We offer a wide variety of programs and services, including educational speakers entertainment programs, health promotion activities, health screenings and exercise classes.


Socialization is often the primary reason why someone attends Senior Centers, Inc. The Center provides participants the opportunity to socialize, make new acquaintances, and meet up with old friends.

Activities can give some participants a reason to get up in the morning, while motivating others to look and feel their best. Through activities, we aim to give seniors the opportunity to serve and learn, and to seek independence, dignity, and companionship.

We offer many programs to promote enjoying leisure time, facilitate social contact, reduce isolation, and improve personal-life satisfaction. Activities include arts and crafts, billiards, cards, games, films, exercise, and various entertainment programs. Some programs involve nominal participation fees to cover supply costs.

Professional speakers from local agencies and businesses visit the Center to provide educational presentations on a variety of topics, such as health, gardening, nutrition, legal issues, and services of interest.

Participants have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for personal enrichment through classes in exercise (walking for fitness, cardio drumming, etc.), fine arts, and sewing. A computer lab is also available with some staff instruction in basic computer skills.

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Daily Lunch: Senior Centers, Inc. is proud to participate in the Lyman W. Liggins Senior Nutrition Program. Monday through Friday, a nutritious lunch is available in the Center thanks to support from our partners Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. Donations are accepted. Meals are funded by the Older Americans Act, the Ohio Department on Aging, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, local funds, and donations. Meals are available first come, first served. This program provides an opportunity to enjoy a good meal with friends in a safe, friendly environment. 

Commodity Boxes: Senior Centers, Inc. is a distribution site for The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) with our partners SeaGate Foodbank. CSFP provides eligible recipients a monthly box of food containing a combination of: juice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, milk, cheese, canned meat, and beans/peanut butter. Seniors age 60 or better who earn under 130% of federal poverty income guidelines are eligible to participate. Boxes are distributed the fourth Tuesday of each between 9:30 and 11:00 AM at the Center – 2308 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

We also deliver a limited number of homebound seniors who meet eligibility requirements this monthly box of shelf-stable food to their home.

Food Pantry: Senior Centers, Inc. has a small pantry with shelf-stable food, which is available for seniors to visit when the center is open. 

We are also here to help seniors find additional food resources. Call 419-242-9511 or visit the Center for assistance.

Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

The Foster Grandparent Program provides a wonderful volunteer opportunity for low-income senior citizens. Volunteers age 55 and over work in various community agencies, such as schools and childcare settings, with children who have special needs. All volunteers work 10-30 hours per week and receive an hourly tax-free stipend and daily travel allowance.

Foster Grandparents undergo a complete background check and receive extensive pre-service training—as well as monthly in-services to keep their training up to date.

The Foster Grandparent Program is administered nationally by the AmeriCorps Seniors and sponsored locally by Senior Centers, Inc.


Senior Centers, Inc. conducts outreach to the Lucas County community at large to familiarize seniors and others with programs and services offered at the Center. This includes outreach through phone calls, mailings, newsletters, speaking engagements, visits to senior housing facilities, specialized focus on isolated adults, and participation in community fairs, festivals and events.


Senior Center, Inc.’s bonded employees can provide light in-home housekeeping services. An assessment is conducted prior to starting the service to determine the client’s needs. Employees are bonded and insured and provide services such as:

  • Cleaning bathrooms &  kitchens
  • Dusting
  • Laundry, if machines are in-home
  • Mopping floors
  • Vacuuming


Many positions throughout the Senior Center are filled by volunteers. Positions include kitchen servers, gardeners, yard workers, educational class assistants, and recreational and social program instructors.

Care Coordination

Senior Centers, Inc. assists seniors with in-depth detailed issues such as landlord/tenant problems, obtaining suitable housing, issues with energy/phone services,  obtaining benefits (such as Social Security and those offered through Lucas County Job and Family Services), recertification of benefits, referrals to other service providers, and coordinating medical appointments.

People attend the Center for many different reasons: to meet other people, to participate in specific activities, and to obtain services that help them remain independent in their homes. Senior Centers, Inc. offers all those services, and more.

The Senior Center is a hub of activities and services.