Senior Social Services Available Year Round

By Katherine Koenig ~ The City of Scottsdale now has a higher percentage of seniors, those 65 and over, than any large city in the U.S. Census data also shows the senior population sharply on the rise. Seniors make up a vital part of the community and the City works round the clock to provide social services to senior adults and their families. Masters level social workers are available by appointment Monday through Friday to provide support, education and resources free of charge.
The need to keep connected is key for enhancing and improving the quality of life for the older adult population. Senior adult community centers like Granite Reef Senior Center and Via Linda Senior Center provide the avenues. From ballroom dancing and bridge to museum tours and hiking groups, there really is something at anytime for everyone.

This month, the 30th Annual Granite Reef Senior Center Arts & Crafts Fair will be held November 16 from 10am-4pm. It’s a great time to check out one of the vibrant and popular events the senior centers have created for the community.

To make an appointment to see a social worker, contact the Granite Reef Senior Center at 480.312.1700 or the Via Linda Senior Center at 480.312.5810.  |CST

Support Groups Offered

Many free support groups are available at both senior centers including:
• Low Vision
• Grief & Loss
• Depression Support
• Bipolar Support
• Multiple Sclerosis Support
• Peer Support
• Alzheimer’s Support
• Peripheral Neuropathy Support
• Chronic Pain
• Stroke/Brain Injury Support

For a complete list, contact the Granite Reef Senior Center at 480.312.1700 or the Via Linda Senior Center at 480.312.5810. For additional senior information, visit


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