Welcome to the Senior Center
Join us for the Senior Center’s Annual Fundraising Breakfast!
The Journey Begins is the Senior Center’s largest annual fundraiser and will feature live music, stories and highlights from the Senior Center’s programs and an opportunity to give. All funds raised support the fun, engaging programs and critical services the Senior Center provides West Seattle residents as they age.
You’re invited! RVSP by October 4.
Let’s Go On Tour
Our Membership Welcoming Committee offers tours every Monday at 11 a.m. Our tours are open to all new members and anyone who is just curious about the Senior Center.
Meet us in the lobby for a 45-minute tour of our building and programs. We’ll show you all the Senior Center’s fantastic spaces and answer your questions. After the tour, we invite you to stay for lunch!
If you have questions about our tours or membership, contact the front desk.
Current Classes, Services and Activities
- For up to date information on current programming, please see our Classes & Activities pages or click here for a quick overview of Activities for September 25 – 29.
- For current info on Community Dining, food bank distribution, Meals on Wheels, social worker support, and other essential services, please also see our Services page.
- If you are interested in on-site foot care, dental hygiene, technology and legal assistance, you’ll find more information on our Class & Activities page or by calling 206-932-4044, ext 1.
Fall Evening Events Return!
Thursday, October 5th, 7 pm
$10 members and non-members
We’re excited to have our regular evening events return on Thursday, September 7, when Larry Knapp and his guest musicians perform at the Senior Center’s Piano Bar. If you haven’t experienced Piano Bar yet, we invite you to come enjoy an evening of fantastic live music from 7-10pm. Entrance fee is $10, and wine, beer, specialty cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are available to purchase.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, October 20
Tinsel Town, December 15
Tickets sell out quickly!
For 17 years Sylvia O’Stayformore has been raising money for the Senior Center at our popular and highly entertaining Rainbow Bingo events. Join us on Friday, Oct. 20, for a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed Bingo or Friday, Dec. 15, for a Tinsel Town-themed event. Admission is $35. Tickets sell quickly.
Rainbow Bingo is a 21+ event.
Upcoming Events & Classes
Fall Prevention Workshop
Wednesday, September 27, 1-2:30pm
We are excited to welcome back local physical therapist Julia Badding from Sea Pines Physical Therapy for this popular hands-on workshop. Julia will offer live demonstrations, tips, handouts and a Q&A presentation about preventing falls and how to fall to reduce injury. Free for members/non-members.
Financial Beginnings Workshop
Safe Banking for Seniors: Identifying and Avoiding Scams
Wednesday, October 11, 1-2:30pm
Free for members/non-members
Join us a practical and insightful workshop put on by Financial Beginnings, a nonprofit that teaches people how to play an active role in their financial well-being. Our speaker will be Duncan Taylor, Financial Beginnings volunteer and SVP/ Chief Operating Officer for the Washington Bankers Association.
Scammers target older customers because of the size of their assets, their tendency to be more trusting, the likelihood of their being stressed by family, medical and financial problems, their concern about having enough money and their embarrassment about admitting they’ve been duped. This workshop will present types of scams, why they work, warning signs and how to build scam defenses.
History Hour Series
October: Indigenous Heritage Month
Duwamish River Community Coalition
Friday, October 13, 1-2 pm
$10 members and non-members
The Duwamish River Community Coalition will present on the ecological restoration, as well as the historical reckoning, that they have worked to bring to one of the most overindustrialized areas in the country. Help us mark Indigenous Heritage Month with this insightful presentation.
Update on Our COVID Safety Policies
While masks are not required, please respect those who chose to wear one.
Vaccinations Strongly Encouraged
Per the King County Department of Health, vaccinations are strongly encouraged, but no longer required, to enter our facility.
Please note – in some instances where programs or services are offered in a one-on-one setting, masks and vaccinations may continue to be required.
Thanks for helping us continue to provide a safe environment for our community’s seniors.
In observance of holidays, the Senior Center of West Seattle will be closed:
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23, 2023
Day After Thanksgiving – Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2023
Boxing Day – Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Inclement Weather Policy
When Seattle Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Senior Center will also be closed. Watch the news for updates. If you are not sure or if school is on holiday break, call us: 206-932-4044 x1. We will also send a text or phone message out through our new system, so be sure to have your most up-to-date contact information on file with us.
Our mission is to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment where people can enjoy warm friendships, healthy activities, joyful experiences and meaningful engagement as they age.
Our vision is a West Seattle community where everyone of every age can be supported in their goals for health, wellness and lifelong learning, and stay involved with each other while living their best possible lives.
Your donation with help us provide on-site and hybrid classes, outreach programs and critical support services to seniors.
or send a check to 4217 SW Oregon St., Seattle, WA 98116.