Food & Dining at The Center

The Center offers two delicious and affordable lunch options during the week. Both are open to the public for all ages. You do not need to be a member to enjoy a meal with us.

We also provide two food support services:

1) Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meal delivery at no cost for people ages 60+ who qualify. We operate this program together with Sound Generations. Apply for Meals on Wheels.

2) Food Bank Distribution in partnership with the West Seattle Food Bank. We offer boxes of nutritious food at no cost. Pick up is every Tuesday from 9 - 9:30 a.m. at The Center. No advance sign-up needed.

Two women are seated at a table, smiling and eating a meal together, enjoying the food and dining experience at The Center for Active Living. One woman is wearing a red sweater while the other sports a blue jacket and scarf. There is a window in the background.
A logo for Margie's Café, featuring green text with small illustrations of vegetables above the name, ideal for a cozy Senior Center for 50+ in West Seattle.

In Margie's Café, Chef Hayla prepares a rotating menu of delicious, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and soups. Our café is located on the second floor of The Center in a cozy setting with round café tables. We also serve freshly brewed Caffe Ladro coffee and a small selection of baked goods.

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Prices are à la carte

A sandwich on a turquoise plate filled with grilled tofu, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumber slices, jalapeño, cilantro, and mayonnaise—perfect for enjoying food and dining at The Center for Active Living.
A salad on a white plate at The Center for Active Living features mixed greens, shredded carrots, pickled onions, crumbled cheese, and a dollop of creamy dressing, surrounded by tortilla chips.
At The Center for Active Living, enjoy a vibrant salad bowl containing cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, pickled onions, olives, croutons, arugula, and a dollop of cream. Experience the delight of healthful food and dining in every bite.
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A bowl of salad with quinoa, roasted chickpeas, shredded carrots, cucumber, kale, and pickled red onions topped with a drizzle of dressing sits on a speckled tabletop. Perfect for enjoying food and dining at The Center for Active Living.
A bowl with quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, shredded carrots, pickled red onions, chopped kale, and sliced cucumbers, all drizzled with a creamy dressing—experience the best of food and dining at The Center for Active Living.
Logo of "The Center Community Dining," a Senior Center for 50+ in West Seattle, with text in dark blue font.

In Community Dining, we serve a hot meal prepared from scratch by our staff Chef Francisco. Our menu changes every day and is designed to be culturally varied and nutritious. Seating is communal.

Monday through Thursday
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Suggested $5 donation ages 60+; required $10 ages under 60

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Two people in a cafeteria kitchen serve food onto plates. Various food items, including oranges, are displayed in trays. The woman in a blue shirt and white gloves is scooping food from a tray, embodying the essence of food and dining at The Center for Active Living.
A tray with eleven small bowls, each containing a piece of cake with various colorful frosting, perfect for enjoying food and dining at The Center for Active Living.
Plates of food featuring sausages, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cooked carrots, and small cups of mustard are lined up on the counter at The Center for Active Living, exemplifying the delightful food and dining experience offered here.

Francisco Briseno
Chef/Site Coordinator (Community Dining)
206-932-4044 / ext. 106

Hayla Thompson
Chef/Site Coordinator (Margie’s Café)
206-932-4044 / ext. 106

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