Service centres

The service centre is an open meeting place for pensioners and unemployed people in Helsinki looking for someone to talk to, something to do, or support in their everyday lives.

Eläkeläiset kutomakoneella.
Photo: Ellun kanat / Henri Vogt. Campaign funding: European Union Sustainable Growth Programme

See you soon – Helsinki service centres

The service centres provide entertaining activities and encounters for seniors. 

Photo: Kaisa Sunimento

Do you already have a service centre card?

You can get a free service centre card from the service centres' information desk if you are retired or unemployed living in Helsinki. 

When applying for the service centre card, you can prove your retirement with an earnings-related pension card or a pension or benefit decision. If you are currently not working and you are registered as an unemployed job seeker, you can apply for a service centre card on the basis of unemployment. You can print out a certificate of the validity of your job seeking from the TE Service’s E-services (webpage in Finnish)(Link leads to external service)