Enrichment and Socializing: Regional senior centers are the place to be

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

From high-energy Zumba to low-impact aerobics, Senior Centers offers fitness options for individuals at every level.

By Jeannie Howard | Photo credit: San Pablo City Staff.

The region’s many senior centers are full of activities, classes, social opportunities, and even experiential events all to help combat the isolation that many seniors can experience.

Midtown Activity Center – El Cerrito

10940 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, (510) 559-7677

With nearly 200 senior patron every day, Mark Deleon, activity coordinator, credits the many friendship making opportunities available at the center as being the main drawl for so many people. “A lot of our classes have social engagement, such as our lunch program, and we go to museums and restaurants so people can get out and experience the community,” he said.

Below are a few of the many programs available:

Coco café: Enjoy lunch and making new friends at the same time. Available Monday to Friday to those 60 years and older. Lunch is free, but there is a $3 suggested donation. Reservations are required.