Senior Programs & Services (Ages 60+)
2023 Fall Rec Guide
Registration for FALL classes/programs
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2023 FALL rEC Guide
The rEC guide includes all recreation activities and programs for Adults, Seniors and Youth. Activity descriptions, dates, times, and fees are listed. Online and In-person registration are available at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane)
Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-5:00pm
Fridays by appointment
Phone: (510) 559-7000
HOLIDAYS OBSERVED (OFFICE CLOSED)
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day
Saturday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving
To be determined - December Holiday Closure
Committee on AgingEl Cerrito Committee on Aging
The Committee on Aging is seeking feedback about senior programs and services in El Cerrito. If you are a senior over the age of 60, currently living in El Cerrito, we encourage you complete this informational survey.
Senior Day Trips
Adults ages 60 and older are welcome to travel with us as we explore beautiful and exciting attractions around the area. Leave the planning to us! Each trip is led by a group leader. All trips include periods of walking, standing and sitting unless otherwise indicated. Travel itineraries and details are subject to change. Pre-registration is required.
rEC Treks trips includes transportation, admissions and fares. Lunch not provided. CLICK HERE to register for rEC Trek Senior Day Trips.
Upcoming Fall 2023 rEC Treks
Amazon Fulfillment Center, Tracy
Thursday, September 21
(Sold Out! - Waitlist available)
U-Pick Apple-A-Day, Sebastopol
Wednesday, October 18
Bedford Gallery: Public Art Walking Tour, Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 2
R $27/ NR $34
Aqua Terra Grill (CCC Culinary School), San Pablo
Thursday, November 16
R $29/ NR $36
Holiday Stroll: Pier 39/ Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Thursday, December 7
R $25/ NR $30
Upcoming Senior Presentations Workshops & Special Events
NO COST & ALL ARE WELCOME!
CLICK HERE to register online for the monthly in-person presentations, workshops and special events or visit the
El Cerrito Community Center.
HICAP 2024 Medicare Changes
Wednesday, October 11, 1-2pm
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
Wednesday, December 13, 1-2pm
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
Senior Support Services
Cafe Costa Senior nutrition Program
The El Cerrito Senior Nutrition Program, Café Costa, offers in-person lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane.
If you are 60 years or older and live in El Cerrito, you are eligible to receive FREE Easy Ride Senior & Disabled Transportation to and from the lunch program. Enrollment in the Easy Ride Program and advance reservation required. Call (510) 559-7000 or email email@example.com for more information or if you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming changes to Café Costa Senior Nutrition Program.
Last Wednesday of each month, 12-1pm
Celebrate your birthday at the El Cerrito Community Center during lunch on the last Wednesday of each month. Everyone in attendance will enjoy a sweet treat! To celebrate your birthday, sign up by calling (510) 559-7000, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the office. Must register for lunch by 12pm one business day in advance.
The Respite program provides a brief respite to caregivers of adults suffering from memory loss diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia, while offering program participants supervision and programming designed to help keep them functioning at their highest level possible. The program is held at the El Cerrito Community Center (7007 Moeser Lane) and is run in partnership with West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Older Adult Education. The Respite program operates September through June and follows the WCCUSD calendar. Transportation to and from the program is available to El Cerrito Residents. Pre-approval is required. Fees will be calculated by the number of days attending the program and the rates are as follows: Resident $30/day and Non-Resident: $38/day. For registration and more information, call (510)559-7000 or email email@example.com
Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & disabled Transportation Service
Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service is a van ride service for seniors (65 and older) and persons 18 and over with a disability who are El Cerrito residents 94530. El Cerrito residents ages 60 and older attending Cafe Costa Senior Nutrition program are eligible to receive FREE Easy Ride service to get to and from the lunch program only. The cost per ride is $2. The door-to-door shuttle is funded by Measure J Sales Tax. For more information or to register CLICK HERE
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
In-person appointments are available at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane on the first Monday of each month at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. To schedule an appointment call (925) 655-1393
Senior Peer counseling Program
" As we get older, sometimes a little help means a lot."
If you are 55 or older and facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, our Senior Peer Counseling program can help.
Participants connect with fellow seniors who are trained to provide assistance and support with challenges such as depression, fear, loneliness, the loss of a loved one, health changes, or isolation.
Senior Peer Counseling is available in English and Spanish. Services are free and confidential.
Please contact Abraham Aviles-Scott, LMFT at (925) 408-7080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Blind & low Vision Support Group
The Lion's Center for the Visually Impaired sponsors this FREE monthly support group at the Community Center on the
first Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm. Drop-ins welcome. Call (925) 664-8212 for more information.
AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax PreparatioN
AARP trained volunteers assist low and moderate income seniors with their state and federal income tax forms. This service is FREE and is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Donations to the City of El Cerrito Senior Services Division are gratefully accepted.
This program has closed for the 2023 tax season and will return in 2024.
Premier World Discovery:
For more information or to sign up for a trip, call (510)559-7000 or email email@example.com