The Greenwood Senior Center is one of nine senior centers to receive additional from the City of Seattle next year. The money is intended to make up for federal and state cuts to senior programs. Greenwood will receive an extra $20,000.
The city currently provides a total of $614,141 per year to the senior centers, including Ballard and Wallingford.
Senior centers are community drop-in centers providing activities that focus on meeting the social, health, educational, and recreational needs of older adults. Senior centers offer a range of services and resources including health screening, health promotion activities, social work services, social activities, and meals. Each of these centers creates programming around the unique needs of its neighborhood and target population.
In 2012, the nine senior centers served more than 14,000 Seattle residents with very limited resources.