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Welcome to the
Walla Walla Senior Center

Founded in 1971, we are dedicated to serving seniors in the Walla Walla Valley. We invite people of all backgrounds and generations to join us at the Center.

Our Mission

To empower our community members, specifically older adults, to live healthy and happy lives by fostering intergenerational connections, building community, and combating social isolation and hunger. 

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Our Vision

To operate an inclusive community center - one in which connections and friendships are made, purpose is found, and opportunities abound. We endeavor to experiment, grow, and incorporate community-wide programs and services of employment, health, recreation, and education primarily designed for older adults.

Core Values

COMMUNITYWe build community for our clients, volunteers, and fellow employees by providing spaces to foster real connections and friendships within and between generations, especially for older adults.

INCLUSION - We respect, embrace, and celebrate differences in skills, abilities, age, cultural heritage, ethnicity, gender, religion, and more, so that every person can be their authentic self and feel as though they truly belong.

 

COMPASSION - We ensure that kindness is at the forefront of every interaction between clients, volunteers, and fellow colleagues. We lead with compassionate curiosity and prioritize creating safe spaces to make mistakes, learn, and grow.

SERVICE - We take great pride in serving our community, and we strive each day to continually improve the quality of our organization. We are committed to providing impactful programs, collaborating and connecting our community with other local organizations where beneficial, and going out of our way to support everyone who places their trust in us.

DIGNITY - We aim to foster a sense of dignity within our community of varied abilities and ages. Our focus is on assisting older adults to thrive as they navigate  the normal aging process with the ultimate goal of helping them to continue to live independent, high-quality lives at home.

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Inclusion and Belonging Statement

At the Walla Walla Senior Center, we empower everyone to live happy and healthy lives no matter where they come from. We are committed to proactively creating a community where everyone feels as though they belong – meaning they feel accepted, without judgment, and enabled to be their true, authentic self as a client, volunteer, or employee. By implementing inclusive outreach and programming, we foster a culture of inclusion where we value and leverage differences to engage our volunteers and employees and connect with our clients. We also recognize that creating a community of belonging takes constant learning and growth from everyone; we ALL play an important role in creating a more inclusive and equitable world.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Walla Walla Senior Center does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its programs on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, status as a parent, economic status, political affiliation, expunged juvenile record, mental or physical disability, military service or veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all employees, clients, volunteers, and any other individuals that may wish to become involved in the organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all.

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