The City of Pacifica is committed to providing services and programs for older adults and those with disabilities, which meets their needs, maintains and enhances the quality of their lives, and reduces isolation. Programs and services are provided at the Pacifica Community Center, which houses a multi-purpose senior center.
The center provides congregate and nutrition lunch program, transportation, information and referral services, multiple classes/clubs, entertainment and volunteer opportunities. Meals on Wheels are prepared and delivered from this facility. A gift shop with homemade items is located in the senior lounge area.
Programs have been in operation since 1974 and are currently funded by Older American Act grants, San Mateo County grants, charitable donations, client donations, General Fund support of the City of Pacifica, Pacificans Care, fundraising and in-kind volunteer hours.
Useful Phone Numbers
650-738-7384: Program Coordinator (General Info, Classes & Volunteer Opportunities)
650-738-7353: Information & Referral Coordinator (Services & Transportation)
650-738-7350: Meals on Wheels & Transportation Coordinator
Congregate & Nutrition Lunch Program
Senior Services/Food Services prepares and serves approximately 13,000 meals on-site to 400 unduplicated seniors annually Monday through Friday. Lunch is served at noon and meals meet the RDA dietary guidelines of a minimum one-third daily requirements. Anticipated daily attendance averages 50 and reservations are not required. Daily entertainment or activity is part of the lunch program.
Our 18-passenger lift-equipped van is used for transporting to and from the senior center Monday through Friday with 24-hour phone notice. A suggested $3 round-trip donation is appreciated. Local shopping and activity outings are scheduled through the center. Medical appointments are scheduled and planned as transportation activities permit. Mandatory roundtrip is $20.
Information & Referral Services
Information and referral services include Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), taxes and legal aid assistance, senior peer counseling, podiatry care, social/educational activities and intergenerational activities/programs. Volunteers, JUHSD Adult Education and area professionals provide educational opportunities. The information & referrals coordinator is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
San Mateo County has the TIES line to connect people to needed services. TIES serves as the main entry point for adult services, including Adult Protective Services. Social workers answer questions about the wide variety of services available through the county and in the community (800-675-8437 or TTY 800-994-6166).
Activities, outings, classes, clubs and entertainment are scheduled through the program coordinator. Schedules are available at the community center or in the bi-monthly senior newsletter. Newsletter subscription is $12/year or is included with a Seniors in Action membership, $20 per person/year or $35 per couple/year.