Senior Recreation Center

Senior Recreation Center

5701 NW 34th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone: 352-265-9040
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Hours of Operation
Monday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Senior Recreation Center will resume operations starting July 6, 2021, following approval from UF Health Shands and the City of Gainesville. Several new protocols are required for staff and participants to minimize the transmission of the coronavirus. These protocols will follow state and local guidance, as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.For the health, safety and well-being of all, new requirements include the following:

  • Face coverings will be optional to those who have been vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are recommended for those who have not been vaccinated.
  • Physical distancing will continue to be recommended.
  • Personal protective equipment stations will be arranged throughout the center.
  • Smaller classroom capacities are recommended.
  • We recommend all seniors bring a water bottle to fill and use instead of drinking directly from the water fountain.
  • Congregate meals will continue to be home-delivered or occur in a drive-thru manner until further notice.

Additional protocols are in place and will be communicated to all prior to entering and posted throughout the building.

We are here for you with your safety in mind. Thank you again for your patience.

Located in Gainesville, the Senior Recreation Center is a 17,000-square-foot recreation and activity center. ElderCare of Alachua County and other community agency staff coordinate enriching and enjoyable programming for local seniors at the center.

It exemplifies the state’s definition of a multi-service senior center, in part, by offering a comprehensive array of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of younger baby boomers, older seniors and their care givers.

The City of Gainesville’s support of the center includes assistance with project development, provision of the location for the facility, maintenance of the grounds and a regional transportation system. ElderCare runs the day-to-day operations and programs for the center.

The Senior Center allows seniors in our area to partake in health education, preventative screenings, physical fitness activities, arts and cultural activities, nutritional services, social and volunteer opportunities and so much more.

Rental Information

In addition, the Senior Center is available to rent for your next event. Available spaces include the ballroom which seats approx. 200, classrooms, and other meeting spaces. We also have a full kitchen available for use. Price per hour ranges from $50 - $150, depending on spaces used.

For more information, please call ElderCare at 352-265-9040.

For More Information

Learn more about the agency on the ElderCare of Alachua County website.

Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from Senior Recreation Center, please contact 352-265-9040.

Pay your bill

If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.

Accepted Insurance

Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.

Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.

Financial Assistance

Patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.

UF Health is tobacco-free

Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.