Vida Senior Centers

Vida Senior Centers is a second home for the Hispanic older people of DC. Every day Vida opens its doors at 9:00am to provide a big variety of services to our seniors: breakfast and lunch, health screening, social services, nutritional counseling, mental health workshops as well as education and recreational activities. We have served over these 5 decades more than 20,000 Hispanic seniors in DC, being most of them below the poverty line. At least 120 seniors come daily to our two centers. They are primarily Spanish speaking and are originally from 26 countries of Central and South American and Mexico.

Vida Senior Centers has worked with this population for more than 40 years and has developed culturally appropriate, multilingual systems of support and socialization that make aging independently easier for Hispanic and other foreign-born elderly. What distinguishes Vida Senior Centers is the small group attention lavished on our clients. Services to over 700 individuals a year are delivered personally, bilingually and culturally appropriate, making it possible for the organization to cater to the many cultures represented by the Latino and other seniors who are Vida clients.

Behavioral & Mental Health - Vida Senior Centers

When aging, it is sometimes inevitable that older adults have a life without much company. Sometimes this happens because of their children have other responsibilities as parents and have to take care...
  • 1330 Missouri Street NW Washington DC 20011
  • 1842 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20009
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions

Health Promotion and Wellness

VIDA daily monitors the health condition of our participants. Vida has a Cuban geriatrician who fulfills the role of Health Advisor and Coordinator of the Health Promotion and Wellness Program. In add...
  • 1330 Missouri Street NW Washington DC 20011
  • 1842 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20009
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Latinx Seniors (55+)

Nutrition & Food

At Vida Senior Centers we take care of the nutrition and diet of our participants. To do this, VIDA has a licensed nutritionist / dietitian who supervises the food services of our participants. Our nu...
  • 1330 Missouri Street NW Washington DC 20011
  • 1842 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Food
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Latinx Seniors (55+)

Recreation and Education

There are two fundamental ingredients when it comes to thinking about the best recipes to avoid diseases: one is to feel happy and accompanied and the second is to continue learning. All scientific st...
  • 1330 Missouri Street NW Washington DC 20011
  • 1842 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Care Education
Service Eligibility: Latinx Seniors (55+)

Social Services - Vida

The participants of Vida Senior Centers are mostly first-generation Hispanics, who throughout their lives accumulated little pension and few social benefits, either because they were late to the Unite...
  • 1330 Missouri Street NW Washington DC 20011
  • 1842 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Care Legal
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