Adults 50+

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 


Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Goodbar Senior Center 


Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Rutherford Senior Center


Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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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.” Click for the menu.

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.” Haga clic para menu


Food Assistance Programs 
The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department partners with various local groups and organizations to provide food assistance to adults 50+. Income restrictions apply. Please see staff for details on the various programs. 
Distribution at Goodbar Senior Center

Portable Pantry
People and Nutrition Program (PAN) 

Activity Guides

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Fun Guide

A monthly 50+ Programs at a Glance is available at the senior centers and online.
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The Fun Guide featuring current classes, activities, trips and events for active adults 50+ are available at the senior centers, libraries, recreation centers or online.
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History of Mesquite Adult 50+ Program

The 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 since 1978 and Goodbar Senior Center since 1987. The third facility Rutherford Senior Center does not offer the meal program.