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Senior Citizen Services

Photo of People at the Downtown Senior Citizen Services Office

The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of senior services throughout the city. Whether you are a senior, or you have friends or family that are seniors, our Senior Citizen Services offers valuable information that can positively affect the health, safety and financial security of seniors.

Our quarterly newsletter, The Scroll (PDF), lists senior activities and events. We also have many Senior Centers located throughout the city.

Register Online!

Visit SDRecConnect (link) to conveniently browse a variety of activities offered by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and Recreation Councils. It's as easy as One, Two, and Three.

Sign up for an account, find a class or activity, and register!

If you are registering a child for an activity, please do not use the child's information when completing a New Account. Adding family members after successfully creating an account can be completed later.

Please note: An email which includes a confirmation message will be sent after you sign up a new primary account. It is possible the email may go to your junk or spam folder.

The email will include a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.


The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the success of the senior office downtown San Diego, the Senior Lounge in Balboa Park, as well as the trips, dances and special events. Please contact us at 619-236-6905 if you would like to volunteer.

Legal Assistance

Free legal aid is available from the Senior Citizen Service Center for those 60 years or older. The center is located in the City Administration Building lobby, located at 202 C Street, in downtown San Diego.

An attorney is available to provide free general legal assistance on such legal issues as will and renter disputes. For an appointment to see a volunteer attorney, please call 858-565-1392.

A volunteer provides this service to the City of San Diego's Senior Services Program. The City of San Diego does not endorse, sponsor, or have any other involvement and/or relationship with this provider and further disavows any responsibility or other liability for his/her advice.

Trips, Dances and Special Events

  • You can make new friends, visit exciting places and get involved. Las Vegas, Laughlin, Palm Springs, Lawrence Welk Resort and Julian are a few of the annual trips provided as part of our Senior Citizen Services.
  • Annual Special Events include the Senior Photo Art Show, Senior Art Contest, Senior Talent Show and Senior Craft Sale.
  • Dances, with live entertainment and dance instruction, are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the Balboa Park Club, at a minimal fee.

Senior Lounge in Balboa Park

Relax, socialize and enjoy a cup of coffee in the comfortable Senior Lounge, located in the Casa Del Prado (room 105).

For more information, or to volunteer, please call Senior Services, at 619-236-6905 or email My Park.

You may also want to visit the City of San Diego's Senior Services Web Site.

For other questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call 619-525-8213 or use the My Park web comment form.