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About Us

Do you ever wonder what’s out there for you as an older adult?  Polk County Community Centers and Congregate Meals Sites are a place where individuals can come to meet new people, play games, learn a craft, share a meal, or begin a new exercise routine.  

Each location can provide individuals with information about community programs geared towards older adults. These include food programs, energy assistance, chore services, and Medicare and Medicaid information.

If you would like to visit a center near you but are in need of transportation, call your nearest center for more information.  We can also assist with transportation for grocery shopping.  

All Services are available without regard to income. Contributions are accepted for all Older American Act funded services.

Non-Discrimination

Polk County prohibits discrimination in employment, programs, and activities on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status. Polk County also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its programs and facilities. 

Pool, Cribbage, and assorted card tournaments are held on a monthly basis.

Polk County Community Center/Congregate Meal Site Locations 

Altoona (515) 967-1853- 507 13th Avenue SW, Altoona / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Ankeny (515) 963-0527- 406 SW School Street, Ste 104, Ankeny / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Central Community Center (515) 286-3677- 2008 Forest Avenue, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Deaf Seniors (515) 266-5794 / 1-800-735-2943- 3077 NE 46th Avenue, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday's Only

Eastside Community Center (515) 265-8461- 1231 E 26th Street, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Grimes (515) 986-5747- 410 SE Main Street, Grimes / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Johnston (515) 251-3707- 6300 Pioneer Pkwy, Johnston / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ML King (515) 266-5445- 1650 Garfield, Des Moines / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Northside Community Center (515) 288-1524- 3010 6th Avenue, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Northwest Community Center (515) 279-2767 - 5110 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Norwoodville Community Center (515) 266-5794- 3077 NE 46th Avenue, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Pioneer (515) 288-3734- 2100 SE Fifth, Des Moines / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Polk City (515) 984-6691- 309 Van Dorn, Polk City / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Runnells (515) 966-2427- 108 Brown Street, Runnells / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Scott/Four Mile (515) 265-9977- 3711 Easton Blvd, Des Moines / 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Southside Community Center (515) 287-0092- 100 Payton Street, Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Westside Community Center (515) 274-0373- 134 Sixth Street, West Des Moines / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.