The original name of the organization was BEST YEARS SENIOR CENTER (BYSC), primarily based on providing purposeful activities for retired senior adults. It opened with dominoes and ceramics with one kiln. In the facility was the Beaumont Association for Seniors that provided a daycare and activity programs for aging residents of the area operated by a non-profit. BYSC facility provided offices for non-profits such as RSVP – Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Alzheimer’s Association and SET Life – Resources of adaptive equipment and programs. Nutritional Services provides meals at a reduced cost for participators.
The building structures on 4th Street which was built originally as a Marine/Navy Amory. The Best Years Senior Center occupied the building in 1978 with the assistance of the USA Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Act.
All non-profit organizations moved into their own facilities in 2003-2004 and in 2005 the Adult Day Out – Beaumont Senior Citizens Closed.
2005 – Presently each space in the building has been occupied by the growing programs and attendance of the Best Years Senior Center. In 2010 the Best Years Senior Center changed the name to Best Years Center. Baby Boomers did not see themselves as seniors and reason to take Senior out of the Title.
Participation in Best Years Center has increased with each year of operation depending heavily on volunteer leadership and instructions to carry out the increased programming demands.