The Bemidji Senior Center, officially known as The Beltrami County Senior Citizen Council on Aging, is located in beautiful downtown Bemidji at 216 Third Street NW. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM the building comes alive early as the Senior Creations Gift Shop opens for business and seniors come in for the various programs offered. The Senior Center is a place where active adults can receive nutritious meals, socialization, exercise, tax assistance, a driver safety refresher course, informative lectures, creative activities, volunteer opportunities, and a sense of belonging.
LSS Nutrition Program: Lunch every day Monday – Friday at noon. You MUST call at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Call between 9:00am – 1:00pm to make a reservation. Suggested contribution for seniors age 60+ is $4.00. People under age 60 is $7.65. Gift certificates and meal tickets are available at the site. Delivery to your home is also available (Meals on Wheels).
Tax Assistance: AARP tax preparation counselors provide assistance for seniors and low-income individuals Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:15am – 3:15pm starting the end of January through mid-April. Help with property tax and rent refunds are available the second Monday of each month from May – September from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. This is a free service, however, donations to the center are appreciated.
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month for a pancake breakfast fundraiser.