Our Story

Central Area Senior Center (CASC) is a program of Senior Services.  Our mission and vision is to promote the emotional, social, and physical well- being of older adults through a network of community connections and services.  Our aim is to help create a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives.  Activities include exercise programs, computer classes, guitar lessons, card clubs, dance classes, recreational trips, food, fun, laughter and much more.

CASC also serves as a neighborhood gathering place for non-profit, civic and PanHellenic organizations.   You can find a rich diversity of neighborhood groups and participants who access the center on a daily basis.  They participate in community meetings, attend wedding receptions, birthday parties, Green Dolphin Lounge, special events and to hear from the Mayor or a City Council member at a Central District Council meeting, Leschi, Madrona, Junkins Park, Mt. Baker, Links or Tabor 100 gathering.  On any given day reflected at the center is the rich diversity, of age, race, class, culture, gender and diversity of thought.

Café Central, CASC’s in house-kitchen, serves hot meals, cooked from scratch five days per week. On Soul Food Tuesdays members and guest delight in an assortment of traditional Soul Food Cuisine.  At monthly Birthday Lunches those celebrating birthdays eat free, select a gift of choice and can dance to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s R & B, Jazz and Party Blues by Mr. Cliff Productions.”



The mission of The Central is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual resources in a multicultural, intergenerational environment, fostering the well-being of older adults, their families and the greater community.


During the early stages of development, The Central operated from various community bases. In 1975, our permanent location was acquired. Situated atop Leschi Bluff, the Center offers a magnificent view of Lake Washington, The Centralade Mountains, and Mount Rainier.


The Central now serves over 1,600 seniors each year and is a vital part of the lives of many older Seattleites. Younger generations participate in evening programs designed for working adults. Partnerships with local schools and youth organizations ensure that our community is connected to the elders that founded it.

Activities include exercise programs, computer classes, guitar lessons, card clubs, language lessons, recreational trips, specialized programs for youth and much more.

Café Central, The Central’s in-house kitchen, serves hot meals five days per week including special meals like Soul Food Tuesdays and monthly Birthday Lunches.