Hollywood - The City of Hollywood provides many services, resources and recreation activities specifically tailored to seniors in our community.
Most programs are free of charge for residents or offered at a nominal fee. There is a new feature on the homepage of the City’s website that makes information on some of these programs easily accessible. The goal is to help streamline the search process and highlight a few of the most popular topics of interest to our senior community. The new “Senior Services” feature can be found at www.hollywoodfl.org under City Spotlight. While there, be sure to click on the Elder Grant Program section to preview the Spring Schedule of trips and events.
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Information is available at your fingertips on these programs and services offered by the City of Hollywood:
Hollywood Community Center Activities for Seniors
Consider trying your hand at painting watercolors, gliding across the floor while ballroom dancing, or discussing a great read as part of a book club.
There are many active and passive activities to choose from at Community Centers across the City, including the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, where they host the Senior Holiday Luncheon and Spring Senior Prom and the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center.
Elder Grant Program
The Elder Grant Program provides free organized outings and events to individuals who ages 60 and older living in Hollywood and Broward County. Outings usually include lunch or dinner. The program is based out of the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center. For questions regarding ticket distribution, please call 954.921.3408.
The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N. 69th Avenue in Hollywood, offers aquatic activities that include non-weight bearing exercise classes like Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics, lap swimming and open swim times. Call the Driftwood Pool at 954.967.4644 for more details.
Reservations are required for free Income Tax Preparation Services by volunteers at the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center. Call 954.921.3408 for information.
Age - Friendly Community Task Force
Fourteen volunteers are needed to serve on the Age-Friendly Task Force. The goal of the team is to assist in the development of an action plan to ensure Hollywood is an Age-Friendly Community. This will include creating policies to support healthy aging and thereby improve the health, well-being, satisfaction, and quality of life for seniors living in the City of Hollywood. To get involved, call Lorie Mertens-Black, Staff Liaison, at 954.921.3599.
The City is committed to improving quality of life for all in Hollywood. The Community Development Division's Social Services Coordinator, Barbara Lawson, can assist with referrals and recommendations for various agencies that provide services such as medication, rent and mortgage, utility or transportation Assistance. Call Barbara at 954.924.2952. Broward County also provides a number of services you may not be aware of.
Housing programs such as Foreclosure Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation and Repair Zero Interest Loans are available with the goal of adding value and stimulating positive change in economically challenged area.
Additional detailed information on programs and services can be found by using the "Search" box found in the upper right corner of the City website.