Senior Media Services

223 N. Yakima • Tacoma, Washington 98403 • 253-722-5687 or 800-335-8433

What Is Senior Media Services?

Senior Media Services produces the monthly newspaper, Senior Scene, and the annual resource directory, Where To Turn.

Senior Scene

Senior Scene newspaperSenior Scene publishes information of interest to active, senior adults. Regular features include:

  • legal, medical, and senior opinion columns;
  • legislative news;
  • trips and travel;
  • health and fitness;
  • nutrition and recipes;
  • calendars of events;
  • senior activities;
  • reminiscences and poetry;
  • community services and referral information;
  • and much more.

Special issues include housing directories, shopping guides, and holiday greetings. 18,000 copies of Senior Scene reach over 40,000 readers every month. 2,000 subscribers receive the paper by mail; the balance is delivered to over 300 sites throughout Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington. Those who subscribe donate $16 a year, unless they are homebound and unable to pay, then they can receive the paper free. Senior Scene is available free at any of our distribution sites, which include the libraries, senior centers, grocery stores, restaurants, housing facilities, medical facilities, churches, and wherever seniors congregate.

Phone subscriptions accepted with MasterCard or Visa. Call (253) 722-5687.

Check out the online edition of Senior Scene by clicking here.

Where To Turn

Where To Turn is an easy to use resource directory that lists government and non-profit telephone numbers by category. The booklet is packed with listings that serve our seniors at their point of need. The guide is an effective and indispensable resource for government and private providers of senior services. It is distributed along with Senior Scene, bulk copies can be picked up at our office, or for a single copy send a long self-addressed envelope with a 60-cent stamp.

Where to TurnOur readers have relied on Senior Scene as their source for senior information, products and services for over 26 years. Seniors, their families, friends and caregivers depend on the information provided in Where To Turn and Senior Scene. Educators of senior support personnel use both publications in their classrooms as reference materials. Senior Media Services depends on the willing support of many volunteers—delivery drivers, writers, and proofreaders lend their valuable assistance. The production of these publications is truly a collaborative effort requiring the support of individuals, advertisers, and local agencies. Senior Media Services is an information network that provides the vital link to maintaining a healthy, active, informed senior community in Pierce County, Washington.