Senior Services

COVID-19

Due to the directives contained in the Governor's Declarations of Emergency for the State of California (Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20),  advertised dates for classes and programming may be changed, cancelled or postponed.

 

Ontario Senior Center

The Ontario Senior Center is now OPEN to the public! Come visit us Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM or call the Senior Hotline at (909) 395-2021 Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM to stay connected.

 

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 6 PM 

225 E. B Street

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Email: [email protected] this email is monitored Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM.

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About the Ontario Senior Center

The Ontario Senior Center is proud to offer multiple services for our Ontario active adults and a variety of programs, activities and classes that accompany the traditional programs that many in our community have come to depend on. The Code of Conduct is strictly enforced for all activities and programs within the Ontario Senior Center. All participants must complete an emergency card before engaging in any activity or program. Programs are subject to change due to health and safety protocols.

NEW! Senior Living Newsletter

Welcome to our new City of Ontario’s Senior Living Newsletter!

During this unprecedented time, as a city it is our goal to continue to keep everyone informed with the most up-to-date information on what is happening in our city. Enhancing the quality of life and connecting community is an important aspect of the Recreation & Community Services Department, and it is important to know that no one is alone in this. We are all in this together, and we are Ontario Strong!

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Kris Kringle Craft Fair

 Are you a crafter? You, too, can be a vendor for $15. If you are interested in selling your handmade items, please call 909-395-2021 or register now at here under the Kris Kringle Craft Fair Center Event.

 

Vendor Information

Vendor spaces are non-transferable. Timely requests for credit to the account will be considered. This is a very popular event that sells out annually. Please do not add sales tax of any kind, do not buy a city business license for this 1/2 day event.

Please consider the fixed income of your patrons when setting prices. All items for sale must be homemade/handmade; no exceptions.

Vendor Space is limited to one table only. Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each vendor is responsible for moving their equipment and product. The Ontario Senior Center does not provide moving dollies. All product is the sole responsibility of the vendor. Please bring your start-up money, and the Ontario Senior Center will not make change.

Active Seniors On the Go

Health and wellness combining light aerobic exercise, walking, corn hole and lawn bowling that aid in building up core strength and improving balance. Twenty-four week program begins in January for new participants. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Date Time Location
Tue 1/4 - 2/22 9 AM - 10:30 AM

De Anza Community & Teen Center

1405 S. Fern Ave

Thur 1/6 - 2/17 8 AM - 10 AM

Anthony Munoz Community Center

1240 W. 4th St.

Thur 1/6 - 2/17 8 AM - 12 PM

Ontario Senior Center

225 E. B St

Thur 1/6 - 2/17 8 AM - 12 PM

Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center

1010 S. Bon View Ave.

 

Fri 1/7 - 2/17 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Westwind Community Center

2455 E. Riverside Dr.

 

Adult Protective Services

Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is dedicated to helping seniors. Call the Ontario Senior Center Hotline for an appointment at (909) 395-2021. Available for ages 65 and up.

Adult & Senior Services

A variety of social services are available through the Ontario Senior Center. Please call for referral information or to schedule an in-house appointment. Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board, West End Family Counseling, HICAP and Well-being Checks provide monthly on-site services. Available for ages 65 and up.

Bingo

Sit on the edge of your seats with anticipation as you play a fun game of Bingo. Mandatory "Buy-in" for regular games is a minimum of $3; specials vary. Each participant must have an emergency card on file. No bingo 12/23, 12/30.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Thur 12/2 - 2/24 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM $3 min 21+

 

Chair Yoga

Build up the core strength and improve balance with the aid of a chair while doing a variety of yoga moves. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Wed 1/5 - 1/26 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM $10 Nikki Valdez
Wed 2/2 - 2/23 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM $10 Nikki Valdez

 

Computers

Computers

Staff teach practical classes for beginning level only. Must be able to attend all three classes. Available for ages 50+.

Beginning

Day Dates Time Fee
Tue 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6
Tue 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6

Clases De Computacion En Español 

Day Dates Time Fee
Wed 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6
Wed 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6

 

Conversational English

A basic class for learning to use English in everyday conversations that includes books and an audio CD. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee
Thur 1/6 - 3/10 1 PM - 2 PM $10

 

Conversational Spanish On Zoom

A class for learning to use Spanish in everyday conversations that includes books and an audio CD. Available for ages 50 and up.

Level Day Dates Time Fee
Intermediate Wed 1/5 - 3/9 2 PM - 3 PM $10
Beginner Fri 1/7 - 3/11 2 PM - 3 PM $10

 

Craft Class

Hands on activities to promote small motor skills and fun! Fee includes materials for each two-week session. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee
Wed 12/8, 12/15 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM $10
Wed 1/5, 1/12 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM $10
Wed 2/2, 2/9 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM $10

 

Friday Night Dance

Ballroom-style dancing meets Latino flare on a beautiful wood floor featuring live music. Adding a Latino night for Spanish music only. Each participant must have an emergency card on file. Dances offered on three Friday nights each month. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee
Fri

12/10, 12/17,

1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25

6 PM - 9 PM $6

 

Game Room

Open daily, and equipped with 4 regulation-sized pool tables, 2 game tables, TV, dartboard and plenty of action.

Day Date Time Fee Age
Mon-Fri 12/1 - 2/25 8 AM - 6 PM Free 50+

 

Lite Moves

Co-ed FUN five days a week, with stretching, bending and small movement activities. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Mon - Fri 12/1 - 2/26 9 AM - 9:30 AM Free Pricilla Ivory

 

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Three hours each Friday morning, bring your own materials. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee
Fri 12/3 - 2/25 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Free

 

Nutrition

Serving a nutritious meal Monday through Friday. No meals can be removed from the site.

Day Date Time Fee Age
Mon - Fri 12/1 - 2/25 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free 60+

 

P.A.L.S (Phone Assurance Line)

Register and one of the volunteers will give your loved ones a call for companionship, give referrals, and provide much needed social interaction.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
M/W/F 12/1 - 2/25 12 PM - 2 PM Free 50+

 

Photography

Bring your own camera Single Lens Reflex (SLR) recommended. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Date Time Fee
Mon   12/13, 1/9, 1/23, 2/13, 2/27 6 PM - 7 PM Free

 

Silver S.T.A.R.S

The YMCA, in partnership with the City of Ontario, offers free transportation to and from the Ontario Senior Center for Ontario residents. This service is available Monday- Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. All pick-up and drop-off times are pre-scheduled. For our Ontario active adults 55 years and up. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (909) 988-1864. 

Transportation

BUSES AND SHUTTLES

Silver S.T.A.R.S. Senior Transportation & Recreation Shuttle

City of Ontario and YMCA present Senior Transportation for Ontario Residents.

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

All Pick-up/drop-off times are pre-scheduled 

Doctor Appointments Shuttle (limited distance): Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10AM - 4PM

Seniors interested in using this service must call in advance for pick-up and leave a voice message. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance, you will be contacted for confirmation. To schedule transportation, contact the YMCA and leave a message at (909) 988-1864.

Omnitrans

(800) 966-6428 or (909) 379-7100

(909) 384-9351 TDD

Omnitrrans is the public transit agency services the San Bernardino Valley. Seniors 62 and older qualify for a discounted rate on fares and bus passes. To find out more, visit OmniTrans

Train

 

  

Amtrak

Metrolink

Amtrak Passenger Platform

198 E. Emporia Street

Ontario, CA 91764

(800) 872-7245

(800) 523-6590 TDD

East Ontario Station

3330 E. Francis Street 

Ontario, CA 91761

(800) 371-5465

(800) 698-4833 TDD

 

        

 

Walking Club

Co-ed walkers meet most Tuesday mornings. Participants will be earning incentives for completing circuits of 5-mile increments. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee
Tue 1/4 - 2/22 10 AM - 11 AM Free

 

Yoga

A healthy alternative for physical fitness, balance and core strength. Includes stretching exercises. All participants are asked to wear loose fitting clothing and bring a mat. No class 1/17, 2/21. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Mon 1/3 - 1/24 10 AM - 11 AM $10 Rhonda Quinn
Wed 1/5 - 1/26 11 AM - 12 PM $10 Rhonda Quinn
Mon 2/7 - 2/28 10 AM - 11 AM $10 Rhonda Quinn
Wed 2/2 - 2/23 11 AM - 12 PM $10 Rhonda Quinn

 

Zumba Gold

Lower impact dance exercise is a fusion of Cha Cha, Salsa, and other inspired dance steps mixed with Line Dance and some Rock n' Roll. All patrons must complete an emergency card for participation. No class 1/17, 2/21. Available for ages 50 and up.

Day Date Time Fee Instructor
Mon 1/3 - 2/28 6 PM - 7 PM Free Ginger Dollarhide
Wed 1/5 - 2/23 6 PM - 7 PM Free Ginger Dollarhide

 

Quarterly Birthday Celebration

Older Adults born in December, January and February can register by calling the Ontario Senior Hotline by Wednesday, February 2. Party to be held on Wednesday, February 16 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Games for all and gifts for those celebrating.

Day Date Time Fee
Wed 2/16 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free

 

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