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Senior Services

Senior Services

The mission of Boulder Senior Services, a division 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

Food Tax Rebate Applications Available

The City of Boulder provides rebates to lower-income residents for the city sales tax they pay on food. Those eligible for the program include low-income seniors aged 62 or older, low-income persons with disabilities, and low-income families with children under 18 years of age in the household. All applicants must have been Boulder residents for the full 2013 calendar year. Anyone seeking a rebate must complete an application documenting eligibility.  

Applications can be picked up starting March 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., or can be downloaded at the Food Tax Rebate program page link on the right-hand side of this page.

Completed applications must be delivered in person at the West Senior Center or postmarked by Monday, June 30. Applicants from 2013 will automatically receive a 2014 application in the mail.

Rebate amounts are $75 for qualifying individuals and $231 for qualifying families.

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 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.

Corrections and updates for Spring 2014:

  • Page 11: The Write on! Writers Group has moved to the East Senior Center; same date and time.  The Prize Winning Books Plus group has been cancelled.
  • Page 14: The Praha, Longmont day trip is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30; new course code 210534
  • Page 15: The day trip to Cafe Berlin, Denver, has been cancelled.
  • Page 34: The time for the Popular Bridge Conventions Class is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Page 35: The course code for Arthritis and Joint Health seminar is 211333.
  • Page 38: T'ai Chi for Seniors corrected full-session fees:

Encore Resident $72
Encore Non-resident $83
City Resident $74
Non-Resident $85

  • Page 39: A corrected drop-in fitness class schedule is posted under the Senior Services Quarterly Magazine header on the right-hand side of this page.

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 4:30 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.

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, visit the Senior Center Room Rentals web page, or email

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