Community Services

Gibson Senior Center

Serving over 3500 seniors monthly, the George M. Gibson Senior Center is not only the spot for a nutritious lunch five days a week, but it's also a hub of activity for those 50 years and older in the community.

Those visiting the Center will find an environment that encourages adults to leave their house and interact with others who enjoy similar interests in a warm and welcoming setting.

With over 40 classes and activities taking place weekly, with over half of those being free, it's the perfect place to spend the day. From belly dance classes to men's poker, computer workshops to billiard tournaments, ping pong to yoga, with a variety of classes in between, the Gibson Senior Center goes out of its way to keep seniors active both mentally and physically.  If its not classes or activities you're interested in, perhaps one of the different clubs that meet at the Center is more your cup of tea.  Fun After 50 is sure to keep you busy with their monthly casino trips, potlucks or weekly bingo games.  Or, perhaps AARP may be more your style with their monthly guest lectures and potlucks.

The Gibson Center hosts free monthly health lectures with community doctors, free non-invasive medical screenings, free AARP Tax-Aide, AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety courses, a free Fall flu shot clinic and wellness faire, non-biased medical insurance counseling, and a multitude of services at little to no cost to seniors.

For additional information regarding our programs and activities, please contact the Gibson Senior Center at (909) 981-4501.  No matter what your interest, the Gibson Senior Center has something for everyone. 

Upland Today News Magazine:
Upland Today is published quarterly by the City of Upland to inform residents of
community news, recreation activities, and cultural events. 
To view the contents of the brochure, please click the brochure.

2020 Spring Upland Today News Magazine:

 

**COVID-19: City Facilities & Activities Temporary Closures/Cancellations**

The City of Upland continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in consultation with San Bernardino County Public Health Officials and other local partners. This situation is fluid and staff are monitoring every necessary precaution and health-related recommendation to ensure the welfare of the community, especially those most vulnerable, and our employees as well. The health risk from COVID-19 to the general public in Upland and San Bernardino County remains low at this time. Please also visit City of Upland's Emergency Preparedness page for additional information and links.  There is extraordinary caution being taken at all our public facilities, including increased awareness to cleaning, limiting numbers of people, encouraging appropriate hand washing, and social distancing. City staff is working closely with the San Bernardino County Emergency Operations Center and San Bernardino Department of County Health.  We are taking steps to protect the public by suspending programs in accordance with the guidance procedures.

Over the next few days we will be regularly updating this page to keep you informed of impacts to events, services and programs. Unless noted, all other services, rentals, and activities are still scheduled as previously planned. We are continuing to monitor all rentals, park usage, off-site classes. Please note that changes to facility usage, classes or other services may occur at any given time so please check back frequently.

**ALL registrations, including classes, rentals, events, and programs cannot be accepted 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.**

GEORGE M. GIBSON SENIOR CENTER & SENIOR SERVICES:

  • The Gibson Senior Center is closed for all recreation programs through May 3.
  • All senior-focused recreational programs, activities and events are cancelled through May 3.
  • ON-SITE Congregate Nutrition Meal Service for our seniors is cancelled and has been transitioned to a distributed meal program. Prepared, frozen meal packages will be available at the Gibson Center for Nutrition Program participants weekly ONLY ON Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Participants will receive five (5)frozen meals, milk, bread and fruit. Meal packages are limited to one package per customer, per week. The weekly meal package distribution will continue until the COVID-19 emergency is lifted.

If you have questions or are in need of resources, please contact the Gibson Senior Center at (909) 981-4501, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RECREATION CLASSES:

  • All recreational programs, activities and classes are cancelled through May 3.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • 3rd Annual Spring Fling - Cancelled
  • Lettuce Grow A Garden Salad - Cancelled
  • Gibson Senior Center Sock Hop - Cancelled

PARKS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES:

  • ALL park, facility, and sports field rentals are canceled through May 3.
  • The Upland Memorial Skate Park is closed indefinitely.

TRIPS & TOURS

  • Ronald Reagan Library- Egypt’s Lost City - April 9
  • Sunny South Coast Botanical Gardens - April 22

VIC's PLACE TUTORING & AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM:

  • In conjunction with the Upland School District school closures, VIC’s Place Tutoring & Afterschool Program has been suspended effective March 16 through the end of April when schools are scheduled to reopen.

PASSPORT SERVICES:

  • All passport services have been suspended indefinitely.  For additional information on passports, please visit Passport Services.

If you are inquiring about the status of an upcoming class, activity, rental of park, facility, or field usage, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Gibson Helpful Handbook For Seniors

The Gibson Senior Center Staff would like to express that you are all in our thoughts.  Even though our Senior Center is closed to the public, staff remains on-site, working Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to take calls and to answer any questions.  

Gibson Senior Center staff has put together the Gibson Helpful Handbook For Seniors, providing a list of helpful phone numbers & resources, encouraging words, and a word search puzzle.  This information is provided from us, to you, to help you get through these unsettled times.

City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.