senior center

Senior Center Hours:  Monday – Friday,  9 am – 5 pm
The senior center is Closed on Furlough Fridays and major holidays.

We offer Seniors and their families in the area access to programs and services related to the needs of aging. The Senior Center is located on the Walnut Street side of the Square. The telephone number is:

"Brain Builders"
An ongoing program for people in the early stages of memory loss. Classes are on the first 4 Thursdays of each month from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.  There is a monthly fee. Call 209-369-4443 for information or to register.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series
Pick up a complete list of lectures and programs, and registration forms at the Senior Center. This program is offered through University of the Pacific for people 50 and older who are looking for intellectually stimulating and thought provoking subjects.

Lodi Senior Citizen Commission
Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Peer Counseling & Support Groups
Bereavement Group -- On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. For grieving adults who are having a difficult time dealing with the death of a spouse or other loved one. For more information contact the Senior Center at 209.369.6921.

Peer Counseling -- Trained volunteers offer counseling to seniors on age related issues as retirement, depression, empty nest, etc. Sessions are confidential. Call the Senior Center for an appointment at 209.369.6921.

Caregiver Support Group -- On the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. For people who are taking care of a family member or loved one. Facilitated by Terri Whitmire, Director of Adult Day Care Services.

Legal Services
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month; free legal services are offered through the Department of Aging, for seniors age 60 and older - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment at 209.369.6921.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance
February 1st through April 15th; volunteers trained through the Volunteer Income Assistance Program will prepare returns for seniors - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment at 209.369.6921.

Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Monday through Thursday mornings; volunteers assist seniors with questions and problems related to Medicare, health insurance, supplemental insurance, long term care, etc. Please call the HICAP office at 209.369.6921 to make an appointment.

The HICAP program is always looking for volunteers. If you enjoy a challenge and helping others solve problems, you may be perfect as a HICAP counselor. To become a volunteer, you must complete a comprehensive training program sponsored by the California Department of Aging. For more information call the HICAP office at 209.369.6921.

Red Alert Program gives Caregivers Peace of Mind
Created by the Lodi Senior Citizen Commission to ensure that in case a caregiver becomes ill or injured and needs to be transported by ambulance, the person they care for will not be neglected.

Forms and a red magnet can be picked up at the Senior Center, Adult Day Care, the LOEL Center, the City of Lodi-Finance Department and the Public Library. Or you can download the form by clicking here.

Complete the form and return it to the Senior Center where the information will be sent to county dispatch. This will alert emergency personnel that there is an "at risk" person at the residence that should not be left alone.

Presently this program is available only to residents within the Lodi city limits.

Social Activities
Pinochle -- Every Monday and Friday at noon, open to the public.
Chess & Board Games -- Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. All levels and ages welcome.
Knitting Group -- Every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Beginners welcome.
Used Book Library -- Hardback & paperback. Browse through all varieties, from romance to adventure. No check out required
Bunco -- Every Monday at 1:00 p.m.
Double Check Pinochle -- Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Memoirs Writer Group -- Every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.