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Senior Services

Senior Services

The mission of Boulder Senior Services, part of the Department of Human Services, is to foster the engagement and well being of older adults and promote a positive image of aging through community collaboration and excellent services.

News Updates

West Senior Center and East Senior Closed for Labor Day

Both the West and East Senior Centers will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.  The West Senior Center will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8.  The East Senior Center will reopen on Monday, Sept. 14 following completion of its annual maintenance closure (see below for details).  Café Classico lunch will also be closed and Meals on Wheels deliveries suspended on Sept. 7, opening again on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

East Senior Center/East Boulder Community Center Annual Maintenance Closure 8/29 - 9/13/2015

The annual maintenance  closure of the East Boulder Community Center (Parks and Rec and Senior Services)  will take place from Aug. 29 to Sept. 13, 2015. Major projects include:

  • Installation of new plaster in the lap pool;
  • Installation of new carpet;
  • Sanding and repainting the entire gymnasium court; and-
  • Annual preventative maintenance to major electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.

The facility is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 14 for normal hours of operation. 

During the closure, passholders are welcome to visit our West Senior Center, and/or one of the city’s five other recreation facilities: South Boulder Recreation Center, North Boulder Recreation Center, Spruce Pool, Scott Carpenter Pool or the Boulder Reservoir.  SilverSneakers members may visit the Mapleton YMCA, Boulder 24 Hour Fitness or any other SilverSneakers participating facility.  See for a list of alternative SilverSneakers locations.

Fall Program Registration Coming!

Registion for the Fall classes, day trips, special events is coming up soon:

  • Encore member registration begins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 by fax, online or in person;
  • Non-Encore member registration begins Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 by fax, online or in person;
  • Phone-in registration begins Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Register online:  see link in lower right column.

See the 2015 Fall Senior Magazine in lower right column on this page for details about events, classes and on-going activities along with the registration information and link to the online registration.

Note:  Early registrations will not be accepted.  No mail-in registration.

2015 Food Tax Rebate Program Closed

The Food Tax Rebate Program application period is now closed.  The 2016 application period will begin March 1, 2016.  Read program details...

Senior Services Programs

Case management and community service referrals

Senior Services provides bilingual case management and referrals to community services.  Our Resource Specialists offer individualized consultation with a focus on low-income seniors, basic-needs financial applications assistance, caregiver support, respite assistance and education.    Services are available pdf to those age 60 and up and their families.

Health, wellness and lifelong learning opportunities

We offer SilverSneakers® and other fitness programs, preventive health screenings and seminars and classes through a variety of community partnerships. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.

Ongoing educational classes and seminars in technology, life skills and aging issues, creative pursuits and day trips are available to those age 55 and up.

See our quarterly magazine for current offerings and ongoing activities held at the senior centers and registration information.

Contact Betty Kilsdonk, Senior Services Manager, at or 303-441-4365 with questions or comments about Boulder Senior Services.

Senior Centers

The City of Boulder operates two senior centers within the city limits.

West Senior Center

909 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302


Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Cafe Classico, operated by Meals on Wheels of Boulder, serves lunch weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the West Senior Center.  Additional information and monthly menus are available on the Cafe Classico web page.

Visitors to the West Senior Center should adhere to the Municipal Campus Rules of Conduct pdf

East Senior Center

5660 Sioux Drive
Boulder, CO 80303


Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Room Rentals

For information about room rentals at the West Senior Center, see West Senior Center Room Rentals or email

For information about room rentals at the East Senior Center, see Room Rentals - East Boulder Community Center or email

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