Senior centers give older people a variety of social, recreational and educational programs at little or no cost. Their goal is to increase seniors' well-being and independence and encourage community involvement.
Senior centers provide a safe and helpful setting for elders to be together. They often offer lectures, day trips and a variety of hobby and exercise programs. Many serve hot meals, and some provide home-delivered meals.
Senior centers often can help individuals with taxes, health, housing and other concerns. Some senior centers transport people to and from the site. Participants usually choose when they will go to the center.
Senior centers provide a place to socialize. Look for a center with activities that interest you. Also check if the center is nearby. This Senior Center Checklist can help.
Senior centers’ programs and meals are usually free or inexpensive. Most price their programs so anyone can afford them.
ADRC of Oregon staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Use this checklist to compare senior centers.