The Market is a lively and vibrant place, but many of the senior residents who live in small apartments above the storefronts struggle with physical and social isolation. We help reduce isolation by welcoming everyone to The Market Commons, a low-barrier neighborhood center in the heart of Pike Place Market where residents, workers and neighbors can stop by for vital resources, social activities or even just to say “Hello!” We just celebrated our 2nd year in service in September 2019.
We host community activities and programs in this space every week. The Market Commons is a flexible place that supports and responds to the needs and interests of our neighbors. The Market Commons welcomed 12,702 visits, including 7,372 Resource Desk interactions and 5,330 activity
attendees. 46% of programming is specifically geared towards the goal of promoting community connections.