With the senior citizen population getting larger and larger every day, the need for senior citizen centers like these is also growing. The citizens of California are lucky for the fact that there are many throughout the State, both operated by the communities themselves and by not for profit organizations. Take a look at the senior citizen centers listed here. There is probably one comparable to them in your neighborhood, or maybe you are lucky enough to live near one of these. If not, contact churches and not for profits in your neighborhood, places like the YMCA for instance. Also contact the city or town hall and see if there are any government sponsored senior citizen centers . It will be well worth the time when you find a place where you can go and fell like you are in your living room, having a good time with friends.
The Los Angeles Department of Parks can be very proud of the services they offer to the senior citizens of the city. There are 30 centers throughout the city where senior citizens can go for activities, meals, special programs and just to sit and talk with friends. The list is here. Take some time and see which senior citizen center offers the things that suite you the best. http://www.laparks.org/dos/senior/senior.htm
Buellton Senior Center
164 W. Hwy 246
Buellton, California 93427
This center is 100% for senior citizens. And they have activities going on all the time, both day and evening. Like this. Lunch is served daily at 12,b ut you have to cal a day in advance to reserve. They also have meals on wheels for the homebound. While here, you can enjoy computer classes, craft classes, card games and bingo. They have a book club that meets once a month, socials, dances and special dinners.
Margaret Todd Senior Center
1560 Hill Road
Novato, California 94945
The Margaret Todd Senior Center is operated by the City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. There is a membership fee of $10 a year and well worth every penny and more. They have a lot going here such as every Monday the club meets to discuss business and then have a buffet lunch for $3 and then bingo, bridge, poker, pool or whatever anyone can come up with . During the rest of the time, you will enjoy Special Events: Catered dinners and activities Sunday Brunch: The second Sunday of each month. October – May, 9:45 am -12:15 pm. Reservations are not needed. Adults $5.00, children under 12 $1.00, Crafts Group: Thursday mornings from 9:30 am -11:30 am, Crafters Nook Consignment Shop: open Monday and Thursday 10:00 am -12 noon, and Brunch Sundays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Big Bucks Bingo: Every Sunday 1:00 pm,
Trips and Travel Program and they also have a Volunteer Program: ongoing volunteer opportunities for Club members.
The South Tahoe Center
3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
This is one of the bigger centers with separate rooms for computers, crafts, games etc. They also provide van transportation for senior citizens. They have exercise classes, Big band Dances and lunch is served every day. They ask for a donation of $2.00