Programs for seniors and active adults are offered in the City’s 1,200-square foot Senior and Active Adult Center, located in Malibu City Hall. The Center offers a wide variety of recreational, fitness, cultural, and educational programming, social events, and excursions to give seniors and adults opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental well-being, life skills, and active social lives.
Courses and lectures offered in partnership with outside agencies include AARP driver safety, health screenings, smart money planning, downsizing your house, computer skills, and Alzheimer’s awareness. The Emeritus College uses the Senior Center to provide enrichment classes, including modern poetry, autobiography, and art appreciation.
The Malibu Senior Center is open Monday through Friday for social interaction and use of library materials, DVDs, and computers with internet service and free wi-fi.
As a guest of the Malibu Senior Center, you can personally help maintain a warm, positive and safe environment. The Senior Center’s Code of Conduct provides guidelines for the behavior of all who volunteer and use the services provided by the Community Services Department. Code of Conduct
As members of the Senior Center, patrons are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times while participating in programs and services, using facilities and attending excursions provided or sponsored by the City of Malibu Community Services Department. Therefore, all patrons will be expected to adhere to this code of conduct. City staff members reserve the right to remove patrons from facilities or programs for those who violate the code of conduct. Suspension periods will be upheld and pertain to the use of the Malibu Senior Center and programs.
The Malibu Senior Center offers programs for citizens who are independent and can care of their own personal needs. The Center is not a day care facility and medical staff is not employed by the City nor are there any medical professionals onsite; however Senior Center staff members are trained in CPR and first aid. Participants are welcome to bring an attendant or caregiver with them in order to enjoy all of the services and programs.
DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE resumed august 6, 2018
The City resumed its Dial-a-Ride low-cost transit service for seniors on August 6, 2018.
Dial-A-Ride provides a valuable, low-cost transit service to help Malibu residents age 60 and older get to and from doctor appointments, grocery stores, the Senior Center, and certain healthcare destinations outside the City. The fare is only $1 or $2 for trips inside the City, or $4 for trips outside the City.
After being discontinued recently when the service provider ceased operation, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find a new operator to continue the program. Ventura Transit System was contracted on interim basis to ensure that the City can continue to provide the service while seeking a permanent contracted operator.
Reservations can be made for trips by calling Ventura Transit Systems at 424-346-8444. Dial-a-Ride program hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Regularly scheduled shared ride services to healthcare facilities in Santa Monica, UCLA Westwood, and West Los Angeles Veterans (VA) Hospital run every day at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM, returning at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.