using a lift equipped Metro bus. There is no income limit. People registered under ADA Paratransit can use ACCESS transportation van service in all areas, on days and times Metro buses operate. Riders can bring a personal care attendant, if they are unable to use ACCESS transportation alone. They can also bring at least one friend on any trip. Reservations for ACCESS transportation van service can be made up to one week in advance by calling 206-205-5000. Metro fare is $.75 per ride.

Volunteer Transportation for Seniors
Qualified volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments and other essential services. To qualify for transportation, you need to be 60 years or older, a King County resident and have no other transportation options available. For information, call Volunteer Transportation for Seniors at 206-448-5740 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Hyde Shuttle

The Hyde Shuttle is a free van service for senior citizens 55 and older and people with disabilities. Need to go shopping ? Want to visit the senior center ? Have a doctors appointment ? Call (206) 727-6262. 

DIRECTIONS

From I-5: Take the I-405/Renton exit. Take I-405 for about two miles. Take Renton exit #2 on Rainier Avenue. Follow Rainier Avenue for seven signal lights. Turn right on to Airport Way. Follow Airport Way through two lights. Cross the Cedar River Bridge and immediately take a right into the Activity Center parking lot.

From I-405 (going South): Take exit #5. Follow Park Avenue North for approximately one mile to North 4th Street (AM/PM station on right). Turn right on to North 4th Street and get into the far left lane. Go four blocks to Burnett Avenue North. Turn left and go two blocks. The Activity Center is on the right.

 

  COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR NEEDED
The Renton Senior Activity Center is in need of an experienced Computer Instructor familiar with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems; MS Office Suite 2007 and 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Adobe Photo Shop Elements 11; and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 as well as a variety of subjects; social media, email, file organizations, system utilities, etc. Instructor should be sensitive to the needs and characteristics of older adults and posses extreme patience. Students may be first time computer users. Classes are held Monday through Friday typically between 9:30 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2:30 pm. For more information, please contact Debbie Little at dlittle@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-6632.

 
Lunch Menu

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