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Age-Friendly Renton - Virtual Talk Series

Free virtual series with various topics, presenters and engaging conversation.

Visit rentonwa.gov/register to reserve your spot with course #9497. “Zoom” with friends and community members on your computer or phone. For help, call 425-430-6633.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month, 2-3 p.m.

Topics Will Include:

March 9, 2-3PM: Nutrition for Longevity

Eating healthier may improve your nutritional status, energy, immunity, strength, digestive health and mood. Join Era Living’s dietitian Courtney Riffe to learn about common age-related changes that impact nutritional status, and how the benefits of a healthy diet can impact sustainable improvements to your daily routine. Presented by Courtney Riffe, RD CD CSG, Nutritional Services Director for Era Living

The Lakeshore

March 23, 2-3PM: Coffee with a Cop - Virtual Style

Experience Renton PD’s popular “Coffee with a Cop” via Zoom. We may be online, but you won’t be alone in this informal and inviting conversation with Commander Dan Figaro.
Figaro has been with Renton PD since 1996 and currently oversees traffic, parking enforcement, animal control and special events. Commander Figaro can speak to current issues and welcomes your Q’s. Presented by Dan Figaro, Commander-Patrol Services Division, City of Renton Police Dept.

Renton PD

Beyond the Stage Virtual Series

New, free, virtual series featuring local and PNW artistic creators. Experience their art-form (performing, visual, other) and in engage in conversation from the comfort of your home. Musicians, vocalists, dance, theatre, story-tellers, authors, magicians and more. Explore, discover, engage, and participate! Reserve your spot and “zoom” online with friends and community members. Monthly dates/times will vary.

Topics Will Include:

March 16, 6:30-7:30pm: "Cavort - Spirit of the Irish"
 
Register with course #9657

Don your green the eve before St. Patrick’s Day and experience traditions of the Irish, including a joyous pub-style singalong from the comfort of home, and hear stories behind songs hundreds of years old. Since 2015, Cavort has galivanted their way onto stages across the PNW, delivering Irish music woven by fiddle, flute, guitar and bodhran, featuring traditional and original songs which unite the rich past and present Celtic heritage. Get ready for Cavort to take you on a wild Irish journey of hooch-hiding, lover-leaving, romantic indecisiveness, and . . . maybe beer.

Cairde Cavort St. Patrick's Day Band


Temporary Closure

Due to COVID-19 the Renton Senior Activity Center is currently closed. We hope to partially at sometime in 2021, once it is safe for patrons and staff.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you again soon! 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lunch Program

The senior center's drop-in lunch program now features sack lunches. Seniors (60+) can drive through weekdays starting at 11:30 a.m. with a limited supply. To contact us for home delivery via Hyde Shuttle, or to preorder a week-end meal please leave a voicemail with your name, and phone number for Sean Claggett at 425-430-6634.

Renton Senior Activity Center

The Renton Senior Activity Center is a drop-in facility for adults age 50 and older. The center serves as a focal point in the community for quality recreational, social, health, educational, and nutritional services.

We offer a variety of activities that encourage fun, friendship, and socialization in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Come on in and see what we have to offer!

The center does not provide respite adult day care or services that would normally be provided by a trained attendant, nurse, or personal caregiver.

*The services below are not currently being offered due to COVID-19:

 

Hearing Loss Association of America

This group helps inform, educate and support individuals with hearing loss and meets the second Friday of the month at 12:15 p.m.

Free Legal Services

Free legal information is available to adults 50 years and older on these topics:

  • Living Trust
  • Will Guidance (not preparation)
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Medicaid qualification
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Concerns
  • Consumer Affairs
  • 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.

Nutrition/Lunch Program

The Congregate Hot Lunch Program provides seniors a nutritious meal in a group setting, encouraging socializing, and reducing isolation.

The hot meals are prepared on site, provide 1/3 of the daily nutritional needs and served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

There is a suggested donation of $4 for eligible seniors 60 years and older to help the cost. Meals are provided by Sound Generations.

For non-eligible seniors under the age of 60, a charge of $10 will apply. No eligible senior 60 and older, who is unable to donate, will be denied a meal.

The dining room opens at 10:30 a.m. for ticket sales and seating. Groups of eight or more must make a reservation with the site coordinator two weeks prior.

Contact the site coordinator, 425-430-1128, for information or reservations. The nutrition office is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Charles Turner for information, 425-254-1128.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor

Understanding insurance benefits can be difficult. A trained volunteer from SHIBA will meet 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, 425-430-6633 on the first working day of the month for an appointment.

Transportation Service

King County Metro Orca Card

Senior citizens 65 years or older can purchase a Regional Reduced Fare Permit that is combined with an ORCA card.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Paratransit Program

This program is for individuals 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.

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 a.m. and 3 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.

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.

To volunteer, please contact Elane Rosok at 425-430-6636 or email at erosok@rentonwa.gov.

Widowed Information & Consultation Services (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.

Why Classes Get Cancelled

If you’re interested in a class being offered, be sure to register in advance. If there is not enough people registered, the class will be canceled. Don’t miss out by waiting to the last minute to register.

Inclement Weather Procedures

During inclement weather situations, the City of Renton follows guidelines established by Renton School District.

All classes, activities, nutrition and transportation services will be canceled due to inclement weather if schools in  Renton School District are closed.

School closures are announced on local radio and television stations. If schools are open, but the road conditions are questionable, call the Renton Senior Activity Center, 425-430-6633 regarding cancellation of programs, classes and lunch.

Closed until further notice.

Normal hours

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

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