The White Bear Area Senior Program provides education, recreation, volunteer opportunities, and resource for older adults and their families.
White Bear Area Senior Center
2484 East County Rd F, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / 651-653-3121
Adult Programs & Facility Coordinator
Adult Program Specialist
Meals on Wheels
Nutrition meals delivered during the noon hours. Special diets and frozen meals are available.
- 55+ Driver Safety
- Meals on Wheels
- Activities & Classes
- Craft Corner
- Resource Guides
- The Voice
55+ Driver Safety
55+ Defensive Driver Safety Classes
If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests.
According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. After your class, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company.
- 8-Hour Full Course: Drivers 55 +years old and can receive a 10% discount on their car insurance.
- 4-Hour Refresher Course: For those who have completed the full course and need a refresher. The refresher classes in needed every 3 years.
Registration Required: Call 651-653-3121 or online at www.whitebear.ce.eleyo.com.
Do you have UCare Insurance? You may be eligible for a $15 discount! Have your UCare ID number ready when registering.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a community service that delivers nutritious meals to your home with the help of volunteers. This services is available to all persons regardless of age or ability. It is a wonderful way for individuals to stay connected to their communities, remain healthy, and live independently, for as long as possible as well as those with a short term need for meals after a hospitalization/surgery.
Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious meal for over 37 years. Our friendly volunteers have had a background check to provide you peace of mind, and a connection with the community.
Community volunteers deliver meals at lunchtime, Monday through Friday. You may choose hot meals, fresh, frozen or a combination. Frozen meals are delivered once a week. Hot or fresh meals are delivered daily. Special diets are available including, but not limited to, diabetic, low cholesterol, gluten free, and renal. Each meal provides a minimum of 1/3 of the current daily recommended dietary allowances.
A typical meal includes a main entrée with a protein (meat) and 2 vegetables (possibly a side salad), a beverage choice of 1% milk or juice, bread, and dessert. All meals come with condiments to complete the meal.
Meals are provided at a reduced rate due to generous donations from participants, foundations, and the wider community, and also through support of the White Bear Lake Area School District, Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services, Ramsey County, Metro Meals on Wheels, local Lions Clubs and others.
For more information about Meals on Wheels call our
Meals on Wheels Specialists Doug Nelson at 651-653-3123 or
For information about Meals on Wheels in the Twin Cities area,
Activities & Classes
Come and enjoy the many activities and services provided at the White Bear Area Senior Center. We are dedicated to providing learning opportunities for people of all ages. Also, visit our Craft Corner and Lending Library when you stop by.
Get Up & Go Fitness
A fitness 'program' where you can attend the below options.
Purchase a Punch Card
We will be increasing Punch card prices to $55 for 8 classes. Current punch cards will be honored until they are used in full. Cards do not expire
All fitness classes held at the
White Bear Dance Center.
2462 East County Rd F
Across parking lot from Sr. Center
All classes 9:30 - 10:30 am
- Aerobics - Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri
SilverSneakers and One Pass Programs
Your health insurance plan may participate in the program. Contact your provider to find out about payment. SilverSneakers and One Pass applies to one facility only.
Qualifying members receive a free Senior Center Membership, along with free participation in any Get Up & Go Fitness classes.
These services are all held at the Senior Center.
Foot Care Clinic
$50 - Scheduled days, please call. Call to schedule a 35-40 minute appointment at 651-653-3121
Get answers about your Medicare, health supplements, or long -term care insurance. Call to schedule an appointment 651-653-3121.
Participate in activities, meet new friends, share laughter and conversation. Suggestions for other activities are always welcome.
- 500 Cards
- Contract Bridge
- Duplicate Bridge
- Guys & Gals Social Group
- In Stitches
- Mah Jongg
- Readers Chat
- Ukulele Bears
- Yarn B's
Looking for a unique gift for a birthday or special event? Our Gift Shop is the perfect place to look for a variety of beautiful, hand crafted items. Stop in! We will be happy to assist you!
Open Every day from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.
If you are 50+ years of age or a disabled adult, you can sell your items in our shop. A small portion of sales is donated to the senior program, the rest is paid to the consignee.
If you have questions call 651-653-3130.
For more information on Resource Guides, call 651-653-3121, or email whitebearseniorprogram@isd624.
The Directory is a publication of Care Options Network. They have been connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul older adults, and surrounding areas, to housing and services for over 30 years. They gather and share comprehensive data that strengthens our senior care community!
For additional AFFORDABLE HOUSING information, resources and up-to-date availability for all ages including seniors visit: www.housinglink.org
White Bear Area Guide to Senior Services
This local guide to senior services contains resources compiled in response to inquiries made by seniors and caregivers in our community over the past decade. Please be aware that this guide includes resources and providers known to serve the White Bear Area at the time of publication. The White Bear Area Senior Program does not guarantee that provider data is current, nor do we support, endorse, or have any direct relationship with the providers listed. For additional senior friendly businesses or services not listed call the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce at 651-429-8593.
View our Guide to Senior Services.
The Voice newsletter is quarterly newsletter focuses on activities for adults 55+ in the community. Inside you will find listings of Community Services & Recreation classes and special events, program resources, local community events as well as information of happenings in the White Bear Area Senior Program.
This is a free publication available to anyone. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving The Voice, call 651-653-3121.
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of The Voice, sign up here: Email Me The Voice
View The Voice Newsletters online: HERE
We connect individuals who want to share their time and talents with the Senior Program, schools and community.
The White Bear Area Senior Program could not exist without the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Join us in making a difference. There are one time and ongoing opportunities available.
For further information regarding these opportunities call 651-653-3121.
Our Volunteer Opportunities
At your first meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator you will be required to complete the following:
- Background Check Form
- Confidentiality Agreement