Senior Programs

Senior Programs

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Ramona "Moni" Gilmore Senior Center

PLEASE NOTE: Senior Center programs are currently meeting at the Teen Center at 1021 Harvard Way
990 Lassen Lane
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Hours: 9am - 4pm
Contact us at: (916) 614-3200
Classes offered outside of regular business hours (see below)

Are You 50 Yet?
Join us anytime! This beautiful facility is owned and maintained by El Dorado County, who collaborates with the District to provide recreational programming and activities for adults age 50 and up. This unique partnership serves seniors throughout the County.

Senior Center Visitors
We welcome any Senior 50 years of age and up. We also welcome those accompanying a Senior - and you can be any age! Come on over!

El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers many classes, programs and special events including drawing, watercolor, line dance, digital photography, cooking, wreath making, chair exercise, and so much more to residents and non-residents ages 50+. (Yes we know that's very young!)  We invite guest speakers to speak on topics, including: scam alerts, current events, legal matters, health & wellness, and even historical events and more. Classes, activities and lectures will specify whether to call the Registration Office at (916) 933-6624 or to call the Senior Center at (916) (916) 614-3200 to register.

Holiday Observances: Gilmore Senior Center Holiday Closures

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving & Day After
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Senior Nutrition Lunch
El Dorado County's Senior Nutrition Program offers excellent meals for a reasonable donation of only $3 for seniors 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60.  Lunch is served at 12 noon.  Menu available online or call (916) 939-4410 between 11am and 1pm.
Menu & Meal Information

Year-Round Drop-in Activities

Morning Workout Group                                          Mon/Wed/Fri, 8:15am, $10
Painting Pals Monday, 10am
Sit & Get Fit Monday/Wednesday, 10:15am & 11:15am  
Social Bridge Play Monday, 1pm/Wednesday, 9am
Fun Bingo! Monday/Thursday 12:30pm
Think You Can't Exercise Tuesday/Thursday, 9am
Knit 'n Chat Tuesday, 10am
Mah Jongg Tuesday, 12:30pm
Wii Bowling Wednesday, 9:30am
Pinochle Wednesday, 10:30am
Line Dance Wednesday, 1-3pm
Evening Cribbage Wednesday, 6pm
Mexican Train Dominoes Wednesday, 12:30pm
Ballroom Thursday, 1pm
Chess Club Thursday, 2pm
Canasta Thursday, 5pm
Cribbage Lessons for Old and New Players      Thursday, 4pm
Hand & Foot Thursday/Friday, 12:30pm

Movie Monday         3rd Monday, 1pm
Computer/iPhone/iPad Lessons 2nd/4th Monday, 1pm
Caregiver Support Group              3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm
Senior Council Meeting 4th Tuesday, 10am
Time to Talk Sports 1st/3rd Tuesday, 10:30am
Senior Attorney Appointments                               2nd Wednesday, by appt.                                       
"Let's Chat" Discussion Group 1st/3rd Monday, 9:30am
Caregiver Support Group Last Thursday, 10:30am
Flashback Flick Friday 1st Friday, 1-3pm
Open Mic Karaoke 4th Friday, 1-3pm

Senior Center Program Fees
We offer a multitude of program/activity opportunities. Many programs are run by delightful volunteers who do not wish to charge a class fee. We agree it's confusing at times! Programs listed in the Activity Guide which have an 8-digit activity code numbers require preregistration at the CSD Registration Office (1021 Harvard Way, or The programs which have a supply fee (only) listed, require cash prepayment at the Gilmore Center office. Many programs are free.

C.A.R.E. Program for Seniors
In an effort to provide affordable recreation programs, the El Dorado Hills CSD Foundation is offering the EDH Community Scholarship Opportunity Program. Eligibility guidelines have been established to provide options for participation in District sponsored recreation activities. This program is for El Dorado Hills residents only. Please contact the Gilmore Center staff at 916-614-3200 for more information.


The Club Older Adult Day Program
The El Dorado County's Adult Day program located in the rear portion of the Senior Center, serves adults with chronic illnesses, disabilities or frailty due to age related conditions. "Members" enjoy activities, make friends, increase their mental and physical functioning, and increase their sense of self-worth. For more information call  (916) 358-3560.

El Dorado County offers the following services to its residents age 60 and over at the EDH Senior Center location.

Blood Pressure Checks
Mercy's Hospital's Auxiliary volunteers provide free blood pressure checks on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30am at the Senior Center.
Senior Peer Counseling
If you feel lonely, isolated, sad and blue, grief or stressed, call the Senior Peer Counseling office at 530-621-6304. One-on-one confidential supportive counseling is offered at no charge.
Senior Legal Assistance
For Seniors 60+. Call 530-621-6154 to schedule an appointment.
Appointments are available the 2nd Wednesday of each month in El Dorado Hills.
AARP Smart Driving Classes
Keep up to date with the most current DMV information. Review driver safety; rules of the road; how to refine driving skills and develop defensive driving techniques. No testing required. See below for details.
Caregiver Support Group
Sharing & Caring in El Dorado Hills is a monthly caregiver Support Group. Caring for a family member with a dementia or other illness can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Support groups can provide care giving strategies, education, resources, information and a shoulder to lean on. Respite available to qualified caregivers. 3rd Tuesday 5:30-7pm at the Senior Center. Sponsored by the Greater Sacramento Area Office of the Alzheimer's Association.
Daytime Caregiver Support Group
Jillien Smith has over 17 years of experience in supporting elders who have care needs and their loved ones. This group is an upbeat but caring circle where each attendee is heard and validated and has the chance to share their concerns, experiences and ideas. If you are supporting another person who has chronic health conditions, don't try to reinvent the wheel! Take this chance to join a group where you will be understood and able to gain from the experience of others. Facilitator: Jillien Smith, Senior's Day Care Program Supervisor. Last Thursday of the month at 10:30am.

HICAP Counseling (Medicare)
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program for Medicare Beneficiaries
If you have Medicare questions, need to learn about programs available, have had a claim denied, or are evaluating Long Term Care Insurance, our volunteer HICAP Counselors can help! 4th Fridays by appointment. Appointments are available by calling 530-621-6369.

Need a Ride? Senior Transportation Available
Seniors can call Dial-A-Ride up to 3 business days in advance to arrange transportation within El Dorado County. Get a ride to the Senior Center and personal appointments by calling 530-642-3696. Limited Availability. *Registration Required.
Sac-Med Transportation
Sac-Med will take you to doctor's appointments in the Greater Sacramento area on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The pick-up point is El Dorado HIlls Park and Ride. Wheelchair transport is available. *Registration Required.
More Information from El Dorado Transit

Senior Council
The Senior Council is a liaison group between the senior community, El Dorado Hills CSD, and County Department of Human (Senior) Services. The all volunteer, elected council coordinates annual senior parties in addition to overseeing Bingo and other Center activities. Monthly meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00am. All are welcome!

Gilmore Center Library and Computer Room
The Gilmore Center has MANY books available. There is no formal check out system, just come find books you like and take them! If you have books you would like to donate - let us know. The library also has a computer with a large screen for Seniors to use at their convenience. All you have to do is ask staff for the password and the world of computing opens up. Wi-fi is available throughout the Center.

NEW! Need an Activity Buddy?
Do you have a special interest or hobby and need someone to participate with you? Do you need a friend to play golf with, someone to join you at the movies or even someone to go hiking with, etc.? If so we are taking all buddy requests. Please call the Gilmore Senior Center and we will add you to the buddy list- we hope to make the friendship connection for you! To be added to the buddy list please call us at (916)358-3575.

Institute On Aging Friendship Line
The Friendship Line at Institute on Aging is the nation's only 24-hour toll-free accredited crisis intervention program for older (60+) and disabled adults.
More Information

Volunteers, Instructors & Presenters Needed

Do you have a special talent or skill you would like to share with Seniors? Many Seniors themselves have a wealth of knowledge. We invite you to come share your experience and wisdom. We would love to have you on our team! Call us at (916) 358-3575 or fill out a class proposal form.

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Government Aid Available to Seniors