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Dick Johnson
Albert Lemos
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Norris Truman



The Commission on Aging advises the Recreation and Parks Department on community matters of senior citizen interest such as recreation, social and nutritional services. Meetings are held at 12:00 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Senior Community Center.

Supporting our mission to "enhance human development"
and "promote health and wellness".

THE CITY OF TULARE is committed to providing a quality of life for its older residents that emphasizes productive and meaningful experiences and encourages continued independence and involvement in the community. A full range of social and health services as well as leisure activities are provided that enable older adults to pursue favorite interests and explore new ones in a congenial atmosphere. If you are over 55 years of age, please visit the beautiful Senior Community Center located at 201 North "F" Street between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The staff will provide you with monthly activity calendars and further information on the many programs available each month.




Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing for both state and federal returns will be available again this year for Tulare area residents of all ages, offered
by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Services are provided free of all costs and charges Tax returns are prepared by specially trained, certified and supervised volunteers.


There are two volunteers available this year at the Tulare Senior Center on Fridays now through April 11th.  YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, please call 685-2330.

The returns are prepared on site, and then electronically filed.




Terrific hot meals, served with a smile and enjoyed with friends. Don't eat alone, join us Monday through Friday for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Community Center. Lunch reservations for seniors 60 years of age and older are to be made no later than 12:30 p.m. the prior business day by calling 685-2330.   A donation of $3.00 is requested per meal.  Guest fee for persons younger than 60 years of age is $5.00 per meal. Seniors are invited to stop by the center and pick up the monthly meal calendar.  Nutrition education and related speakers, entertainment, and a variety of activities are also offered during the week.  Please call the Senior Center at 685-2330 for lunch reservations or call 24 hours prior to your requested reservation and leave a message.


Tulare presently provides home-delivered hot or frozen meals to a limited number of eligible seniors who are frail, isolated or recovering from an illness or hospitalization that confines them to their home. Contact the center for further information or qualifications concerning the program. The suggested donation is $3.00/per meal.


A grant has been received from Banfield Charitable Trust ( and in an effort to keep pets and families together, we are able to deliver pet food to those participating in the Meals on Wheels program.


Information and Referral/LEGAL SERVICES: CSET

This program provides seniors with an information center that shares community resources and refers seniors to services of many different kinds. The staff is available to offer assistance in the area of health, housing, education and employment. Call the County directly, there is a toll free phone number:  1-800-321-2462.


HICAP Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

Staff will direct seniors to meet with a HICAP Specialist for free information and counseling services on the following:

·         Medicare benefits and rights, including how to appeal denials of coverage.

·         Private supplemental insurance (MediGap) coverage.

·         Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMOs) or Medicare+Choice plans.

·         Help with paying your Medicare Premium costs.  “Extra Help”

·         Retiree or employer group health coverage.

·         Long term care insurance.

·         Legal help and representation at Medicare appeals and administrative hearings.

·         Your rights as a health care consumer

·         Volunteer opportunities within our community.

You will receive an unbiased assessment that will better enable you to evaluate the various programs available. They will also provide assistance with medical billings, claims and appeals problems. Please call 1-800-434-0222 for an appointment.

 Blood Pressure Screening/Health Care

Free Blood Pressure screening for seniors 55 or older visiting the Senior Community Center is provided every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30am.  Sponsored by Tulare Nursing & Rehabilitation April – July.  Sponsored by Tulare Adult School Nursing Assistant Program August – March.


 Hearing Tests

Hearing tests are given by Jannette Day’s Hearing Aid Center on the third Friday of the month.  Call 685-2330 to schedule an appointment.


Senior Softball


This program offers an opportunity for recreation, exercise and some friendly competition. Most importantly, the program has modified rules which emphasize physical safety. So come and have some fun on the ball diamond. League play begins March through October. This is a 55+ and a 63+ league which will afford an opportunity to play against some of the best players in the area! A team fee of $300 plus $18 ASA fee for 55+ teams and $200 plus $18 ASA fee for 63+ teams must be made at the Senior Center.
For registration information, call 685-2330



Youth ServicesAdult Services — Senior Services —

Senior Activities — Senior Information —