Founded in 1979, the Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center strives to improve the health and well-being of older adults in our community. Anyone and everyone who can benefit from what we do is welcome to stop by and join us for classes, lunch, educational sessions or just to meet new people. We are here to help older members of our community be informed, inspired or empowered.
The Boise Senior Center was named for the late Mayor of Boise, Dick Eardley. As a long-serving mayor of Boise in the 1970s and 1980s, Richard R. “Dick” Eardley had a lasting impact on the lives of senior citizens in the community. Under his leadership, a new senior center was built to provide healthy activities, classes, meals and volunteer programs serving thousands of Boiseans.
The city honored the late mayor’s visionary leadership by naming the building the “Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center” on November 17, 2014.
During Eardley’s tenure as mayor, city services expanded in several areas. The City of Boise developed 12 parks, expanded the Boise River Greenbelt, built Fort Boise Community Center, constructed a new City Hall, and created the Boise City Arts Commission. Mayor Eardley was also instrumental in obtaining grants to assist homeowners in revitalizing North End neighborhoods and he negotiated a land swap that resulted in municipal ownership of Warm Springs Golf Course.
Throughout his service to the city, Dick Eardley remained humble, dedicated to his work and driven by his love for Boise and its people. His many contributions, heralded and unheralded, continue to be seen and experienced in much of what makes Boise livable and exceptional.