Margaret Todd Senior Center

Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato: Activities and Clubs

1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947

Telephone (415) 899-8290

Regular business hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Open evenings and weekends for scheduled programs and special events

The Margaret Todd Senior Center is a program of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services.  The Center offers enrichment and fitness courses, special events, game groups, specialty groups, and outreach services that bring people together, encourage social connections, and create new learning experiences.  If you’re looking to meet new friends, simply relax, or just have fun, the Margaret Todd Senior Center is the place for you.

If you are new to the area, or would just like to learn more about the Center, stop by or call to schedule a tour with staff.  To see what is going on this month at MTSC, check out the monthly newsletter.

Programs and Services


MTSC Exercise Class

Youthful Hearts Still Going Strong Exercise Class

Visit to learn more about the Youthful Hearts exercise classes offered at Margaret Todd.

Programs are conveniently scheduled throughout the day as well as in the evening.  See our current Guide for class schedules and registration information.

There is an annual membership fee to participate in many of the activities offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. See the Membership Application Form for membership options and descriptions.


Special Events
No matter what time of year, there is always a fun community event happening at the Margaret Todd Senior Center! Visit our events calendar, check out our monthy Newsletter, click on the event flyers below, or come by the Center to see what events are coming up! You can always call the Center at (415) 899-8290 to learn more about any of the events listed below.

On-going Specialty Programs & Game Groups
On-going Center activities include Internet Lab, Library, Poker, Cribbage, Party Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Mah Jongg, Canasta, Billiards, Bocce Ball and more. Center membership is required for all activities listed below. Center/Club membership is required for all NSCC programs listed below. Please call the Center at (415) 899-8290 for more information.

Pool 9AM Pool  9AM
Poker 11AM NSCC Arts & Crafts  9:30AM
NSCC Party Bridge  12:30PM Poker  11AM
NSCC Dime Bingo  1:15PM Party Bridge  1PM
Tuesday Friday
Pool  9AM Pool  9AM
Duplicate Bridge*  9:15AM Duplicate Bridge*  9:15AM
Pinochle  1PM NSCC Fountain of Ukes Beginners  9AM
NSCC Fountain of Ukes  10AM
Wednesday Intermediate Mah Jongg  9AM
Pool  9AM Canasta  12:45PM
Bocce Ball
(weather permitting)
 10AM NSCC Partner Pedro*  1PM
3-13  12:30PM Sew Together  1:30PM
Cribbage  1:30PM
*Partner Needed NSCC Public Bingo**
**Membership Not Required



Wellness Programs and Outreach Services
The following services are offered at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in partnership with the Novato Independent Elders Program (NIEP). NIEP is a program of Episcopal Senior Communities, a nondenominational nonprofit organization. NIEP operates out of the Margaret Todd Senior Center and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Novato seniors. Center membership is encouraged in order to participate in the wellness programs and outreach services. For more information on any of the programs listed below, please visit the Novato Independent Elders Program website, or call (415) 899-8296.

Eat Well Services

  • Margaret Todd Cafe – Lunch provided by Good Earth Natural Foods, Tues-Thurs.
  • Brown Bag Program – Every Wednesday, 1pm-2:30pm.
  • Senior Produce Market – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10-11am.
  • Home-Delivered Grocery Program

Be Well Services

  • Equipment Loans – Wheelchairs and walkers only.
  • Blood Pressure Clinics – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10am-12pm.
  • Prescription Drop-Off Program – 1st Monday of each month.

Information & Assistance

  • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
  • Legal Services – 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 11am-1pm.
  • Postal Carrier Alert Program
  • Senior Housing Information
  • Victim/Witness Protection Program
  • Educational Workshops
  • Yard Maintenance Program
  • Senior Center Without Walls
  • Telephone Reassurance Program

Multicultural Services

  • Citizenship Class – Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm.
  • English as a Second Language – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:10-3:40pm
  • Alma Latina
  • Spanish/English Translation


The Margaret Todd Senior Center accepts donations, memorials and remembrances that will be designated for Center program use. Please complete our Donations Form, which is available at the Center.

Financial Assistance                                                        
The Senior Citizens Financial Assistance Program is established to provide an opportunity for Novato seniors, who, because of economic hardship, are unable to participate in City-sponsored classes and membership.  The program is established and funded solely by donations and is administered by the staff at the Margaret Todd Senior Center.  Financial assistance is provided to adults (50 years or older) who reside within the city limits of Novato. Funding is 50% of the program fee, with a maximum of $75 per eligible fiscal year July 1 though June 30.


Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering? Check out our list of opportunities and let us know if you are interested. Call (415) 899-8290 for more information.