Senior Wellness Centers Encourage Good Health at Every Age

Age is just a number! Providence understands the needs of seniors or older adults and believes in helping people achieve their highest level of health and wellness at any age. That’s why Senior Wellness Centers are part of our core services. Whether you join Senior Connection at Providence or one of the Senior Wellness Centers in DC that we operate through the DC Office on Aging, we invite you to access all the programs and services and keep fit and healthy at any age!

Free Senior Wellness Centers in Washington, DC

Congress Heights and Model Cities Senior Wellness Centers provide services to DC seniors through a partnership of the District of Columbia Office on Aging and Providence Hospital's Wellness Institute.

The philosophy of the center is to promote wellness as an optimum state of health and well-being, achieved through disease prevention and health promotion. We believe that the key to wellness is identifying health risks and teaching the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce those risks. Therefore, the fitness and education programs are designed to assist members to improve and maintain their health.

The services offered at the centers promote healthy lifestyles to members to include mind, body and spirit. Membership is FREE to all District of Columbia residents who are 60 years of age and older.

Services and activities include:

  • Education
    • Health education lectures and seminars
    • Computer training
    • Spanish class
    • Educational learning groups
    • Inspirational hour
    • Sign language
    • Massage therapy
    • Social activities (gatherings & trips)
    • Arts & crafts
  • Fitness
    • Tai Chi
    • Yoga
    • Walking classes
    • Aerobics
    • Line dancing
    • Chair exercise
    • Cardio interval exercise
    • Stretch & Relaxation
    • Weight training
    • Ballet, tap, and African dance groups
    • Health screenings
  • Nutrition
    • Nutritional assessments and intervention - individual and group
    • Nutrition education - general health and chronic disease
    • Cooking demonstrations - professional and member participation
    • Nutrition bingo
    • Diabetes education

Visit a Senior Wellness Center

Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center

Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center is open to members Monday - Friday, from 9:00AM - 5:00PM.  Click here to download a calendar of events.

3500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC  20032
Phone: (202) 563-7225
Fax: (202) 563-5591


Model Cities Senior Wellness Center

Model Cities Senior Wellness Center is open to members Monday - Friday, from 8:00AM - 5:00PM.  Click here to download a calendar of events.

1901 Evarts Street, NE
Washington, DC  20018
Phone: (202) 635-1900
Fax: (202) 635-1477


About the Senior Connection Program at Providence

At Providence our senior population is important to us. That's why we have the Senior Connection Program. Senior Connection is a network of services specially designed to help seniors stay informed, stay active, and maintain good health.

The Senior Connection Program provides numerous resources and services to adults 60 years of age and older. Services include:

  • Recreational Activities, including a Crafts Group and Walking Club
  • Free non-emergency van service
  • Health education lectures
  • Preferred free parking
  • Discounts on the personal emergency response system
  • Discount in the Hospital's Worlds Fare Cafeteria, Providence Dental Center, Wellington Pharmacy, Gift Shop, Wellness Institute, and Mammography Center
  • Support Groups for Arthritis, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Caregivers, and more
  • Weekly blood pressure screenings
  • The Telecare Program, a telephone reassurance service provided to elderly and homebound clients in the metropolitan Washington community

If you are 60 years or older, we invite you to join Senior Connection. Your annual membership fee of $15.00 per individual or $20.00 per couple opens the door to priceless amounts of information, resources, referrals, and activities.

Click here for a Membership Application.

Contact Us

Contact the Senior Connection Office, located on the ground floor of Providence, at (202) 269-7041 for more information.

Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180