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

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.

For more information regarding the reopening of the Pinole Senior Center please visit the Pinole Senior Center Reopening Page

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 January 2022 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 2022 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 Recreation Manager at

Pinole Senior Center 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 2022 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 Form. All  information is kept confidential. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible if they qualify for the membership sponsorship. Please submit  applications by October 28th, 2022. While the Pinole Senior Center would like to grant all requests, sponsorships are limited. To receive a Membership Sponsorship Form or if you have any questions email or call the Front Desk at (510) 724-9800.

To access a form please feel free to fill out and print the 2022 Sponsorship Form

Upcoming Socially Distanced/Virtual Events:

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AARP Tax-Aide Operations – UPDATED Information for the 2022 Season

AARP will no longer offer tax return services at the Pinole Senior Center due to volunteer shortages. Tax-Aide sites will be offered in Hercules and El Cerrito only. AARP will be limiting the scope of the returns they normally prepare. Please check with the sites below when making appointments for more detail as to whether or not you qualify for AARP’s free service. AARP expects to open the first week of February and remain open through the week of April 11, 2022. However, opening and closing dates will be determined by changes in the COVID status and other site and host operations safety related decisions. Interested clients should call one of the following numbers for an appointment, please leave a message. AARP will return calls at the end of January.

Hercules Site

Phone number: 1 (510) 319-9559

Address: 111 Civic Drive, Hercules


El Cerrito Site

Phone number: 1 (510) 241-2951

Address: 10870 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito

PSC CookBook Flyer

Drive Thru Food Distribution

2022 To-Go Crab Feed Fundraiser

Frozen Soup Fridays Flyer

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.

Item donations to the center or gift shop will not be accepted at this time. 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