Classes & Activities


The Senior Center offers a broad range of in-person and virtual programs, activities and services to meet the needs of a diverse and growing West Seattle community. We also welcome volunteers to contribute their time in all our programs.


Update on Class RSVPs

We are no longer requiring advanced RSVP for most of our programs, classes and activities. Just show up and sign in for the day using our new, easy sign-in system. A few specialty programs and events require an RSVP, which we note on our website and in program listings. If you are not a member of the Senior Center, you are welcome to participate in all our programs. We charge $5 per class or activity, except specialty services which vary by fee. Consider becoming a member for only $50 per year.


Update on Our COVID Safety Policies

Masks are HIGHLY recommended

Although not mandated while you are at the Senior Center, we feel that with the current COVID surge, people should wear masks indoors.Please consider wearing a mask while you participate in activities at the Senior Center. Staff and volunteers who serve food will be wearing masks. You are free to take off your mask while eating in the café or dining room.

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.


Upcoming Holidays, Special Events and Workshops


Piano Bar 

Thursday April 6, 7-10 pm

Join Larry Knapp and guest musicians for an evening of fantastic live music at the Senior Center. Singers and musicians of all ages are welcome to join in at our popular monthly event. Wine, beer, specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. $10 entry fee. Register below or at the door.




Health and Wellness Programs

The Senior Center supports our community’s physical, emotional and mental health. From in-person fitness classes and foot care clinics to technology support groups and virtual Qigong, we provide a holistic approach to keeping you healthy as you age.

Fitness Classes

Balance & Strength

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am

Improve your balance and prevent falls with this class that utilizes elements of tai chi, qigong and yoga. We incorporate exercises to learn, practice and improve the many components of balance such as specific balance exercises, lower body strength, flexibility and mindfulness. We allow for a wide range of abilities and use assistive devices such as chairs and tables.


Enhance Fitness

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9-10am

Fee: Free for members and $5 per class for nonmembers. Enhance Fitness class is free to Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage members and some Silver and Fit providers. Check eligibility with your insurance company.

Join our fitness instructor for this innovative class combining aerobics, strength, balance and stretching. No experience needed to join in the fun and stay active.


Gentle Chair Yoga

Mondays, 10-11am

Join certified yoga instructor Nadine Blinn for a fun and relaxing class of chair and standing poses (no floor sitting) to improve breathing, flexibility, balance and mood. Poses can be adapted to your abilities or limitations. Wear comfortable clothing.


Get Moving!

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Physical therapist Sherryl DeVries will teach this multi-level variety workout class for everyone, especially for people with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Exercises will include big movement, cardio, weight training, dance movement and boxing. All movements can be modified with a chair. Show up ready to move!


Hatha Yoga

Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Certified yoga instructor Nadine Blinn uses soft versions of poses designed for seniors that are held for longer periods allowing the body to ease into them. This class includes floor and chair exercises, so please bring a mat. Expect a calm beginning and end with a relaxed pace. Chairs are available for assistance in balancing and pose adaptations. Beginners through experienced yogis are welcome!


Moving Through Cancer Exercise Class – On Zoom

Mondays, 1-2 pm

Wednesdays, 10-11 am 

This virtual class is designed for cancer survivors in collaboration with UW Medical Research. Participants have completed their cancer treatment and are looking for specialized exercises. Call 206-932-4044, Ext 1 for more information.


Tai Chi

Thursdays, 10-11am

Improve your balance and increase your energy, strength and coordination. Join instructor Richard Lazeres for a continuing six-week class that blends exercises for health benefits, longevity and fun.


Health & Wellness Services


Dental Hygiene Clinics

Fridays, April 21, June 23, Aug. 25, Oct. 27 – 9am-5pm 

Estimated Fee: $94-124. Appointment required.

Get your pearly whites cleaned at the Senior Center by Dental Hygienist Jan Loder-Gaidos, RDH.Pick up an application form at the Senior Center and call Jan’s  office at 206-498-4023 to set up an appointment.


Foot Care

Current appointments full

Fee: $40 members, $50 non-members. Appointment required.

Give your feet the attention they deserve with a foot care appointment with Nurses Keith Germain or Carly McCaffray. Various times are available. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.


Healing Touch

Thursdays, 9-10:30am

During ancient times “laying on of hands” served as a first-line therapy for people who were suffering. Today, these same energy practices are finding a place in modern medicine. Many clients report a sense of “relaxation and wellbeing” after a 20-minute session in the chair. Patty Bodzioch, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, offers these sessions of gentle, light or near body touch.


Connection to the Community Programs

The Senior Center is a community gathering place for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities where everyone is welcome. We offer a place to meet friends, enjoy a healthy meal, take a class and engage in a vibrant social network.


Actividades En Español Con El Apoyo De Sea Mar Community Health Center’s Staff

Sea Mar Activities in Spanish

Martes (Tuesdays) 9am-2pm

El Personal de Sea Mar le da la bienvenida a todos los miembros para disfrutar de un día completo de actividades divertidas, socialización y almuerzo en Español. Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a Yanin Diaz a yanindiaz@ o llame al 206-764-8041.

We welcome all members of the Latinx community for a full day of activities, social time, and lunch. For more information, contact Yanin Diaz at yanindiaz@ or call 206-764-8041.


American Mahjong

Wednesdays, 1-3pm

Stimulate your brain by playing this ancient Chinese tile game that is similar to the card game Rummy. Meet new people and have fun. All levels of players are welcome.


Chess Club

Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm

Are you looking for a new activity to keep your brain sharp and clear? The Senior Center Chess Club welcomes both novice and experienced players. Join us at 1:30 p.m. for lessons, short tutorials and chess for all levels of expertise. For info: Conwell Dickey:


Coffee with Vets

Tuesday, April 11, 11am-12pm

Local veterans enjoy coffee and conversation, then stay for lunch! This is a great opportunity to get to know other veterans and hear stories about their time in the military and other topics.


Community Dining & Meals

Our Community Dining Program and Margie’s Cafe are open! Please see our Food and Dining page for more details.



Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm

If you are a cribbage player, it’s time to meet up again at the Senior Center. To sign up, contact Jay Fulwider: or 206-257-5599.


Current Events Discussion Group

Thursdays, April 13, 27, 1-2:30pm

Join us for an engaging discussion of what’s going on in the world. We welcome a diversity of opinions. Led by our social worker Toni Ameslav, MSW, this group meets every other week at the Senior Center. To register, call Toni at 206-932-4044 x9 or



Hand Drumming Workshop

Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join Kenny Mandell’s popular workshop. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided, but if you have your own, please bring them.


Line Dancing

Mondays 11am-12pm

Dancing is a great source of fitness, and line dancing helps keep the mind young. Experienced instructor Chris Banta teaches line dances to a variety of music, from traditional country to ballroom, Latin and waltz. All levels are welcome in this friendly group and no partners needed. Come for fun and exercise!


Special Luncheons

March Birthday Lunch – Luck o’ the Irish – SOLD OUT!


April Birthday Luncheon – Hamburgers & Hats


Older Westside Lesbian Group (Owls)

Monday, April 10, 3:15-5pm

We welcome everyone to join us for OWLS where we always do something fun! To be added to our email list and get connected to this group, contact Dee Quiggle:


Party Bridge

Wednesdays, 10am – noon

Join us for Party Bridge at the Senior Center. If you love playing cards with your friends, come win tricks with us every week. To sign up, contact Kim Roper:



Thursdays, 12-3pm

No partner needed for this fun game. We will be playing in person at the Senior Center. To sign up, contact Susan Berven:



Scrabble Club

Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm

Meet up with your friends at Margie’s Café for the ultimate crossword game where every letter counts. It’s fun, engaging and good for your brain, too.


Second Thursday Out!

Thursday April 13, 6-9pm

Inviting all LGBTQ+ and their friends and neighbors to a monthly meetup. We are a casual group that enjoys dining and visiting. To be added to our email list, contact David Pelton: or 206-932-8662.



Ukes Sing-a-Long

Mondays, 1-2:30pm

Join this lively group for weekly ukulele playing and singing. Open to all musicians and singers. For more information, contact Charlie Strong: charliestrong@


Westside Friends Outreach Program

Our Westside Friends program matches you with a Senior Center volunteer for ongoing companionship and practical help. Our volunteers can chat over the phone, visit with you in-person while taking COVID-19 safety precautions, or help you with tasks like grocery shopping or picking up library books. Many of our volunteers and seniors have created deep, long-lasting connections. To register, contact Michele Fawcett-Long at



Lifelong Learning and Growth Programs

At the Senior Center you can expand your interests, launch a new hobby and learn something new every day. Our members, participants and volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and talents, and we provide opportunities to both share and learn. You can practice a foreign language, learn to paint, find fellow hobbyists, share your love of cinema, write a memoir, hone your computer skills and much, much more. We are adding new programs every quarter.


Arts & Crafts Group

Thursdays, 12-4pm

If you do beadwork, paint, do collage, mixed media, bookmaking, doll making, embroidery, knitting, crocheting or are looking for a place to explore a new art form, come join us. For more information, contact Linda Hulce: 206-755-1472 or


Exploring Art Class

Tuesdays, 10:30am-12pm

*NO CLASS 4/11*

Explore, learn and create art using a variety of techniques and materials, from watercolor and acrylic paint to pastels and pen and ink. Even if you feel like you aren’t creative or an artist, we can find a way to create something amazing together. Instructor Laura will share her techniques and tricks with you to make sure everyone feels that creative spark.


Book Club for Adventurous Readers

Friday April 14, 1:30-2:30pm

We will explore it all—fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, fantasy, sci-fi and young adult literature. Please come prepared to share a book recommendation and enjoy lively discussion. New members are welcome!


Conversational German

Tuesdays, 10-11am

Come speak German and make new friends at this informal weekly gathering, back in person at the Senior Center. Begleiten Sie Uns!


Ham Radio Group

Monday April 3, 5:45-7:30 pm

Meet with members of the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club and find out how amateur radio can benefit you and your community. To sign up, contact Jim Edwards:


Journaling For Mindfulness

Wednesdays, April 12, 26, 11am-12:30pm

Counselor and certified teacher Kristine Kero explores the daily practice of mindful journaling which has been scientifically shown to improve wellness and relieve stress. Timed prompts will provide self-reflection to explore how to journal for mindfulness, focus on breathing for calmness and other empowering strategies. Please bring a journal or notebook to do writing exercises. This is not a writing class – you do not have to share what you write.


Quilters Group

Mondays, April 3, 17, 6:30-9pm

Share your recent work, get inspiration and join a fun community of local quilters. Quilters of all levels of experience are welcome. To sign up, contact Mary Anne Spada: or 206 795-5774.


Soups With Chef Hayla

Thursdays, March 30, April 27, 5-6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets behind the delicious soups at Margie’s Cafe? We invite you to join Chef Hayla in this class as she creates her amaz- ing soups from scratch. At the end of each class, you will get to enjoy a bowl of soup with a side of freshly-baked beer bread. Space is limited to 12 students. Supplies fee: $10 members, $15 non-members.

Advance RSVP requested.


Writing Group

Wednesdays April 5, 19, 11am-12:30 pm

This writing group encourages you to write for your family or for yourself. Facilitated by Natalie Bumgardner, the group shares stories in a comfortable environment with fellow writers offering comments and encouragement. To participate, contact Natalie in advance for materials and other info (space limited):


Technology Programs


Burke Dykes Computer Lab

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 am- 5 pm

Come to the Senior Center to check your email, surf the internet or play games. By appointment only.


Free Internet & Devices

Finally ready to jump onto the internet … for free? Through a generous grant, we can provide free laptops and internet service. Individuals who qualify have little or no access to the internet and meet certain income requirements. We’ll provide devices and training! Call Martin at the Senior Center, 206-932-4044, x1.


Discounted Internet – You May Qualify!

The Affordable Connectivity Program was created by Congress and provides qualifying individuals with up to $30 per month toward internet service and up to $100 to purchase a new device. To see if you qualify, go to or call Martin at the Senior Center.


Guided Computer Support

Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment

Suggested donation $10

We can support you as you browse online or work in programs like Word, Excel, Zoom, Skype and more. Get help with online tasks like renewing your driver’s license, responding to jury summons, opening your first email account, setting up online banking or researching a specific topic.


Mobile Device Learning Communities

Free to members, $5 non-members. Advance RSVP requested.

Do you have 1 or 2 (or 3!) questions about your phone or tablet? Or have you just learned a great feature about your phone and are willing to share that knowledge with others? Join us to learn more about your device and teach others what you know. Our Digital Navigator, Martin, will moderate the group and provide support.

iOS Learning Community (iPhones, iPads)
Mondays, March 27, April 24, 3-4:30 pm

Android Learning Community (Phones and tablets by Samsung, Google, Motorola, etc.)
Monday, April 10, 3-4:30 pm


Tech Support

Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment

Suggested donation: $10

Bring in your smart phone, tablet or laptop to get help from our tech-savvy volunteers. We can help you recover forgotten passwords, download apps for your smart phone, fill out online forms, text a photo, delete old email addresses, manage icons on your home screen, updates Windows, connect a Bluetooth device, and much more. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.



Accessible Services Programs

The Senior Center is an important gateway to services that many of us need as we age. We provide meals, counseling and referrals to services like transportation and public benefit services. Our professional staff social workers ensure our community’s most vulnerable seniors are safe, healthy and connected. Many West Seattle seniors need additional services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aging Well Group

Mondays 1-2:30pm 

Fee: Free to everyone.

Through discussions and sharing, participants in Aging Well support each other at this weekly group that meets in person at the Senior Center. All discussions are confidential. To register, contact our social worker Mo Fain: 206-932-4044 x2 or


Virtual Caregivers Support Group

Wednesdays April 12, 26, 1:30-2:30pm

Share your challenges and successes with other caregivers. Peer support can help with both the practical and emotional aspects of caregiving. All caregivers are welcome, whether the person you care for is local or in another city. If you are interested in joining the group or have questions, please contact our social worker, Toni Ameslav, MSW, at 206-932-4044 x9 or


Diabetic Support Group

Friday April 7, 1-2 p.m.

If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, have a friend or family member who is or are simply interested in the topic, join our monthly meetings. Topics include nutrition,foot care and vision care. To register, contact our social worker, Toni Ameslav: 206-932-4044 x9 or


Legal Consultations

Need legal advice? Our volunteer attorneys provide free 20-minute consultations if you need legal resources, help with estate planning or have questions about elder law. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.

Heather De Vrieze, Attorney

Tuesday March 28, 2:30-4pm

John Llewellyn, Attorney

Thursdays, April 6, 20, 3:30-5pm


Low Vision Group

Tuesday April 11, 2-3pm

We welcome you to participate in this group to share the challenges of dealing with low vision and receive resources and support. Led by our social worker Mo Fain, LICSW, the group also hosts guest speakers to share community resources and new technologies.


Meals on Wheels

If you need additional food support, Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meal delivery at no cost for people ages 60-plus who qualify. The Senior Center operates this program in coordination with Sound Generations. To sign up or to volunteer, visit


Medicare 101 Presentation

Wednesday April 12, 3-5 pm

If you are turning 65 and intend to sign up for Medicare or if you are thinking about changing your plan or adding coverage, get all your questions answered during a presentation with long-time supporter Ann-Marie Murray.


West Seattle Food Bank Distribution

Tuesdays, 9am

In partnership with the West Seattle Food Bank, we offer weekly boxes of nutritious food at no cost. Pick up is at the Senior Center every Tuesday. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.


Movie Mondays

Our in-person movies are back on a new day of the week. Join us Mondays for a great flick. Advance registration is required. Movies are free for members, $5 for nonmembers. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.

Terry’s “Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”

Mondays, 1-3pm
Nucor Room, Second-Floor

FREE POPCORN! Now Featuring Newsreels, previews and cartoons.

March 27: If I Had My Way (1940) with Bing Crosby, Gloria Jean, Allyn Joslyn, Claire Dodd (94 min.)

April 3: Morituri (1965) with Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Wally Cox, Trevor Howard, Janet Margolin (123 min.)

April 10: The Horseman on the Roof (1995) with Juliette Binoche, Olivier Martinex, Gerard Depardieu (122 min.) Rated R

April 17: Remember the Day (1941) with Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Ann Todd, Anne Revere (85 min.)

April 24: The Harvey Girls (1946) with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, John Hodiak, Cyd Charisse, Marjorie Main (101 min.)