A senior center is a local community center where older adults can access community resources, engage in social activities, and stay active to maintain an independent life. Senior centers receive funding from a variety of sources, including local and state funds and donations from third-party organizations.
Programs offered by senior centers are tailored to meet the needs of its members. Common programs include information on fitness and nutrition, job opportunities, local volunteer opportunities, education and arts, and public benefits. The centers themselves will often host events aimed at helping seniors form meaningful relationships with one another, such as dinners and other social activities.