Senior Centers & Group Dining


Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network—connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.

More than 60% of senior centers are designated focal points for delivery of OAA services—allowing older adults to access multiple services in one place.

Senior centers offer a wide variety of programs and services, including:

  • Meal and nutrition programs
  • Information and assistance
  • Health, fitness, and wellness programs
  • Transportation services
  • Public benefits counseling
  • Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Educational and arts programs

In a recent satisfaction survey, 96% of seniors reported that they would recommend the senior center to a friend or family member and 90% feel that the senior center has had a positive effect on their life.