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+ 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. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company.
- 8-Hour Full Course: For drivers who have just turned 55 years old and would like to 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: Advance registration is required - no drop-ins. Call 651-653-3121 or online at www.whitebear.ce.eleyo.com.
Do you have UCare Insurance? If so you may be eligible for a $15 discount! Have your UCare ID number ready when registering.
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,
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
Silver & Fit Program
Your health insurance plan may participate in the program. Contact your provider to find out about payment. Silver and Fit 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.
White Bear Area Guide to Senior Housing
The White Bear Area Guide to Senior Housing was written for individuals and their families who are exploring senior housing options in the White Bear Lake Area. Whether you are looking for ways to stay in a single family home or move to one of the many senior housing options available, this guide will help. It encourages you to take into account various lifestyle, service, personal care and financial considerations as you plan and includes a list of helpful resources.
As you review the housing options listed here, please be aware that changes occur frequently in the senior housing market. The White Bear Area Senior Program does not support, endorse, nor have any direct relationship with any of the facilities listed in this directory.
View our Senior Housing Guide.
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 Transportation
Understanding your transportation options can give you peace of mind that you can continue to get around the community. The White Bear Area Guide to Senior Transportation will assist you in learning about local and regional transportation resources and offer suggestions about what to consider in order to make confident transportation related decisions now and in the future.
View our Guide to Senior Transportation.
Additional Resource not in the Guide
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.