Research & Practice

Active Aging Program Development: A Pike Market Senior Center and Pike Place Market Protection & Development Authority Collaboration

The Pike Market Senior Center (PMSC) and Protection & Development Authority (PDA) serve older adults in downtown Seattle. These organizations hope to bring wellness programing to residential buildings in Pike Place Market (PPM). The objective of this project was to assess the programing needs, design and implement a program, and evaluate program feasibility.

A wellness program interest questionnaire was developed and distributed to adults 55 and over in the Stewart House and Livingston-Baker residential buildings located in PPM. Responses to this survey were used, with information from literature and national resources, to develop a pilot program. This program was delivered to the designated residential buildings and evaluated using pre/post assessments of activity level and self-efficacy of participants.

Materials Available

Project Type(s): MPH Practicum, PH Concentration Poster

Author(s): Julian Whitford

Program(s): Master of Public Health, RDN Training

Year: 2017