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. All in-person programs are by appointment, and masks are required.
Update on our fees
New in 2021, our classes and activities are free for members, unless indicated for specialty services. Non-members pay $5 per class, except specialty services. Consider becoming a member for only $50/year for ages 50+.
Senior Center’s Mask Policy
To keep our staff, members and guests safe, we are asking that everyone—whether you are vaccinated or not—wear a mask at all times while inside at the Senior Center. Thank you for understanding that safety continues to be our top priority.
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.
Thursdays September 30 and October 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Suggested donation: $10. Appointment required.
Are you due for a trim or buzz? We now offer mobile barber and hair cut services in partnership with Ola Salon for our community. To book your appointment, call Ola Salon and mention the Senior Center of West Seattle: 206-743-8938.
Fridays October 22, December 10, April 22, 9am-4pm
Fee: Low cost. Appointment required.
Get your pearly whites cleaned at the Senior Center by Dental Hygienist Jan Loder. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1 or stop by to pick up a registration form.
Enhance Fitness Class In-Person
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9-10am
Fee: Free for members and $5 per class for non-members. Enhance Fitness class is free to Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage members and some Silver and Fit providers. Check eligibility with your insurance company.
Join the Senior Center’s fitness instructor for this innovative class combining aerobics, strength, balance and stretching three days per week. No experience needed to join in the fun and stay active.
To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.
Fridays October 1 and October 15, 9am-4pm
Fee: $30 for members, $40 non-members. Appointment required.
Give your feet the attention they deserve with a foot care appointment with Nurse Keith Germain. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Join certified yoga instructor Chris Tanaka (she/her) for chair and standing poses (no floor sitting) to improve breathing, flexibility, balance and mood. Postures can be adapted to your abilities or limitations. Wear comfortable clothing. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.
Thursdays beginning September 16, 9-10am
Healing Touch is a compassionate energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self-healing. Board certified practitioner Patty Bodzioch offers 20-minute sessions of gentle, light or near-body touch. To book your appointment, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Qigong with Terry Leers – In-Person and on Zoom
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Pre-registration required for Zoom class
Join us for Qigong (pronounced chee gung), an effective practice for improving your immune and respiratory systems and overall health. No special equipment, clothing or experience is necessary. To register and receive the Zoom link, contact Terry Leers at 206-999-5381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays (except October 21 & 28), 10-11am Improve your balance and increase your energy, strength and coordination. Join instructor Richard Lazeres for a blend of exercises for health benefits, longevity and fun. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.
Fee: Free to everyone
Lace up your sneakers and join us for a walk in the Junction neighborhood! We’ll meet up at the front door of the Senior Center and enjoy the social and physical benefits of getting our steps in. Walkers of all paces are welcome.
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.
Come choose a scene or monologue from a play, and veteran actor Margaret VandenBerghe will direct you in developing the piece into performance level. Choose to memorize or hold your script—either can offer a wonderful learning experience in rehearsing each piece and bringing it to life. This class is open to all levels of acting skills. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.
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. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Coffee with Vets
Tuesdays September 14 and October 12, 11 am-1 pm
Come enjoy a cup of coffee and find common ground in good conversations about shared experiences with other veterans. This monthly event is possible through the support of former Navy pilot Jon Gerhardt. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Community Dining & Meals
Our Community Dining Program and Margie’s Cafe are open! Please see our Food and Dining page for more details.
If you are a cribbage player, it’s time to meet up again at the Senior Center. To sign up, contact Jay Fulwider: email@example.com or 206-257-5599.
Current Events Discussion Group
Thursdays September 16, September 30, October 14 and October 28, 2-3pm
Join us for an engaging discussion of what’s going on in the world. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at the Senior Center for an afternoon of games! We have Backgammon, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit or bring your own games. Anyone interested in teaching Bunco or Mexican Train Dominoes?
Let’s Be Pen Pals
This fun program matches you with a pen pal from around the world. To sign up, contact Karen Pfeiffer Bush: email@example.com or P.O. Box 80132, Seattle, WA 98108.
NW Accordian Society
Mondays September 13 and October 11, 7:30-9:30pm
Enjoy an evening of listening and dancing to accordion music. Interested accordion players can sign up to perform during Open Mic times. For questions, contact John Giuliani: 425-255-2121 or testaduda@ gmail.com.
Older Westside Lesbian Group (Owls)
Tuesdays September 28 and October 26, 6-8pm
To be added to our mailing list and get connected to this fun group, contact Dee Quiggle: deequiggle2@ gmail.com.
Wednesdays, 10 am – noon
We’re excited to bring Party Bridge back to the Senior Center. If you’ve missed playing cards with your friends, it’s time to start winning tricks in person again. To sign up, contact Kim Roper: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No partner needed for this fun game. We will be playing in person at the Senior Center. To sign up, contact Susan Berven: email@example.com.
Rhythm and Hand Drumming Workshop
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. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1.
Second Thursday Out
Thursdays September 9 and October 14, 7pm
We welcome all GLBTQ+ members, their neighbors and friends to join us for monthly Zoom and/or in-person meetups. If you would like to receive our meet-up notices, please contact David Pelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Mar Activities en Espanol
We welcome all members of the Sea Mar Community Health Center for a full day of fun activities, socializing and lunch.
Join this lively group for weekly ukulele playing and singing. Open to all musicians and singers. For more information, contact Charlie Strong: charliestrong@ earthlink.net.
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
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 email@example.com. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
In this class, you will draw and paint using a variety of art materials, such as drawing, pencils, pastels, charcoal and watercolors. You’ll also learn how to color-mix to create your own beautiful shades for your paintings. Instructor Peggy Abby creates a casual and encouraging environment for all participants. Class fills up quickly. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Come speak German and make new friends at this informal weekly gathering, back in person at the Senior Center. Begleiten Sie Uns! To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Ham Radio Group
Monday October 4, 5:45-7:30pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays September 6 (in person), September 20 (virtual), October 4 (in person) and October 18 (virtual), 7-9pm
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: email@example.com or 206 795-5774.
Wednesdays, September 15, October 6 and October 20, 11am-12pm
This fun 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 sign up, contact Natalie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burke Dykes Computer Lab
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-4pm
Come to the Senior Center to check your email, surf the internet or play games. Appointment required. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Guided Computer Support
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm
Do you need to use a computer to complete an important task? Or do you want someone to be there while you work to offer you tech support and guidance, just in case? Our volunteers can help with a variety of online tasks such as renewing your driver’s license online, responding to jury summons, opening your first email account or researching a topic. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Internet for Absolute Beginners
Are you wondering if it’s finally time to jump into the World Wide Web? Join us in learning the A-to-Z of the “connected” world. You don’t need any tech devices to join this class. We’ll provide all the gadgets. Class size is limited to 4 people, so sign up now!
Senior Center volunteers will teach you how to access the extensive libraries of digital books, movies and music through the King County and Seattle Public Library systems. After your one-to-one training, we’ll send you home with all the equipment and free internet access you need to read, watch and listen to your heart’s content for five days. Bring your library card. By appointment only. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm
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.
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm
Make a private video call (Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc.) to a loved one or to participate in a video appointment from the Senior Center. Our volunteers will be on-hand to get you set up and to help if any tech problems arise. The Zoom Room volunteer can also teach you how to make your own video calls from home. 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
Fee: Free to everyone.
Are you feeling challenged by the pandemic, changes in your health, relationships, housing, mobility or income? Or are you looking for ways to make new connections, communicate, increase self-esteem, manage anxiety or cultivate acceptance? Join our professional social worker, Mo Fain, LICSW, for this weekly group that is back meeting in person at the Senior Center. We will share stories, learn coping strategies and provide and receive support. We also have occasional speakers on a variety of topics. All discussions are confidential. For more information, contact Mo at 206-932-4044 x2 or email@example.com.
Low Vision Group
Tuesdays, September 14, October 5, 2-3pm
Fee: Free to everyone. Pre-registration required.
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 will also host guest speakers to share community resources and new technologies. The Low Vision Group will meet in-person at the Senior Center. To register, contact Mo at 206-932-4044 x2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, in person or via Zoom. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
Heather De Vrieze, Attorney
Last Tuesdays September 28 and October 26, 2:30-4pm
John Llewellyn, Attorney
First and third Thursdays September 16, October 7 and October 21, 3:30-5pm
Presentations: Thursdays Sept. 16 and Oct. 21, 11am-12pm
One-to-one 30-min. appointments: Thursdays September 16 and October 21, 12-1:30pm
If you are turning 65 and intend to sign up for Medicare or if you are thinking about changing your plan or adding coverage, come to the Senior Center and learn about your options. Get all your questions answered during a presentation or a 30-minute one-to-one session with long-time supporter Ann-Marie Murray. To register, call the Senior Center: 206- 932-4044 x1.
WeCare Medicare and You!
Presentation: Monday, Oct. 18, 11am-12pm
One-to-one 30-min. appointments: Monday, Oct. 18, 12-1:00pm and 2-3pm
Kelsey Rauenhorst will be presenting an educational overview of Medicare to inform you of your various options. Following the presentation, she will be available for one-on-one appointments to answer specific questions or assist with enrollments. She is an employee of Sound Generations, so all commissions go directly to help fund the work being done for older adults in King County. To register, call the Senior Center: 206-932-4044 x1. If you are unable to attend, but would like to meet with Kelsey one-on-one, please call 855-727-6234 to set up an appointment.
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 soundgenerations.org.
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 email@example.com.
West Seattle Food Bank Distribution
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.
Presentation: Thursday October 7, 11am-12pm
One-to-one 30-min. appointments: Thursday October 14, 12-1:30pm
Medicare can be so confusing. How do you know which Medicare health insurance plan will work best for you? Join Patrice Lewis for a presentation or a 30-minute one-to-one appointment about Medicare. Patrice will go over the basics, review options available to you and discuss what you need to consider when selecting a plan. To sign up, contact Patrice: 206-430-3782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Seattle Skylink Presentation
Wednesday, September 29, 10:30-11:30am
The Senior Center is hosting a free presentation about the proposed SkyLink gondola system. It would connect six areas of West Seattle to both SODO and International District light rail stations as early as 2025, rather than 2032 as light rail plans. Learn how urban gondolas work and what the vision is for West Seattle. A presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. To register, call the Senior Center at
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 non-members. To register, call the Senior Center at 206-932-4044 x1.
A Journey Through Alfred Hitchcock Movies
We will be showing documentaries surveying various Alfred Hitchcock films. It answers the question “Why is Alfred Hitchcock important to all movies—past, present and future?” We will be showing them in 20-minute segments.
Terry’s “Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Nucor Room, Second-Floor, Mondays, 1-3pm
Sept. 13: Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) featuring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Denis O’Hare, Emily Blunt. (97 min.) Rated R
Sept. 20: The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951) featuring Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur O’Connell. (96 min.)
Sept. 27: And Now Tomorrow (1944) featuring Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway. (85 min.)
Oct. 4: Beyond Glory (1948) featuring Alan Ladd, Audie Murphy, Donna Reed, George Macready, George Coulouris. (82 min.)
Oct. 11: Clash by Night (1952) featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe, Keith Andes, J. Carrol Naish. (105 min.)
October 18: Sapphire (1959) featuring Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig. (92 min.)
October 25: The Blue Gardenia (1953) featuring Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Jeff Donnell, George Reeves, Nat King Cole. (90 min.)