WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CLOSING: In the event of inclement weather, the Senior Center follows the operating schedule of the Downingtown Area School District (DASD). If DASD is operating on a delayed opening, the Senior Center will be CLOSED. If DASD is closed, the Senior center will also be CLOSED. Senior Center closings will be posted on channels 8, WGAL and channel 10, NBC.
GOOD NEWS!! The Senior Center will open again at 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2015 at 983 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown.
THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 16 THROUGH FEBRUARY 27, 2015 AT THORNDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!! THE STAFF WILL BE USING THIS TIME TO MOVE AND SET UP THE OFFICES, FURNITURE AND FILES BACK AT 983 E. LANCASTER AVENUE. CLASSES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED AT THE ANNEX BOROUGH BUILDING DURING THIS TIME.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2015 ---- ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLY AT THE SENIOR CENTER LOCATION AT 983 E. LANCASTER AVENUE. NO CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED AT THE ANNEX BUILDING NOR AT TUMC.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
Downingtown Area Senior Center Board of Directors would like to again thank the Chester County Commissioners for the $300,000 grant that helped with the necessary renovations to the senior center’s building. Specifically, the money repaired wall renovations, as well as roof repairs, floor replacement and HVAC improvements.
We would also like to thank the Thorndale United Methodist Church for our temporary home from July, 2014 through February, 2015. Thank you for welcoming us into your home to host our seniors.
A special thank you to the Borough of Downingtown for use of the Annex building that allowed us to continue to offer many of our programs to our Seniors.
Thank you to our funders and supporters..........as your support makes such a difference in the lives of our Seniors!! And thank you to our Seniors ---- for your patience during all of this turmoil.
UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS:
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATIONS: Feb 20 Chinese New Year celebration; Feb 25 Nutrition Program; Feb 26 Pizza and Movie --- all cancelled!
February 26 Book Club will be held at the Downingtown Library.
Art: Monday at 10am-Noon AND 1-3pm (Fee)
Games/Puzzles: Mon/Wed/Fri at 9am-4pm; Tues & Thurs at 9am-3pm
Balance & Flexibility: Mon at 9:15am; Wed & Fri at 9:30am (Donation)
Core & More: Mon/Wed/Fri at 10:30am (Donation)
Bridge Club: Mon/Wed/Fri at 12:30-3:30pm
Aquatics: Monday-Friday at 2pm (Fee)
Silver Sneakers: Mon & Wed at 3:30pm (Advise us if interested in a class on Tues and/or Thurs!)
Chorus: Every Tuesday at 11:00am
Walking Club: Tues & Thurs at MALL at 9am
Yoga: Tuesday at 9:30am (Fee)
Massages: Thursday at 10am (Fee) -- MUST SIGN UP
Poker: Thursday at 10am
Line Dancing: Thursday at 3pm (Fee)
Candy Bingo: Friday at 1-2pm (Fee) (Check schedule as this may change!)
Memory Time: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 11am - Join talking about past times or objects.
Knitting & Crochet: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 12:30 pm - Bring your yarn and needles.
Linus Project - Making blankets for DuPont Children's Hospital - Second Wednesday each month
Blood Pressure Screening: The 2nd Wednesday from 10am to 12pm
Book Club: The 4th Thursday at 1pm
Classes with a "fee" noted require advanced purchase of a program punch-card. Your instructor will not let you participate in the class without a punch-card - please do not forget to bring yours. If you need to purchase a punch-card, they are available at the Senior Center for $36 which is good for twelve classes.
Classes with a "donation" noted ask that each participant contribute $1 towards the cost of the class instruction.
Rover Community Transportation is available to transport you to and from the Center. The Senior Center is able to assist you in scheduling Rover.
Please make every effort to arrive and depart on time for each class.
March 2 at 10am ---- WELCOME BACK TO 983 E. LANCASTER AVENUE BUILDING
March 2: 10am-2pm Matter of Balance: 8 week program on Monday's to discuss fear of falling and does your balance seem to be slightly off. Call 610-269-3939 to register. Cost is free and book is included.
March 18: Birthday luncheon
March 24: Live, Learn, Grow Workshop --- Finding Balance in Life, Work & Health. Light refreshments served. Bring something to take notes. RSVP to Colleen Gill at 610-383-6900.
March 25: TENTATIVE GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATIONS.
April 25: Dinner Caberet/Silent Auction Fundraiser for DASC at Lexus Chester Springs from 7-11pm. Come celebrate 40 years.
AARP is offering free tax service at the Senior Center. APPOINTMENTS are mandatory. Call the Senior Center at 610-269-3939 to schedule an appointment.
YOU CAN HELP US:
Donate reams of white copy paper
Donate a box of file folders
Make a monetary donation
WELCOME TO YOUR "HOME AWAY FROM HOME"
At Downingtown Area Senior Center we make every day a special day. With an abundance of programs to exercise the body, the mind and the spirit, Downingtown Area Senior Center is the place to find exactly what you're looking for - and if we don't have it, we will, when reasonable, work our hardest to make it happen for you! Take a look at what we have to offer ... feel free to give us a call for more information or details ... and make it your goal to stop-by, and check us out ... soon!