About Us

The East African Senior Center was newly established in October 2022, after years of having different East African meal sites. With the creation of an East African Senior Center, focused on East African elders, but open to all older adults, we are able to provide much needed services and programs for the community. The East African Senior Center provides a warm and friendly place for East African elders and anyone else who might wish to join. The program provides in person variety of supportive services such as:

  • Wellness/Group activities
  • Social services
  • Access to housing
  • Translation services
  • Interpretation support
  • Assist with set up appointments
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Recreational activities
  • Health screening Navigation
  • Blood Pressure/Cholesterol screenings
  • Mammogram Appointments
  • COVID-19 vaccinations and booster appointments
  • Socializing
  • Help connects with friends/family
  • Encourages physical activity
  • Creates a support system

Activities, services, and lunch are offered at the Yesler Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays, at Northgate Community Center on Tuesdays, and at Rainier Beach Urban Farm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Hours are from about 10am to 2:00pm.

** Facemask is recommended for any indoor, in-person activities.