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Manteca Senior Center offers plenty of options
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There are numerous dances throughout the month at the Manteca Senior Center. - photo by 209 file photo

The Manteca Senior Center is a 10,000-plus square-foot, multi-purpose facility at 295 Cherry Lane serving adults and seniors age 50 and above throughout the greater Manteca area.

It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday evenings (drop in, Pinochle only) 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturdays (drop in, Billiards only) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are no membership fees to participate at the center; however, some classes and activities have nominal fees.

Among the center offerings are a book review club, bridge, card games, crochet/knitting groups, exercise classes, peer counseling, genealogy, jewelry-making, line dancing, quilting, billiards, speakers, workshops, spades, ping pong, tai chi, tap dance class, bid whist and dominoes, Swedish weaving, watercolor, Wii bowling, woodcarving, yoga, demonstrations, nutrition programs, karaoke, Latin dance fitness, Brown Bag program, senior cardio, memoir-writing, monthly breakfast, and more.

Program days and times are subject to change; call the Center to confirm. Some programs require advance registration; check with the Senior Center prior to attending at 456.8650.


Fitness Center

There is a $1 administration fee and a $5 annual membership fee to use the Fitness Center. Prior to use, you must complete a short safety orientation; call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment.

Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo

Third Monday of every month with doors opening at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $8  per person for dinner,  pre-sale only (limited to 175 people). No tickets are  sold at the door.

Sign up at the front desk no later than the Friday prior to the event.

Menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Bingo packs are $5 each.

Saturday Senior
Breakfasts  (Age 50+)

Third Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The cost is $7 per person, pre-sale only. New guest host each month.


Potluck Dinner & Bingo

It takes place the third Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.

Please bring a dish to share (enough to feed 8 to 10 people). Don’t forget your plate and flatware. Potluck is open to people 50 years and better. Dessert is provided.


Sunday Dances

Second and fourth Sunday of every month, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $4 per person.


Monthly Birthday Party

It takes place the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m.

This is a free event. Join others for games and cake. Come and celebrate, even if it isn’t your birthday.


Coffee with the Staff

It takes place second Wednesday of every month, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This is a free event. You are invited to have coffee with City staff. This event gives seniors the opportunity to ask questions and have general conversation with City staff.



Games take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy 10 games of Bingo at $0.50 per card. 


Friday Night Bingo

It takes place the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 5 p.m.; Bingo at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Ticket includes entry and one pack of bingo cards. Additional bingo packs and food items will be available for purchase. Open to ages 18 and older.


Senior Brown
 Bag Program

It is available the first and third Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The Senior Center and Second Harvest Food Bank offer seniors supplemental groceries, including fruits, vegetables, and basic grocery staples (no dairy products). This program is for those ages 60 and above. Food distributions will take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. You must pre-register to participate and may do so by attending one of the Brown Bag scheduled days. There is an annual $12 suggested donation fee, payable when you register. You will receive an I.D. card, which you need to bring in with you each time you come in for food. Please bring your own large bags. For more information, call the Senior Center.


Social Networking & Basic Computer Class

It takes place the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.

Bring your own iPad, laptop, Kindle, or other mobile device. There is no charge to attend.


Homeowner & Renter Assistance

Seniors, the disabled and the blind are eligible for homeowner and rental assistance under a State program.  The program is available for people with a household annual income less than $44,096 and are blind, disabled or are 62 or older.  Individuals should bring proof of age and a copy of the 1099 Social Security Benefit Statement.  For more information, call Helen Hixon at 823.3747 for help.



It takes place Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon to provide information about health insurance policies and benefits. Counseling services are provided by counselors registered by the California Department of Aging. Call 456.8650 for an appointment.


Hearing-Aid Services

On the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon information is provided by Wesson Hearing Center.


Notary Service

It is available the second Tuesday of every month, from 10 a.m. until noon. Call 456-8650 to schedule an appointment.


Paralegal Service

The service is provided the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 9 a.m. until noon by the Council for the Spanish-Speaking. You do not need to be Spanish-speaking to take advantage of this service. It is for seniors 60 and older. Call for appointment at 456.8650.


Senior Peer Counseling

 Free to those residing in San Joaquin County, counseling is available Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for aging problems, grief, loneliness, depression, etc.  For additional information or appointment, call Donna Combs at (209) 953.5552. You must call prior to attending.



The Senior Center is home to more than 180 volunteers, who donate over 18,000 hours annually in service to seniors.  Many volunteer opportunities exist at the Center, such as Nutrition, Facility Supervisor, Trips & Tours, Programs, and Service Desk.  Please call 456.8650 if you are interested in volunteering.