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.
Help us celebrate our Grand Re-Opening on April 9th 2015. DASC will have tours, demonstrations, food, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and lunch followed by a big band performing favorite hits from the 40’s and 50’s! Senator Andrew Dinniman, the County Commissioners and other officials will be present at 11 am to address the audience with special congratulatory remarks and salutations. Please RSVP by calling the Center at 610-269-3939 to let us know you will attend.
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 ($2 donation) 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.
The Downingtown Area Senior Center is also celebrating 40 years of history with a Spring Fling Cabaret Dinner Show, highlighting musical numbers from the past four decades. The Spring Fling will be held at Lexus of Chester Springs, complete with a cocktail hour, dinner, show and a Silent Auction. Please join DASC on April 25th at 7pm as the festivities begin. Please RSVP by calling the Center at 610-269-3939 by April 20th and purchase your tickets to support this fabulous fundraiser. DASC is excited about the future of the senior center, and welcomes you and your friends to join us as we celebrate our past, make our current transition, and prepare to see dreams come true for our deserving seniors.
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:
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.
April 9: 10:00 am 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!