The East Toledo Senior Center (ETSC) operates under the umbrella of the East Toledo Family Center. The ETSC has provided quality programs and services to area senior citizens for several decades, beginning at the East Toledo Neighborhood House on Vinal Street. In 1972 the senior citizens programs moved to the East Toledo Family Center on the corner of East Broadway and Varland, then to the Navarre Park Shelter House on White Street in 1992.
Senior Centers were established for all persons aged 60 and better. The initial intent of senior centers was to provide a hot nutritious meal daily, Monday-Friday. Today, it has grown to provide a wide array of programs including nutrition, transportation, housekeeping, chore, socialization and recreation, athletics, outreach, medical assessments, education, minor home repair, and supportive services.
The East Toledo Senior Center is a social center where seniors can get together to enjoy the companionship as well as the many activities offered.
Since 1901, the East Toledo Family Center (ETFC) has been providing programs and services for individuals and families from birth to young adult. Programs include Help Me Grow, Pathways, Early Head Start, Parenting Classes, Shots for Tots, GED Classes, and Youth Athletics. The East Toledo Family Center, which includes the East Toledo Senior Center, is the hub of our community. We have programs, services and connections that help enrich the lives of our neighbors. At 120+ years of serving our community, our diverse staff is still striving to enhance every life, regardless of race, gender, religion, or age.
Click on the link below to connect to the East Toledo Family Center's website to learn more of the exciting programs and much needed services they offer!
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Listed below are a few ways you can help volunteer at the East Toledo Senior Center:
Click the link below to request more information on our volunteer opportunities at the East Toledo Senior Center.
The East Toledo Senior Center Director attempts to settle misunderstandings and/or complaints as soon as possible. In the event that this is not successful, further attempts to resolve the problem will follow an established procedure.
If a member of the East Toledo Senior Center has a grievance, he or she must state the problem in written form to the Senior Director. No grievance will be addressed unless it is in writing and signed by the grievant(s). The Senior Director will make a reasonable attempt to meet in person or via telephone with the grievant(s) within five (5) working days to see if the grievance can be resolved.
If further intervention is necessary, the grievance will be referred by the Senior Director to the Advisory Board for final resolution. The Senior Director, on behalf of the Advisory Board, will communicate any resolution of a grievance to the grievant(s).
Due to insurance and Health Department rules, the policy for our kitchen during lunch hours is as follows: Staff only are permitted in the kitchen during the hours of 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
We realize that emergencies come up and people get sick once a payment for an event has been made. Our policy on refunds is: Trips: If admission tickets are prepaid, there will be no refund given. If not prepaid, you will be given a credit for a future trip. No cash refunds will be given. Meals and Parties: There will be no refunds on special dinners, breakfasts, or parties due to the fact that all supplies, prizes and food are purchased in advance.
The East Toledo Senior Center’s Participant Council and Advisory Board have adopted the following policy: “The East Toledo Senior Center will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.”