Studio 60 celebrates 50 years of serving area’s active seniors

STUDIO 60 Senior Center, Inc., formerly the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, is celebrating a milestone this year. It was created 50 years ago in 1974 when three organizations serving senior citizens were merged. Since 1994, it has been located in a state-of-the-art 47,500 square foot building at Brahan Spring Park. Over the past five decades, the center has been providing many opportunities for area seniors to stay active doing what they enjoy.

STUDIO 60 Senior Center is located at 2200 Drake Ave SW in Huntsville. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a community focal point where mature persons, as individuals or in groups, come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage involvement in community activities.

The mission of the STUDIO 60 Senior Center is to improve the lives of all older adults, no matter what their income level, through care services and programs. Each service, activity, or program offers the opportunity for social interaction, recreation, essential support for their health and well-being, education on health/computer/language issues, support of their independence, or to encourage volunteerism and community involvement.

The center offers many programs and classes, including:

• Creative Skills – Ceramics, woodworking, painting, sewing, and needlework are some of the classes offered continuously.

• Education – History, languages, writing, and genealogy are just some of the classes that are offered.

• Health – Maintenance programs feature exercises, screenings, education, and stress management.

• Recreation – Organized activities range from table games, trips, and dances, to sporting events, line dancing, and performing arts.

• Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – Seniors provide valuable services for area non-profit agencies.

• Satellite Centers – 39 satellite groups, extensions of the Senior Center, meet throughout Madison County.

• Transportation – Assistance is provided for those unable to use the City Shuttle.

Care Services

• Center for Adult Day Health Care – Supervised weekday program for mentally or physically disabled adults.

• Homemaker Services – In-home services to promote independent living.

• Meals on Wheels – Volunteers deliver nutritious lunches to homebound seniors Monday through Friday.

• Nutrition Centers – Providing fellowship, recreational activities, and a hot midday meal Monday through Friday at eight locations in Madison County, including the Senior Center on Drake Avenue.

For more information, go to or call 256-880-7080.