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Senior Programs & Services

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Older, active adults are invited to enjoy meaningful personal and group activities offered at the City of Glendale senior centers. Services and programs include an integrated array of advocacy, health, nutrition, social services, sports and leisure activities. Eligibility may vary with some services but most programs are open to everyone without regard to age, race, color, nationality, origin, sex, religion, and mental or physical handicap.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life, promote independence, self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment among the older citizens of Glendale. Programs, services, and activities are held at the following facilities:

Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado Street, Glendale, 91205
(818) 548-3775
Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, 91208
(818) 548-2187
Pacific Community Center
501 South Pacific Avenue, Glendale, 91204
(818) 548-4098

Life-Long Learning Opportunities for Seniors

The Community Services & Parks provides a variety of opportunities for seniors to participate in life-long learning classes for personal growth and development. Participation is open to individuals ages 50 and older. Special recreation events and informational programs are scheduled throughout the year. In addition, a number of classes are offered in collaboration with the Glendale Community College. All Glendale Community College seminars are FREE to seniors.

For more information, download the current issue of our Leisure Guide, or call (818) 548-2184. Registration information is also available online.

Case Management Program - PROGRAM BROCHURE

Integrated case management is for Glendale residents 60 years of age and older. It is designed to meet the special needs of frail individuals who may be experiencing difficulty in maintaining an independent living arrangement. The Case Management Program can provide assistance with the following services:

  • Transportation
  • Social Security
  • In-Home Services
  • Legal Services
  • Medicare/Medical
  • Assist with Alternative Housing Options

For information, call (818) 548-3775.

Health Services

FREE health screenings are available for older persons at the Adult Recreation Center and Sparr Heights Community Center. For information, call (818) 548-3775 OR (818) 548-2187.

Legal Assistance

Free legal assistance is offered by the Armenian bar Association on a walk-in basis and is available to seniors at the Adult Recreation Center. For more information regarding specific times, please call (818) 548-3775.

Medicare & Medi-Cal Counseling

HICAP Medicare Counseling is available to assist seniors with questions regarding Medicare, supplemental insurance, HMOs and more. For more information, call (818) 548-3775.

Transportation Services & Bus Pass Sales

Transportation services include Dial-a-Ride by reservation, and MTA bus passes sold at the Adult Recreation Center and Sparr Heights Community Center. Beeline Bus Passes are also available at both senior center locations. The MTA bus pass for seniors is honored by the Beeline. For more information, please call (818) 548-3775 or (818) 548-2187.

Elderly Nutrition Program

The Elderly Nutrition Program has provided congregate and home delivered meals to seniors 60 years and older since 1979. Our three nutrition sites offer seniors an opportunity to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. We ask for a suggested donation of $2.50. Non-Seniors are required to pay $4.75 for a congregate meal.

Senior Meals Calendar/Menu

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 Senior Meals Menu

Meal Sites & Times

Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado Street MAP
Meals served Monday - Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Phone Number (818) 548-3775

Pacific Community Center
501 S. Pacific Ave.MAP
Meals served Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:00 noon
Phone Number (818) 548-3775

Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way MAP
Meals served Monday - Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Phone Number (818) 548-2187

Home Delivered Meals Program

Home Delivered Meals are available on a limited basis for at-risk home bound, older persons ago 60+. Each person is assessed to determine if a home delivered meal is the appropriate option. Deliveries consist of seven balanced and nutritious frozen meals once a week to each eligible Glendale resident.

Suggested Donation: $2.50 per meal.
For information, call (818) 937-7405.


Senior Needs Assessment 2017

The Community Services and Parks Department conducted senior and community focus group meetings with recommendations for seniors living in the Glendale community.  Click here to view the 2017 Senior Needs Assessment in its entirety.

Senior Services Committee

Visit the Senior Services Committee web page for information.

Special Needs Accommodations

The Community Services & Parks Department will provide any reasonable accommodation toward the inclusion of a participant. Please contact the appropriate community center supervisor at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. Ample time is required to determine the needs of each request.

Adult Recreation Center: (818) 548-3772
Pacific Community Center: (818) 548-3773
Sparr Heights Community Center: (818) 548-2187


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