Welcome To Jacksonville Senior Center

About us

Bringing Seniors Together

We develop programs and activities that support our senior citizens in their effort to remain healthy, active, and independent. We also coordinate and advocate for services, which ensure the highest quality of life for all our seniors.

Celebrating Life After 60!

See how we have fun together!

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We’re going places! Come with us.

About Us

Who we are

Since 1973

The Jacksonville Senior Center began as the Golden Age Leisure Activities Club (GALA) in 1973 with 29 individuals and five ministers at St. John’s Lutheran of Sweet Air. In 1974 it moved to Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church. In 1979 it became the Jacksonville Senior Center at the former U.S. Army Nike Missile Base on Papermill Road. In 2010, the center relocated to a new facility at Sweet Air Park. We now have 1,900+ members!


We love new members!

Jacksonville Senior Center welcomes adults age 60+ to come for a variety of services and activities. We have a full-time Director and a full-time Activities Specialist. Our Jacksonville Senior Center Council has twelve board members and meets monthly. All center members are welcome to attend the quarterly Council meetings. Keep up to date on current events and news, click the button below.