Senior Services


Ventura's Active Adult & Senior Services provides thousands of adults with recreational, specialty, social and health and fitness programs throughout Ventura, including the Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC) located at 550 N Ventura Avenue.

Register for Activities

View and register for activities through the City's online registration portal, ActiveNet, or contact the Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department at 805-658-4726, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed every other Friday).

Senior Nutrition Program

The City of Ventura Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) is made possible by a financial partnership between the City of Ventura, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) and the California Department of Aging (CDA).

The Senior Nutrition Program is comprised of two programs; the Westside & Eastside Cafe and the Home Delivered Meal Program (HDM).

Westside Café & Eastside Café

Join us Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, for the friendliest lunch hour in Ventura with a meal that includes a nutritious hot entrée, salad, and fresh fruit and vegetables. The suggested donation is $3 per meal for those 60 years and over and the fixed price is $6.75 for those under 60.
  • Westside Cafe: Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura
  • Eastside Cafe: Silvercrest Senior Residence, 750 S. Petit Ave, Ventura

Home Delivered Meals Program (HDM)

The Home Delivered Meals Program (HDM) is designed for home-bound individuals 60 years and up who live in Ventura. For information on the HDM program, please contact the City of Ventura Senior Nutrition Program office at 805-648-3035 or [email protected].

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Silver Tsunami

The Silver Tsunami is a monthly newsletter that provides more information about classes, programs, tours & services for adults and seniors. View August issue. To receive the Silver Tsunami newsletter via email, sign up here.

Facility Information & Rentals

The Ventura Avenue Adult Center, located at 550 N. Ventura Ave, is available to rent for business and non-profit meetings as well as private special event functions. The facility includes small, medium, and large meeting rooms in addition to a large banquet hall and patio.
For rental inquiries, please contact Cary Glenn, Community Partnerships Supervisor, at 805-658-4732.


Ventura Council for Seniors (VCS): The VCS is designated by the Ventura City Council as the representative organization representing seniors and senior related issues in Ventura. You are invited to participate in the VCS meetings held the 3rd Wed of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Ventura Adult Continuing Education, 5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura. Call 805-648-3035 for more information.

Eastside & Westside Cafe Menu

​Stuffed cheese shells
​Beef tips portabello
​ Sweet & sour chicken
​1/2 tuna sandwich & salad