Senior Services
Fifth Street Senior Center Perris Hill Senior Center
Senior Companion Program (SCP) Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Senior Nutrition Senior Cooling Centers

Looking for something to do? Tired of sitting around the house! The City of San Bernardino Senior Centers are the place for you. If you are 60+ we have fun activities like Bridge, Billiards, Crochet Class, Arts & Crafts, Watercolor, Computers, Exercise, Dance and much, much, more!

Senior Companion Program
600 West Fifth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 384-5413
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Teri Dobbs, Program Manager

Who are Senior Companions?

Senior Companions are healthy adults 55+ years old who help other adults live independently. Senior Companions provide support to family caregivers. They assist with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, meal preparation, encouraging clients to participate in daily activities, reminiscing, providing companionship and love.

Without the help of Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care in a nursing home.

Can You Be Someone's Senior Companion?

Senior Companions:

  • Are over 55 years of age
  • Can volunteer 20 hours a week
  • Have a limited income
  • Love to help their neighbors

Senior Companions become part of a team of caregivers. They alert doctors and family members to potential health problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers such as family members.

Helping Neighbors Stay Independent

You Benefit

As a Senior Companion, you'll receive:

  • Pre-service and on-going training
  • An annual physical examination
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Help with meal and transportation costs
  • A small stipend.
  • The joy of helping others live on their own.

Those You Help Benefit.

The individuals helped by Senior Companions receive:

  • Assistance with important daily tasks
  • Encouragement to remain active
  • A helping hand to make sure they take their medicine
  • A watchful eye to notice when they need extra care
  • A friendship that can last a lifetime.

You don't need medical or technical skills to be a Senior Companion. All you need to know is how to be a friend.

Senior Companions offer adults contact with the world outside of their homes and make their lives less lonely. Along the way, Senior Companions find out that few things feel as good as knowing they are needed.

Good Deeds that help everyone

Senior Companions are a vital resource to their communities. Become a Senior Companion today.

Just a small example of what Senior Companions did in one year.

  • Helped over 75,000 adults remain independent in their homes
  • Served as the "eyes and ears" to identify necessary services for over 12,000 adults in need
  • Provided rehabilitation, therapy and exercise to more than 8,000 adults with physical disabilities.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
600 West Fifth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 384-5414
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kimberly Littlejohn, RSVP Program Manager

What is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program?

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps individuals age 55 and older put their skills and life experience to work for their communities. RSVP volunteers serve from a few hours to forty hours a week. They do just about everything - from tutoring children and building homes for low-income families, to teaching computer skills and testing for water safety. However they choose to serve, RSVP volunteers meet critical community needs.

For twenty-five years, RSVP has matched problems to be solved with people willing to help. Today, more than 450,000 seniors participate in RSVP, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation.

Why do RSVP Volunteers get involved?

Some people feel a lack of productivity when they no longer have a regular work site or schedule. RSVP helps seniors stay active and involved. Volunteers join a large service network, learning new skills or using the know-how they've developed over a lifetime.

Many RSVP volunteers have lived in their communities for a long time. Because the community has given them so much, they see serving as a way to give something back. RSVP volunteers discover that when they give, they gain a lot too. Studies show that seniors who volunteer live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

What do RSVP Volunteers do?

RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve. Many continue the type of work they enjoyed earlier in life, while others try something completely different. As an RSVP volunteer, you might mentor at-risk youth, make hospital visits, teach English to immigrants, organize neighborhood watch groups, or help people recover from natural disasters.

RSVP volunteers may commit to serving in one or more ongoing efforts. The number of hours they serve is flexible. Volunteers will receive a pre-service orientation, followed by appropriate on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed. While on duty, volunteers also receive supplemental insurance.

RSVP Volunteers - Getting things done

RSVP is a cost-effective way to solve critical problems in education, public safety, the environment, and other critical human needs. Last year, RSVP volunteers provided more then 91 million hours of service to America, valued at more than $1.2 billion - a 35-fold return on the federal investment.

How Can I Learn More About RSVP?

RSVP Volunteer Registration Form. Call (909) 384-5414 for more information.


Senior Nutrition Program
600 W. Fifth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 384-5434
Trudi Panowicz, Food Service Supervisor

 Funding for this service, in part or in whole, has been provided by the San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services through grant awards from the California Department of Aging. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Monday - Friday Ages 60 & Older $1.75 Donation/$3.75 non-senior

Location

Lunch

Perris Hill Senior Center
780 East 21st Street
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fifth Street Senior Center
600 West Fifth Street
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hernandez Center
222 North Lugo
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lytle Creek Center
380 South "K" Street
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Highland Senior Center
3102 East Highland Ave.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Westside Community Service Center
1505 West Highland Ave.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Light House for the Blind
762 N. Sierra Way

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Weekend Sack Lunch

Different sack lunches prepared for each weekend.

Orders taken Monday - Thursday at all the above nutrition sites. Orders must be picked up on Friday between 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. $1.00 donation.

1st Friday - Roast Beef, Carrot Salad, Wheat Bread, Orange, Milk
2nd Friday - Turkey Breast, Tomato & Onion Salad, Purple Plums, Sourdough Bread, Milk
3rd Friday - Chicken Salad, Cucumber Salad, Wheat bread, 1/2 Grapefruit, Milk
4th Friday - Ham & Cheese, Coleslaw, Rye Bread, Fruity Jell-O, Milk
5th Friday - Meatloaf, Green Salad, Fresh Apple, White Bread, Milk

*Meals are subject to substitution