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No Elevator Means Limited Social Interaction for Southeast Seattle Senior Center Elders

by Carolyn Bick

For those of us with good knees, hips, and joints, not having access to an elevator isn’t a big deal. It’s fine — we’ll just take the stairs.

But for those who can’t walk up stairs — either due to bad joints or because they rely on  walkers and wheelchairs — not having access to an elevator is a major problem. And now that the elevator at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) has broken down for good, a number of the center’s elders are facing a significant amount of social isolation.

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