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Buena Park Senior "Activity" Center
8150 Knott Avenue
Buena Park 90620-3159
(in the Walter D. Ehlers Community Recreation Center)
Pictures of current programs and past events: http://bplegacy.org/photos/ Buena Park Senior Activity Center Website: www.bplegacy.org
The Buena Park Senior Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Evening hours vary depending on programming, consult the montly newsletter for exact times. The mission of the Buena Park Senior Center is to provide the mature adult population in the community with a diverse offering of recreational, educational, social and human service programs in environments which promote a spirit of dignity and limitless potential for later life enrichment. Our goals are to enhance quality of life, nurture talents and skills, foster social interaction, and support independence and self-determination.
The Senior Center newsletter,"The Key", is published monthly and is available for pickup at the Senior Center or download a copy here. Click the links below for more information on programs offered:
Helpful Information and Resources for Seniors
A variety of classes are available to meet different interests. Some classes require nominal fees.
Books & More
Ballance and Mobility
These services are offered periodically.
- Alzheimer's Support Groups (ADRDA)
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Food Distribution (USDA)
- Legal Aid Meals on Wheels
- Medicare Counseling (HICAP)
- Medical Transportation
- Nutrition Program (Commuity SeniorServ)
- Outreach Services
- Adult Public Health Nursing Services (APHNS)
- Senior Day Care Program
- Tax Assistance
Games are held Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The cost is $0.25 per card with grocery items for prizes.
Dance the night away each Saturday evening from 7 to 10pm at the Senior Activity Center. A $6.00 admission charge entitles you to dance to music, enjoy refreshments and even be eligible for door prizes.
Additional dances are held on the first and last Friday of the month beginning at 10:00am. No charge for admission but feel free to dine with us at 11:45pm.
The "Senior Sampler" Gift Shop is open year round, Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. The public is welcome to purchase handmade items. For more information call (714) 236-3875 or (714) 236-3870.
An Outreach Worker will acquaint you with the many services at the Senior Center and connect you with county wide programs. Call for an appointment (714) 236-3876.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels of Buena Park will deliver meals to your home Monday through Friday for a nominal fee if you are homebound and unable to prepare your own meals. Volunteer drivers are always needed for this program.
NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
If you are need of transportation to medical appointments, call (714) 236-3870 for registration and information. Must be over 60 and a Buena Park resident. One dollar fee each way. Rides are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
SENIOR DAY CARE PROGRAM
The Senior Day Care is designed for frail seniors over 60 years of age who are in need of supervision and care during the day while their caregiver(s) work or take time for themselves. The program is offered 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Call (714) 826-3163 for more information.
Five shuffleboard courts are available for play at the Senior Center. The Shuffleboard Club enjoys activity and friendship. Come play on Tuesdays 9am - 11:30am and Thursdays 9am to 11:30am. New members are always welcome.
Community SeniorServ (Daily Nutrition Program)
The Community SeniorServ Nutrition Program is more than just a meal. It gives seniors the opportunity to enjoy a hot, well-balanced, nutritious meal in the company of other seniors. Stop by any morning, Monday through Friday and enjoy an interesting speaker, entertainment, or maybe a special party. Lunch is served at 11:45am for a $3.00 donation. For more information call (714) 826-1930.
The Buena Park Senior Center has a strong and vital volunteer program. Application and Job Descriptions available at the front desk. New vounteers are always welcome.
BUENA PARK SENIOR CLUB
The Buena Park Senior Club was established in 1959 and meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Please call the President of the club Toby Sigler (714) 449-1424. This club travels on monthly excursions, hosts monthly pot luck dinners and has an annual picnic in the month August.
Need more Information?
Persons looking for more information on Senior Food Distribution, Medical Transportation, Affordable Housing, Assisted living facilities and much more - follow this link to the Orange County Office on Aging: www.officeonaging.ocgov.com.