Greenwood Senior Center comes home

Greenwood Senior Center comes home
By ana-maria

Since 1977, the Greenwood Senior Center (GSC) has provided essential services to the community from its home on N. 85th St. We are excited to announce that the PNA and the City of Seattle are in final negotiations for the transfer of ownership of the property from the City to the PNA. As you may already know, we have been working with the city on the details of this transfer for ten years. The finalization of the contract will make the PNA sole owner of the property.

In the short term, our primary concern is keeping our community safe from the COVID virus, while providing vital services to seniors. Since COVID hasn’t gone away–even as vaccination rates increase–we remain cautious in our reopening strategy and appreciate your patience and understanding. Supporting our community’s seniors is important to us and we will continue to find ways for us to come together, even when we have to be apart.

When we do reopen the GSC, you will likely notice key changes that we have already made to the space—most importantly, it is finally accessible! Thanks to a grant from the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy, we installed a lift that connects the main floor to the basement. This means that folks who use an assistive device will be able to go anywhere in the GSC with ease!

Looking ahead, we are enthusiastically thinking about the ways we can redesign and reconfigure the GSC property to serve more of our neighbors in ways that reflect the PNA’s values. As the future unfolds, we will be conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and will engage the community in the ways that most make sense to determine those needs.  We will be keeping you updated as the process moves forward and solicit your input when we start planning our next phases.