Senior Center of Greater Richmond

Creating Opportunities for Healthy Aging Through Social Engagement


Our Mission

To positively impact our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity and lifelong learning.

Time & Our Schedule

Participants, volunteers and staff/coordinators are asked to be on time.  Our schedule is set up to provide opportunities and on-time starts and arrivals are important. Activities will start on time (no more than 5 minutes late) and will end 10 minutes before the next scheduled activity to allow for setup and to be respectful of our registered participants.   Lunch may start up to 15 minutes after the scheduled time to allow for food preparation.  If you come in late to an activity, join the group quietly without interrupting.

Our Meals and Nutrition

The Senior Center does not provide meals as  part of its program, but does provide some meals at specific locations.

  • On Thursdays at SwimRVA, meals are available to pre-assessed members (assessed through Senior Connections) for Friendship Cafe sandwich meals. Meals are order two weeks in advance.  Registration for this meal is essential  To be assessed, contact the Senior Center office and ask for an assessment. 
  • Light meals are provided at Battery Park.  Members may be asked to donate toward the cost of these meals.  Donations are always welcome, starting October 1st, we will ask for at lest a $2 donation for each meal.  If you require a special diet, we do ask that you bring your own lunch.  If requested, we can preorder a vegetarian/vegan meal only at Battery Park.
  • Lunches may be served at Brookdale Imperial Plaza at the Healthy YOU presentation.   Vegetarian meals can be preordered.  Donations are accepted and may be requested at future events. 
  • Just Breakfast and Simply Lunch events are member hosted and planned events at a specified restaurant in which members may participate.  Members are responsible for their own meal, tax, and tip.  


Senior Center of Greater Richmond, Inc

The Senior Center of Greater Richmond is a non-profit, IRS designated 501(c)(3) public charity,  committed to serving senior adults in the greater Richmond Virginia community.  The Senior Center includes both a Regional Center for Seniors and EAST Center at Peter Paul Development Center.   The Regional Center, a virtual center, provides programs and opportunities for active, independent seniors and meets in partner locations throughout the area.   The Senior Center EAST is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Peter Paul Development Center in Church Hill.

Our Winter Weather Policy

If local schools in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico are closed or significantly delayed (2 hours or more) due to inclement weather, we will not have scheduled activities that day.   Call 353-3171 for more information.