Senior centers offer programs to help individuals 65 and older learn new skills, such as a driver safety program, computer classes, arts and crafts programs, and memory training sessions. Programs that feature entertainment may include group card games, knitting groups, dance lessons and exercise classes.
Programs at senior centers that focus on educational opportunities often include drama groups and book clubs, current events seminars, financial workshops and sign language and lip reading classes. Seniors in need of social interaction can opt for programs such as ethnic social groups, holiday party planning programs, music groups, improvisation classes, opera programs and ceramics making groups.
Senior centers also offer programs that assist with health issues and concerns, such as disability support groups, grief counseling, diabetes education, health and wellness fairs, home health care programs and peer counseling. Programs offered at senior centers also provide resources for aging individuals, such as legal assistance seminars, social security online support, public transportation information, workforce training and employment assistance.
Many senior centers sponsor outings, such as day trips to museums, local amusement parks, shopping centers and theater performances. A senior seeking social interaction may opt to participate in intergenerational programs with local teens and children, pool or golf tournaments, and holiday luncheons and dinners.