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 May 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 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. If you have any questions regarding membership please feel free to reach out to the Senior Center Recreation Coordinator at

Pinole Senior Center 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic many families have been hit with financial hardships. By offering membership sponsorships, individuals during this difficult time are able to stay engaged and active with the Pinole Senior Center Community.

To be considered for the sponsorship you are required to complete the Membership Sponsorship Form. All  information is kept confidential. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible if they qualify for the membership sponsorship. The membership sponsorship will grant the recipient a 2021 Annual Membership at the Pinole Senior Center at no cost to the individual. Applications will be reviewed by the Pinole Senior Center Recreation Coordinator. While the Pinole Senior Center would like to grant all requests, sponsorships are limited.

To access a form please feel free to fill out and print the Pinole Senior Center 2021 Sponsorship Form

Forms can be mailed directly to the Pinole Senior Center at 2500 Charles Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564 or emailed to the Senior Center Recreation Coordinator at 

2021 AARP Tax Appointment Update
Tax Day has been extended to May 17th, 2021. Tax assistance requests for AARP can now be made either by phone or email. For a virtual appointment and assistance with the scanning of tax documents please call (510) 319 – 9559. Virtual appointments without the needed assistance to scan tax documents can be made by emailing: The email should include your tax service needs, an email address, and phone number where you can be contacted. A trained AARP tax aide will handle all communication moving forward. 

Upcoming May 2021 Socially Distanced/Virtual Events:
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May Food Distribution Drive-Thru Ice Cream Social


The Recreation Department will reopen the Senior Center, Tiny Tots, and Youth Center facilities for limited in-person activities on June 15th, 2021

Given the progress that we are making on COVID-19 vaccinations and the expectation that the State will begin to substantially reopen over the next few months, the City is tentatively planning to reopen key  facilities and services, barring any setbacks in the fight against COVID. 

 The City will take a safe and phased approach to reopening facilities and programs, and will likely need to limit the number of in-person participants initially. More information on the timing and availability of  specific programs and services is forthcoming. The tentative timelines noted above are subject to change based on changes in the trajectory of COVID-19.

Item donations to the center or gift shop will not be accepted during the current 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

Virtual Programs and Activities 

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

Have you ever wanted to participate in our virtual activities, but do not know how to use Zoom? Well not to worry! A basic guide on Zoom has been created for all of our community to use.

There are two versions of the guide: 1) Smartphones and Tablets and 2) Laptops and Desktop Computers. Zoom is a free application. Not only can you use Zoom to participate in our virtual activities, but it can allow you to stay in contact with family and friends!