Whatcom Council on Aging


The Whatcom Council on Aging (WCOA) has been serving seniors in our community since 1964.  We are an independent non-profit organization supported by donations from local businesses and community members, limited federal funding and grants.  Founding board members were part of the nation-wide effort to pass the Older Americans Act in 1965.

We operate five programs:







Have you ever dreamed of having a Christmas tree like those pictured in magazines? Then this is the event for you! Bring home your picture perfect tree at the Festival of Trees Gala & Auction, Saturday December 1st. The Festival of Trees, a beloved community event, has found a new non-profit home with The Bellingham Senior Activity Center.  The Festival of Trees is a two-day holiday themed event that raises funds for the Bellingham Senior Activity Center to support active aging. 

This year’s event will feature the Tour of Trees. This a free community event for families and friends to tour the glimmering trees in the Leopold Chrystal Ballroom on Friday November 30th from 11am-7pm and Saturday December 1st from 10am-12noon. 

The main event is the Festival of Trees Gala & Tree Auction Saturday, December 1st at 5:30pm. The gala will feature many professionally decorated Christmas trees in our tree auction, a silent auction, dinner and dessert dash.  Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will benefit the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.


Phone: (360) 733-4030

Event Email: msimon@wccoa.org

Tickets available at:

Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck Street


Click here to purchase tickets online


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Hours for the Bellingham Senior Activity Center

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm (note the Front Desk closes at 4:00pm) Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

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