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.


Many activities are offered through the Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department for our adult and senior population.  To view a list of Senior Art Clay Ceramics 2016classes that are currently being offered view the City's MY Ventura Guide and register through the City's online registration portal or contact the Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department at 805-658-4726, Monday- Friday, 8 am- 5 pm (closed alternate Fridays).  

Ventura Avenue Adult Center Activities

Various activities are available on a drop-in, no registration required basis at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center located at 550 N. Ventura Ave.  They include:

9- 11 am
9 am- 12 noon
Mondays & Fridays
12:30-2:30 pm
9 am- 12 noon
Creative Arts-Sewing
12:30-2:30 pm
Cinema Time
Wednesdays & Thursdays
9 am- 12 noon
Wii Bowling

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 Ventura Avenue Adult Center at 805-648-3035 or Cheryl Bucklin, Adult & Senior Services Coordinator.

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. The maximum capacity is 150 guests.
For rental inquiries, please contact Cheryl Bucklin, Adult & Senior Services Coordinator, at 805-654-7557.


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.

  • February 21, 2018 VCS Meeting Has Been Cancelled
  • March 21, 2018 VCS Meeting Has Been Cancelled

Eastside & Westside Cafe Menu

​Beef Tip Portabello
​Stuffed Green Peppers
​Sweet & Sour Chicken
​Corned Beef & Cabbage