Cortez Community & Senior Center
2501 East Cortez Street
Regular Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day
To provide an environment that promotes the independence of senior citizens in West Covina by offering a variety of direct services and programs adapted to their specialized and changing needs and interests.
The "Voice" Newsletter
The Cortez Community & Senior Center prints a bi-monthly newsletter listing Senior Center classes, activities, upcoming excursions, social services, and much more! You may download and print the newsletter below or pick up at the Cortez Community & Senior Center.
Anyone interested in advertising in the Voice Newsletter or sponsoring a Cortez Community & Senior Center event or activity, please call (626) 331-5366.
Senior Congregate Meal ProgramThe West Covina Senior Center is an award-winning lunch program that provides a daily lunch service for seniors, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. The lunch program is funded in part by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging. Tickets are given on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 9 a.m to the first 150 participants (180 on Wednesdays).
There is a suggested lunch donation of $2.00 for those 60 years and older. Persons younger than 60 years old pay $4.00.
Below is the current and upcoming lunch menus along with the Congregate Meal Program Policies and Procedures.
Cortez Community & Senior Center Activities
In addition to an exceptional lunch program, the West Covina Senior Center provides a variety of recreational activities and trips, sports programming, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and many other programs for seniors.
Senior Social Services:
The Senior Center has social programs aimed to assist seniors in a wide variety of areas, including: Help in finding home care; transportation; case management; assistance with Social Security and Medicare forms/questions; support groups, etc.
Volunteering: The West Covina Senior Center needs volunteers to work with the Nutrition Program, Special Events and much more.
Friday Movies: Each Friday, at 9:15 a.m. seniors are welcome to come and enjoy a movie at the Senior Center, free of charge.
Thursday Evening Dance: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., live-band dances with light refreshments are held at the Senior Center. The Big Wednesday Band, a local favorite, plays your favorite tunes every month!
- Senior Men's Softball League: Men fifty-five and older are welcome to participate in a slow-pitch softball game held at 9:00 a.m. each Friday morning at Cameron Park. This is not a league team and there are no fees involved, just a group of seniors playing a game for fun and exercise. So bring your mitt and come on out.
Recreation Classes: The West Covina Senior Center also provides a wide range of recreation classes, including Zumba, line dancing, computer classes, driver safety, Tai Chi, yoga, and much more. To learn more, please read the most recent publication of the Voice (listed above) or visit the City's Recreation Guide. The Senior Center is also looking for instructors to provide other classes of interest. Please contact the West Covina Senior Center at (626) 331-5366 for more information.