Pike Market Senior Center is more than just a warm, safe place to enjoy a hot meal: it’s a caring community serving seniors in downtown Seattle. They serve 1,505 seniors and have provided them with 53,256 nutritious meals served over the last year.
Membership to the Senior Center simply requires that individuals are 55 years or older, and provides seniors with two nutritious meals, wellness activities, housing services, and a warm place to socialize, seven days a week.
In COVID-19, The Pike Market Senior Center continues to open ts doors daily for free breakfast, lunch and to-go meal service. While the Senior Center can no longer host activities and sit-down meal services, they still dedicate countless hours to ensure any senior in and around the Market can find a nourishing meal, 7 days a week.
The Senior Center also has an activities space, and hosts more community-building classes such as exercise, yoga, and even ballroom dancing for Senior Center members. Says staff member Mason Lowe, “There are a lot of things you can find at the Senior Center, but one of the most important is friendship and community.
“The majority of senior center members live on little or no income, nearly half are homelessness, and most are at risk of social isolation. These resilient seniors look to the senior center not only to access basic needs like food, housing and shelter, but also where they see friends, play games, watch films, and other activities – all at no cost.