Central Area Senior Center Update

The Central’s Annual Seafair Patio Party and our official Grand Re-Opening following a year of uncertainty and change owing to COVID-19 was a success! We were grateful to see 120 persons come out to celebrate with us and to donate while having fun.


There were no Hydro Races this year. Neither were the Blue Angels flying overhead making noise while an audience delighted in their maneuvers like years past. Nonetheless, it was a good time. People gathered and ate great food by those specializing in a variety of dishes. Walter Washington provided smoked brisket with collard greens and smoked turkey, Rev. Doakes Louisiana BBQ delighted us with smoked chicken and his special vinegar BBQ based sauce. Ezell’s prepared macaroni and cheese with hot yeast rolls that were delicious. Chef Anthony of The Central tore up the potato salad, handled the plating of food to pass on to the volunteer servers and Seneeka Colly’s Red Velvet cake was moist and oh so good. People didn’t know which dessert to select: Red Velvet Cake or Star Sweetz’s Peach Cobbler.


By October 18, 2021, we are preparing to reintroduce congregate meals during the lunch hour and phase out meal delivery to those who can come into the building and enjoy congregate dining.

Presently we are creating a new website with some new features that will showcase our work and highlight old and new programs and activities. We are excited to be partnering with the Elite Collective for the new design. The website should be completed by the beginning of October.

We look forward to introducing Live Music once again on the 3rd Fridays of each month at our Green Dolphin Lounge, 6–9pm. We have already booked some great entertainment. I anticipate that reservations will fill up quickly. Featured entertainment already booked include:

Mercedes Nicole doing a Tribute to Shirley Horn, November 19th, and

Eugenie Jones and her Trio performs at the Holiday Gala on December 11th.

We are proud to bring these delightful performers to The Central. Make your reservation by calling us at 206-726-4926.


~Dian Ferguson