St. Patrick Senior Center has been improving the quality of life for seniors in metroDetroitsince 1973. We are dedicated to enabling seniors to live rich and independent lives by providing a wide range of services, activities, and classes, as well as the support of a caring community. Our commitment to excellence and service has made the senior center quite popular; we are fortunate enough to currently serve over 2,000 area residents.
In 1973, Sister Mary Watson opened the doors of St. Patrick Senior Center to seven elderly residents of Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood and served a home-cooked, healthy meal. Since that time our program has expanded significantly, as have the services we offer. In 1983, St. Patrick Senior Center was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves individuals aged 55 and over from all denominations.
Today St. Patrick Senior Center has evolved into a comprehensive health and wellness program that provides valuable services including hot and nutritious meals, an excellent health maintenance clinic, and transportation assistance to a diverse population of seniors age 55 and older. The programs and services offered are as diverse as the population we serve. We offer fun and educational classes in art, technology, exercise and dancing, healthy living and social activities providing personal enrichment while creating lasting friendships. Most importantly we provide participants with a closely knit and caring community where seniors can feel welcome and involved.
None of this would have been possible without the hard work of hundreds of volunteers or the generous support of community and business leaders. Along with Federal, State, and City funds this support has enabled renovation of our historic building and the continuation of our mission. The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) has recognized the value we bring to the community by designating St. Patrick Senior Center as the model senior center in metro Detroit and throughout the state.
It is the policy of The St. Patrick Senior Center [SPSC] to provide employment, promotional opportunities, services, programs, and membership to all without regard torace, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law. SPSC complies with the Federal Civil Rights and Equal Pay Acts and does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices.