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Central Area Senior Center Update

Director Dian Ferguson updated the members on the pursuit of buying the building from the city. The Mayor’s Office is supportive and wants a low income housing component for seniors. The recent grant application for a feasibility study will determine whether this is even possible on the site.

The Memory Lane documentary film in the works has attracted about 50 persons who have lived in the area for many years; the film covers the period from 1920-1945. Dr. Perkins (our grant writer) is researching this period. Dr. Quintard Taylor, historian, will speak at the Center on June 29 as will UW historian Connie Soo.

The big event for the summer is the annual SeaFair Patio Party on August 2 and this year it will be a fundraiser. There will be a band, catered food, raffles, and kids activities: magician and clown. The cost for adults is $50. Kids under 12 will pay $1 per year of age and those 13-18 years old pay $20. Table reservations are $500. Tables on the patio are by reservation only.

Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole will speak at the Center on July 23 at 10 AM.

The popular SPA day will be repeated on Sunday, July 26 from 3-6pm. There is a charge of $10 for each service (pedicure, facial, etc.)

Maintenance issues: A local designer is taking on the project of updating the hallway, entry and din