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525 N 85th St.
Seattle, WA 98103


Hours: M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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About Us

Welcome to the Greenwood Senior Center!


The Greenwood Senior Center is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, a nonprofit community organization whose mission is to build community by providing programs, services and activities aimed at connecting neighbors and fostering civic involvement in our community. GSC has been serving the Greenwood community since 1974. We provide a variety of programs for adults in the areas of fitness, the arts, technology, social opportunities and social services including a daily hot lunch program.

Our Mission


The Greenwood Senior Center provides vital services as well as social, physical, and educational activities for senior citizens and our neighbors in the surrounding community. The Center offers opportunities for growth for all participants and works in partnership with the neighborhood to enrich the lives of all who come into contact with the Center.

The History of GSC & PNA


Founded in 1980, the PNA has developed an active community center that not only serves as a focus of the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood, but offers programs and activities for the whole city, including two cooperative preschools, a before and after school childcare program, two soup kitchens, a well home program (home repair classes, tool lending, and referral service), a community school of regularly scheduled classes, an art gallery, public access computers and a community technology center, a community newspaper and a service group of neighbors helping neighbors.


PNA-sponsored outreach events such as neighborhood potlucks, beer and wine tastes, street clean-ups, a Halloween carnival and a neighborhood wide garage sale day promote involvement in the community. The Greenwood Senior Center had been serving the Greenwood community since 1974 as part of Senior Services of Seattle/King County. In 2004, Senior Services dropped GSC as one of their programs, in part because of budget reasons. The PNA served as GSC's fiscal agent until January 2006, when the Center became a PNA program.

GSC Staff




Director, Cecily Kaplan started working at the GSC in 2006. She was the Program Director at Temple Beth Am for 15 years and the Senior Adult Department Director of the Stroum Jewish Community Center from 1984-1991. Her background is in religious studies and gerontology. Her passion is community and the importance organizations like the GSC can be in the lives of individuals and society. Cecily's door is always open and welcomes and encourages ideas and suggestions. Email Cecily by clicking here.


Social Worker, Carin Mack,started working at GSC in 1995. She works as a geriatric social worker and support group facilitator with over 30 years of experience. Carin provides individual counseling at GSC as well as Tallmadge Hamilton House Senior Center in the University District. She also teaches health classes and facilitates over ten different support groups in the Seattle area.

To make an appointment with Carin, you can email her by clicking here or leave her a message on her voicemail at 206.230.0166.



Volunteer Coordinator, LeAnne Chow, moved to Seattle to experience the “big city." She enjoys learning new things and meeting new people, and has a very dry sense of humor. She enjoys many hobbies including reading, hiking, napping, writing to her Gramma, and traveling. Please swing by or give her a call if you would like to find out more about the PNA's exciting volunteer opportunities. Email LeAnne by clicking here.


Riana Nolet

PNA Village Director, Riana Nolet, is a Seattle native (and Greenwood resident) and is thrilled to be working with the PNA Village. Outside of work she enjoys live music, dancing, yoga, eating delicious things, finding the best happy hours, and really anything involving friends, community, and fun. Email Riana with any questions about PNA Village by clicking here.



Program Coordinator, Ariel Burnett has been at the GSC since early 2011. She is always excited to meet new people and hear their interesting programming ideas. She likes reading, trying new foods, watching Korean dramas and anime with her daughter, playing video games with her husband and going for long, non-linear walks. Please feel free to email her with your thoughts on our classes and events here.


Office Coordinator, Terry Honodel is pleased to be working at the GSC. It is a joy to work in her local area, close enough to ride her bike to work, and she truly enjoys working with seniors. She grew up in the Seattle area, lived outside Washington for many years and returned to Seattle in 2009. Her degrees are in Education and she brings to this position experience from a wide variety of prior employment (including: teaching, graphic design, office work, program coordinating, daycare management and adult computer education). Email Terry here.


Village Program Coordinator, Rebecca Fogarty, is originally from middle-of-nowhere Virginia but has lived in Phinneywood for the past 9 years.  She loves everything about this neighborhood and is excited to have a greater impact in it.  She has fun going on vacations, eating out, and beating her family at board games.  Please email Rebecca here with questions about volunteer opportunities with the Village.


Erika Merz, Greenwood Senior Center's Memory Loss Program Coordinator. Email Erika here.

Bio coming soon!

GSC Development Team


The group meets monthly and helps support the programs, activities and services at the Greenwood Senior Center through successful fundraising events and projects. This is a great group of fun and creative people who meet monthly.


If you are interested please email Cecily by clicking here or call 206.297.0875.


Development Team:

Jeanne Barwick
Janice Bellotti-Pace
Clare Cronkleton
Annie Jacobson
Tom Ruttkay
Pat Updegraff
James Yragui