The Senior Center offers several support services through networks with other organizations that serve as a valuable resources to seniors in the community.
Humane Society Contributors Help Feed Pets
Need help covering the cost of pet food? Call the Senior Center for details on the Senior Pet Food Bank designed to help low income seniors supplement their pet food purchases.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Act and Estate Information
Need coverage info for:
- Medigap (Medicare supplement)
- Long Term Care
- Group Insurance
Senior Rights Assistance
- Powers of Attorney
- Living Trusts
- Community property agreements
Trained volunteers with SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Act) and Senior Rights Assistance are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, but can provide you with guidance and information. The SHIBA volunteer is at the Senior Center on the 2nd Thursday of the month while the Senior Rights person is at the Center the 3rd Wednesday. Call the Senior Center for an appointment.
The Hyde Shuttle is a free neighborhood van service for seniors age 50 and older and people with disabilities living in Auburn. You can ride anywhere within the city limits. Sign up by phone, no forms to fill out, lift-equipped vehicles, call up to 30 days in advance, donations welcome. Call 206-727-6262 to make your reservation.
Qualified volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments and other essential services for seniors. To qualify for transportation, you need to be 60 years or older, a King County resident and have no other transportation options available. For information, call Volunteer Transportation for Seniors, 206-448-5740 between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Energy Assistance Program
Energy assistance programs may be able to help you pay for electricity, gas, propane, wood or oil. Two programs may be able to help low income seniors with their heating bills: LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and HELP (Puget Sound Energy's Assistance Program). Call 1-800-348-7144 for an appointment and/or income guidelines.
City of Auburn Home Repair
City of Auburn offers grants for minor and emergency home repairs including: plumbing, electrical, roofs, disabled access, furnace service and other repairs. Applicants eligible for a Housing Repair Grant must reside within the city limits of Auburn and meet the HUD income guidelines. The housing unit must be owner occupied. For more information or to request an application, please contact the City of Auburn's Planning Department at 253-931-3090.
Basic Cable Service Discount
As part of its cable franchise with Comcast, the City of Auburn negotiated a discount on basic cable service for eligible subscribers that meet all of the following criteria:
- 62 years of age or older, or disabled
- The legal owner or lessee/tenant of their residence
- Combined disposable income from all sources does not exceed the Federal Housing and Urban Development standards for the Seattle-Bellevue area for the preceding year. The applicable HUD income standard for the current year is $30,900 annually for a single person and $35,300 for a married couple
If you meet the above requirements please apply by filling out the Senior Basic Cable Discount Form (PDF).