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.
AARP will be offering free tax service at the Senior Center beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2015. APPOINTMENTS are mandatory and will be scheduled beginning in January, 2015. Call the Senior Center at 610-269-3939 after January 5, 2015 to schedule an appointment.
Downingtown Senior Center receives money to help with building repairs
Pictured from left are Lou Kupperman, Esq., partner with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; Ben Bruton, president of the Downingtown Senior Center Board; Commissioners’ Chairman Ryan Costello; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Commissioner Terence Farrell; Ken Schreffler, executive director of the Downingtown Senior Center; Linda Kozak, Downingtown Senior Center board member; Patrick Bokovitz, director of the Chester County Department of Community Development; and Justin LaFazia, Downingtown Senior Center board member. Courtesy photo
Downingtown Area Senior Center is extremely excited and thankful for this good news. See Daily Local News article for full story http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20141105/downingtown-senior-center-receives-money-to-help-with-building-repairs
The Downingtown Area Senior Center Board of Directors & Staff and the Thorndale United Methodist Church proudly announce the new partnership and temporary home of the Senior Center.
We are so excited about welcoming you to our new home and are very thankful for our new friends at Thorndale United Methodist Church, 3503 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372.
Our doors opened on Tuesday, July 1st in the Fellowship Hall. The Church has welcomed us into their home to host our seniors M-F from 10:00—2:00 for exercise, games, meals and getting together with your friends.
The morning exercise classes will take place at the Church M-W-F at 10:15 & 11:00.
Lunches will be served at 12:00. Hot lunches will begin in September or you can choose a cold choice. You must sign up three days prior to the lunch date. Signup sheets will be located at the front desk. You must be signed up to receive a meal. Unfortunately, we will not have extra meals on hand. You must sign up by the Wednesday of the week prior as we need to give the caterer our counts for the next week on Wednesday.
Doors open at 10:00! The Church is also home to a nursery school program which has an early drop off. We have been asked that we not park in the lot until 9:45….We are guests and have told the Church that we will abide by their wishes. PLEASE, do not arrive in the parking lot before 9:45! You will be asked to leave and return at 9:45.
Please use the senior center phone number to call for information. We will get back to you as quickly as we can: 610.269.3939. Please do not call the church for senior center information or senior center related questions.
UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS:
Linus Project - making blankets - Wednesday's at 10:30 a.m.
Candy Bingo: Every Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Memory Time: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 11:00 a.m. - Join talking about past times or objects.
Knitting & Crochet: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 12:30 p.m. - Bring your yarn and needles.
Chorus: Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Book Club: The 4th Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Blood Pressure Screening: The 2nd Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Massages: Every Thursday @ 10:00 -- MUST SIGN UP
December 3: Holidays at Longwood Presentation
December 5 - 10:30 am - Nutrition Presentation, Food as Medicine
December 5: Holiday Sign Along!
December 8 - Holiday Presentation with Laura Rachko
December 10 - 11:30 - Holiday Lunch and puppet show at 12:30
December 16 at Hopewell Manor - 11:15 am - Nutrition Presentation, Food as Medicine
December 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015: CLOSED AT TUMC Happy Holidays!
Annex open through December 23
Happy New Year!
January 10, 2015 - National Hat Day --- wear your favorite hat!
January 19, 2015 -- Martin Luther King Day -- we are open. Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
January 21, 2015 - Noon - January Birthday Celebration Lunch
YOU CAN HELP US:
Donate reams of white copy paper
Donate a box of file folders
Make a monetary donation
MANY PROGRAMS SET TO RETURN
With special thanks to the Borough of Downingtown, we have made arrangements to bring several of our programs back at the Downingtown Borough Hall Annex.
Aquatic Exercise (fee): Monday - Friday at 2:00 - 2:45 (At the pool at Ashbridge Manor)
Fine Art (fee): Every Monday at 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 at Downingtown Annex
Core & Strength Training (donation): - Classes held at Thorndale United Methodist Church Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10:15 & 11:00.
Balance, Flexibility, Core & More (donation): - Classes held at Thorndale United Methodist Church Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10:15 & 11:00.
SilverSneakers (free): Every Monday and Wednesday at 3:15 - 4:00 at Downingtown Annex
Soul Line Dance (fee): Every Thursday at 3:00 - 4:00 at Downingtown Annex
Yoga (fee): Every Tuesday at 9:30 - 10:30 at Downingtown Annex
Classes with a "fee" noted required 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 Annex. The address you will give Rover is 4 West Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, 19335. The Chester County Department of Aging will sponsor these rides as if you were attending the Senior Center. The Senior Center is able to assist you in scheduling Rover.
Please make every effort to arrive and depart on time from each class. Use of the Annex outside of the hours stated above, is strictly prohibited ... remember, this is not our building, we are guests here. Please keep the Annex and the grounds that surround the Annex clean.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES FORCE AN EMERGENCY CLOSING
Due to the ongoing environmental issues at our 983 East Lancaster Avenue facility, the Senior Center's building will remain CLOSED. Please note that while our building is closed, the Senior Center continues to operate. We have relocated several critical programs to off-site locations and we are working closely with the Chester County Commissioners, State Senator Andy Dinniman and State Representative Becky Corbin to identify a property that is appropriate to relocate the Senior Center to.
The rumor that we are permanently closing our doors is just that -- a rumor. Nothing could be further from the truth. The board of directors and the professional staff continue to plan fundraising initiatives to support programs and services while we continue to seek solutions for our relocation and we continue to discuss plans for the most practical and economical solution to our 983 East Lancaster Avenue property.
We are doing our best to keep this webpage and our facebook page updated. We encourage anyone with questions to call our office.
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!