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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!

Elizabeth Scheid
Recreation Coordinator
City Hall, 6000 Main St SW,
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 983-7786

[email protected]

Activities and Events
Photos and Videos
Location and Contact Information


NEW: SHIBA-State Health Insurance Benefit Advisors

Two senior women sitting at a desk smiling at the camera.

Lakewood City Hall

First and Third Wednesday of the month by appointment
253-983-7786 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
Friday, June 14th
, 11:30am

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:
243-983-7786 or email Elizabeth Scheid

Sumi Painting

Fort Steilacoom Park Pavilion
8714 87th Ave SW,
Lakewood, WA 98498
Mondays, July 22-August 26, 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: Walk with Fido!

Ollie’s on a break. Watch for his return this Fall!
Ft. Steilacoom Park, meet near dog park bathroom

(look for Ollie-dog in the picture)

We have had some requests for a walk where dogs are welcome to join us… you got it! Grab your puppy and join us for a dog walk. Dogs MUST be on leash, bring bags and clean up after your dog and dogs must be socially friendly (owners too, lol). We even have a treat for your favorite friend! Non-dog walkers are welcome to join us too.

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, June 11, 18, 25
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee & Conversation

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Friday, June 21
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
Coming back soon!

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) 983-7786 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

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Upcoming Classes: Date TBA
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 253-983-7786 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) 983-7786.

Knotty Knitters

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

Wednesdays, June 12, 26
1:00 PM
(June 26 will start at 1:30)

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: June 21
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)983-7786

Photography Club

City Hall
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Upcoming Class: Thursday, June 20
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 13, July 11
10:00 AM

Do you love a good book and love to get together with friends? There is nothing like great friends and a good book! Please join us!

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
Monday, June 17
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) 983-7786.
In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 hotline for questions: 1 (800) 272-3900

Photos & Videos

Fun Photos
“Bee” Happy!
Happy Halloween!
3 ladies at tea party
Tea Party… Tea for Three!
3 people from walking group with flowers for May Day
May Day flowers!
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

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Scheid – Recreation Coordinator
Email: escheid@cityoflakewood.us

Debbie Washburn – Office Assistant
Email: [email protected]