Senior Centers

Providing vital services to West Valley residents
for over 35 years.

Arizona has one of the nation’s largest senior populations, and the number of seniors is projected to triple within the next fifty years. In this state alone, about 1 in 12 people over the age of 65 are living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Thousands more are on the brink, and social services cannot meet the rising demand. Our Meals on Wheels and Dining Room Meals Programs are a life-sustaining outreach to this growing population of low-income and homebound elderly.

Glendale Community Center

Seniors and disabled adults benefit daily from the nutritious meals, social activities and companionship provided by the Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. YWCA Valley West Center staff and volunteers serve over 98,000 meals to seniors annually. 60,000 meals are delivered directly to those in need.

5401 W. Ocotillio Road, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-4700

TYY/TDD 711 / For information in Spanish/ Para informacion en Espanol, llame al 623-931-7436.

Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers

Valley West Senior Center

Seniors and disabled adults benefit daily from the nutritious meals, social activities companionship provided by the Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. YWCA Valley West Center staff and volunteers serve over 98,000 meals to seniors annually ‑ 60,000 are delivered directly to those in need.

8561 N 61st Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-931-7436

TYY/TDD 711 / Para informacion en Espanol llame al 623-931-7436.

“I have been struggling with my weight and chronic illness for the greater part of my adult life. Since beginning the exercise program along with eating the nutritious noon meal I have lost weight and my blood pressure has gotten better. I know it is because I am exercising and eating healthier.”
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Meals on Wheels

The YWCA Valley West Center is the provider of Meals on Wheels within the cities of Glendale and El Mirage, as referred by AAA (Area Agency on Aging), SAIL (Senior Adult Independent Living), or ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care Health Services) program.

Meals on Wheels clients receive a hot meal five days a week, Monday through Friday, with weekend frozen meals available with a referral from a Case Manager. Dietician approved menus are included in a monthly newsletter.

  • Private meal deliveries are available in Glendale & El Mirage
  • Special meals available for low sodium & diabetic diets

Referrals: Potential clients may apply through Area Agency on Aging’s 24 hour Senior Helpline at (602) 264-4357. Referrals may also be made by contacting the YWCA Valley West Center, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 3:00PM at (623) 931-7436.

Private Pay Care Meals: are available for those able to pay a fee, do not qualify under other programs, or need meals for a short period of time. Call for delivery area. We do not discriminate based on sex, age, nationality, financial or medical condition.

18,751
Participated in Senior Programs

(Year to date)

105,303
Meals Served
10,870
Dial-A-Rides

YWCA We Feed Four Feet Program

Pets are a vital source of companionship and love for many home bound seniors and those with disabilities

In 2005, staff at the YWCA became aware of the startling number of elders in our community going without food and neglecting their nutritional needs in order to purchase pet food to feed their beloved pets. Our home-delivered meal drivers would share story after story of truly devoted pet owners, feeding the pets from their own human food supplies, dividing their home-delivered meals to share it with their furry, four-legged companion.

Pets are a vital source of companionship and love for many homebound seniors and those with disabilities. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society demonstrated that independently living seniors who have pets tend to have better physical health and mental well-being. Elders are also more active, cope better with stress, and have better overall health than their counterparts who do not own a pet. Pets are companions, and can provide comfort and joy to seniors.

Coupled with that knowledge and the medical data indicating that pets are good therapy for the seniors, the YWCA created the “We Feed Four Feet” program to ensure that both the pet and the senior are well fed! The program receives contributions and pet food through a number of individual donors, community organizations, and businesses. The pet food is provided to low-income seniors and disabled persons who participate in the YWCA’s Home Delivery Meals program and the Senior Programs at one of our four (4) Centers.

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Council On Aging

“Improving Service Through Advanced Education”

Council on Aging is a YWCA program that directs its energy toward the aging community in Glendale and regionally to help improve quality of life through nutrition, socialization, and life sustaining help to older, low income and at-risk adults.  Monthly informational meetings are offered to those interested in issues of aging and are in need of a referral network.

3rd Tuesday of each month at 8:15am (September through June)
at the YWCA Valley West Center
8561 North 61st Avenue, Glendale.

Meetings include guest speakers each month and provide networking with other professionals who work with seniors.  For more information contact: Kathy Saunders at (623) 931-7436 or kathy.saunders@ywcaaz.org

To be added to the Council on Aging mailing list to receive monthly e-mail notifications, please contact Robyn Reyff at 602-258-0990 x 11 or e-mail  robyn.reyff@ywcaaz.org.

All Professionals who work with Seniors are welcome.

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