What is SAN?
SENIOR ACTION NETWORK [SAN] is a non-profit organization, part networking, part community service, designed to build our members’ businesses while simultaneously working to serve the senior community. Our membership consists of an eclectic group of businesses, organizations and volunteers interested in networking among themselves and in joining together for involvement to better the lives of seniors. Through SAN memberships, projects and events, SAN has donated thousands of dollars to the community and its seniors.
The Senior Action Network is collection of member businesses in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors through business development and services. Our mission includes providing education to help enhance healthy, independent and secure lives for seniors in our community. Even those not yet considered “seniors” are certainly seniors-in-training and can benefit from the plethora of information provided.
In addition to the ongoing monthly educational opportunities, members of our Speakers Bureau are also available to you or any group you may participate in. (Church group, Rotary, etc) Our speakers provide education on a variety of topics, and all programs are educational only. (There is no selling) Examples of topics include Long term care options, legal matters, healthy living, organizing and downsizing, and many more.
SAN has a financial gifting program that helps to provide help to seniors through donations from the public and businesses when there are no other options for them. Funds have been distributed for utility assistance, building a ramp, dental help, etc. Team members will help find resources elsewhere first if there are some available and counsel clients on ways to avoid further problems.
The Senior Action Network sponsors and/or participates in many activities throughout the year. Events include:
- Caregiver Recognition Banquet and Silent Auction
Senior Food Drive (Partners with Hanson Motors)
Living Well, Living Long – A Health & Wellness Expo
Annual Alzheimer’s Conference and Alzheimer’s Walk
Annual Fundraising Raffle for our Gifting Program
Yard Clean up
Lakefair’s 50+ In the Park and The Senior Games
Senior Services for South Sound Auction
Plus we provide:
- Monthly SAN information in The Olympia and the Senior News
- A website and calendar of events for Member’s Events
- Our monthly meeting with educational speakers
- The Senior Action Network wants to raise your awareness of options to help better your standard of life. There are many more events and activities this wonderful group of senior supportive businesses is involved in. South Sound seniors deserve a life-long quality experience with businesses they can trust.