IAWW Seniors Program
The nonprofit IAWW Seniors Program started in 1997 as part of the Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW). This is the only program serving South Asian Seniors in the State of Washington. Participants are retired, of retirement age, or merely interested in activities and events relevant to seniors.
Our Mission is: “To provide and facilitate civic, recreational, cultural and educational services and opportunities for cultural integration to the elders of the community.”
Since its inception in 1997, the Seniors Program has evolved into a very active organization within IAWW and furnishes the following programs:
- Annual Health Fair (started in 1998)
- Biannual Music Programs (started in 1998)
- Day Field Trips and Senior Picnic/Walk (started in 2000)
- Monthly Lunch Program (started in 2001)
- Information, Assistance and Referral Service (started in 2010)
- Senior Support Group (started in 2015)
Additionally, the program offers workshops on senior-focused services including Medicare, Social Security, Prescription Drug Programs, Nutrition, etc. The Seniors Program also provides resources for the elderly through liaisons with CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid), SSA (Social Security Administration), SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors), SG (Sound Generations), and NAPCA (National Asian Pacific Center on Aging).