Active Adults

COVID-19 Update

Santa Rosa's two senior centers have reopened as of June 21, 2021. Programs are limited and modified to incorporate COVID-19 safety protocols. Activities may change based on public health guidance and availability. Contact each facility to confirm. Participants and staff are required to wear face coverings and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Please check back regularly for updates to Senior Center operations and programs.


Hundreds of active seniors enjoy the facilities and programs offered at Person Senior Wing at the Finley Community Center and at Steele Lane Community Center. Both facilities offer comprehensive programming for Santa Rosa's 50 and up community that includes recreational activities, health and fitness classes, hobbies, lifelong learning, enrichment opportunities, socializing and more.

Senior Membership

Add ZEST to life! Join Santa Rosa Seniors 50 & Better who stay active, keep learning and enjoy life! Two centers to serve you, use on or both! Membership is not required, but members get perks, save money and membership lasts a full year!

Memberships cost $24 per year for individuals ($34 non-resident) or $40 per year for couples ($50 non-resident) and benefits include the following:

  • .50 cents off all drop-in activities with the use of Frequent User Pass
  • Free legal consultations and guest speaker series
  • Computer Lab
  • Zest Newsletter mailed to your residence
  • Free coffee & tea
  • Discounts on select events

Not sure if a senior membership or the programs are right for you?

Not to worry, we've got you covered! Join us for one free class/activity without joining to see if membership is right for you!

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Daily Activities (subject to change, please call respective center for updated schedules)

Person Senior Wing

PLEASE NOTE: N.M. = non-member (members are free for select activities) and an asterisk (*) on an activity means pre-registration is required.

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Thursday
  5. Friday
Time Class Fee/Pass
9-10am Boomer Blast Fitness - Gloria $6 / $5.50
10-11am Barely Beg. Uke (1st, 3rd & 5th Mon) $2 / $1.50
10-11am Brand New to Uke (2nd & 4th Mon) $2 / $1.50
10-11am Zumba Gold - Jill $6 / $5.50
10am-12pm Needlecraft $3 / $2.50
10:45-11:45am History - Billie $2 / $1.50
11am-12pm Ukulele - Bill's Beginners* $2 / $1.50
12-1pm Balance - Jae $4 / $3.50
12:30-3:30pm Duplicate Bridge (exp.) $4 / $3.50
1-3pm Hand & Foot Cards (will teach) $3 / $2.50

Steele Lane Community Center

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Thursday
  5. Friday
Time Class Fee/Pass
9-10am Morning Exercise $4 / $3.50
10am-12pm Needlecraft $3 / $2.50
11:30am-2:30pm Bingo $3 / $2.50

Classes and Events

Dementia Caregivers Support

Caring, confidential and compassionate support group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia. At meetings, you’ll learn best practices for coping with challenging behaviors, experience how others are dealing with caregiving issues, discuss the latest research and receive information about supportive services in our community. Pre-registration required.

Multiple Sessions: 8/4-1/26
Wed, 10:30am-12pm • Ages 50+
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 28
$22-$30 (4-5 classes)


Watercolor - Barbara

Join this popular class where you develop your own unique style using watercolor techniques. Enjoy monthly themes, daily demonstrations, and critiques with pointers to help you improve. Material list available upon request. Pre-registration required.

Sessions: 9/3-9/24; 10/8-10/29; 11/5-12/17; 1/21-1/28
Fri, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1-4pm • Ages 50+
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 26
$23-$60 (2-5 classes)


AARP Driver Safety Program

Learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to drive more safely in today’s challenging traffic environment. Learn to manage common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. First time students must take the full eight-hour course. The renewal course is for those who have completed the full course within the past four years.

Sessions: 10/5 & 10/7; 12/7 & 12/9
Tue & Thu, 9:15am-1:30pm
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 23
$6 Pre-registration fee required
$20 Course Fee, AARP members $15*
*Paid day-of in class (check written to AARP only)         

Session: 11/18
Thu, 9:15am-2pm
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 23
$3 Pre-registration fee required
$20 Course Fee, AARP members $15*
*Paid day-of in class (check written to AARP only)

Legal Consultation with Roy Johnston

Meet with an elder law attorney for a 15-minute private consultation. Pre-registration required.

Monthly; 3rd Thu, 10am-12pm • Ages 50+
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 28
$5 non-members, free for members


Ukulele - Bill's Beginners

A group of ukulele enthusiasts who love to have fun! Pre-registration required.

Multiple Sessions: 9/13-1/31
Mon, 11am-12pm • Ages 50+
Person Sr. Wing/Rm 5
$4.50-$10 (3-5 classes)



Come celebrate autumn at the annual Oktoberfest, a complete BBQ lunch with brats and non-alcohol beverages. Enjoy live Accordion and Polka Dance music performed by Steve Balich.

Fri, 9/17, 12-1:30pm • Ages 50+
$10 non-member, $6 member
Pre-register by 9/13


Bingo is back at Steele Lane, but in the larger auditorium to accommodate social distancing and COVID protocols. Join us for a variety of fun games that will challenge your mind and an opportunity to win a prize or two! No food/drink will be provided (due to COVID protocols) so bring your own. Council on Aging (COA) is offering a meal program that will provide lunch on Mondays to those who sign up with them. Facial coverings and pre-registration required. Call 707-543-3282, M-F from 8:30am-5pm to register or find out more about the COA meal program. Bring change, 5 cents a card.

Mon & Wed, 11:30am-2:30pm • Ages 50+
Steele Lane/Dohn Rm
$3 - 
Pre-registration required


The billiards room is open for those with a reservation! To limit the number of players in the room, you must pre-register for a 3-hour appointment (8 players at a time, 9am-12pm or 12-3pm). This will allow for a COVID safe experience and allow more players to enjoy the billiards room. Facial coverings required. Pre-registration required. Call 707-543-3282, M-F from 8:30am-5pm to reserve your spot.

Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm • Ages 50+
Steele Lane/Billiard Rm
$3 (3 hours) 
Pre-registration required

Ballroom Dances

Enjoy the best ballroom dancing in Santa Rosa with live bands and DJ music playing your favorite sounds from the ‘40s to present. Keep your feet and spirits floating with the polka, waltz, cha cha, tango, and more. All are welcome with or without a partner. Themed Dance Socials: 8/20 Hawaii Day, 10/29 Halloween, 12/17 Holidays, 2/14 Valentine’s Day. No Dances: 11/26, 12/3, 12/24 and 12/31.

Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 50+
Finley Complex
$9 non-member, $8.50 member



Person Senior Wing
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-543-3745
Desk Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4pm

Steele Lane Community Center
415 Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: 707-543-3282
Desk Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm