As of June 2021, all eight Broome County Senior Centers are opened to the public for in-person dining and activities. To learn more about programs and services available at your local senior center click here: Senior Centers Brochure
At your local senior center you can:
• Enjoy an appetizing hot lunch: Reservations can be made easily by calling your local senior center one day in advance. For the newest meal menu you can review the current Senior News or call your local senior center. Phone numbers for all the local senior centers are listed here: Senior Centers Brochure
Contributions for your meals are requested. The suggested contribution for a daytime meal is $3.50 per meal for people over age 60 and their spouse of any age and a charge of $4.50 per meal for people under age 60. Individuals whose income is at or above 185 % of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are asked to contribute at an amount that represents the actual costs of the meals ($8.07 per meal). You are asked to contribute at this rate if your monthly household income is more than $1,986 and you live alone; or if you live in a household of 2 and your monthly income exceeds $2,686. No one shall be denied a meal due to an inability or unwillingness to contribute.
• Volunteer: Senior centers welcome volunteers to help with a variety of programs and operations. Volunteers accomplish many things at senior centers including facilitating classes, planning special events, answering the telephone, or helping with the meal service. Share yourself and your talents at a senior center! Contact your local senior center if you are interested in volunteering.
• Participate in classes and other events: A variety of programming is offered at your local senior centers to help you stay healthy and connected. For upcoming programs and other activities please review the latest edition of the Senior News. Some local senior centers offer special group trip packages for overnight and one-day excursions. Trips in the past have included Skaneateles, Atlantic City, and Washington, D.C. Call your local senior center for information about upcoming trips.
You can visit individual senior center pages below:
Broome West (Endwell)
Eastern Broome (Harpursville)
First Ward (Binghamton)
Northern Broome (Whitney Point)
North Shore Towers (Binghamton)
You can visit a virtual senior center:
The Virtual Senior Center Program provides free access to online activities and classes that help participants to stay engaged and connect with others while learning new skills or staying active. The Virtual Senior Center program is available for free to Broome County residents age 60+. A variety of classes about history, arts and crafts, computer training and exercise are offered each month. Several chat groups are available almost daily to help older adults connect with others. To see upcoming classes please click here: https://www.vscm.selfhelp.net/calendar.
To enroll in the Virtual Senior Center please call 607-778-2411 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org