Mission

The Via Center/Senior Citizens Services promotes a healthy, active, independent lifestyle among adults.  Via/SCS advocates, teaches, and leads healthy aging programs and initiatives for the surrounding community. 

Vision

The Via Center/Senior Citizen Services will be the community leader in healthy aging initiatives by creating and supporting health and wellness programs, education on aging, mature adult advocacy, and family and individual support services with an emphasis on intergenerational learning and research.

Via Center Programs and Services

 

Health, Fitness and Recreation

Fitness – state-of-the art fitness center and gymnasium; fitness classes and activities including Yoga, Pilates, Stretching & Flexing, Fitness Techniques and Silver Sneakers; Pickleball, Badminton and Basketball.

Enrichment - continuous learning programs; computer training, language, painting, and ceramics

Recreation – leisure programs designed for socialization; card games, bingo, dancing, and special events

Health & Wellness – health education, seminars, screenings, consultations and clinics

Dauphin Street Café – Home of the $7 Lunch (includes tax, tea and desert)! Open to the public Monday - Friday for lunch, the Café offers low-cost hot meals

Center for Generational Studies

A partnership with the University of South Alabama Programs in Gerontology. Researches/creates solutions for similar issues (disease, social problems) among youth, older adults and families. This is the only intergenerational studies center of its kind in the Gulf Coast region.

Via Community Needs Outreach Services

• GrandFriends Adult Daycare Program

• Veterans Daycare 

• Emergency food pantry

• Senior public housing programs at all four sites

• Neighbor-to-Neighbor call/check in service

• Transportation

• Cafeteria

• Information and referral

• Disaster resource center

• Veterans programs