The city of Melbourne is located in Brevard County, Florida and is home to senior citizens who find the area to be a great retirement community. Melbourne is south of the Kennedy Space Center, which is home to NASA and the space shuttle program. The community was originally known as the "Village of Melbourne" and was founded on Dec. 22, 1888. Melbourne was named after the city's first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, who migrated to the area and opened a general store at Crane Creek after spending most of his life in Melbourne, Australia.
Wickham Park Senior Center
The Wickham Park Senior Center opened on June 15, 2009 and offers daily activities for seniors living in the Melbourne, Florida area. The 10,500-square foot facility is equipped with a large multipurpose room, three small activity rooms, a billiard room and a snack kitchen area. The facility offers exercise and fitness classes, games and computer classes.
Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way Melbourne, FL 32935 321-255-4494 bcscwp.com
Greater Palm Bay Senior Center
Located approximately eight miles south of Melbourne is the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center (GPBSC). The facility opened in Jan. 20, 2989, is 9,315 square feet and is equipped with a main hall and three smaller meeting rooms. The facility is designed to accommodate the needs of seniors in the community and offers activities such as dancing, games, fitness classes, art and woodworking classes, outdoor excursions and group tours. GPBSC offers services and events for seniors including blood pressure readings, a library, notary services, AARP safe driving class and a travel office. Bingo is available every Friday evening to the public with proceeds going to the GPBSC to help with program costs.
Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive Northeast Palm Bay, FL 32907 321-724-1338 gpbsc.org
SarahCare of Melbourne
SarahCare of Melbourne is an adult facility offering care and activities for seniors who require assistance due to medical conditions. The facility offers daily activities that include exercise, sing-a-long sessions, crafts and games. Also offered at the facility are meals, spa treatments and a salon.
SarahCare of Melbourne 1504 South Harbor City Boulevard Melbourne FL, 32901 321-676-3460 sarahcare.com/melbourne