WELCOME HOME..........THE SENIOR CENTER IS NOW OPEN AT 983 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown!!!
We look forward to seeing everyone again here.
The Downingtown Area Senior Center (DASC) is open for business. After a two-year plus period of facility issues, cleanup remediations and renovations, DASC has opened the doors to its state -of the- art facility. Thanks to a Department of Community Development Block Grant, we have a fresh new look with plenty of new ideas for great programs to add to the wonderful programs and services the seniors have grown accustomed to. The Downingtown Area Senior Center is poised to meet its mission to enrich the lives of our senior neighbors by encouraging their active involvement in programs and services that are designed to foster self-reliance and wellness.
DASC provides programs like book club, entertainment, exercise, aquatics, bingo, living history, sewing club, talent shows, play games, Zumba, line-dancing, art, professional presentations, boomer programs, tax preparation, Medicare counseling, excursions and more. DASC will continue to provide meals (only participants who are 185% or above of the poverty level are to be provided with opportunity to make a voluntary confidential contribution) and nutrition presentations. The Circle of Care program serves participants with mild to moderate dementia, and the new Neighbors in Action program will match volunteers with seniors who need some assistance in our community.
For a listing of our daily and special events, please click on the calendar link.
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.
Senior Food Box Program: You may be eligible for a free 40lb box of food each month. To quality you must be 60 or older and have a monthly income of less than $1265 if you live alone or $1705 in a two person household. Call the center for more information.
Reardon Dental is offering free dentistry to those unable to afford dental services. Choose dental cleaning, filling or routine extraction (not surgical). Limited spots are available, contact 484-999-1512 by appointment only.
Looking for volunteers to be part of our Participants' Council. Be a part of a team to make decisions that affect activities, programs and events for you and your peers. Contact the Center if interested.
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!