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Vida Senior Centers

1842 Calvert Street NW
(202) 483-5800

Vida Senior Centers improve and maintain the quality of life of Latino seniors and other seniors living in isolation or within a family context in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Vida aims to improve the wellness, self-sufficiency, and independence of these seniors by effectively providing culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services.

Their programs and services are provided at no cost to seniors. Services are delivered bilingually and in a culturally appropriate manner making it possible to cater to the many cultures represented by the Latino and other seniors in the District.

Health & Wellness
Services and activities under Vida’s Health & Wellness Program aim to put seniors on the path to healthier living, healthy food choices, chronic disease management and appropriate fitness activities to help seniors to continue to live independently in the community where they can age in place and avoid costly, long-term care institutions.

  • Congregate Meals (Vida’s two sites provide a hot lunch for eligible participants)
  • Nutrition Screening and Education
  • Health Screenings (Blood Pressure and Glucose)
  • Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Education
  • Fitness Activities – Zumba, Tai Chi, Chair Aerobics, Dancing, and more
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Health Fairs

Recreation & Socialization

  • Fieldtrips
  • Art Class
  • Handcrafts (embroidery, knitting, jewelry making, quilting)
  • Board Games
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Special Events
  • Intergenerational Activities

Life Skills & Educational Programs

  • English for Independent Living
  • Beginners Spanish
  • Introduction to Computers (English and Spanish)
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Literacy Classes (Spanish)
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Money Smart for Seniors (English and Spanish)
  • Workshops and Presentations on Various Topics

Other Social Services

  • Assistance with Housing Applications
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Distribution Site
  • Assistance with Entitlement Programs Applications