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General Agency Information
Name:Downtown Seniors, Louden Nelson Center
Alternate Name(s):Downtown Senior Center
Louden Nelson Center Community Center Senior Programs
Address:301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-420-6180
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Call for Times
Description:"Downtown Seniors" is an umbrella term for the programs for older adults at the Louden Nelson Center.

ELIGIBILITY: People ages 60-over for lunch, 55-over for other.

FEES: Fees for trips and computer training. Suggested donation of $2.50 for meals. Many programs are free.
Programs:The City's Parks and Recreation Department operates a recreation program for seniors, hours varying Monday to Saturday.

Activities and Classes:
Creative Writing for Fun
Exercise Class
Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Senior Massage by Twin Lakes College
Introduction to T'ai Chi and Chikung
Qi-Gong 45 years and up
Boomer Qi Gong
Aerobic Line Dancing
Book Club
Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz
45-Plus Activities

FREE Blood Pressure Checks
FREE Hearing Tests and Hearing Aid Battery Checks
HICAP Appointments

LUNCH AT THE CARNATION CAFE A delicious lunch is served Monday-Friday at noon in the dining room to persons 60 years and up. Stop by and pick up a calendar complete with menu and special activities that happen at lunch. Advance reservations are recommended. Suggested donation of $2.50. Transportation is available. Call 427-0901 one day ahead by 1:00 p.m.

INFORMATION & REFERRAL A Senior Network Services counselor is available every third Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-noon to answer questions about services relevant to seniors. No appointment needed. FREE.

Senior Computer Center offers computer classes.
***see related agencies below for more info.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Related Agencies
Child Agencies:Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz
Subject Headings
 Computer Classes
Dance Instruction
Exercise Classes/Groups
Government Agencies
Leisure Activities
Older Adults
Physical Fitness
Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction
This record last modified January 14, 2015