Senior Programs & Services (Ages 60+)

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EC Guide

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)

Click here to Register for Classes and Programs. www.el-cerrito.org/onlineregwww.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg

OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday by appointment

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

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED (OFFICE CLOSED)
Monday, February 19 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial 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

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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. Click below to view the most recent newsletters.

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60Plus February 2024

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 rEC Trek Senior Day Trips.

Upcoming 2024 trips

LOCATION                      DATE               DAY               RES / NRES                 ACTIVITY
Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza   2/25                 Su                   $105 / $130               154361-02
SOLD OUT! Waitlist Available

Asian Art Museum            3/22                 F                     $52 / $65                   154361-03


Pinole Senior Center
Luncheon                         4/18                 Th                   $21 / $26                   154361-04

Upcoming Senior Presentations and Special Events

CLICK HERE to register online for the monthly in-person presentations, workshops and special events or visit the El Cerrito Community Center. 

SENIOR PRESENTATIONS

February 28, 1-2pm - Getting to know Senior Services in El Cerrito
March 13, 9-12pm - Aging Successfully
March 13, 9-12pm - CHP: Age Well Drive Smart Seminar
March 20, 1-2pm - FTC: Identifying Consumer Fraud
April 17, 1-2pm - Pickleball 101: What is Pickleball
May 23, 1-2pm - Downsizing & Decluttering Workshop


SPECIAL EVENTS

Boomer Dance Party!
Date: Friday, February 23
Time: 1-3pm
Location: El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito)
Fee: $5
All are welcome! Registration date soon to be announced.
Dance contest! Trivia contest! and Prizes! Snacks and refreshments included.
Dance and groove to popular tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Open dance floor, no dance instruction.

Senior Support Services

Cafe Costa Senior nutrition Program

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The El Cerrito Senior Nutrition Program, Café Costa, offers 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 11pm the day prior.
  • There is a suggested contribution of $3 per meal.
  • Vegetarian option available.

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.

Birthday Luncheon Celebration

Last Wednesday of each month, 12-1pm
Celebrate your birthday at the El Cerrito Community Center during lunch on the last Wednesday of each month. Everyone in attendance will enjoy a sweet treat! To celebrate your birthday, sign up by calling (510) 559-7000, emailing recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or stopping by the office. Must register for lunch by 12pm one business day in advance. 

NEW! 
AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation (February 5- April 9, 2024)

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 an appointment call: 

1 (510) 397-8779  (El Cerrito/San Pablo site)  
Hana Gardens Senior Center - 10870 San Pablo Ave.
or
1 (510) 630-7295 (Pinole/Hercules site) 

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 Lion's Center for the Visually Impaired sponsors this FREE monthly support group at the Community Center on the
first Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm. Drop-ins welcome. Call (925) 664-8212 for more information.

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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