Maple Valley Senior News Update 3-27-18

The Senior Program of Greater Maple Valley Community Center, located at 22010 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley, invites all adults 50+ (regardless of race, religion or culture) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-2:30. Come and enjoy lunch with us at 12 Noon (see details under Menu below). Call 425-432-1272 with any questions or visit our website

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Covington Place Sr. Apts. for their continued support of our programs.

Trips, Classes, Special Events

Payment for all trips is due at time of registration. Cancellations are refunded if seats can be filled; a $5 non-refundable service fee will be applied. Home pick-ups for trips are available for $1 each way inside or outside MV city limits. Trip costs include all Community Center expenses. Please note: if you are just “dropping in” for an activity (like Bingo) and/or a cup of coffee, we ask that you pay a “drop-in” fee of $1 (in the donation box).

Friday, March 30 – Intergenerational Luncheon and Toddler Egg Hunt – It’s time once again for us to show the toddlers from the Maple Valley Family Circle a “hopping” good time with an Easter Egg Hunt (with bunny) and a special baked ham lunch – with mac and cheese for the kids! Bingo will be at 10:30a.m., and the kids will start arriving at 11:30 for their 11:45 hunt. For seniors 60+, lunch is a suggested donation of $3.00. Adults 59 and under are $6.00, Children 10 and under are $3.00. Please sign up at the main desk to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, April 3 – Washington State History Museum – Telling the story of Washington’s history includes highlighting the characters and events that have affected the growth of our area. From the tale of women’s suffrage, to the mystery of D.B. Cooper, to the impacts of Executive Order 9066, to Northwest citizens and the Cold War, and so much more, the Washington State History Museum provides in-depth exhibitions full of artifacts, ephemera, stories, and images that enrich your visitor experience. Temporary exhibits include Playdates, and TOYTOPIA, which is sure to rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood moments. Come play in a world of big toys! Cost of trip is $24 + you will need to bring $11 to pay admission at the door. Bring money for lunch after the museum. We will leave GMVCC at 9:30.

Friday, April 6 – Totally Awesome Rainbow Bingo – This super rad fundraiser welcomes adults 21+ for a wicked night of Bingo, adult beverages, pandemonium, raffles, and PRIZES! This is not your Grandma’s Bingo! Your hostess for the evening is the fabulous and effervescent Sylvia O’Stayformore. Grab your friends and come join us, you do not want to miss this opportunity for a fun night out to support a fantastic cause. Get your tickets now, as seating is limited and this event sold out quickly last year! Tickets are $20, and are available at, or in person at front desk. Don’t forget to wear your best totally awesome ’80s attire – a winner will be crowned! Doors open at 6:30pm, Bingo starts at 7pm. We will have lots of treats and beverages (beer, wine, JELLO SHOTS!) available for purchase, and light snacks will be provided.

Cell Phone Drop Off – Drop off your old cell phones here to be distributed to US military as well as people in general disaster areas. This is part of the “Phones for Soldiers” Program. More information can be found at

Eye Glass Drop Off – Drop off old prescription glasses here for the Lions Club to refurbish and redistribute to those who need them.

Computer Assistance – Volunteer, Curtis Patterson, specializes in working with senior citizens and provides free, caring, patient, one-on-one computer assistance including repairs, upgrades, diagnostics, tutoring, virus/spyware cleaning, and more. PC and Android are his specialty, but Curtis is willing attempt to help with Apple products as well. Call us at 425-432-1272 to arrange and appointment. Age requirement is 50+.                                     Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 9 a.m. Walking Group – Meet in the Center’s lobby each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m., we will walk on the Lake Wilderness Trail as a group. Everyone walks at his or her own pace; covering approx. 2 miles round trip. Bring your water, your coffee, your leashed pup (with waste bags), or a 2-legged walking buddy. The group will walk rain or shine. This is a drop-in activity; no need to call ahead. Please check in with Tracy or Jamie before starting. Cost: $1 to support on-going GMVCC Health and Wellness programs.

Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 9:00-10:00 “Aging Well Yoga” Candi will help you gently increase strength, flexibility, posture and balance. Everyone will be working at their own pace. 4-class punch card is $30; 8- class punch card is $50; 12-class punch card is $70; drop in rate is $10. No reservations are necessary; pay in class. This class is held in “The Den.” Call with any questions.

Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10:30 Fall-Prevention Exercise. “The Fall Stop…Move Strong” exercise program was designed specifically to improve balance and strength. It is a series of 3 different 12-minute sessions. Exercise each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30. This is free and no sign-up is necessary. Please note, no exercise on party days.

Weds. at 2:30 Adult Line Dancing Join Janie to learn the joys of Line Dancing. Good fitness and fun all at the same time. Wear light-weight comfortable clothes and leather-soled shoes (or shoes that are conducive to dancing). Bring your own water bottle. Cost is $5 for drop-ins or $50 for a pre-paid ticket good for 11 classes. Call 425-432-1272 to learn more.

Fris. at 1:00 Painting

Calling all painters (all mediums) to come in to our main hall to paint, socialize, and offer artistic “suggestions” each Fri from 1:00-4:00. Absolutely no experience is necessary; all levels of ability are welcome. Suggested donation $1. Tables and space to spread out is available, however, there are no easels for use. No preregistration required. $1 to participate.


Suggested donation of $1 for Ping Pong and other games

(Bingo times might vary because of holidays and parties.)

Mons. – Bingo at 11:00; Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30; Ping Pong 12:30-4:00

Weds. – 2nd & 4th Weds Quilting & Sewing at 10:45 (in the Den); Bingo at 11:00, Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30

Fris. – Bingo at 11:00, Painting at 1:00; Ping Pong 1-3:30, Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30


Lunch served each Mon., Wed., Fri. at 12:00. For those age 60+ registered with ADS (Aging & Disability Services) living in King County there is a suggested donation of $3. For all others, there is a $6 fee. PLEASE NOTE: all menus are subject to availability of food items. Milk, coffee and tea are available for all lunches.

Wed., March 28: Chicken enchiladas, refried beans, mexi rice, oranges and pineapple, milk

Fri., March 30: Baked Ham, red potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, roll, milk, ice cream

Mon., April 2: Spinach Salad, roll, milk

Wed., April 4: Mini meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cup, milk

Fri., April 6: Chicken noodle casserole, berries, roll, milk


The Community Center Shuttle –Mon, Wed, and Fri between 9:00 am and 3pm provides rides to the Center for Programs and lunch. Van rides are $1 each way within our transportation boundaries. Call 425-432-1272 for availability at least 24 hours in advance. $20 bus passes (good for 20 rides) are available.

Volunteer Transportation– Need a ride to a medical appointment? Call Tracy at 425-432-1272 to arrange a FREE ride. This Volunteer Program is now in need of drivers. If you think you would like to help seniors get to medical appointments, please call the above number to volunteer.

Please take note: call us with your transportation needs at least one week ahead of your appointment.


Foot Care Call for an appointment. “Karen’s Foot Care” is offered on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month and the 3rd Thurs. Price is $30. Please call to make an appointment. Scholarships are available for those with limited income.

Fri: Blood Pressure Check: 1st and 3rd Fridays between 10:30 and 11:00.


Meals on Wheels (by application only). Applications must be obtained from and submitted to Seattle Senior Services (call 206-448-5767 or A new, expanded menu is now available.

Information and Referral Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions and assist you in finding in-home care, financial assistance, senior housing, nutrition options, and transportation alternatives.

Free Pet Food for low-income seniors.

Free Walking Aids & Bathroom Equipment (call for current items)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GMVCC – The Greater Maple Valley Community Center (GMVCC) is looking for people-friendly volunteers to have a fun experience while giving back to the people of Maple Valley. Currently, we are looking for fill-in Front Desk Assistance. For more information on the Front Desk position, contact Mark at Application and background check required. Check out our website for more information on what the Center has to offer.