Communities need places for youth, families, seniors, and organizations to come together to build relationships.

For seniors, maintaining an active lifestyle is a key component of a happy and healthy life. Through a partnership with the City of Tacoma, KWA manages two senior activity centers in the Tacoma area:

Beacon and Lighthouse

Senior Centers

Beacon and Lighthouse Senior Activity Centers provide seniors find that the ability to interact with other older adults in social settings results in the improvement of their mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. Two centers focus on helping the participants achieve these goals by hosting various classes and activities that enhance the senior’s quality of life.

Senior Ethnic Meals & Activities

KWA provides meal sites to four ethnic groups — Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and English-speaking seniors — at three sites in Federal Way, Tacoma HQ, and Holy Church in Jesus in Tacoma. Our chefs provide culturally authentic meals depending on the day of the week.

During COVID-19, we have suspended in-person meal centers and offer to-go meals. This is to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff. We have made alternative arrangements for to-go and delivery options based on location. Please call 253-536-3020.

Ages 60+ are eligible, but a $3 contribution is highly recommended. For hours and locations click here!

Along with socialization, the seniors can access the benefit enrollment services with the help of KWA’s bilingual staff to access resources. Free health checkups, health education workshops, and limited transportation to and from meal sites is provided.

Community Living Connection (CLC) and Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

This program helps seniors, 60+, live independently, healthy, and happy life through providing information, often connecting them to resources and actual assistance with enrollment to benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, and Medicare Savings program. FCSP helps out unpaid caregivers (often time they are family members) providing support to prevent the clients to go into a long-term facility.

This program is available in King County only.