Senior Center FAQ's
Who runs the senior center?
The Concord Senior Center is run and owned by the City of Concord. The current building has been here since 2003. The City has 3 full time staff, including a Program Manager, and two Program Coordinators. The City staff also consists of 8+ part time staff and 100+ volunteers. The center falls under the Parks & Recreation Department.
To help explain what you can do here, we have broken down the facility into 3 areas of responsibility; City Programs & Services, County Services, and Senior Club Activities.
The City of Concord - Senior center programs and services
The city offers all instructional classes (anything that requires a teacher), activities, trips/tours(day trips and extended tours), and special events/workshops. All services offered are coordinated through our full time staff.
Contra Costa County - Services offered at the senior center
CCC manages the Meals on Wheels/CC Café Program as well as Care Manager Services. Both programs are described on our Health and Human Services Page.
The Concord Senior Club - activities offered at the senior center
The Club has a long history of partnership with the center. The CLUB operates totally separately, with their own elected officers, finances and is 100% volunteer run. They operate all non-instructional social activities like card games, bingo, billiards, book club, computer club and other social events like Club Dinner and Club Birthday. For more information about membership or how to get involved visit their office window on weekdays 9a-4p or call 925-687-2585. Go back to the 50 & Better page to view the newsletter.
How do I participate or how do I get my parent(s)/grand parent(s) to participate?
Participation by any adult 50+ and better is welcome. Seniors can come to the senior center to participate in any of the programs and services offered by the above 3 groups. There are a lot of options available. However, seniors must be involved in 1 or more activities, workshops, or services to come here. All seniors should be independent and able to get around on their own. If a senior wants to attend a program but is in need of continual physical or mental assistance, they should come with a care giver who stays with them while they are here. The Senior Center is not an adult day care and there are no trained staff/services that can accommodate those who need ongoing physical/mental assistance.
- Visit www.concordreg.org to view available paid instructional classes, activities, trips and tours.
- Contact the Senior Club if you want to hear more about weekly activities, social events and/or other Club happenings. 925-687-2585.
- Visit the Services and Resource page to get more information
- We encourage you to read the participant guidelines to familiarize yourself with our code of conduct.
I have limited funds, what can I do for free?
There are services offered for FREE on the Resources page, but most social and educational activities require some payment (CLUB is very affordable). If you have limited income, consider applying for a scholarship.
How do I volunteer for the Senior Center?
Visit our volunteer page to read more about volunteer opportunities.