The PCBSSF is registered as a 501(c)(3) non profit foundation with the Federal Government and the State of Florida.

Panama City Beach Senior Center

"Helping Seniors Enjoy A Better Quality Of Life"

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About Our Senior Center

This Center was established to serve the needs of active seniors (50+) living or visiting the “bridge to bridge” area in Bay County Florida.  It has as a mission statement:  “Helping Seniors Enjoy a Better Quality of Life.”  Activities for seniors are available from a complex of three buildings—Lyndell Community Center, Cypress House, and the Oatfield Center.  Programs are offered to stimulate learning, physical health and an increased sense of social and emotional well being.

Our History

The Present

Our Future

img- Before Oatfield Center Construction
img- The old TDC building was moved and repurposed as the admin building for our center
img- Oatfield Center completed in 2006
img - Every year we host various art workshops

A Look Back...

The drive for a Senior Center on the Beach began with a committee of AARP members from Chapter 4062.  Requests were made to Panama City Beach Mayor and Council members, Bay County Commissioners, Bay County Manager and Director of Bay County Council on Aging.  Little progress was made at first, but key events leading to today were:

  • In 1998 Mayor Phillip Griffitts asked the seniors to form an Advisory Committee to work with the City in addressing senior needs.
  • The City purchased the Optimist Club Building, designated it as a Senior Center, and held a ribbon cutting May 26, 1999.
  • The Optimist Club Building (Lyndell Community Center) was used from the beginning as a multi purpose building for adult activities by the City.  It’s two large rooms made it difficult for scheduling the many activities the seniors developed.
  • The Lark Building (Cypress House), which had served as the PCB Visitor Center from 1982, was moved to Lyndell Lane to provide additional smaller rooms.  Due to the efforts of the Fund Committee, and the strong support of Mayor Lee Sullivan  and the City Council, this occurred March 27, 2001.  After Renovation, the ribbon cutting was held in May of 2001.
  • The PANAMA CITY BEACH SENIOR SERVICES FOUNDATION was formed in May of 2003 for the sole purpose of facilitating the further development of facilities and programs at the Senior Center.  It is classified as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.
  • March 29, 2004.  Ground Breaking for the Oatfield Building.

March 20, 2006.  Ribbon Cutting for the 8000 square foot Oatfield  Building.  This was the result of the efforts by the Sr. Fund Committee which secured contributions of dollars, materials and labor from this generous community.

img- our dominoes group has grown and evolved over the years
img- Don leads chair yoga monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30am

At This Time...

Although the Administrative building known as the Cypress House was removed from the property, the PCB Senior Services Foundation is still offering all of our activities. We hope to have a solution for replacing the Cypress House very soon but until then the offices & staff have been relocated inside the Oatfield Center. We still maintain a wide range of things to do, all of which fall in one of the categories:

  • Fitness/Exercise
  • Arts/Crafts
  • Fun/Games
  • Social/Learning

These activities are lead by dedicated volunteers in the spirit to promote the Foundation's mission statement;

"Helping Seniors Enjoy A Better Quality Of Life".



We are a non-profit foundation and we work really hard to keep a full activity calendar. However, the membership dues aren't enough to support our center. You can help by clicking the "DONATE NOW" button in the footer of this website and donating today!

Any amount is appreciated and your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

img- Strength & Exercise meets 4 days per week!
img- A different game every weekday!
img- Ironman and Gulf Coast Triathlon need volunteers every year
img- Painting Partners every Monday

A Bright Future...

The hard work and generosity of the volunteers, local businesses owners and the community at large that created the Panama City Beach Senior Services Foundation (PCBSSF) and built the Oatfield Activity Center, advances on into the future. Our Senior Center will continue to look for new fund raising ideas and interesting activities for the senior population to enjoy for many years to come. We are always open to new ideas and encourage you to CONTACT US with your suggestions and ideas. As long as there are seniors in need of a better quality of life, we will be there, working with our membership and the community at large, continuing to uphold our mission statement by "Helping Seniors Enjoy A Better Quality Of Life"

Our FREE, bi-monthly newsletter (Bridge to Bridge)

contains current information on upcoming activities, social gatherings and fund raisers!

Click the link in the footer to read the Bridge to Bridge now!


423 Lyndell Lane

Panama City Beach

Florida 32407

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