Welcome to the City of Encinitas’ Virtual Community and Senior Center! This page will serve as a place for you to obtain a listing of Senior Assistance resources and links to online activities for various ages including fitness, fun and educational activities.

Visit this page for activities offered by third-party organizations (not connected to the City of Encinitas) to help you stay in shape physically, emotionally and socially. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

The City of Encinitas recognizes the importance for recreation in the community.  With social distancing guidelines and closures, it may be difficult for our residents to access recreational opportunities. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is proud to announce that online programming is now available with some of your favorite instructors.  A terrific lineup of May programs is underway, and Registration for June programs begins May 15, 2020.  Sign up soon as some classes will have a maximum enrollment.  Please read the guidelines for online classes on the front page of the June Online Recreation Guide which can be found here.

Senior Assistance Resources

  • Senior Resources - Contact information to organizations currently assisting seniors
  • Great Plates Delivered -  Home Meals for Seniors program which provides home meal delivery to older adults who are currently unable to obtain and prepare meals and who meet the program’s age, health status, and income requirements.

Family Resources

  • Car Seat Safety Information pdf - The Encinitas Community Center normally offers Car Seat Checks on the first Monday of the month.  While we cannot offer this service during this time, view the guidelines and fit document and also information from the California Highway Patrol in the link below.
  • Child Car Safety and Car Seat Checks - A wealth of information, programs and services from the California Highway Patrol 

Stay Connected 

Since we are all social distancing physically, here are some video-communication options that technology currently has to offer to help us stay emotionally connected. 

  • Facetiming- Apple’s video communication App
  • Zoom- Video Communication 

Indoor Fitness Activities 

Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors.

Indoor Adult Enrichment Activities

Children's Activities

Here are a few ideas for keeping children engaged.

City COVID-19 News and Updates

For most up to date information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.