The Bridgeton Community Center closes permanently on October 16 to make way for the new Bridgeton Recreation Center. Click here for information on Senior Services during the shut down; information listed below may not all be current.
The Senior Citizen Office is located in the Bridgeton Community Center. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meals on Wheels, free van transportation, and many other services are available. For more information, please call 314-739-5599. The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, located on the lower level of the community center, provides a hot lunch to area residents age 60 and over or receiving Social Security Disability. The center is operated by the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-2 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 314-739-5572.
The Seniority, Bridgeton's Senior Citizen Newsletter, is mailed monthly to Bridgeton residents age 60 and over. It provides information on services, activities and opportunities. Check the Seniority for details on upcoming programs, such as Dining Out, trips and tours, classes, seminars and health screenings. To obtain the Seniority, call the Community Center or to view the current version online click here.
LET’S GO OUT TO DINNER
Once a month we offer you the opportunity to sample some local fare at various area restaurants. Singles only! Transportation will be provided from the Community Center for a small fee. Details are provided each month in the Seniority. Registration is limited.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Home delivered meals are available to home bound Bridgeton residents. Home evaluations, information, and referral services are available by calling the community center. Cost per meal is $3.50 but sliding scale is available for qualifying individuals.
INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
The city of Bridgeton and AARP is sponsoring free income tax assistance to area residents age 60+ or those receiving Social Security Disability and whose income is less than $30,000. The Income Tax assistance is provided by trained volunteers; all volunteers complete a training program sponsored by the IRS and the AARP. Anyone interested in volunteering for this program should contact Mary Lane at 314-739-5599. Income Tax assistance is provided at the Bridgeton Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the tax season. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 314-739-5599.
UTILITY TAX REFUND
Bridgeton residents, age 65 and older (or residents receiving Social Security Disability) may be eligible for a tax refund from the city of Bridgeton for the following utilities: gas, electric, and water. From January 2 through February 27, receipts will be accepted for the previous 12 month period (January through December 2014). NO EXTENSIONS/NO EXCEPTIONS! Actual bill receipts are required and should be submitted to the Community Center in person (for first-time recipients) or by mail. There will be someone available to process your receipts Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of age (or disability) and residency is required. For more information, call 314-739-5599.
ACTIVITIES – The Senior Office offers a wide variety of activities each month including movies, exercise programs, trips, and more. Check the Seniority for current activities.