Our very own JSC


Jacksonville Senior Center

The Jacksonville Senior Center began as the Golden Age Leisure Activities Club (GALA) in 1973 with 29 individuals and five ministers at St. John's Lutheran of Sweet Air. In 1974 it moved to Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church. In 1979 it became the Jacksonville Senior Center at the former U.S. Army Nike Missile Base on Papermill Road. In August 2010, the center relocated to a new facility at Sweet Air Park. What began as 29 members is now over 1,300 members!



Jacksonville Senior Center welcomes adults age 60+ to come for a variety of services and activities. We have a full-time Director and a part-time Activities Specialist. Our Jacksonville Senior Center Council has eleven board members and meets monthly. All center members are welcome to attend the quarterly Council meetings.

Be sure to visit and like our Jacksonville Senior Center Council Facebook page.

If you would like to keep up to date on the most current news and events, please click here to visit the Jacksonville Senior Center Senior Scoop Newsletter Archives and select "Current Newsletter"!



Community means everything to us! Whether it is a rousing game of pickle ball, saluting our U.S. Veterans, or enjoying our magnificent Train Garden, the center has something for you!

Jacksonville Senior Center Council (JSCC) is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Jacksonville Senior Center

3605A Sweet Air Road

Phoenix, Maryland 21131

Phone: (410) 887-8208

Fax: (410) 887-8209

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.