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Senior Support Services

211 Crisis Line LogoThe Senior Center offers several support services through networks with other organizations that serve as a valuable resources to seniors in the community.

Resource Navigation

Auburn Senior Activity Center is now offering Resource Navigation services through the South King County Senior Centers & Resources Hub, which is funded through the King County Veterans Seniors Human Services Levy (VSHSL).  Hub logo

A partnership between Auburn Senior Activity Center, Pacific Senior Center and Federal Way Senior Center & Food Bank, our Resource Navigation staff assist seniors in connecting to resources and services to improve their quality of life and address any barriers to accessing assistance.  We are providing services to seniors age 55+, veterans of any age, and family members of veterans.

We can help connect you with resources such as housing, financial assistance, access to food, emotional support, and home care.

We can meet with you individually by appointment only.   Please contact Jennifer Hurley, MSW, LICSW at 253-931-3016 or jhurley@auburnwa.gov for more information or to schedule an appointment.  

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Act and Estate Information

Need coverage info for:

  • Medicare
  • Medigap (Medicare supplement)
  • Medicaid
  • Long Term Care
  • Group Insurance

Senior Rights Assistance

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Trusts
  • Probate
  • 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 second Thursday of the month while the Senior Rights person is at the Center the third Wednesday. Call the Senior Center at 253-931-3016 for an appointment.

Hyde Shuttles

Hyde Shuttles provide free door-to-door neighborhood van service for seniors age 55 and older and people with disabilities living in Auburn. Drivers take you anywhere within the city limits including to the store, a friend’s house, the senior center, library or to medical appointments. 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.

Volunteer Transportation

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 Community Programs Coordinator at 253-931-3099.

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. Please visit the Utilities page to view the criteria and fill out the application