La Casa Bienvenida Senior Center (history)

For detailed information, qualifications, or to schedule a visit for a loved one, contact Mirilyn Oliveras, Program Director at 203-754-6172

or email at


The Hispanic Coalition is a proud partner of the B.R.A.S.S. initiative and an official Waterbury B.R.A.S.S. Center.

For more information on B.R.A.S.S. click here....Bringing Resources To Action To Serve Seniors



The Senior Citizens Program ensures that the Hispanic Senior Citizens within the City of Waterbury and our surrounding towns have access to socialization while getting the necessary nutritional supplements, and their medical and personal needs are met.


La Casa Bienvenida is opened Monday-Friday 8am-2pm. We are located at 135 East Liberty Street, within the River Baldwin Recreational Center. Although our program participants are mainly Spanish speaking, everyone is welcomed.  we, are family....


Transportation is provided to and from the Center. A nutritionally balanced healthy Breakfast and Lunch is served daily at the Center.


Case Management Services are provided to all participants and include: 

  • Transportation to Medical Appointments

  • Translation of Documents

  • Medical Appointments Scheduling

  • Housing or Benefits Application

  • Safety/Fraud Awareness Forums

  • Family Intervention


Our day Senior Citizens program provides recreational, social and therapeutic services to improve their quality of life. Some of the activities which our participants have access to are:

  • Chair Yoga

  • Zumba Gold

  • Healthy Cooking Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Conga Classes

  • Cultural Arts

  • Bingo, Dominoes



  • Mother’s Day Luncheon

  • Farmers Market

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration

  • Senior Prom Night

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

  • Foxwoods Casino Day Trips

  • Thanksgiving Luncheon

  • Halloween Pumpkin Festival

  • Christmas Celebration

  • The Gathering Parade








The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults AND anyone who wants a low impact high energy class.


Taylor Kelly has been instructing Zumba® and Zumba® specialty classes since 2008. Fitness is her passion and her goal is to ignite that same spark of passion in everyone who attends her classes. Read more about her and her awesome team of instructors here.






Bingo Games are played every Thursday & Friday from 9:30am to 11:00am. 

Dominoes Games are played every Day from 9:00am. we have two dominoes teams which compete locally.