Older Adult Services
The Senior Office offers a wide variety of activities each month including movies, exercise programs, trips, and more. 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.
Check the Seniority for current activities.
- Bridgeton Seniority
- Income Tax Assistance
- Senior Transportation Services
- Silver Sneakers
- Utility Tax Refund
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 online current version (PDF).
The City of Bridgeton and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is sponsoring free income tax assistance to area residents age 60 and up 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 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the AARP.
Anyone interested in volunteering for this program should contact Mary Lane at 314-687-4474. 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 314-687-4484.
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.
Senior Lunch Program
The Senior Lunch Program, held in Room 3 of the recreation center, provides a hot lunch to area residents age 60 and over or receiving Social Security Disability. The program is operated by Aging Ahead (formerly Mid-East Area Agency on Aging) and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 314-687-4479.
Free van transportation is available to Bridgeton residents age 60 and older or receiving Social Security Disability for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and recreation center activities. Our vans are equipped with lifts for those persons using wheelchairs. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling the Older Adult Services Office between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday at 314-687-4484.
The City of Bridgeton Transportation Program operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by the City Bridgeton Transportation Program, you may file a Title VI complaint.
Procedure for Filing a Title VI Complaint
A Title VI complaint form (PDF) can be filed up to one hundred and eighty days from the date of the alleged discrimination. The Title VI Complaint Form must be used to submit the complaint information. The complaint must be filed in writing with the City of Bridgeton Transportation Program at the following address:
City of Bridgeton Transportation Program
4201 Fee Fee Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
The City of Bridgeton encourages all complainants to certify all mail that is sent through the U.S. Postal Service and/or ensure that all written correspondence can be tracked easily. For complaints originally submitted by facsimile, an original, signed copy of the complaint must be mailed to the Title VI Coordinator as soon as possible, but no later than 180 days from the alleged date of discrimination.
SilverSneakers® is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults offering free physical activity, health, education, and social events for Medicare-eligible or group retiree plans.
SilverSneakers® members at the Bridgeton Recreation Center enjoy all of the perks of annual membership at no cost! Participating health plans include:
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Medicare Complete provided by Secure Horizons
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Coventry Health
If you have received a SilverSneakers® card in the mail from your insurance company, bring it to the Bridgeton Recreation Center and get started on your recreation membership. If you have not received SilverSneakers® information in the mail, call 314-739-5599 or stop at the recreation center and ask our welcome desk staff to check your eligibility.
Take a Tour
If you are unfamiliar with our facility, our fitness staff can make an appointment for you to have a representative take you on a tour and show you all the equipment, the exercise rooms where Silver Sneakers® classes are held and the locker rooms. Free fitness assessments are available for new members.
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. No extensions or exceptions! Actual bill receipts are required and should be submitted to the Community Center in person (for first-time recipients) or by mail.
Process Your Receipts
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 314-687-4484.