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Senior Center AKA

Senior Centers are also called by many names:
Senior Activity Center Active Adult Center
Adult Activities Center
Adult Recreation Center Adult Care Centers
Senior Day Center
Adult Learning Center
Adult Recreation Center
Senior Community Center and Senior Citizens Center.

Who Are Senior Centers For?

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There are different types of Senior Centers that serve different needs:

Adult Recreation Centers are for adults as young as age 50+ up to the mid 80's who are active and want to participate in classes and learning activities, health and wellness, socialization with peers, group exercise, travel opportunities and many more programs. Many older Boomers are starting to use these type centers. Look to your local Parks and Recreation Departments for these type adult centers.

Senior Centers provide social and recreational activities for seniors usually age 55+. Seniors need to be in sounds physical and emotional condition to participate. There are plenty of activities offered as well as congregate meals to seniors 60 years of age and over. There are different types of senior centers, so visit several in your area to find one that fits you.

Adult Care Centers are places that provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care during the day. Many are open five days a week, but not on the weekend. Sometimes these are referred to as Adult Day Care Centers. These provide a great respite to care givers who drop off the senior for a visit during the day. Also many of these adult care centers provides transportation to and from the center.

As you can see there are several types of Senior Centers fulfilling quite varied and different needs.

The best way to find a Senior Center for yourself is to visit a few. It won't cost you anything and you will be welcomed and have a nice visit. Mostly likely you will have more than one Senior Center near you. Visit both and don't assume they will be alike. Find a Senior Center that will be comfortable for you and offer the programs and activities that appeal to you and it will help you stay active and independent as you age in place.

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Senior Centers include:

Exercise and Fitness programs; Computer classes; Arts and Crafts; Games; various Educational classes; Recreational and Social activities; Health Screenings and services; Special Events and Guest speakers. Senior Centers also offer Dances and Dance classes, Clubs, Group Travel opportunities, and much more.

Senior Centers serve a purpose - that is to help keep seniors active both mentally and physically through a wide range of activities.
Senior Center Activities
Programs and Activities Explained


Westmoreland PA Senior ShopActivities for seniors age 50+. Senior citizens centers offer all or some of the following activities: exercise and fitness programs; computer classes; arts and crafts; recreational, educational, and social activities; health screenings and services; special programs and speakers; and volunteer opportunities. Senior resource centers offer dances and dance classes, travel opportunities, support groups, clubs, and much more.

senior social activities

As the senior population grows, and seniors choose to stay in their homes for as long as possible, the need for access to social programs, activities, nutritious meals and transportation will also grow. Senior Services helps seniors and their families through our growth and creation of new programs and services. This reflects our commitment to identifying the unmet needs of seniors in our communities and responding by continuously finding innovative ways to respond.
Culturally sensitive senior day centers for Hindu and East Indian seniors and other cultures could become more prevalence in the US.

Meals on Wheels Program

Nearly six million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2007.
11.4 percent of all seniors experienced some form of food insecurity. Of these, about 2.5 million were at risk of hunger and about 750,000 suffered from hunger due to financial constraints.

Many Senior Centers provide Meals on Wheels.




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