Senior Centers

Senior citizens are greatly valued members of our community. The City of Gallup operates two senior center locations to deliver a comprehensive program of recreational, social, educational, and health and wellness services. The following services are available through the city:

  • Transportation for meals, events, shopping, and medical appointments;
  • Referrals for financial, medical, legal, and other services;
  • In-home services and delivery of meals provided for the homebound.

Transportation to both centers is available to seniors living within Gallup city limits and is provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 10 am. Please call in advance for reservations.

Our two conveniently-located centers each offer unique features and services:

The Neighborhood Senior Center located at 506 North Fourth Street is an intergenerational center and is co-located with the Boys and Girls Club, which operates in the afternoons as a children's recreational center. It offers the use of a gymnasium, outdoor basketball court, and artroom. In addition, Golden Age Park is located just across the street. The Ford Canyon Senior Center at 908 East Buena Vista Avenue is adjacent to the Ford Canyon recreational complex. It has meeting and recreational rooms and a full-service dining room.

Lunch Program

Seniors age 60 and older are welcome to dine with us Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 1pm. We request a donation of $1.25 per meal. Our healthy meal choices typically include a main course, vegetables, salad, starches (bread, potatoes or rice) and dessert. Milk, coffee, iced tea and water are served with lunch. Condiments include barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, tartar sauce, gravy, salsa, and green or red chile. See our monthly menu for a list of the nutritious meals available.

Activities and Amenities

The following amenities and activities are offered at one or both centers. See the monthly activity calendars for additional information.

  • Arts and Crafts Classes
  • Exercise Equipment
  • TV Area
  • Piano and Music Programs
  • Pool Tables
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bingo Thursdays
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Out-of-Town Trips
  • Computer Lab
  • Special Seminars and Meetings