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Seniors Centers

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs aims to make communities safe and nurturing places for all Floridians to live well and age well—a state that benefits seniors and youth alike. Florida, is firmly committed to helping seniors meet the challenges of aging.

Florida’s seniors are instrumental in paving the way for future generations to live, work, play, and thrive. Every day, the state benefits from the wisdom and the contributions of the older Floridians. Senior citizens play a vital role in Florida’s rich heritage.

With a warm climate and even warmer hearts, Florida has a rich history of being senior-friendly. The elder population grows, we have a special responsibility to serve and respond to the needs of this dynamic and valuable group.

In Florida, approximately 250 senior centers are operated by a variety of organizations, including private, non-profit organizations, municipal governments, county governments, and other types of organizations. Senior centers are community facilities focused on providing a broad spectrum of services suited to the diverse needs and interests of independent older persons.

An estimated 380,000 seniors visit Florida’s senior centers every year. Senior centers are highly visible focal points within their communities and offer programs and services for older individuals in five main categories: health (including mental health), social, nutritional, educational, and recreational.

Other activities may include:

  • Advisory Council
    (participatory governing)
  • Arts and crafts—painting,
    ceramics, needlecrafts
  • Educational classes—computer, languages, creative writing, history, book discussion groups
  • Genealogy
  • Intergenerational projects
  • Library services
  • Legal services
  • Special events—dances, fundraisers, banquets, luncheons
  • Travel groups

Senior Centers In
Volusia & Flagler Counties

Flagler County, George Wickline Senior Center, 800 South Daytona Ave., Flagler Beach, 386.517.2435.
Daytona Beach Shores, 3048 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, 386.763.7597.
Deltona Senior Activity Center, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Deltona, 386.574.0060.
Port Orange Adult Center, 4790 S Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, 386.506.5867.
New Smyrna Beach Senior Activity Center, 1050 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach, 386.410.5839.
Ormond Beach Senior Activity Center, 351 Andrews St., Ormond Beach, 386.672.4146.
Orange City Senior Activity Center, 200 N. Holly Ave., Orange City, 386.775.3121.

These centers provide seniors the opportunity to participate in community-based activities within their own neighborhoods and among their friends. To contact a senior center near you, call the Elder Helpline at 1.800.96. ELDER or 1.800.963.5337.
Information collected from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs website,