Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center

Contact Information
211 Burnett Ave. N.
Renton, WA 98057

Senior Center Happenings!

What's Happening at the Senior Center?

Registering and Reservations

A PerfectMind Account is needed to complete the process of registrations or reservations. If you do not have an account, please sign up online. If you need assistance setting up an account or have questions about registration, please call the Senior Center at 425-430-6633 or email us, [email protected].

Trouble registering online? Call the Senior Center during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 425-430-6633 for assistance!


Photo: Outdoor exercise area at Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center

Outdoor Exercise Area Open

On Feb. 28, 2023, we opened the outdoor exercise area. In addition to exercise equipment, the area features a ping pong table, a seating area, and a cornhole court. Landscaping was altered to provide a view of the Cedar River. Funding for the project was provided through the Renton Senior Center Fund.

Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center

The Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center was named on Sept. 10, 2022, for Don Persson, who selflessly dedicated 53 years of community service to the residents of Renton.

Don's career included 33 years as a member of Renton Police Department and 20 years as a Renton City Council member, retiring in December 2019. He passed away in October 2021.

The center is a drop-in facility for adults aged 50 and older. The center serves as a focal point in the community for quality recreational, social, health, educational, and nutritional services.

We offer a variety of activities that encourage fun, friendship, and socialization in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Come on in and see what we have to offer!

The center does not provide respite adult day care or services that would normally be provided by a trained attendant, nurse, or personal caregiver.

Senior Center Lunch Program

Senior Lunch Menu

The Sound Generations Lunch Program currently offers a nutritious meal Monday through Friday at 11:30 am. A donation of up to $5 for all 60 and over years of age and $10 for under 60 will be appreciated, cash and check only. Dine-In only.

There are monthly special luncheons available that require $5 at the door in order to attend. 

Please note we are unable to accommodate menu substitutions, or special menu requests.

Thursday Afternoon Dances - 1 to 3pm

Ages 50 and up. Let’s Dance! Join us weekly for live music by performed by local musicians and dance your afternoon away. From the foxtrot to the waltz and everything in between. Dancing is a social activity good for your mind, body and most importantly your spirit!

$5.00 payable upon entry.

Seniors Dancing

Hearing Loss Association of America

This group helps inform, educate and support individuals with hearing loss and meets the second Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Please allow for a few extra minutes for check in prior to your meeting.  The loop system is available at our site. 

Karen's Foot Care Services

On-site licensed and insured pedicure services have returned to the Senior Center on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. The fee is $35.00 and can be paid by cash, check or card. Appointments are 30 minutes long and you will need to supply your own bath towel.

Please call the Renton Senior Activity Center front desk to schedule your appointment at 425-430-6633.

Transportation Service

ACCESS Transportation

Transportation for people who have a disability preventing them from using a lift-equipped Metro bus. There is no income limit. People registered under ADA Paratransit can use the ACCESS transportation van service in all areas, on days and times Metro buses operate. Riders can bring a personal care attendant, if they are unable to use ACCESS transportation alone. They can also bring at least one friend on any trip.

You must apply and be found eligible before you can use this program. Reservations for ACCESS transportation van service may be made up to one week in advance. Metro fare is $1.75 per ride. Please call 206-205-5000 for more information or visit METRO.

Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP)/ORCA

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) simplifies travel for seniors and riders with disabilities around Puget Sound. Any eligible person may apply for an RRFP card on our online Reduced Fare Portal or at an ORCA customer service office. Senior RRFP cards can also be obtained by mailing an application to our customer service office. There is no card fee for your first ORCA.

Download the online application form or call Customer Information at 206-553-3000 (WA Relay: 711) to request one. For more information please visit


Volunteer Transportation for Seniors

Qualified volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments and other essential services. To qualify for transportation, you need to be 60 years or older, a King County resident and have no other transportation options available.

For information, call Volunteer Transportation for Seniors at 206-448-5740 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Hyde Shuttle

The Hyde Shuttle program provides door-to-door van service for older adults and adults with disabilities throughout many communities in King County. Our friendly, specially-trained drivers transport riders to hot meal programs, medical appointments, senior centers, grocery stores and other local destinations. For those who have difficulty getting around, the service provides an opportunity to socialize and stay active within their communities.

Call 206-727-6262 to schedule your ride. Telephone scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may visit the Hyde Shuttle Website anytime to schedule a ride.


Senior volunteers have dedicated themselves to providing valuable service to others. The Renton Senior Activity Center relies on volunteers who help make the center the special place it has become.

To volunteer, please contact the Senior Activity Center at 425-430-6633

Why Classes Get Cancelled

If you’re interested in a class being offered, be sure to register in advance. If there is not enough people registered, the class will be canceled. Don’t miss out by waiting to the last minute to register.

Inclement Weather Procedures

During inclement weather situations, the City of Renton follows guidelines established by Renton School District.

All classes, activities, nutrition and transportation services will be canceled due to inclement weather if schools in  Renton School District are closed.

School closures are announced on local radio and television stations. If schools are open, but the road conditions are questionable, call the Renton Senior Activity Center, 425-430-6633 regarding cancellation of programs, classes and lunch. Press '4' for the Inclement Weather Statement.

Age-Friendly Renton Action Plan 2023-2025

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Recreation Programs for May to August 2024

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Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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