A wide range of community organizations will set up at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (15 Roy St.) in Uptown on Sept. 19 for the Seattle Housing Senior Resource Fair.

Groups like the Uptown Alliance, Queen Anne Helpline Toast of the Town Toastmasters, and Sound Generations have already committed to tabling at the event — set for noon to 4 p.m. — which is designed to bring as many service providers together under one roof for an afternoon for local seniors. Refreshments will also be provided.

Organizer Lynette Douglass said there’s something different about having face-to-face interactions with various organizations, as opposed to reaching out by phone or via email.

“A lot of times you get off the phone or whatever, and we ask ourselves, ‘Why didn’t I talk to them about this or that?’” she said.

Douglass, who has past experience in putting together resource fairs like this one, also credited her fellow residents at Michaelson Manor (a building for seniors run by the Seattle Housing Authority) for their efforts as well.

“If it weren’t for my friends and neighbors in Queen Anne … I don’t think this would be happening,” she said.

After a nearly 50-year career in the workforce — predominantly as a sterile processing technician with Swedish Hospital — Douglass wanted to “give herself to the community.” This is one way to do that.

“It’s a passion that I help other people find what it is in their lives that will make it better, or make it happier,” she said.

For more information, contact Douglass at 206-352-7140 or via email at lynettedouglass65@gmail.com, or Nancy Mero of the Seattle Housing Authority at nancy.mero@seattlehousing.org.