Oak Ridge senior citizens have had a facility dedicated to their needs since 1977. The Center is now temporarily located in the Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. It is open 60 hours per week: 9 am to 9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays; the Center is closed on Sundays. Opportunities for recreation, information, volunteerism, education, health screening, computer use, Senior Nutrition Lunch Program, physical fitness, and transportation assistance are offered. Also provided are a meeting place for many community senior citizen organizations and an information source on programs/services available to the elderly. The Senior Center’s phone number is 425-3999. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. by reservation only. Call 425-3996 or 691-2551 by noon the day before to reserve a meal. Below is a link to the monthly activities calendar.
A recreation room holds 3 pool tables and one snooker table, as well as tables for checkers and card games. Rooms are available for meetings, classes, and card playing. A computer station with internet access and a printer are available for participant use as well as public Wi-Fi availablity. The Center is a smoke-free facility with restricted membership to participants 50 years and older. Proof of age must be presented to staff upon request. Participants may be accompanied by an under-50 spouse or adult guest (18 or older), as long as the spouse or guest is attending the same activity as the senior participant.
The Oak Ridge Senior Center also offers many structured activities and provides space for other groups to offer programs as well. From Bingo, to card games, to exercise classes and many other activites, someone can find an activity to suit his or her own tastes. Please feel free to call the Senior Center at (865) 425-3999 with any questions about these programs or other programs you might like to attend.
Senior Services Guide
Finding services for yourself or a senior loved one can be quite tricky at times. The following link will take you to a guide of important information and phone numbers for senior services in our local area. There are also contact numbers and websites for many national organizations that provide information for seniors.
1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830