BCYF Senior Programs
BCYF Senior Programs take place in all BCYF centers. We also have two stand alone senior centers and five community centers with dedicated senior spaces.
Boston’s older residents are woven throughout of the fabric of BCYF. They are active participants in our programs. Some volunteer for us. Others are employees in a variety of capacities throughout our department. We also see every day the important role older adults play in the lives of our young people.
Today’s seniors want to be active, learn new things, and keep up with technology. Our most popular programs reflect that. We learned that Pickleball was a growing trend among seniors when we started receiving requests to use our gym for games. Our computer labs are often filled with seniors who want to learn more about social media or how to use particular software. We also have a dedicated crew of senior swimmers who enjoy our many aquatics programs in our 18 pools.
One in Five
By 2030, seniors will make up one fifth of the population of the City of Boston. Learn more about the senior population.
Centers with dedicated senior spacesDedicated Senior Spaces
BCYF Curtis Hall
BCYF Curtis Hall features include a community room, gym, computer lab, fitness center, and indoor pool.
BCYF Hyde Park
This community center features a gymnasium, auditorium, walking track, and more.
BCYF Mildred Avenue
BCYF Mildred Avenue features include a community room, theater, fitness center, dance studio, gymnasium, and an indoor...
The center features include a community room, gymnasium, fitness center, senior center, and teen center.
BCYF Shelburne features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium, fitness center, and rock wall.
We have partnerships with senior-serving agencies such as the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission and Ethos. We are always looking for new ways to serve our older members. We welcome more partners to host programs and activities for seniors in our centers.
With the help of our partners, we are able to support programs such as:
- Thanks for the Memories Café
- Senior Property Tax Work-Off, and
- many health and wellness activities.