FEBRUARY 2019 MARKETPLACECONTRACOSTA.COM 19
Richmond Senior Citizens Center –
2525 Macdonal Ave., Richmond; (510) 307-8087
Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 pm., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Annex Senior Center -
5801 Huntington Ave., Richmond; (510) 620-6812
Services are available Monday to Friday 9a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both locations off a variety of services such as fitness and
health classes, including a nutritional program and the popular
Coco Café, as well as several field trips throughout the region
all aimed at providing enrichment and social opportunities for
area seniors. For more information about times each activity is
available and cost, call the main Richmond Senior Center.
Hercules Senior Center – Hercules
111 Civic Dr., Hercules; (510) 799-8219
Striving to be a place where adults 50 years and old can feel
comfortable socializing, learning, and becoming physically fit,
the Hercules Senior Center offers a diverse variety of programs
and services. Here are a few of the classes, event, and programs
members have access to:
HEALTH AND LEGAL SERVICES: Available services
include advice on wills and trust, assistance with health
insurance questions, or even questions for a nurse and blood
pressure screening. Contact the center for more information
on times and days these services are available.
COMMUNITY PRODUCE PROGRAM: The first and
third Tuesday of each month between
11 a.m. and 12 p.m. members who
meet the income guidelines are able
to receive free produce; don’t forget to
bring a grocery bag with you.
MEALS ON WHEELS: If you are
in need of a meal delivered to you,
please call 510-412-0166. Deliveries
occur Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-
COCO CAFÉ: Through a
partnership between the Contra Costa
Health Services and the Hercules
Senior Center, individuals are able to
enjoy a social lunch Monday to Friday.
Registration is required; call (510) 724-
7433 at least 24 hours in advance.
ZUMBA GOLD: Combining fitness
and world music into a one-hour class,
members of any fitness level are welcome to participate every
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
San Pablo Senior Center – San Pablo
1943 Church Ln., San Pablo, (510) 215-3090
Services are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. After a recent remodel, the San Pablo Senior
Center is more equipped than ever to be the multi-services
center they have been known as. “Our center is a place
where seniors are able to receive a healthy meal, participate
in programs, attend events, and also a place to socialize with
others and make new friends and memories,” said Andrea
Mendez, recreation manager. It is common for seniors to not
have family visits during the day therefore they are often alone
during the day, Mendez explained. “So, for them to be able to
come to our center and interact with others in our programs
and activities , they feel like they have purpose and that is
exactly what we want for them, to create a sense of belonging
and community with us.”
SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS: Offering daily
lunches through the Coco Café and monthly food giveaways
in partnership with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and
Solano, the Senior Nutrition Programs are a vital element of
wellness for seniors in the community. For more information
or to make reservations call the center.
SENIOR & DISABLED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE:
From shopping to doctor appointments and every errand in
between, this ride-share program offers a convenient and lowcost
way for seniors 55 years and older, and those 18 and older
with disabilities, to get around the area. Please call the center’s
main number to make pick-up reservations.
In addition to field trips, many of the centers offer in-house
experiences, such as the Asian New Year Celebration Lunch
at the San Pablo Senior Center.