Senior Programs & Services (Ages 60+)

2023 WInter/Spring 

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The rEC guide includes all recreation activities and programs for Adults, Seniors and Youth. Activity descriptions, dates, times, and fees are listed. Online and In-person registration are available at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane)

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OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-5:00pm*
*Closed 12pm-1pm

Phone: (510) 559-7000
Email: recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us 

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED (OFFICE CLOSED)
January 16, 2023 - MLK Jr. Holiday
Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Monday, June 19 - Juneteenth Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
 

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60+ Bulletin

The City of El Cerrito Recreation Department's 60+ Bulletin is published monthly and helps to keep you informed of current senior programs, services and special events. To receive the 60+ Bulletin by email, call (510)559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Click below to view the current and previous 60+ Bulletins

January 2023
December 2022
November 2022


Committee on Aging
Outreach Newsletter

El Cerrito Committee on Aging
Volunteer members of the El Cerrito Committee on Aging have gathered resources for public benefit. The views and opinions expressed by this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the City of El Cerrito.

April/May 2022

The Committee on Aging is seeking feedback about senior programs and services in El Cerrito. If you are a senior over the age of 60, currently living in El Cerrito, we encourage you complete this informational survey 

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60Plus January 2023

rEC Treks:
Senior Day Trips

Adults ages 60 and older are welcome to travel with us as we explore beautiful and exciting attractions around the area. Leave the planning to us!  Each trip is led by a group leader.  All trips include periods of walking, standing and sitting unless otherwise indicated. Travel itineraries and details are subject to change. Pre-registration is required.  

rEC Treks trips includes transportation, admissions and fares. Lunch not provided. CLICK HERE to register for trips.

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Upcoming rEC Treks

DATE
DESTINATION
Tues. February 7, 2023de Young Museum, SF
Tues. March 7, 2023Legion of Honor, SF
Wed. March 15, 2023Six the Musical, SF Orpheum
Tues. March 21, 2023Lafayette Lakeside Trail
Tues. April 11, 2023Old Sacramento
Underground Tour
Tues. April 25, 2023Lake Elizabeth, Fremont
Tues. May 9, 2023Ferry Ride to SF Ferry Building
Tues. May 23, 2023Presidio Tunnel Tops &
Palace of Fine Arts

Upcoming Senior Presentations & Workshops

NO COST & ALL ARE WELCOME!
CLICK HERE to register online for the monthly in-person presentations, workshops and demonstrations or visit the El Cerrito Community Center.

Elder Tech: Quick Intro to iPhone and iPad
February 1, 2023  1-2pm
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
(Activity #155204-02)

El Cerrito: Recycling & Waste Management Workshop
March 8, 2023  1-2pm
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
(Activity #155204-02)

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Senior Support Services

Cafe Costa Senior nutrition Program

UPDATE! Beginning on October 4, 2022, the El Cerrito Senior Nutrition Program, Café Costa, will offer in-person lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane.

  • Café Costa is a lunch program for seniors 60 years and older.
  • Doors will open at 11:30am for check-in and lunch served at 12:00pm.
  • Participants may stay and socialize with friends until 1:30pm.
  • Participants must register with the program and make reservations for dates they wish to attend no later than 4pm the Monday prior.
  • There is a suggested donation of $3 per meal.

As we transition back to in-person meals, the county has agreed to continue offering frozen takeaway meals until December 21, 2022. The last home delivery of frozen takeaway meals will be Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Beginning on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, all takeaway meal participants must come to the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane between 10:30am-11:00am on Wednesdays to pick up frozen takeaway meals that were pre-ordered. Please note that participants are permitted to enjoy an in-person meal on Wednesdays and pick up 5 frozen meals for the remainder of the week through December 21, 2022.  Reservations for in-person meals as well as frozen takeaway meals required and must be made no later than 24-36 hours in advance.

If you are 60 years or older and live in El Cerrito, you are eligible to receive FREE Easy Ride Senior & Disabled Transportation to and from the lunch program.  Enrollment in the Easy Ride Program and advance reservation required. Call (510) 559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for more information or if you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming changes to Café Costa Senior Nutrition Program.

Respite Program

Tuesdays, 10am-3pm
The Respite program provides a brief respite to caregivers of adults suffering from memory loss diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia, while offering program participants supervision and programming designed to help keep them functioning at their highest level possible. The program is held at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane) and is run in partnership with West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Older Adult Education. The Respite program operates September through June and follows the WCCUSD calendar. Transportation to and from the program is available to El Cerrito Residents. Pre-approval is required. Fees will be calculated by the number of days attending the program and the rates are as follows: Resident $30/day and Non-Resident: $38/day. For registration and more information, call (510)559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & disabled Transportation Service

Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service is a van ride service for seniors (65 and older) and persons 18 and over with a disability who are El Cerrito residents 94530. El Cerrito residents ages 60 and older attending Cafe Costa Senior Nutrition program are eligible to receive FREE Easy Ride service to get to and from the lunch program only. The cost per ride is $2. The door-to-door shuttle is funded by Measure J Sales Tax. For more information or to register CLICK HERE

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

In-person appointments are available at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane on the first Monday of each month at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm.  To schedule an appointment call (925) 655-1393

Senior Peer counseling Program

" As we get older, sometimes a little help means a lot."
If you are 55 or older and facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, our Senior Peer Counseling program can help.
Participants connect with fellow seniors who are trained to provide assistance and support with challenges such as depression, fear, loneliness, the loss of a loved one, health changes, or isolation.
 
Senior Peer Counseling is available in English and Spanish. Services are free and confidential.
Please contact Abraham Aviles-Scott, LMFT at (925) 408-7080 or email abran.aviles-scott@cchealth.org to schedule an appointment.

Blind & low Vision Support Group

The Lions Center for the Visually Impaired host a virtual Blind and Low Vision Support Group.  Call (925) 664-8212 for meeting dates and times. Meetings are held virtually*. *subject to change

NEW! AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation
February 6 - April 14, 2023 (seasonal Service)

 AARP trained volunteers assist low and moderate income.seniors with their state and federal income tax forms. This service is
FREE and is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Donations to the City of El Cerrito Senior Services Division are gratefully accepted.

To request for an appointment call:
1(510) 397-8779 – El Cerrito Site
1(510) 630-7295  – Pinole/Hercules Site 

Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov to receive a digital copy of your vaccination record that can be downloaded on to your smartphone.

Premier World Discovery:
extended Trips

For more information or to sign up for a trip, call (510)559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

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