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.
City to host AARP Tax-Aide at West Senior Center from
Feb. 6 through Apr. 14, 2018
The City of Boulder is hosting the annual AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 and ending Apr. 14 at the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. Assistance is by reservation only. To make an appointment call 720-475-6639. For questions about tax issues other than making an appointment call 303-440-8104.
The free tax assistance program serves taxpayers of all ages with low and middle incomes with an emphasis on older adults. Tax preparers are IRS-certified volunteers. Tax returns will be prepared by appointment only. Because appointments fill up quickly, participants are encouraged to schedule as soon as possible. Tax appointments can last several hours and participants need to remain present for the entire process.
Food Tax Rebate
March 1 through Jun. 30, 2018
For more information about the Food Tax Rebate Program click here.
West Senior Center Hosts Art Exhibit
Hanging Out Together is an art project from the Round Robin Art Journal group that meets regularly at the West Senior Center. It is a volunteer cooperative group that uses informal art journaling to explore topics, share ideas, and have stimulating conversations.
The media used in this exhibit is paper bag booklets enhanced with collage, sketching, photos, textiles, or whatever the participants want to use to illustrate the topics and their reactions to it.
The group meets weekly and randomly picks a topic from suggested words. One person starts a journal using the first pages, and then passes it to a new person for a new topic the next week. It goes home with the originator when it is full. At the meetings, participants briefly share their work and enjoy each other’s reactions. Round Robin Art Journal meets on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Senior Center. There is no charge to join the group but participants must register.
The Winter Senior Program Guide is now available.
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. If you are looking for local resources for older adults or family caregivers, contact a Resource Specialist by calling 303-441-4388 or by sending an email to [email protected] . En Español 303-413-7494.
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.
If you are looking for local resources for older adults or family caregivers, contact a Resource Specialist by calling 303-441-4388. En Español 303-413-7494. Senior Resources Brochure En Español
Senior Center Information
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
East Senior Center
5660 Sioux Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday