About Senior Services
Polk County operates 6 multipurpose senior centers and 10 dining centers. Each senior
center is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and serves as a focal point for area seniors
and neighborhoods. The dining centers are open 4 hours per day.
Click here for a list of our centers and their locations.
At all of these centers you can expect to find:
Recreation and Education
Neighborhood senior centers offer varied activities and classes on a daily basis.
Educational classes, crafts, music, exercise, and games are just some of the activities
available. Each center develops their own schedule of activities to match their
hours. Of course, you can always just enjoy coffee and conversation with old and
At 15 of the centers lunch is served Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays
meals are available at the Polk City Community center. On Wednesdays meals are
served at the Deaf Senior Site located at the Norwoodville Community Center.
Meals must be reserved one day in advance by notifying the center of your choice.
Donations are accepted for the meals.
The most up to date information is available through nutrition education at all
Click here for the Senior Center Meal Application
The 6 senior/community centers, Central, East, South, North, Northwest, and Norwoodville
have health clinics that offer dental and medical screening programs. Podiatry services
are regularly available at these centers. Blood pressure and dental screenings are
at all sites on a scheduled basis. Monthly health education on the latest health
topics is available at all centers.
Come and share your talents and skills, or be trained for a volunteer position in
a new area of interest. One of the center’s coordinators can help find the right
spot for you.
Transportation is available to your nearest center or meal site, and for grocery
shopping. Call your nearest center for more information.
Information and Referral
Do you ever wonder what’s out there for you as an older adult? Each center offers
information on community programs that are geared for older adults. These include
food programs, energy assistance, chore services, and Medicare and Medicaid information.
County Wide Activities
Throughout the year we offer different activities, but there are a few things that
are regular. These include:
- Tournaments: Pool, Cribbage, and assorted cards on a monthly basis
- Annual Senior Picnic at the state Fairgrounds in the Spring
- Annual Volunteer Recognition Party
- Annual Fishing Festival
Senior Fishing Derby
The Senior Services of Polk County Recreation Committee & Polk County Conservation Board
will be hosting a Senior Fishing Derby on Friday, June 6th, 2014, at Easter Lake. Don’t miss this fun, well-attended event.
Polk County Senior Fest & Health Fair
Mark your calendar for the Polk County Senior Fest & Health Fair on Wednesday, May 21st,
2014. This event will be held in the Varied Industries Building, at the Iowa State
Fairgrounds. This wonderful event is designed for those 60 years and older. The older
adults who attend, will enjoy a day full of health screenings, vendor booths, music,
nutritious noon meal and other fun activities.
To attend, please contact the closest
Polk County Sponsored nutrition center for a reservation and additional information.
Businesses/Agencies wishing to participate, may read for more information
Business/Agency Exhibitor Letter
Business/Agency Registration Form
For more information, contact your nearest center or call our administrative offices: 286-3679