ABOUT THE SUNSHINE CENTER
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.
CHECK OUT THE NEWSLETTER!
The monthly Sunshine Center Newsletter "Sunny Side Up" will keep you updated on our many activities.
WATCH US IN ACTION!
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!
Hello Sunshine Center Friends,
I am always amazed at how many programs we continue to make happen at the Sunshine Senior Center. There are plans that we make among staff with participant input, and there are many partner agencies who come to us with great ideas for programs and activities as well. Coming up, we have a variety of really interesting and fun things in which you can participate as a customer or a sponsor.
World Senior Citizens Day is August 21 and we are celebrating the entire week! On Sunday, August 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we go to the Azalea Adult Recreation Center to partake in a Senior Fit Fair. On Monday, August 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the Enoch Davis Community Center will host a Gardens to Table event featuring goods raised in their own gardens! On Wednesday, August 24, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Bay Vista Adult Center will host a Senior Showdown with some friendly, fun competitive games, inside and out. And then, finally, on Thursday, August 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Shuffleboard Ballroom, right next to the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N., we will host a Senior Gala with music, food, signature mocktails and semi-formal attire. Who will be the King and Queen? All of these events are free!!
You can sign up and request a ride from the Sunshine Center for any of the above events at 893-7133.
Next up, we have the dinner theatre experience “Murder at the Blue Orchid Lounge”. This event will feature a four-course meal and diners will be immersed in the play and asked to detect the true killer of Big Louie, owner of the Blue Orchid Lounge. This is a 20’s themed party and all are encouraged to dress the part. We need gangsters, hucksters, flapper girls and coppers in the audience! Tickets are on sale now and are only $10. Seats are limited.
Finally, the big event on November 3rd is our Sunshine On My Mind live and silent auction. We have over $4,000 worth of goods on the tables for bidding which include hotel packages, museum and attraction tickets, pro-sports league swag and a whole lot of Swarovsky crystal jewelry! There is truly something for everyone – so be sure and save that date!
In between all of these great events, we have our regular schedule of about 16 different kind of exercises (again, something for everyone), watercolor classes, casual Spanish language classes, support groups, Bingo, Beach Ball Volleyball and so much more.
I must say in closing that this is one heck of a fun place to be! We laugh, we joke, we have fun. Our golden years are supposed to be a celebration of what we have accomplished in life. It’s time our responsibilities are left behind and we simply enjoy every day. So, come on down, where the Sun Always Shines!
Sally Marvin, Supervisor II
Sunshine Senior Center