Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens provides programs and referrals to services that support independent living, social and civic engagement, and healthy aging to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities.
Whether for yourself or a loved one, The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens can connect you with local resources. The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens provides older adults with professional, confidential information and referrals to:
- Caregiver support
- Credit-debt relief and financial planning
- Homecare resources
- Housing options
- Long-term care solutions
- Nutrition programs
- Transportation and mobility resources
- Utility assistance
Senior Discounts (for Seattle-King County Residents Only)
The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens issues the Gold Card and FLASH Card for seniors and adults with disabilities. The cards list phone numbers for information and assistance, and give cardholders discounts for events, goods and services at businesses and organizations throughout King County.
Gold Card for Healthy Aging
Seattle's Gold Card for Healthy Aging is a handy resource for Seattle and King County residents age 60 and older. The card features the toll-free Senior Information and Assistance number — 1-844-348-KING (1-844-348-5464) or 206-962-8467 — and discounts on goods and services listed in a Special Discounts Directory. It also facilitates registration for senior nutrition programs throughout Seattle and King County.
The Gold Card is available at:
- The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
- Seattle Animal Shelter offices
- Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers
- Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers
- Senior Centers
Seattle’s FLASH Card — Fun Leisure Access Savings and Health — is a discount and identification card for adults with disabilities living in Seattle and King County. Similar to the popular Gold Card for Healthy Aging, the FLASH Card features the King County 2-1-1.
Embossed in Braille, the card also provides access to discounts on goods and services listed in a Special Discounts Directory.
Eligibility requirements for the FLASH Card are the same as for a Metro Transit reduced fare permit for persons with disabilities. People with temporary disabilities may receive a paper FLASH Card with an expiration date.
To receive the FLASH card, print out and return the FLASH Card application form to one of these locations:
- The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
- Special Technology Access Resources (STAR) Center
- Alliance of People with Disabilities
55+ Employment Center
The Employment Resource Center assists job- seeking Seattle residents age 55 and over and helps local employers to find experienced, dedicated and reliable employees. Services are free to both job seekers and employers. Services to job seekers include:
- One-to-one job search counseling, coaching, and work search strategies
- Job Search Workshops on a variety of topics that will help in your job search
- Weekly job listings that feature senior-friendly employers
- Assistance with your resume
- Interviewing tips
- Help with online networking
- Free computer classes at our downtown location
- Connection to training resources to upgrade job skills
- Computer access for resume writing and internet research
To get started, download, fill out and save the Employment Resource Center Registration Form to your computer in Word or PDF and attach it to your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will begin receiving the Weekly Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Jobs List, sent invitations to Job Search Workshops, and connected with information about free computer classes for registered job seekers.
In addition to the technology courses taught on-site at the MOSC, the City of Seattle is committed to promoting a technology healthy community, so residents have the information technology training and access needed for civic and cultural participation, employment and lifelong learning. Additional community technology resources are listed below:
- Greenwood Senior Center
- Wallingford Community Senior Center
- Seattle Public Library Computer Classes
- Free Access to Computers and Internet
- Low Cost Internet and Computers
Steve Lee, Seattle Age-Friendly Initiative
Thursday, February 16
Jim Curtin, SDOT Vision Zero Program
Thursday, March 16
Senior Coffee Hours are held in The Central Building, 1st Floor Conference Room 810 3rd Avenue (between Columbia & Marion Streets in downtown Seattle)
For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, contact Rowena Rye (206-684-0500 or email@example.com). Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least three days prior to the event.
Interested in Becoming a Volunteer Instructor or Assistant Instructor?
Computer-savvy persons age 50+ are encouraged to apply for volunteer instructor positions. Youth and younger adults are welcome to apply to serve as volunteer assistants.
Contact: Lynda Hunter @ 206.233.2783 or email Lynda.Hunter@Seattle.gov