Our senior centers are designated community locations that provide helpful resources to seniors. They also serve the local communities with information on aging. Senior centers are one of the most accessible, friendly and inexpensive places that offer programs and services that promote active engagement, support independent living and add to enjoyment of life for older adults.
Any senior, 60 years old or older can join their local senior center. Our centers help seniors develop social contacts by meeting and making new friends. Transportation is available to and from the local senior centers. Many seniors visit their center on a daily basis (Monday through Friday).
SSOBC has 11 senior centers located throughout Belmont County. They include:
Each center is unique and offers programs and activities geared towards the interests of that center’s seniors. Center activities can include crafts, bingo, exercise, health screenings, informational speakers, daily meals, birthday celebrations and much more.
Centers offer nutritional meals Monday through Friday in a congregate setting. Reservations must be made one day in advance.
The centers also provide seniors with opportunities to hear presentations on topics important to seniors and learn more about resources available to them. Seniors can find help with HEAP applications, sign up for the Golden Buckeye card, and apply for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (a federally funded UDSA food and nutrition service program).
Many senior centers schedule outings that can include: nutrition and retail shopping, pre-arranged trips that include train/boat rides, tours of Amish country, etc. to help Seniors gain access to opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.
SSOBC publishes a monthly newsletter, “The Golden Times,” highlighting a complete schedule of activities and programs for each of the centers.
SSOBC describes the role of senior centers as “a place for older adults to meet for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in the center and their community.”
SSOBC Programs Administrator/Centers & Homecare
67650 Oakview Drive
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Telephone: 740-695-4142 / 1-800-200-0320