Our Mission Statement

Orcas Senior Center (OSC), Orcas District of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County 501(c)3, engages the community to provide services, advocacy, and support so that people can live and age well on Orcas Island.

Who We Are

More than half the population on Orcas Island is over the age of 55. An aging community yes, but incredibly active and the most well educated population in the state of Washington.

We support this community through a variety of opportunities, programs, shared meals, social and educational events, and through the promotion of sound mind, sound body, and a commitment to the community at-large.

Our Vision

In 2025, we envision OSC serving as a community convener and leader in assisting people to age well on Orcas by promoting prolonged independence and improved quality of life. Its governance is clear and direct: policies and procedures are in place, fostering clarity and accountability. Members of the OSC Board of Directors possess the range of expertise, talent and skills necessary to set effective policy and establish committees to achieve the organization’s strategic goals. It is a “working board” that engages volunteers, employees, and sponsors.