Helen Drake Senior Center (formerly Manzanita Senior Center)

Helen Drake Senior Center


Activities at the center include:

  • Clubs and classes - Arts & crafts, oil painting, quilting, line dance lessons, computer classes, Laughter Club, weight loss
  • Social activities and entertainment - Field trips, special events
  • Games - Billiards, bingo, cards, bridge, darts, table games
  • Fitness - Line dancing
  • Health and education - Weekly continental breakfast, health screenings, food programs

Check the activity calendar for dates, times and additional activities and fees (if applicable).

Lunch is served Monday through Friday (except for holidays). Lunch reservations are required three (3) business days in advance. Check the menu for daily meal choices. Meals are planned using nutrition guidelines for older adults.

Volunteer opportunities at the center include assisting with meal programs, clerical tasks, host/hostessing, activities and classes/workshops.

Center staff can help with registration for Public Transit's Senior Shuttle Service or information on other area transportation.

Home-delivered meals
This program offers delivery of meals for homebound frail, elderly and disabled clients under certain qualifications and by referral only. To begin the process to receive home delivered meals call the Area Agency on Aging Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-HELP (4357).    

Social Services
Caseworkers are available at the center for registered center members, by appointment only.


For more information on the Helen Drake Senior Center, call 602-262-4949.


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


7600 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051

One-third of a mile south of Northern Avenue on the west side of the road; ample parking; on a bus line.


Call the Area Agency on Aging Senior HELP LINE for information on Home Delivered Meals and community or emergency services for older adults.  602-264-HELP (4357).


Anita Van Boerum, Supervisor

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Helen Drake Senior Center Entrance