About The LOEL Senior Center


The LOEL Senior Center was started in 1976 by William Holz. With an initial $100,000.00 bequest, the Lodi Elderly, or LOEL Foundation was born.

The first LOEL site was located at the Hotel Lodi on School Street. Its mission was to be a Senior Agency congregate nutrition site. In 1978, the center and its programs grew when Mr. Holz purchased a vacant church on South Washington Street.

Today, the LOEL Senior Center continues to grow with the community and strives to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

Our efforts, in turn, have made Mr. Holz’s dream to love and care for the senior community of Lodi a reality.


Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Seniors in the grater Lodi area by providing programs that support their nutritional, social, and housing needs, in partnership with our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to serve the greater Lodi community by expanding first class sustainable services to all Seniors and to continue to offer and manage programs that provides the benefits of healthy aging to all those whom we serve.

 Our Values

The staff, Board and volunteers of The LOEL Senior Center are committed to:


We treat our Seniors and one another with kindness, dignity and respect.

Honesty & Integrity

We act openly and truthfully in everything we do.


Generosity of the heart and spirit, especially for persons most in need.


We serve our diverse Senior needs through understanding and caring.


We manage our resources responsibly.