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Senior Services for South Sound

Improving the quality of life for people as they age.

aka Meals on Wheels of Thurston County, Meals on Wheels of Mason County   |   Olympia, WA   |  www.southsoundseniors.org

Mission

Improving the quality of life for people as they age.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Brian Windrope

Main address

222 Columbia St NW

Olympia, WA 98501 USA

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EIN

91-0907573

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are focused on helping seniors in South Puget Sound live their best lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Activities & Lifelong Learning Program

Activities and Lifelong Learning provide continuing adult education provided by community educators and faculty to seniors at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center and the Olympia Senior Center. Classes offered include recreation, health and wellness, and academic classes offered by local college faculty and educators knowledgeable on class topics. Health and wellness classes focus on fall prevention, healthy movement and are geared towards the health needs of seniors. Special programming is provided to those over 50 years of age who have developmental disabilities.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Provides made-from-scratch meals to seniors in Mason and Thurston County via home delivery and at 8 nutrition sites. Volunteers deliver hot meals to home-bound seniors and check on client's wellness and safety when delivering. Community dining sites in Senior and Community Centers offer improved nutrition and social interaction for seniors. Meals are overseen by a certified nutritionist and nutrition education is provided at each of the nutrition sites twice each year, and as requested by individual clients. If needed, the nutritionist may meet one-on-one with nutrition clients to determine if specialized meals need to be provided for weight gain or allergies.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Social and economic status

Brighter Days Adult Day Program provides respite and adult day care services to families to those living with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive or physical disorders. Adults and seniors attending the program enjoy social interaction and life-enhancing programs through gentle exercise, group conversations, and activities that keep them active both mentally and physically. Caregivers are often able to delay transferring care of their loved one to a nursing facility and are given the opportunity for rest, run essential errands or work during the time their loved one is at Brighter Days.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
People with disabilities
Ethnic and racial groups

Care Connection is an independent caregiver registry matching care-providers to those with caregiver and housekeeping needs in the community. Care Connection promotes independence for adults in the community by providing in-home care by independent caregivers who are part of the registry.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Health

Client Services provides consultations to individuals and their families who are in need of support. Services under this program include a Pet Assistance Fund, Resource Advocate Team, "Do you know a senior in need?" free critical delivery program, SHIBA (State-wide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors), an Inclusion program, and much more.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Economically disadvantaged people

The Transportation Program provides transportation for seniors who are unable to take public transportation, or lack adequate personal transportation. Seniors are provided rides to essential appointments, doctor's visits, and to nutrition services.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Senior Nutrition Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Client Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of the programs of Senior Services for South Sound is to improve the lives of people as they age.

We provide programs and services that support a senior's ability to age in place. This includes providing programs for seniors of all abilities and programs that promote self-sufficiency and healthy living.

Since 1973, Senior Services for South Sound has been providing programming that supports the needs of seniors in our community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Senior Services for South Sound

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Ficker

Executive Director, Adult Family Home Council

Nicole Colgan

Vice President of HR, Ideal Option

John Ficker

Executive Director, Adult Family Home Council

Dean Walz

Retired - Fiscal Services Director, City of Olympia

Jo-Ann Costantino

Retired - Executive Director, St Peter's Health Partners

Curt Steigers

Commander, USN (retired)

Denise Steigers

Realtor, Coldwell Bank Realty

Rhodetta Seward

Retired - Executive Services Director, Intercity Transit

Emily Bergkamp

General Manager, Intercity Transit

Amy Degon

Community Relations Director, MyMedSupplies

Ronda Larson Kramer

Larson Law, PLLC

Michael Leonard

Retired - United Way

Michelle Wickett

Mortgage Banker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/5/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/05/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.