Pinole's Senior Center

Senior Center


  • 2500 Charles Street Pinole, CA 94564 
  • Phone: (510) 724-9800 
  • Fax: (510) 724-9803 
  • Email:
  • Department Head's Name: Maria Picazo, Recreation Manager; Kristina Santoyo, Recreation Coordinator

Entrance of Pinole Senior Center
Welcome to the Pinole Senior Center

The Pinole Senior Center provides social, educational, recreational, health, nutritional, and consumer services and activities to our more than 1000 yearly participants. The Center is a community focal point for West Contra Costa County area seniors, age 50 and over, and has established for itself an outstanding reputation as one of our County’s best Senior Centers. Under the guidance and leadership of our City Staff and the 11 member Board of Directors (elected by the membership), over 12 working committees provide the hands on assistance needed to support Center programs, activities and fundraising. The Center is unique in that it is truly governed by the seniors themselves who work hand in hand with the Center staff in the development, management and evaluation of Center programs and activities.

The Pinole Senior Center's programs are designed to appeal to a wide range of mature adults residing within the City of Pinole and surrounding communities. Recognizing that today's "retirees" span quite a significant age range, the Center offers a friendly, lively atmosphere where you can hang out with old friends, meet new people, pursue an avid hobby or interest or try a new one. Dedicated to the needs, interests and vitality of today's seniors, we are always striving to expand our social, recreational, physical, and nutritional programs and services.

To assist seniors in keeping healthy we offer aerobics: weight training, Tai Chi, Zumba, and walking groups. For those of you who prefer alternative ways to keep in shape, we offer a variety of dance classes - ballroom or country western line dancing. If you need a break from all that exercise we have bridge, pinochle, and pool/billiards. We also offer a number of classes such as arts and crafts, guitar and woodcarving. If you're hungry, our Center offers delicious and freshly prepared meals daily! We hope you'll stop in and check us out for yourself – we think you'll be very glad you did. If you have any questions or require additional information, call (510) 724-9800.  

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For more information about the Pinole Senior Center please feel free to read the Pinole Senior Center January 2021 Newsletter

Pinole Senior Center Membership
2020 has definitely been a year unlike any other. We want to give a big thank you to all of our members for their continued support to the Pinole Senior Center. Although our doors are currently closed, we will continue to provide our members with resources, programs, activities, newsletters, and announcements from a safe distance.

To continue your membership into 2021 please be sure to renew before Friday, December 18th. To access a form please feel free to fill out and print the Pinole Senior Center 2021 Membership Form

Applications and checks can be mailed to the Pinole Senior Center at 2500 Charles Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564. Checks can be made out to the Pinole Senior  Center. We also understand if individuals choose to wait until the center is safely re-opened before renewing their membership. Please note if you do not renew by the December 18th date you will not receive a monthly newsletter. If you have any questions regarding membership please feel free to reach out to the Senior Center Recreation Coordinator at

2021 AARP Tax Appointment Update
All tax preparation that has been done at the Senior Center in previous years were by trained AARP volunteers. At this time, AARP will not be holding in-person tax appointments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. AARP is offering online tax assistance through the AARP website: If there are any changes or updates from AARP we will be sure to let our community know.

Upcoming January 2021 Socially Distanced/Virtual Events:
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PSC Cookbook


The Pinole Senior Center is temporarily CLOSED for the time being. All programs, activities, services, and rentals will be canceled during this time.

Item donations to the center or gift shop will not be accepted during the closure. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. To make a physical donation please visit the following locations:


  • Goodwill
  • Salvation Army
  • American Red Cross

Individuals inquiring about Food Pantry or Prepared Meals please visit the following locations:

Food Pantry

  • Food Bank of Contra Costa And Solano County (925) 676-7543
  • Richmond Emergency Food Pantry (510) 235-9732

Prepared Meals

  • Through CC Café, our friends at the Hercules Senior Center are offering frozen meals for pick up every Tuesday. To reserve a meal call (510) 799-8219. To arrange for delivery call Meals on Wheels at (510) 412-0166. 
  • Loaves and Fish of Contra Costa (925) 293-4792

Looking for a way to stay active at home? Some of our instructors are hosting virtual classes and activities. Check out the
Pinole Senior Center Virtual Programs List

The Pinole Senior Center will be hosting a Virtual Chat Series via ZOOM. Each month the Coffee Chat and Food Zoom will be focused on different and fun conversation topics. To view the calendar of topics or how to reserve your spot check out the Pinole Senior Center Virtual Chat Series Flyer