Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Office on Aging

Information and Referral for
St. Petersburg’s Older Adults

The main number for these services is 727-893-7102.

About The Office on Aging

The Office on Aging acts as an advocate on behalf of elders as well as an educational resource to the aging network.The Office On Aging also oversees operations of two multi-service centers and centers that offer adult programs. For times, dates and prices, see classes and schedule for each Office on Aging facility.

The Office on Aging is an umbrella division of Parks and Recreation that offers specific programs for a combination of services for seniors and adults as well as all ages at some locations.

Office on Aging Facilities

Therapeutic Recreation

Programs for persons with physical or mental challenges.
Serving Adults and Youth

SERVICES

Sunshine Center

Notary Service

Free notary service at the Sunshine Center and Roberts Recreation.

Fee Waiver

Fee Waiver Program allows for free programs, services and trips for low income seniors.

Office On Aging sponsors two fee waiver programs for Seniors who reside in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • This program allows seniors 65 and over the opportunity to join approved fee classes, field trips and admission events at designated facilities free.

Phone Programs

  • Collection and distribution of free 911 emergency cell phones.

Health Insurance

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – Florida Department of Elder Affairs trained volunteer provides counseling on health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Receive assistance and information for the low income subsidy for Medicaid and review your Medicare based on your particular medications, specific plans, formularies, and health care needs.

Employment Services

AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides employment training and counseling for the community to pursue job opportunities.

Legal Services

Bay Area Legal provides limited legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer at Enoch Davis. Community law Program provides free legal assistance, wills, living wills and advance directives to low income individuals of South Pinellas County through the use of volunteer attorneys at the Sunshine Center.

Congregate Meals

Neighborly Care Network Congregate Meals serves over 30,000 congregate meals to seniors in our two community service centers annually.

Meals on Wheels

Neighborly Care Network Meals on Wheels home delivered over 70,000 meals annually to home-bound seniors from our two community service centers.

Pinellas Opportunity Council

Pinellas Opportunity Council provides financial assistance for utility bills and rent for income eligible citizens when available.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Sunshine Wellness Center

Cholesterol screening

Office on Aging provides inexpensive but comprehensive monthly cholesterol screenings by Palms of Pasadena Hospital and free blood pressure checks.

Diabetes Education

STEPS Diabetes Education has provided this as an ongoing diabetes education and counseling service.

Free Blood Pressure Checks

Citizens receive pressure checks by Neighborly Care Network or Mederi Caretenders.

Mental Health

Mental Health Suncoast Center provides mental health counseling for individuals and support groups and provides specific targeted services to the populations of our Community service centers.

Eye Exams

The Lions Club provides referrals for free eye exams for those who are income eligible.

HIV Testing

GHETTREAL – community service program offered for free HIV testing and follow-up.

Fitness Center

The Sunshine center features ShapeMaster equipment that works the muscles without risk of over stressing joints or muscles. Seniors can improve flexibility, joint mobility, speed recovery after an injury, improve strength, energy and balance. These machines combined, give a total body workout in about 30 minutes.

Health Kiosk

Check out the health information kiosk at Enoch Davis Center. Good information is available.

Wellness Clinic

Facilitates a relationship between community residents and the Sunshine Center staff, provides assistance to access health care information and services, and promotes socialization. Access the clinic staff for blood pressure, blood sugar checks, oxygen levels, weights, education, and health care solutions.

Health & Wellness Fairs

Several times annually, a combination of local services, programs, health tests and themed speakers are organized to help adults become familiar with health related topics and services.

PROGRAMS

Senior Hall of Fame

Award ceremony inducting outstanding community volunteers each May. Nominate yourself or someone you know who does outstanding community service.

Volunteer Program

The Sunshine Center Volunteer Office coordinates several part time staffed positions through the Senior Community Employment Service Office with AARP as well as overseeing the operations of the three enterprise operations at the Sunshine Center including the snack bar, gift shop, resale shop and greenhouse as well as schedule the positions for those operations. Several collating and mailing projects are coordinated utilizing various volunteers for city and county agencies throughout the year. Call for volunteer opportunities,
727-893-7622.

Elves for Elders Project with Better Living for Seniors

A gift giving program for indigent wards

Fee & Volunteer instructed classes

Afternoon Programs

Entertainment, informational movies, Karaoke, etc.

Senior Helpline

For seniors who may be overlooked
1-800-96-ELDER or
217-811-1727

GROUPS

Commission on Aging

The City of St. Petersburg Commission on Aging is a 15 member advisory board appointed by Mayor and City Council. The Commission meets monthly to promote the self worth and well being of older person in St. Petersburg

Seniors vs. Crime

Financial recovery by volunteers trained by the Florida Attorney General’s Office for seniors who are victims of questionable business practices or scams.

SPIFFS

St. Petersburg International Folk Festival is the only independent multi-ethnic organization of its kind in the United States and has been named as a local legacy.

Library of Congress
Friends of the Sunshine Center, Inc.

The Friends of the Sunshine Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that resides at the center and acts as a fund-raising arm of the center in order to provide beyond the operational costs for which the city provides. 100% of all funds raised by the Friends go directly to benefit the participants of the Sunshine Center.

Juvenile Justice Arbitration

Monthly arbitration at Enoch Davis by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice provides a valuable opportunity for the at-risk youth of our local community

Community Meetings CONA, Neighborhood Associations and other community groups hold meetings at the Sunshine Center.

Kids & Kubs 3/4 Century Softball

Email: kidsandkubs@verizon.net