Welcome to the new Waterfront Center,

Home of the Edmonds Senior Center

Helping Hands – Senior Dining Program

Where Community dines together, regardless of ability to pay.

And those who can, pay it forward.

Vaccine and Mask Policy  – masks are required while in the EWC, unless you are eating at the bistro or working alone in an office. Proof of vaccines will be required for all participants in senior center programs, activities and field trips.

Become a Member

Become a new member or renew your membership.

Virtual Class Offerings

Programs are available via Zoom until we reach Phase 4.

COVID Resources

The Edmonds Senior Center makes the health and safety of its members and participants a priority.

Thrift Store

Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (closed Sunday).

COVID Vaccine Pilot

On Friday, January 22nd the Edmonds Waterfront Center hosted a COVID vaccine pilot. 100 vaccines were distributed to members in the first ever in-person event at the Waterfront Center.

Support Our Seniors

Our Seniors need your help. Donate to the Helping Hands Fund.

The Edmonds Senior Center has embarked on a journey to replace our failing building. The new Waterfront Center will offer the same dynamic programs that our members love most as well as expanded intergenerational opportunities and City Parks classes and activities – all under one roof!

Become a Solar Champion

Sponsor a solar panel for $1000. Solar panel donars will be recognized on the “Solar Champions” plaque in the new Waterfront Center. Donate online or by mailing a check made payable to: Edmonds Senior Center PO Box 717 Edmonds, WA 98020

Edmonds Waterfront Center Q & A

What is your mask policy?

Safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. Based on CDC and Snohomish County Health Department guidelines we are currently requiring that masks be worn in the building regardless of vaccination status.

When did the EWC open? 

We received our certificate of occupancy in mid-January 2021. The building opened to the public on July 6thwith health & wellness offerings, lunch service and select in-person classes. Subject to the course of COVID, the rest of the programs will be coming back in August and September. 

Who owns the building?

The building is owned by the Edmonds Senior Center. The City owns the land. In the partnership, the Senior Center will offer programs focused on seniors from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will offer programs from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. On Friday evenings and weekends the Waterfront Center will be used as a rental venue. All rental revenue will be used to support programs at the Edmonds Waterfront Center.

When will you officially move in? 

All furniture has been moved in and installed. Staff have the option of continuing to work remotely from home or work from their new offices at the Edmonds Waterfront Center while following COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Will there be a formal grand opening?

On April 22nd we hosted a virtual opening and panel discussion for the new building. Click on the video link at the top of this page to view it. The official ribbon cutting is scheduled for September 25th at 10:00 a.m. The following week you can participate in a range of activities that will highlight programs at the Waterfront Center.

What is currently being offered in the building?

  • Social & Recreation Programs: dance, discussion groups, art classes, language clubs, game room, field trips and more. Intergenerational – trivia, book group, drama, music.  
  • Health & Wellness Programs: exercise classes, healthy living workshops and coaching, foot care, counseling, Bastyr Center for Natural Health On-site Clinic, blood pressure checks.
  • SHIBA & Medicare: trained, volunteer advisors will help you understand your insurance rights and options and offer up-to-date information (free & confidential). 
  • Rotating Art Exhibits: currently, inside dining is offered at the Bistro Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Take-out is also available.
  • Lunch service at the Potlatch Bistro open to the public: By appointment only. Please call 425-774-5555 to be placed on a waiting list. 
  • Senior Lunch Program: to help address food insecurity among seniors, we offer a subsidized lunch for seniors needing extra help. If you are 60 years of age or older and register at the reception desk you can order off the senior menu for a suggested $5 donation. If you can afford to donate more to offset the cost, it is greatly appreciated.
  • Shore Pine Coffee & Gelato: open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon – Friday
  • Private Events: the venue is available for weddings, memorials, birthday parties and other special events on Friday evenings and weekends. Email Social & Recreation Program Director Michelle Burke for more information. 

What safety precautions have you taken due to COVID-19? 

  • Formal COVID Safety Plan for the Edmonds Waterfront Center 
  • Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation: the leading certification for COVID-19 safe facilities (such as Seatac Airport, Lumen (CenturyLink) Field and Lynnwood Convention Center) 
  • Monitoring maximum number of visitors in the building 
  • Requiring masks while in the building  
  • Hand sanitation stations throughout the building 

Is membership required? 

Membership is not required to visit or participate in programs at the Waterfront Center, but after you hear about the benefits of membership you will want to join. Anyone can join.

  • Discounts on classes and events
  • $1 drip coffee at the Coffee Kiosk
  • 10% off all regular priced items at the Thrift Store
  • $5 off Community Breakfast
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Belonging to a dynamic group committed to building social connections and strengthening the community

How much does it cost join?

  • $25 / year for an individual
  • $45 / year for a couple
  • $60 / year for a family (two adults and minor children)

Can I get a tour? 

Yes, guided tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can sign up by emailing our our CEO Daniel Johnson