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Our S7elálexw (old people) have always been the holders of wisdom and teachers of the generations to come.  They are our most valuable resource.  Our program works hard to help them continue sharing their gifts.

Samish Elders and Caregiver Program:

The Elders/Caregiver program provides a healthy meal and social interaction for elders five days a week. Lunch is served Monday-Thursday and breakfast on Fridays.  Wednesdays, we gather earlier in the day for crafting and socializing.  Wednesday is also when individual health screenings, assessments, and medical counseling are offered by our professional staff.

Regular gatherings at Building 1 (the Octagon) at Summit Park:


  • Lunches: Monday-Thursday gather at 11:30am, meal about Noon *
  • Breakfast: Friday at 9:30am

Please contact us to see if you are eligible for the Samish Elders Nutrition Program free or reduced cost meals.

*Please see list of closures below


  • Monday – Thursday Crafting from 9:30am – Noon.

Health Screenings:

Starting about 11:30am: Individual health screenings, assessments, and medical counseling by our Samish Public Health & Diabetes Program Staff.


The resource below is for those who may be elderly, households with children, foster care, or taking care of a relative. The resource has information about food assistance, prescription medicine assistance, and other needs:

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Samish Elders Program Meal Closures
On the following days, we will not have meal service at the Octagon:

(Reminder: Lunch is available at the Anacortes Senior Center (ASC) for free daily from 11:30-12:30 pm, they are closed on major holidays.)

September 3rd (Monday): Labor Day (ASC Closed)
September 17th - September 21st (Monday – Friday): Staff Trainings
September 28th (Friday): National Indian Day
October 8th (Monday): Staff Training Day (All Facilities Closed)
November 12th (Monday): Veteran's Day
November 22nd - November 24th (Thursday - Friday): Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day (ASC Closed)
December 24th - January 1st (Monday-Wednesday): Winter Break

Harvest Meal

Anacortes, WA

Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company! Please RSVP by November 5 so we can save you a seat!

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018

Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes, WA

Fourth quarterly meeting of the Culture Committee.

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving & American Indian Heritage Day

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22nd & 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Day.

Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

Lights of Christmas

Stanwood, WA

Stroll through a holiday park filled with amazing light displays!

Dates: 29 Nov – 29 Dec, 2018

Everett Silvertips

Everett, WA 98201

Come watch the Silvertips take on the Kootenay Ice!

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party

Anacortes, WA 98221

Everyone is invited to the Samish Christmas party to celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer! Santa will be there 1:00 – 3:00! Please RSVP by December 3

Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018

Offices Closed - Holiday Break

Anacortes, Washington

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st for the holiday break.

Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019