The Albany Senior Center (489 Water Ave NW) is a multi-purpose community center operated by the Albany Parks and Recreation as a focal point for seniors, services, recreation, and learning. Additionally, the Albany Senior Center is a community resource, providing information on aging, supports family caregivers, trains professional, lay leaders, and students, and develops innovative approaches to addressing aging issues. The Senior Center is open 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The Center is available for rental Saturday and Sunday.
Explore our catalog of classes available at the Senior Center.
Come meet new friends or see old ones. Participate in a card game, a round of pool or just chat around the coffee table. Interested in quilting or spinning? We've got you covered!
Handmade crafts and specialty items for sale in the Senior Center gift shop. Do you make or build handcrafted items? Consign!
Interested in performing at our events?
Highlights is offered free of charge to persons over the age of 50 who reside in the Albany area. We want everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, to receive the newsletter. That said, you know of course that nothing worthwhile comes without cost. Donations are used to pay for paper, printing, ink, postage, and production. It costs $14 per year for each subscription. Those who are able to donate more make it possible for those less fortunate to obtain Highlights.
Host your event, large or small at the Albany Senior Center. With wifi connectivity, full kitchen, large dividable rooms, and a location adjacent to Monteith Riverpark, the Albany Senior Center is perfect for your next meeting or event.
Come along with one of our trips and tours to destinations throughout the state!
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a nationwide network of active, older adults contributing their time and experience to vital community programs. A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, RSVP is sponsored locally by Cascades West Council of Governments.
The Friends of Albany Area Seniors, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to support and promote Albany Senior Center activities and services in the community.
The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare taxes at the Albany Senior Center and the Albany Public Library for people of all ages with low to moderate income from February 1 through filing day in April. These tax returns are electronically filed at no charge. To help avoid long waits, appointments are required. Call 541-917-7760 to make an appointment for either location. The AARP Tax-Aide is locally sponsored by RSVP, a program of Community Services Consortium, and the Albany Senior Center.
Senior and Disability Services determines eligibility for medical and service programs to assist people with disabilities 18-64 years of age as well as older adults 65 years or older. Some of their programs (such as those funded through the Older Americans Act), serve people as early as 60 years of age.
If eligible, people may qualify for full or limited medical benefits, Lifeline, transportation services, in-home care services, subsidized payment for services in community based care facilities such as adult foster care, assisted living, and residential care. If determined eligible for services, Senior and Disability Services also facilitates supplemental payment for nursing home care.
The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program (SHIBA) is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist, and serve as advocates for people with Medicare. SHIBA volunteers help people with Medicare understand their rights and options in health insurance so that they can make informed choices.
The Senior Meals Dining Room program serves hot, nutritious midday meals and offers companionship to seniors who are at least 60 years old, their spouses and to Native Americans who are 55 years of age.
The Meals on Wheels Program is designed for homebound seniors and the disabled under 60 who receive Medicaid services and are unable to get to a dining room in their community. Our home delivered meals are delivered by volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers.