Social Services

The city of Scottsdale provides social services to senior adults and their families. Masters Level Social Workers are available by appointment Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to provide support, education and resources free of charge.

A variety of social services are available to meet the needs of those requesting services or information. Among the services that are offered are case management, information and referral, and home visit assessments. Benefits consultation, home delivered meals and other services are provided by brokerage agencies offering services at our centers.

The need to reconnect and/or re-create is perhaps the most essential need in order to enhance and improve the quality of life for the older adult population in our community. The main goal of Granite Reef Senior Center and Via Linda Senior Center is to provide the avenues of connection. Through our many services, groups and activities, we strive to be the all-inclusive conduit for the senior adults in our community.

Social Workers are also available to make home visits upon request. To make an appointment to see a social worker, contact the Granite Reef Senior Center at 480-312-1700 (south of Indian Bend Road) or the Via Linda Senior Center at 480-312-5810 (north of Indian Bend Road.)

Educational Presentations

Monthly educational presentations are offered at both Granite Reef and Via Linda Senior Centers to keep the community informed about services in the City of Scottsdale. Each month there is a new topic presented by different departments. Presentations are free to the public and do not require preregistration. Upcoming presentation topics include:

Program Location Day Time
Avoiding Scams GRSC Wednesday, November 23 1 p.m.
Avoiding Scams  VLSC Wednesday, November 30 10 a.m.
Tax Preparation APRP  GRSC Wednesday, January 11  1:00 p.m.
Tax Preparation Master of Coin  VLSC   Wednesday, January 18  10:00 a.m.
 Understanding Hearing Loss  VLSC  Monday, January 30  1:30 p.m.
 Flora & Faunal in Desert Environment   VLSC  Wednesday, February 1  10:00 a.m.
 Flora & Faunal in Desert Environment   GRSC  Wednesday, February 8  1:00 p.m.
 Personal Safety   GRSC Wednesday, March 22    1:00 p.m.
 Personal Safety   VLSC  Wednesday, March 29    10:00 a.m.
 Duet Non-Profit   GRSC  Wednesday, April 19  1:00 p.m.
 Duet Non-Profit   VLSC  Wednesday, April 26  10:00 a.m.

Support Groups

A wide variety of support groups are offered at both the Granite Reef and Via Linda Senior Centers. The groups, which are free of charge, are designed to meet the evolving needs of Scottsdale's aging population. Support groups are facilitated by non-profit organizations, social workers, volunteers and industry professionals. Support groups include:

Support Group Location Day Time
Grief and Loss Support Group GRSC First and Third Monday 1 p.m.
Alzheimer's Support Group GRSC First Monday 1:30 p.m.
Mended Hearts Support Group VLSC Second Tuesday 6 p.m.
Caregiver's Support Group VLSC First and Third Thursday 10 a.m.
Tremble Clefs (Parkinson's Support Group) GRSC Every Thursday 3 p.m.
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Title Sponsor

McDowell Village 

Senior Centers

Granite Reef Senior Center 
1700 North Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257 
P: 480-312-1700

Ana Valadez
Recreation Leader Senior 
P: 480-312-5816
AValadez@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Via Linda Senior Center
10440 East Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
P: 480-312-5810

Kevin Herrick
Recreation Leader Senior 
P: 480-312-1719
KHerrick@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Services Rates and Fees (PDF)

Irrigation Information:
Senior Center Irrigation Usage Graph


Eugenio Muñoz-Villafañe 

Human Services Manager 
P: 480-312-1733

EMunozvi@ScottsdaleAZ.gov


Jennifer Murphy

Human Services Center Supervisor 

P: 480-312-1718

JMurphy@ScottsdaleAZ.gov