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What We Do


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. 


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 anf 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 – 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 Services
GrandFriends – supervised daily adult care and meaningful activities for older adults in need of assistance

Home Care Services – light housekeeping services for disabled and homebound older adults

Emergency Food Pantry – Non-perishable food items available for emergency situations

Transportation – daily home to center van transportation

Information & Referral – resource/information assistance for community services

Outreach – enrichment, recreation and fitness programming provided to local housing sites

Veteran's Programs and Activities

Via Fundraising/Special Events

Celebrating Our Seniors 2017! Annual Luncheon (January at the Via Center) - special member and community volunteer event. Awarding of the Arlene F. Mitchell Volunteer Service Award

Healthy Living Expo (May at the Via Center) - specialzed vendors and health screening

Golf Classic - (April at Springhill College Golf Course) - Scramble format, individual and team prizes

Cool White Linen Night (August at the Country Club of Mobile) - Elegant affair featuring fine food, live entertainment and live and silent auctions

Center for Generational Studies Annual Conference (October at the Via Center) - Generational Resiliency Conference with keynote address and specialized break-out sessions on health and wellness

For additional information, contact Director of Resource Development Barbara Estes at 251.470.5229 or