The Sunshine Center is a nationally accredited multi-service center where seniors can gather for a variety of recreational, social and educational programming.  

The City of St. Petersburg's Sunshine Senior Center mission is to serve as a community focal point to enhance the quality of life of our citizens aged 50 and over.


The Sunshine Center offers a nice mix of small group activities such as arts and crafts, table tennis, creative writing, combined with large group activities like arthritis exercise classes, tai chi, yoga, Caribbean aerobics, and many other activities.


In addition to other support groups, the Center recently started an LBGT support group.  In addition, we have a number of agencies that call the Sunshine Center home like the Guardian Group Services, Moore Medicare Options, Neighborly Care Network, and Kids n Kubs.


The resources and activities available at this center help many older people remain a vital part of their communities.  The center provides a welcoming environment for all seniors in the community interested in taking part in the group atmosphere.


The Sunshine Center would love to have you come visit and join in the fun. 


The monthly Sunshine Center Newsletter "Sunny Side Up" will keep you updated on our many activities. 


Sunshine Senior Center participants know how to have fun. With programs for adults and seniors, the center has plenty of activities to enjoy.

The Sunshine Center is open and ready for you!


The Sunshine Senior Center has been open for activities since October 2020. We have been very busy getting our “new and improved” schedule ready. We found new instructors, brought back some previous ones and even started some new free classes!


Miss Julie is back to gardening with the Garden Club on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. If you like to garden, you are welcome to join in. We are now hosting several new programs: Bingo, Game Day, Mah Jong, Cooking Around the World, and Throwback Thursday featuring movies. Some returning classes are drama, beach ball volleyball, karaoke, creative writing, Caribbean Aerobics, Yoga, and more. Just to be on the safe side, we are wearing masks, not mandating, but encouraging everyone to wear one, whether vaccinated or not. This seems to be an agreeable compromise to almost everyone who participates here. 


The holidays are coming up as they always do and we’re ready for them. The Friends of the Sunshine Center, Inc. have once again sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for everyone. While we are not comfortable having a sit-down dinner, we have a special treat in store for you. The menu is a traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and green beans. Every person who pre-registers will receive an additional meal free!  Share with a friend or keep one for later, it’s up to you. If you are taking a dinner to-go, you’ll need to pony up $2 to cover the cost of containers. (You cannot bring your own due to health regulations.) Registration is limited, so please sign up beginning Nov. 1 with Carrie P at the first floor desk. (727-893-7133). If you’d like to purchase additional meals, you may do so at $6.00.


We have a Fall Festival coming up on Friday, November 12 with a petting zoo, pet costume parade and s’mores! Sponsored by Devoted, this is a free event. On Wednesday, November 10, Norm Bungard will be here to present a whimsical look at art from a collector’s point of view. This free event is at 10:45 a.m. You are sure to find something here to spark your interest! The Sunshine Center is a great way to make friends and a good excuse to get out of the house. So come on down, where the Sun Always Shines!

Sally Marvin, Supervisor II

Sunshine Senior Center