What is a Senior Center?
A Senior Center is a community center that serves Elders over the age of 50. They are locally funded but may also receive State and Federal grants. Some Senior Centers have a small membership fee which may be waived based on your income. The goal of Senior Centers nationwide is to enrich the lives of Elders over age 50.
The National Council on Aging reports Senior Centers are
one of the most widely used services used by Elders in America.
Senior Centers provide:
- Meal and nutrition programs (ex: the Meals on Wheels Community Cafe)
- Health & Wellness programs
- Information on community resources
- Eligibility screening for Local, State & Federal assistance programs
- Assistance identifying employment or volunteer opportunities
- Limited transportation
Why Should I Care?
When you go to a Senior Center you are more likely to have better health, improved social interaction and slow the progression of chronic illness.
Over 1 Million people attend Senior Center activities every day!