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How do I volunteer?There are many opportunities to help the senior center and we can utilize everyone's abilities Whether you can drive a car, fix a computer, paint a wall, or teach a class, you can be assured that your time will be greatly appreciated and put to good use For more information on volunteer programs, please see the Volunteer page.
St. Patrick Senior Center is located at 58 Parsons Street, between Woodward and Cass, one block north of Mack/Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Detroit.
Where is the center located?
When do you serve meals?
We serve a warm, nutritious meal to seniors seven days a week between noon and 1:00 pm. A few exceptions are Good Friday, Memorial Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.
What types of programs do you offer?
We offer a wide range of programs, social activities, and classes designed to enable seniors to live healthy and independent lives. These include daily meals, trips and tours, computer instruction, transportation assistance, and fitness activities. For a full listing of our programs, please see the Program Overview Page, Daily, and Monthly Calendars.
How do you become a member of St. Patrick Senior Center?
Anyone age 55 and over can join the Center regardless of where they live, income, religious affiliation, etc., upon paying the appropriate membership fee.
What are the benefits of membership?
Membership allows access to all of the Center’s activities and input and recommendations on the Center’s programs and activities.
Who can become a member of St. Patrick Senior Center?
The Center is a membership-directed organization and is open to anyone age 55 and older. In an effort to address the growing population of early retirees of the “baby boomer” generation (those born between 1946 and 1964), SPSC has an Associate Member membership for those aged 55-59. The program offers this age group services that assist them in transitioning from a full-time work environment, to volunteer opportunities, and assisting elder seniors live a quality life.
How much are membership dues?
Membership dues for those 60 and over are $5 per year and Associate Members are $36 per year, both include a picture identification card.
Are there additional fees for activities?
Most activities are free or one dollar for some classes to members with a current membership. There are activities that require a fee such as trips and some computer classes. However, even in these instances the fees are set as low as possible.
When can I join?
Membership intake days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:45 am. Identification photos are also taken at this time.
How much is the daily lunch?
A donation of $2 per meal is requested for seniors 60 and over and $4.75 for members 55 to 59 years of age. To assist those in budgeting members may purchase meal cards during the month.