Senior Center

San Mateo’s Senior Centers promote healthy living and well-being of senior citizens by providing recreational and social activities. They also give caregivers much-needed breaks from their hectic routine. San Mateo Senior Center hosts a vibrant mix of activities for those 50+ and welcomes volunteers and visitors of all ages. Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Senior Center Members get monthly calendars and vouchers for rides. There is also a Self-Help for the Elderly Center San Mateo’s Central Park.

Senior Center

2645 Alameda del las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 522-7490

Open: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun: Closed


  • Driver’s Safety
  • Dance (Classic, Line dancing, more)
  • Exercise (Chair Yoga, Hula, Tai Chi, Zumba)
  • Informational classes on topics from estate planning to Ikebana flower arranging and dental implants
  • Music (Band, Chorus, Hawaiian music jam, Harmonica)
  • Popular events: Friday TV Series, Movie Daze
  • Games (Billiards, Mahjong, Poker, Bingo and Bridge)
  • Arts and crafting


The monthly lunch and activity schedule is here

The Assembly room at the San Mateo Senior Center fits between 175 and 200.

The Activity room (Blue Lounge) fits around 150 or less and is used for Regular Senior Center Programming like:

  • Bingo
  • Book Discussion Group
  • Opinion Exchange with Jim Dunbar
    • Join the former KGO Radio Host on the first Thursday of every month at 11am for a lively discussion on current events.
  • Band
    • On Fridays from 9am-10:15am, connect with an all volunteer band.
  • Chorus
    • On Fridays from 10:30am – 11:30am, join other people who love music.


City of San Mateo residents 60 + years old may schedule rides on-demand 24 hours a day/7 days a week, without advance reservations. Eight vouchers sent each month may be used by calling Serra Yellow Cab directly, (650) 222-2222 or (650) 991-2345 to arrange for a ride. After each ride, give the Serra Yellow Cab driver a voucher and $5.00. Destinations must be between the cities of San Mateo, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Redwood City, San Carlos, the Veteran’s Hospitals in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and Stanford Hospital. Rides must begin or end in the City of San Mateo.

For additional information, call (650) 522-7490.