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Lakewood Senior Activity Center

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center hosts exercise classes and social activities for seniors. You don’t have to be a Lakewood resident or be of a certain age to participate – all are welcome. Our mission is to help adults stay active and social through exercise and activity. Give Debbie & Elizabeth a call to learn about all of the activities we organize!

The building is temporarily closed. We host many fun clubs and activities at Lakewood City Hall!
Call (253) 798-4090 for more information.

Elizabeth Scheid
Recreation Coordinator
City Hall, 6000 Main St SW,
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 798-4090

Email: escheid@cityoflakewood.us


NEW: Barn Walk

Fort Steilacoom Park, near dog park
8714 87th Ave SW,
Lakewood, WA 98498
Monday, June 5th, 10:30am

Fort Steilacoom was an active homesteader’s farm dating as far back as 1844. In 1849 it became Fort Steilacoom and by 1868 the entire site was used as a working farm. From turkeys, chickens, pigs and cow to apple orchards and berry crops, Fort Steilacoom Park was used to provide therapy and food for the staff and patients at Western State Hospital. Come learn about this historic area.

For more information:
243-798-4090 or email [email protected]

NEW: SHIBA-State Health Insurance Benefit Advisors

Lakewood City Hall
6000 Main St SW,
Lakewood, WA 98499
First and Third Wednesday of the month by appointment
253-798-4090 or [email protected]

We have a representative from the State Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) available to assist seniors with their Medicare concerns. SHIBA, representative Joette Jouglard will meet with you by appointment.

NEW: Dirty Gloves Garden Club

Fort Steilacoom Park Pavilion
8714 87th Ave SW,
Lakewood, WA 98498
Thursday, June 29, 11:30am
Presentation.. more information coming soon!

Do you love to putter around in your garden learning how to make plants
grow? Join a group of passionate gardeners who share the common love of growing flowers, vegetables and shrubs. Unite to learn about plants, growing techniques, occasional guest speakers, trade tips and tricks, swap stories and meet new friends! This group is for beginners to more experience gardeners. We all have a lot to contribute. Let’s grow together!

Please pre-register to help us plan:
243-798-4090 or email Elizabeth Scheid

NEW: Sumi Painting

Fort Steilacoom Park Pavilion
8714 87th Ave SW,
Lakewood, WA 98498
Mondays, April 24th-June 5, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $60/Members or $65/Non-Members
Experience the simple pleasure of Asian ink painting. With practice, a few brushstrokes evoke images of bamboo, birds, trees, flowers and Mt. Rainier. Beginners are always welcome. Pre-registration required. A few supplies are required, call for the list.

NEW: Lunch & Learn Presentation Series-Bring your lunch! We bring the beverage.!

City Hall
6000 Main St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Upcoming dates: March 22nd, May 10th

Lunch & Learn: Bring your lunch. We’ll provide a beverage!

Wednesday, June 28, 11:00 AM- “Every Last Cent”

Join Matt Santelli, Education and Outreach specialist at Pierce County ADRC to learn about money-saving programs, services, and benefits available to older adults in Pierce County.

Additional Lunch & Learn Presentations coming soon!

Activities and Events

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center is always planning fun events for seniors in the Lakewood community. Below is a list of our current and upcoming activities and events!

Men’s Coffee Hour

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tuesdays, May 30, June 13, June 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Mayor Jason Whalen

You’re invited to join our Mayor, Jason Whalen for a lively discussion and a cup of coffee!

Tuesday, June 13th, 10:00 AM

Have you met our new Police Chief, Patrick Smith? Join us a fellowship and a great conversation with our new Chief!

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 AM

Coffee & Conversation

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Friday, June 9th
10:00 AM

Do you miss having coffee with your friends before and/or class? We’re starting up a
coffee time just for you! Please grab all your friends and join us for coffee, cocoa, treats
and great conversation!

Drive-Through Events

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Next event: Wednesday, June 28
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Stop by City Hall for a treat, goodie, hang out with old friends or to meet new friends.
Make a pit stop to say hello! Goodies sponsored by Family Resource Homecare.

Virtual Happy Hour on Zoom

Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
Email Elizabeth at [email protected]
or call (253) 798-4090 for the Zoom link.

Join Lakewood Senior Activity Center LIVE and let’s mingle! Enjoy a cup of coffee or lemonade and join your friends at our Virtual Happy Hour on Zoom! Good news, we will continue to offer Zoom Happy Hour even after the Senior Activity Center reopens. We’ll see you there!

AARP Drivers Safety Course
AARP Driving class instructor and participants

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Upcoming Classes: June 28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Good news! AARP has approval to provide their driver safety courses in person. Drivers older than 55 qualify for a reduction in their auto insurance rates by attending the AARP Driver Safety Program. This event is hosted monthly. Return here to find out when the next class is. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Call 253-798-4090 to register.

Class Fee: $20.00 for AARP members. $25.00 for non-AARP members.

Just a Walk in the Park

Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Ave SW,
Lakewood, WA 98498
Mondays at 10:30 AM

Join us for fellowship and fitness! It’s always a good time to get outdoors, so join us on our weekly walks in the park. We walk rain or shine (except in snow ice or high winds). Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Meet near the dog park. Please leave your dogs at home. For more information or to learn about weather cancellations, call (253) 798-4090.

Knotty Knitters

City Hall
6000 Main St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Upcoming Classes:

Wednesdays, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28
1:00 PM

Grab your yarn and let’s get together to knit and crochet with your friends! Grab your projects and join us! Invite your friends! Whether you knit or crochet, everyone is welcome.

Brain Games

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Upcoming Class: Friday, June 9
11:00 AM

Help keep your brain engaged and challenged! Research shows that keeping your brain active can help reduce age-related cognitive disorders. Join us and supercharge your brain with interactive brain games! This program is not for individuals with memory loss, however contact us for additional resources. (253)798-4090

Photography Club

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Upcoming Class: Thursday, May 18, June 15
9:30 AM

Are you interested in photography and love to take pictures? Join our group of avid photographers as we get together to share our work. NEW: Photo themes! Get our your camera, be creative, and bring your themed photos to the club meetings. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Happy Bookers!

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Thursday, June 8
10:00 AM

Do you love a good book and love to get together with friends? We are planning to meet in-person and we will also offer a Zoom option. We will also offer a Zoom option, please contact us for the link. There is nothing like great friends and a good book! Please join us in person or by Zoom!

Pop-Up Library
Librarian at Pop-Up Library

Lakewood City Hall is hosting weekly pop-up libraries to offer basic services including registering for a library card, checking out from a limited selection of books and other items. They are also glad to provide tech and folks are welcome to use the laptops they bring onsite for whatever needs you might have.

Thursday, 9:00 AM-Noon

Alzheimer’s Adult Children Caring for Parents with Memory Loss Support Group

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tuesday, May 23
5:30 PM

Are you caring for a parent with memory loss? This support group provides a wide variety of tools to help with your unique journey of providing care to a parent with memory loss. This month’s meeting will be in person. We will continue to offer meetings by phone conference as well.

For more information, contact Debbie, group facilitator, at (253) 798-4090.
In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 hotline for questions: 1 (800) 272-3900

Photos & Videos

Fun Photos
Book Club member holding book
Joan enjoying a great book of the month!

Lisa from CayCare delivering presentation
Lisa from CayCare presenting on Self-care and “Finding your Inner Awesome!”
Group of people at "Just a Walk in the Park"
Walkers at “Just a Walk in the Park”
Debbie & Elizabeth with coffee cups
Debbie & Elizabeth cheers to Coffee and Conversation
Drive-Through Holiday Social Event – our staff gave each visitor a nice Christmas ornament.
Inge joined the Knotty Knitters club many years ago and has made thousands of blankets.
Drive up and say hello – our staff organized healthy social events even during the pandemic.
Erika is also a member of the Knotty Knitters – she learned to knit as a young girl in Germany.
Exercise Activity Videos

Location and Contact Information

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center is temporarily closed. We still host many fun clubs and activities at Lakewood City Hall. Call (253) 798-4090 for more information.

Lakewood City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Scheid – Recreation Coordinator
Email: EScheid
To email Elizabeth Scheid add her email handle before @cityoflakewood.us

Debbie Washburn – Office Assistant
Email: DWashburn
To email Debbie Washburn add her email handle before @cityoflakewood.us