Aging Services

Becoming an Age-Friendly City

The City of San Mateo has been designated as a Age-Friendly City by the World Health Organization for its commitment to being a welcoming community for people of all ages. See the community news release for more information!

The City’s Age-Friendly Task Force needs your help as they are developing a program that will certify qualifying local businesses of all types as “Age-Friendly”. This will be based on their meeting specific criteria that are important to seniors shopping for their products or services. They need to know which criteria are most important to YOU to finalize the list.  Please let them know by answering the questions accessible through the link below. 

Your opinions can help businesses adapt to better meet the needs of our growing senior population. Thank you!

Senior Center Membership

Everyone is welcome at the San Mateo Senior Center! Become a member today and receive our quarterly newsletter, email updates and more! You can become a member by:

  • Stopping by the front desk Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm and fill out an application
  • Download a printable application and mail it in or drop off to the Senior Center (2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403)
  • Sign-up online!
Photo taken of the Inner Patio at the Senior Center  3-2022

Senior programs and facilities also include:

Program & Class Highlights


Plan a month of fun on Wednesday afternoons with your friends! Doors open at 1:45pm and cards are $1/each. Registration is required. View the current Activity Guide for more information.

Photo of 2 Bingo volunteers at the Senior Center
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Fridays at the Movies

One of the best things you can do is watch a movie in a group setting watching or hearing other people’s emotions and being able to share your thoughts about the movie. Registration is required. View the current Activity Guide for more information.

Seniors working together on a laptop

Tech Programs

Computer and electronic device classes are taught virtually by volunteers of our computer team who enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge with others. View the current Activity Guide for more information.