To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.
The main number for these services is 727-893-7102.
The Office on Aging acts as an advocate on behalf of elders as well as an educational resource to the aging network.The Office On Aging also oversees operations of two multi-service centers and centers that offer adult programs. For times, dates and prices, see classes and schedule for each Office on Aging facility.
The Office on Aging is an umbrella division of Parks and Recreation that offers specific programs for a combination of services for seniors and adults as well as all ages at some locations.
Programs for persons with physical or mental challenges.
Serving Adults and Youth
Office On Aging sponsors two fee waiver programs for Seniors who reside in St. Petersburg, Florida.
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – Florida Department of Elder Affairs trained volunteer provides counseling on health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Receive assistance and information for the low income subsidy for Medicaid and review your Medicare based on your particular medications, specific plans, formularies, and health care needs.
AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides employment training and counseling for the community to pursue job opportunities.
Bay Area Legal provides limited legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer at Enoch Davis. Community law Program provides free legal assistance, wills, living wills and advance directives to low income individuals of South Pinellas County through the use of volunteer attorneys at the Sunshine Center.
Neighborly Care Network Congregate Meals serves over 30,000 congregate meals to seniors in our two community service centers annually.
Neighborly Care Network Meals on Wheels home delivered over 70,000 meals annually to home-bound seniors from our two community service centers.
Pinellas Opportunity Council provides financial assistance for utility bills and rent for income eligible citizens when available.
Office on Aging provides inexpensive but comprehensive monthly cholesterol screenings by Palms of Pasadena Hospital and free blood pressure checks.
STEPS Diabetes Education has provided this as an ongoing diabetes education and counseling service.
Citizens receive pressure checks by Neighborly Care Network or Mederi Caretenders.
Mental Health Suncoast Center provides mental health counseling for individuals and support groups and provides specific targeted services to the populations of our Community service centers.
The Lions Club provides referrals for free eye exams for those who are income eligible.
GHETTREAL – community service program offered for free HIV testing and follow-up.
The Sunshine center features ShapeMaster equipment that works the muscles without risk of over stressing joints or muscles. Seniors can improve flexibility, joint mobility, speed recovery after an injury, improve strength, energy and balance. These machines combined, give a total body workout in about 30 minutes.
Check out the health information kiosk at Enoch Davis Center. Good information is available.
Facilitates a relationship between community residents and the Sunshine Center staff, provides assistance to access health care information and services, and promotes socialization. Access the clinic staff for blood pressure, blood sugar checks, oxygen levels, weights, education, and health care solutions.
Several times annually, a combination of local services, programs, health tests and themed speakers are organized to help adults become familiar with health related topics and services.
Award ceremony inducting outstanding community volunteers each May. Nominate yourself or someone you know who does outstanding community service.
The Sunshine Center Volunteer Office coordinates several part time staffed positions through the Senior Community Employment Service Office with AARP as well as overseeing the operations of the three enterprise operations at the Sunshine Center including the snack bar, gift shop, resale shop and greenhouse as well as schedule the positions for those operations. Several collating and mailing projects are coordinated utilizing various volunteers for city and county agencies throughout the year. Call for volunteer opportunities,
A gift giving program for indigent wards
Entertainment, informational movies, Karaoke, etc.
For seniors who may be overlooked
The City of St. Petersburg Commission on Aging is a 15 member advisory board appointed by Mayor and City Council. The Commission meets monthly to promote the self worth and well being of older person in St. Petersburg
Financial recovery by volunteers trained by the Florida Attorney General’s Office for seniors who are victims of questionable business practices or scams.
St. Petersburg International Folk Festival is the only independent multi-ethnic organization of its kind in the United States and has been named as a local legacy.
The Friends of the Sunshine Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that resides at the center and acts as a fund-raising arm of the center in order to provide beyond the operational costs for which the city provides. 100% of all funds raised by the Friends go directly to benefit the participants of the Sunshine Center.
Provide education, organizes candidate debates and voter training
Monthly arbitration at Enoch Davis by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice provides a valuable opportunity for the at-risk youth of our local community
Community Meetings CONA, Neighborhood Associations and other community groups hold meetings at the Sunshine Center.