Senior Housing Team

The Senior Housing Action Team of Thurston Thrives invites you to join us at the upcoming Senior Housing – Community Planning Process

The Thurston Thrives Housing Action Team convened the Senior Housing Team (SHT) to explore senior housing issues. In 2019 they developed a community planning process designed to address senior housing needs, resources and strategies to close the gap.  Starting with the November 20th “Regional Housing Summit 3; Senior Housing in Thurston County”, this process continues with  a series of public workshops convened by subject matter experts (dates and locations to be announced in early 2020).  Each workshop will allow a deeper dive into key elements of senior housing development.

January 24, 2020, 1:30 – 3pm:        Senior Housing Needs (COMPLETED):

Location:    Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey

Agenda: Discussion of senior housing needs data.  Presenters will offer data from Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) sources on population projections; housing resources; projected needs, etc.  Invited Participants:  Elected officials, Michael Ambrogi & Thurston Regional Planning;  AAA staff; SSSS staff; and stakeholders

Conveners:  Nicole Kiddoo, Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging; Eileen Mckenzie Sullivan Senior Services of South Sound.

February 21, 2020, 1:30 – 3:00 pm:            Senior Housing Models (POSTPONED):

Location:  Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia

Agenda:  Presentation & discussion of senior housing models & the partnerships needed to make them happen.  Invited Participants: LIHI; Habitat for Humanity; Mercy Housing; SHAG; LARK; private sector developers.

Conveners: Howard Burton, former Marketing Director Panorama & Anna Schlecht, City of Olympia Housing Program.

March 27th 2020, 1:30 – 3:00 pm:               Planning Tools to Support Senior Housing: 

Location: Lacey City Hall Community Room, 420 College St SE, Lacey

Agenda:  Discussion of regional policy frameworks that help to facilitate senior & affordable housing development – i.e. ADU policies in Lacey.  Invited Participants: planners & Planning directors from Lacey, Olympia; Thurston County, Tumwater & Yelm.

Conveners:  Veena Tabott Thurston Regional Planning (TRPC) & Jessica Brandt, Lacey Community Planning