Adults 50+

Active Adults
Mesquite offers three facilities with services and activities specifically for adults 50+. The senior centers offer a variety of leisure time activities, support services and educational opportunities for participants. The facilities are ADA accessible.
Senior Centers 

Evans Senior Center - 1116 Hillcrest · 972-204-4971 
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Goodbar Senior Center - 3000 Concord Dr · 972-329-8705
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rutherford Senior Center - 900 Rutherford Dr · 972-204-4965
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A monthly publication of the Mesquite Senior Centers, Yesterday's Kids Newsletter featuring current classes, activities, trips and events for active adults 50+ are available at the senior centers, libraries, recreation centers or click here for this month's newsletter.

Daily events are also listed here.

Congregate Meal

Good nutrition is part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A hot lunch, providing one-third of the “Recommended Daily Requirement” for a regular diet, is offered for a low suggested donation of $1 to qualified 60+ participants. Those 59 and under may purchase a meal for $5.50. Lunch is served Monday-Friday at Goodbar and Evans Recreation Centers 11:45 a.m. Advanced reservations are preferred. “This program is supported, in part, by the City of Mesquite, the Dallas Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.”

Servir Almuerzo 
Una buena nutrición es parte de mantener un estilo de vida saludable. El almuerzo se ofrece por una donación de $1 a participantes de 60 anos o mas. Los 59 y menores pueden comprar una comida por $5.50. El almuerzo se sirve de Lunes a Viernes en Goodbar y Evans a las 11:45 am. Reservaciones avanzadas son preferidas. “Este programa es apoyado, en parte, por la Ciudad de Mesquite, Dallas Area Agency on Aging y el Departamento de Adultos Mayores y Personas Discapacitadas.”

Big Brothers and Big Sisters
This program meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday month at 1:45 pm. at Rutherford Senior Center during the school year. Senior volunteers are paired with children from Rutherford Elementary School. Activities are led by Cheryl Hanson of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to an elementary school student, please call Sherry Dennis at: 972-204-4965 for an application and more information. You can make a difference to a child!
Click here to view the Adult 50+ Program holiday hours.

History of Mesquite Senior Programs

Please click here for this month's newsletterThe City of Mesquite has a long history of serving the senior adult population in the community and surrounding areas. Originally housed in a church building the operation has expanded to three facilities located throughout Mesquite that offer services and activities specifically for adults 50+. The congregate meal program has been offered at Evans Senior Center 33 years and Goodbar Senior Center for 25 years. The third facility Rutherford Senior Center does not offer the meal program.