The Ballard Senior Center will soon receive funds from the city’s $1.7 million that will be awarded to senior centers around the city. The funding was announced today by Mayor Jenny Durkan as she toured senior centers around the city.
“Our senior centers provide opportunities for volunteerism, lifelong learning, transportation, and healthy meals. These investments will help our neighbors live longer and enhance their quality of life,” Durkan said in a statement about the funding.
The awards will be dispersed to 12 centers next year, and will range between $67,000 to $180,000.
Other nearby centers to receive funding include the Greenwood Senior Center (operated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association) and the Wallingford Community Senior Center. No word yet on what the Ballard Senior Center plans to do with the extra funding.