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! 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 September 2023 Newsletter

Pinole Senior Center Membership
We want to give a big thank you to all of our members for their continued support to the Pinole Senior Center.

To access a form please feel free to fill out and print the Pinole Senior Center 2023 Membership Form

Stop by our Front Desk during business hours to sign up or renew your membership in person. Applications and checks can also be mailed to the Pinole Senior Center at 2500 Charles Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564. Checks can be made out to the Pinole Senior Center. If you have any questions regarding membership please feel free to reach out to the Recreation Coordinator at [email protected]

Pinole Senior Center 2023 Membership Sponsorship

Through the generous donations from members in the community, the Pinole Senior Center is able to offer membership sponsorships to those in need. The membership sponsorship will grant the recipient a 2023 Annual Membership at the Pinole Senior Center at no cost to the individual.

To be considered for the sponsorship you are required to complete the Membership Sponsorship FormAll information is kept confidential. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible if they qualify for the membership sponsorship.

Please submit applications by October 27th, 2023. While the Pinole  Senior Center would like to grant all requests, sponsorships are limited. To receive a form email the Recreation Coordinator at ks[email protected] or call the Front Desk at (510) 724-9800.

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County - Senior Food Program

The Pinole Senior Center will be partnering with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County on their Senior Food Program. Low-income senior citizens 55+ will be able to receive free groceries, including healthy pantry staples, eggs, cheese and assorted meats twice a month. The program at the Pinole Senior Center is available for Pinole senior residents ONLY. It will be every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Distribution will be 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

If you are interested in the program all individuals must complete the Senior Food Program Application. Applications can be submitted to the Pinole Senior Center Front Desk Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am - 1 pm. In addition, applications can be submitted on the day of the food pick up. Individuals must bring proof of age such as an ID or Driver's License and proof of home address which can be a PG&E bill, water bill, or statement listing out the name and residence of the individual. If you have any questions regarding the program please contact the Recreation Coordinator at [email protected]

Upcoming Events: 

PSC Food Distribution

Senior Food Distribution
PSC Holiday Craft Fair 2023
PSC Cookbook Sale


Cooling Center
The City of Pinole Senior Center (2500 Charles Avenue) can be set up to serve as a cooling center during extreme heat events. Per City guidelines, the Senior Center will be opened as a cooling center if the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts that Pinole will experience two consecutive days with high temperatures of 95 degrees or more and necessary staff is available. For more information, click HERE.