Adult Programs (Ages 60+)

 Summer & winter/Spring 2022
Senior Classes & Programs

Registration OPEN for all Winter/Spring (Jan.-May) and Summer (June-Aug.) Senior and Adult classes and programs. In-person registration is available at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane)

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Summer rEC Guide 

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Winter/Spring rEC Guide

The guides include Swim Center activities, recreational classes for all ages, services for senior citizens, important dates and more! Be sure to check it out to view activity descriptions, dates, times, and fees.

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OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday
9:00am-4:00pm*
*Closed 12pm-1pm

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

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED (OFFICE CLOSED)
May 30 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 5 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving

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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




Committee on Aging
Outreach Newsletters

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.



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April May 2022 El Cerrito Committee on Aging Outreach Newsletter

NEW!
rEC TREKS: SENIOR DAY TRIPS

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

The Gardens at Heather Farm

June 21, 10am– 3:30pm, $31/$38 NR
Located in Walnut Creek, The Gardens at Heather Farm is a true hidden jewel of the East Bay. Take stroll through the flowers in blossom and explore Heather Farm Park. Light walking and plenty of areas to sit.

Day on the Bay: SF Ferry Building & Farmer’s Market
July 19, 10am– 3:30pm, $31/$38 NR
Ride the Richmond Ferry across the bay to the SF Ferry building to check out the weekly Farmer’s Market. Visit the local artisan shops, restaurants and near by sights. Light walking and limited areas to sit.

Sausalito and the Bay Model Museum
August 16,10– 3:30am, $38/$47 NR
Explore the Bay Model Museum followed by a stroll along the Bay in Sausalito to visit the many popular eateries and artisanal shops. Light walking and plenty of areas to sit.

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Upcoming Senior Presentations & Workshops

CLICK HERE to register online for presentations, workshops and demonstrations or in-person at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane) during office hours. 

Senior Support Services

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 $29/day and Non-Resident: $36/day. For registration and more information, call (510)559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Easy Ride Paratransit 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. The cost per ride is $3. The door-to-door shuttle is funded by Measure J Sales Tax. For more information or to register CLICK HERE

Cafe Costa To-Go Meal Program

City of El Cerrito staff deliver meals provided by the county Senior Nutrition Program to the homes of El Cerrito seniors enrolled in the Cafe Costa program. Curbside pickup at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, is available for non-resident seniors age 60+ who enroll in the Cafe Costa Senior Nutrition Program.  

All meals will be packaged in the home-delivered format, which includes a 3-compartment tray for the frozen entree and side dishes as well as a bread/crackers, milk/calcium fortified drinks, and fruit items. 5-day meal packs will be delivered on Wednesdays between 11-12:30pm (subject to change). Click HERE for current weekly menu of meals.

If you are interested in the Cafe Costa To-Go Senior Meal Program, you must complete Contra Costa County Health Services forms to enroll. Registration forms can be downloaded HERE or emailed to you or delivered to your home (El Cerrito Residents only). Call (510) 559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us to request forms or for more information.

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

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation (seasonal Service)

This service is no longer available for the 2022 tax season. Updated information to come in January 2023.

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.

Extended Trips 2022
with Premier World Discovery

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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June 18, 2022 - Cape Cod and the Islands

July 7, 2022 - Black Hills Badlands and the Legends of the West

October 7, 2022 - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

November 8, 2022 - Highlights of Italy's Amalfi Coast

November 29, 2022 - Music Cities Christmas, featuring Branson, Memphis & Nashville

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