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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Active Adults

Health and wellness combining light aerobic exercise, walking, corn hole and lawn bowling that aid in building up core strength and improving balance.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
M/W On-going 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free 50+

 

Adult Protective Services

DAAS is a San Bernardino County Agency dedicated to helping seniors. For our Ontario active adults 65 years and up. For more information, visit hss.sbcounty.gov or please call (909) 981-3900.

Bingo

Fun with others who sit on the edge of their seats with anticipation. Mandatory "Buy-In" for regular games is a minimum of $3; specials vary.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Thur 9/2 - 12/16 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.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Wed On-going 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Free Nikki Valdez

 

Computers

Computers

Hands-on classes for beginning levels. Must be able to attend all three classes.

Beginning

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Tue 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6 50+

Beginning En Español 

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Wed 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM $6 50+

 

Conversational English

A class for learning to use English in everyday conversations that includes books and an audio CD for participants.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Thur 9/16 - 11/4 1 PM - 2 PM $10 50+

 

Conversational Spanish

A class for learning to use Spanish in everyday conversations that includes books and an audio CD for participants.

Level Day Dates Time Fee Age
Intermediate Wed 9/15 - 11/3 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM $10 50+
Beginner Fri 9/17 - 11/5 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM $10 50+

 

Craft Class

Hands on activities to promote small motor skills and fun! Fee includes materials for each three-week session.

Day Dates Time Fee
Wed 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM $6

 

Friday Night Dance

Traditional ballroom style dancing on a beautiful wood floor featuring live music. Healthy snack included. Each participant must have an emergency card on file. Dances will take place on the first and third Friday night of each month. This program is designed with accessibility in mind for our patrons.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Fri  10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17 6PM - 9 PM $6 50+

 

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 On-going 8 AM - 6 PM Free 50+

 

Gratitude Gathering

Ontario Senior Center staff are ready to give thanks to our wonderful patrons! Join us for some fun games and prizes.

Day Date Time Fee Age
Thur 11/18 2 PM - 3:30 PM Free 50+

 

Health & Fitness Lite Moves

Coed FUN five days a week, with stretching, bending and small movement activities.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Mon - Fri On-going 9 AM - 9:30 AM Free Pricilla Ivory

 

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Three hours each Friday morning, bring your own materials.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
Fri On-going 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Free 50+

 

Nutrition

Serving a nutritious meal Monday through Friday. Participants are encouraged to social distance and must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance to ensure their seat.

Day Date Time Fee Age
Mon - Fri On-going 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free 60+

 

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

Have your loved one called on a regular basis for companionship, referrals and social interaction. Shut-ins and physically challenged individuals are give priority. 

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

 

Photography

Mondays please bring your own camera.

Day Date Time Fee Age
Mon  10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/13 6 PM - 7 PM Free 50+

 

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. 

Social Services

Many outside agencies come to the Ontario Senior Center and include, Inland Fair Housing and Mediation, DAAS*, HI-CAP*, Inland County Legal and many more. Check Ontario Senior Center's calendar for a complete listing of all dates and times. For our Ontario active adults 50 years and up. Please call for referrals.

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

Coed walkers meet most Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Participants will be earning incentives for completing circuits of 5-mile increments.

Day Dates Time Fee Age
T/Th On-going 10 AM - 11 AM Free 50+

 

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.

Day Dates Time Fee Instructor
Mon On-going 10 AM - 11 AM $10 Rhonda Quinn
Wed On-going 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.

Day Date Time Fee Instructor
Mon On-going 6 PM - 7 PM Free Ginger Dollarhide
Wed On-going 6 PM - 7 PM Free Ginger Dollarhide

 

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