FAQ

When is the Mizell Open?

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our doors are often open on evenings and weekends for seasonal classes through Mizell and for community meetings. Check our calendar for details.

Is Mizell affiliated with any organization or religion?

No. Mizell is an independent non-profit which relies on donations, grants from public and private sources, and other forms of fundraising to provide programs and services. Our Meals on Wheels program which delivers from Whitewater to the North Shore of the Salton Sea receives partial funding from Riverside County. We welcome all people to participate in our activities and programs!

Do you offer transportation to the center?

We do not offer transportation, but recommend contacting the following services or organizations.

Sun Dial or Sun Bus (760) 343-4231 SunLine.org Opens link in a new window or app

Desert Blind and Handicapped Association (760) 920-5553 DesertBlind.org Opens link in a new window or app

Jewish Family Services (760) 325-4088 jfsdesert.org Opens link in a new window or app

Do I need a membership?

Annual memberships are just $25 per person and provide you with discounts on classes. Some programs, such as legal and financial consultations, are available only to members. Non-members are welcome to participate in classes but will pay a premium per-class fee. 

Annual couple memberships are $50. 

You can register here.

Do I have to be 65+ to join?

No! We have members from ages 30 to 100. Some of our younger members join to participate in our morning exercise classes, enjoy the live music sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays or to engage with the parents who are also members.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Our volunteers serve in a variety of capacities from staffing our Front Desk, serving in Café 480, sales clerk in Aunt Betty’s Attic Thrift Shop, at special events and in many other ways.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at Mizell.

I need to find resources to help my aging parents. Can you help me?

Our Front Desk may be able to help, depending upon the need. You may also want to check our Business Partner’s list for recommended home healthcare, assistance understanding Medicare/Medicaid, home improvement and legal or financial offices who specialize in working with the elderly. If you require different resources, please call the Riverside County Office on Aging’s Senior HelpLink at 800-510-2020 or visit their website at rcaging.org Opens link in a new window or app.

Do you offer adult day care?

We are not equipped to offer individual care to that degree. People who attend activities at Mizell are for the most part ambulatory and independent. Some members bring a caregiver when they participate, particularly in our balance classes.

What type of meal programs do you offer?

Mizell is the largest provider in Riverside County for Meals on Wheels, a home-delivery of meals to home-bound seniors. Click here to learn about eligibility.

We also provide lunches at congregate locations across the valley for zero or low pricing.

Click here for congregate meal information.

Within the Mizell Senior Center we have Café 480 which provides affordable lunches from 11:00 to 12:15 Monday through Friday.

Click here to learn about the offerings in Café 480.

I Have Another Question

If you still have questions, please call us at (760) 323-5689.