Telephone (415) 899-8290
Regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Open evenings and weekends for scheduled programs and special events
The Margaret Todd Senior Center is a program of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The Center offers enrichment and fitness courses, special events, game groups, specialty groups, and outreach services that bring people together, encourage social connections, and create new learning experiences. If you’re looking to meet new friends, simply relax, or just have fun, the Margaret Todd Senior Center is the place for you.
If you are new to the area, or would just like to learn more about the Center, stop by or call to schedule a tour with staff. To see what is going on this month at MTSC, check out the monthly newsletter.
Programs and Services
Youthful Hearts Still Going Strong Exercise Class
Visit www.youthfulhearts.com to learn more about the Youthful Hearts exercise classes offered at Margaret Todd.
Programs are conveniently scheduled throughout the day as well as in the evening. See our current Guide for class schedules and registration information.
There is an annual membership fee to participate in many of the activities offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. See the Membership Application Form for membership options and descriptions.
No matter what time of year, there is always a fun community event happening at the Margaret Todd Senior Center! Visit our events calendar, check out our monthy Newsletter, click on the event flyers below, or come by the Center to see what events are coming up! You can always call the Center at (415) 899-8290 to learn more about any of the events listed below.
Holiday Crafts Faire - December 4th & 5th
Afternoon Tea in Paris - Wednesday, March 30th, 2-4pm
Spring "Trash to Treasures" Flea Market - Saturday, April 9th, 9am-2pm
Applications available here beginning February 1st!
On-going Specialty Programs & Game Groups
On-going Center activities include Internet Lab, Library, Poker, Cribbage, Party Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Mah Jongg, Canasta, Billiards, Bocce Ball and more. Center membership is required for all activities listed below. Center/Club membership is required for all NSCC programs listed below. Please call the Center at (415) 899-8290 for more information.
NSCC Arts & Crafts 9:30AM NSCC Party Bridge
11AM NSCC Dime Bingo 1:15PM
Party Bridge 1PM
9:15AM Pinochle 1PM
NSCC Fountain of Ukes Beginners
NSCC Fountain of Ukes
Intermediate Mah Jongg
Canasta 12:45PM Bocce Ball 10AM
NSCC Partner Pedro* 1PM 3-13 12:30PM
Sew Together 1:30PM Cribbage
Sunday *Partner Needed
NSCC Public Bingo** **Membership Not Required
Wellness Programs and Outreach Services
The following services are offered at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in partnership with the Novato Independent Elders Program (NIEP). NIEP is a program of Episcopal Senior Communities, a nondenominational nonprofit organization. NIEP operates out of the Margaret Todd Senior Center and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Novato seniors. Center membership is encouraged in order to participate in the wellness programs and outreach services. For more information on any of the programs listed below, please visit the Novato Independent Elders Program website, or call (415) 899-8296.
Eat Well Services
- Margaret Todd Cafe - Lunch provided by Good Earth Natural Foods, Tues-Thurs.
- Brown Bag Program - Every Wednesday, 1pm-2:30pm.
- Senior Produce Market - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10-11am.
- Home-Delivered Grocery Program
Be Well Services
- Equipment Loans - Wheelchairs and walkers only.
- Blood Pressure Clinics - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10am-12pm.
- Prescription Drop-Off Program - 1st Monday of each month.
Information & Assistance
- Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
- Legal Services – 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 11am-1pm.
- Postal Carrier Alert Program
- Senior Housing Information
- Victim/Witness Protection Program
- Educational Workshops
- Yard Maintenance Program
- Senior Center Without Walls
- Telephone Reassurance Program
- Citizenship Class - Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm.
- English as a Second Language - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:10-3:45pm
- Alma Latina
- Spanish/English Translation
The Margaret Todd Senior Center accepts donations, memorials and remembrances that will be designated for Center program use. Please complete our Donations Form, which is available at the Center.
The Senior Citizens Financial Assistance Program is established to provide an opportunity for Novato seniors, who, because of economic hardship, are unable to participate in City-sponsored classes and membership. The program is established and funded solely by donations and is administered by the staff at the Margaret Todd Senior Center. Financial assistance is provided to adults (50 years or older) who reside within the city limits of Novato. Funding is 50% of the program fee, with a maximum of $75 per eligible fiscal year July 1 though June 30.
Interested in volunteering? Check out our list of opportunities and let us know if you are interested. Call (415) 899-8290 for more information.
The Margaret Todd Senior Center is an ideal location for wedding receptions, dances, parties, meetings and seminars. The auditorium has a large wooden dance floor, stage, PA/sound system, commercial kitchen, and can accommodate up to 280 people (theater seating) and 228 (dining). If you’re looking for a smaller room, the Center has several meeting rooms that are ideal for classes, meetings, and seminars. Rental fees vary depending upon room, and duration of the event.
We hope that the Margaret Todd Senior Center will meet the needs of your upcoming event. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact a facility reservation staff member by calling (415) 899-8290.
- Margaret Todd Senior Center Events Calendar
- Monthly Newsletter, "News and Views"
- Membership Application Form
- Novato Senior Citizens Club
- Trip Medical Emergency Form
- Resources for Older Adults in Marin County
- Senior Transportation In Novato
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