Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Council Committee to Present Final Senior Centers’ Report
Phase two of a two part review offers roadmap for the future of struggling centers
SEATTLE – Today, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Chair of the Council’s Housing, Human Services and Health Committee, received the much anticipated second half of a review he initiated in January to assess the future of Seattle’s senior centers and to better understand the role the City could play in that future. “The first half of our review provided information that told us our senior centers are facing multiple significant challenges that raise questions about their future,” said Councilmember Rasmussen. “The completion of this second report gives us a better picture of the steps the City and the centers could take to improve our services to older adults and to contribute to healthy aging in our community.”
The report, Seattle’s Senior Centers - A Report for Seattle City Council outlines the rapidly increasing demographics of Seattle’s older population, the unique characteristics and potential needs of the upcoming “Baby Boomer” population, as well as recommendations for the future operations and planning activities of the centers and their relationships with the City.
The Housing, Human Services and Health Committee will hear a summary of the findings and recommendations in the report at City Hall in Council Chambers at 9 A.M., Tuesday, July 3. A copy of the report can be obtained at Councilmember Rasmussen’s website at http://www.seattle.gov/council/rasmussen/.