Seniors socializing at Lincoln Villa Senior CenterThe Community and Senior Center Services Program administers facilities, programs, activities and services that support the successful living and aging of Jacksonville residents. The cultural, educational and social activities at our 20 centers are organized for and by citizens 60 years of age and over.

Several locations have weekly dances with live bands. Centers are available to the public for meetings, conferences, dinners, receptions and other private functions. Currently, several non-profit agencies use available office space.

Services offered for persons 60 years of age and over at our Community and Senior Centers include:

Activities and Programs

Every Senior Center offers activities focused on education, wellness and social interaction. Click here for activities calendars and additional information about individual locations.

Nutritious Meals

Every Monday through Friday, 18 of our centers offer hot, nutritionally balanced, midday meals which meet at least one-third of the current daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).

For reservations call the Senior Center nearest you or (904) 630-3450. Donations are requested.

Click on the link below for the Daily Menu.

Note: If for some reason you cannot access this file, please call the Community or Senior Center you are interested in for more details.

A group of seniors on the waterfrontCounseling

Counseling and guidance for health, social service and personal problems.

Health Education

Health, nutrition, vocational improvement and personal enrichment.

Health Support

Identifying the need for necessary medical treatment, as well as preventive, emergency and health maintenance services.

Information

Response to inquiries regarding resources and/or available services.

Referral

Guidance, contact and follow up as needed to a service or resource to alleviate a problem.

Outreach

Active effort to reach new target group individuals with one-to-one contact and to encourage use of available services.

Playing pool at a community centerRecreation

Participation in, or attendance at, planned leisure events and activities.

Shopping Assistance

Limited assistance with grocery shopping through senior centers.

Cultural Activities

The centers offer a variety of activities from lectures to games. Plays, musicals, classes in ceramics, painting, crafts, board games, bridge, bingo and Mah Jong are scheduled regularly. Weekly shopping trips and occasional field trips are arranged. Many centers have small libraries. 

A computer class in a local community centerComputer Classes

Many centers offer basic computer classes to help individuals understand functions and features of a computer. For more information call the center nearest you.

Homemaking Services

Light housekeeping services are available for functionally impaired elderly persons 60 years of age and over to remain in their homes to prevent or delay institutionalization and lessen the burden of impairment or chronic illness. Call (904) 630-0646.

Transportation

Transportation is available Monday through Friday for trips to and from Centers. Call the Senior Services Transportation Coordinator at 630-0801 or the center nearest you.

Advisory Councils

Advisory Boards and Site Councils make recommendations and provide support to Senior Centers and the Senior Services Nutrition Program. Center customers as well as volunteers from the community at large are invited to serve on the advisory councils. Call the nearest center for more information.

Donations and Fees

While there are no charges for many of the programs and activities, voluntary donations are encouraged and welcomed in accordance with the Older Americans Act. Nominal fees may be charged for some classes and for certain uses of the facilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Jacksonville Senior Centers rely on volunteers to improve the quality of our programs. If you are interested in leading an activity, helping serve lunch, or making the center a better place for seniors, please contact the center staff to discuss volunteer opportunities. 

Sponsorship and funding is provided by ElderSource, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, U.S. Government Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended with matching funds from the City of Jacksonville, Recreation and Community Services Department, Adult Services Division. Additional capital improvement funds provided by Community Development Block Grants.

Yvette Rogers-Kidd
Senior Centers Manager
(904) 765-8063
Email: yrogers@coj.net

Community & Senior Center Services
Administrative Offices
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 210
Jacksonville, FL 32202