From A to Z, Big Bear residents can find a club or organization that meets a need, offers an opportunity to serve, or provides a learning experience. At last count, there were 91 Big Bear clubs and organizations. There is something for everyone!
Big Bear offers the traditional service clubs such as the Big Bear Lions, Elks, Kiwanis, Moose, Optimist, Rotary and Soroptimist International. Veteran, political, parent and children’s organizations that serve specific groups and meet specific needs are also available. Big Bear’s business organizations are very active and include the Chamber of Commerce, the Big Bear Lake Resort Association, Leads Club, the Professional Property Management Association and the Real Estate Board. Youth sports, scouts and senior clubs are also available.
Big Bear’s senior population is growing and currently comprises approximately 30% of the population. Senior services and living accommodations include the Bear Valley Senior Center and the Mountain Meadows Senior Apartments in the Village. The Senior Center offers activities for those 55 and older and includes weekly Tai Chi, ceramics, senior aerobics, bingo, crafts, cards, ping pong, potluck and barbeque dinners, socials, dances, a travel club and more. Mountain Meadows Senior Apartments provide eligible seniors with very comfortable, one-bedroom apartments with modern kitchen appliances, a living room area, a bath and a small deck or balcony. For Big Bear seniors who are unable to get out and about, Big Bear offers Meals On Wheels, a program primarily established to provide nutritious meals for seniors in need.