Buellton Senior Center

Important Announcement from Executive Director:

Pam Gnekow, Executive Director - Buellton Senior Center

Because of the increase of virus cases in North County, the Buellton Senior Center will have to take an important step for your protection and the protection of our staff.

The Center will be closed except for Meals on Wheels, your produce bags on Mondays will be delivered to you.  In the case of our seniors from Lompoc, your bags will be placed outside, but you do have the opportunity to sign up for Meals on Wheels as well as the free soup distribution twice a week.

We are so sorry and can't wait to be back serving you every day. Please call us with any of your needs. Please be safe. (805) 688-4571

Pam Gnekow

Pam Gnekow, Executive Director

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Meal-sharing and Food Distribution Sites

  • Do not allow staff or volunteers who have symptoms of Corona Virus disease (such as a fever with cough) to come to work/distribution sites/distribution events.
  • Temporarily discontinue self-service of ready-to-eat foods such as salad bars or buffets.
  • Meal programs offering sit-down dining that serve individuals at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease should discontinue sit-down meal service and develop alternative methods of providing meals, such as:
    • Drive-through meal distribution
    • Takeout meal distribution
    • Home delivery of meals
  • If at all possible, providers should stagger when people receive services so that a large number of people are not gathered in the same area at the same time.
    • If this is not feasible, then establish methods of keeping people at least 6 feet apart while helping others, waiting in line, or receiving services.
  • Provide, when possible, alternative methods of providing meal services to individuals who are self-quarantining due to symptoms of coronavirus disease.
    • Encourage and facilitate good hand hygiene for both meal/food servers and recipients, as follows:
      • Meal servers handling open food must have access to hand washing facilities with single-use soap and paper towels
      • On-site dining for meal recipients is discouraged, but if it is planned, provide hand washing facilities for meal recipients as well as servers. Hand washing facilities must provide single-use soap and single-use paper towels in dispensers
      • For take-out, drive-through, or drop-off meal service at which there is no open food (food is prepackaged), providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers (containing at least 60% alcohol) for people to use while they wait or are receiving services is recommended.
  • Remind staff, volunteers & meal recipients that individuals with symptoms of Corona Virus disease, such as fever and cough, should remain home.


Recreation & Activities

Enjoy different activities each week including tournament bridge, bingo, walking club, chair exercises, knitting, crochet, crafts, senior dinners, lunch buddies and more!

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Social & Volunteer Activities

The Senior Center provides service & volunteer activities throughout the year including opportunities to help in our Thrift Store to keep seniors involved.

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Lunch & Special Meals

Hot Lunch is provided M-F at the Senior Center. Brown bag lunches are delivered to home bound seniors. Make a reservation 1 day prior.

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We assist with home repairs for seniors living in mobile homes as well as helping seniors locate housing opportunities.

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Medical Services

We provide patient referrals, flu shots, and blood pressure clinics as well as transportation to doctor appointments.

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Loan Closet

This is a free community resource for seniors where you may borrow wheel chairs, portable potties, crutches and adult diapers.

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Resource & Referrals

We refer seniors to local professionals for medical, health and mental welfare.

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Spiritual Support

Connect homebound seniors with religious leaders to meet their needs.

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Thrift Store

The Buellton Senior Thrift Store is a well known community resource sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens Foundation and is open Monday thru Saturday.

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Weekly Schedule - Please Note Temporary Changes

Our Dining room will remain closed until further notice.

Check out the Buellton Senior Center calendar to stay up to date on recreational activities, our lunch menu and more. You are also invited to download our monthly newsletter.