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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 will open on Tuesday, July 1st at 10:00 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 & 10:45. 

 

Lunches will be served at 12:00.  For July, we will be serving a hot meal on Monday only.  Tuesday through Friday we will be serving the cold lunches.  We need to get our feet back on the ground as far as meals are concerned and feel this is the best option at this time.  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. 

 

Doors will 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. 

 

 

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

Core & Strength Training (donation):  Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 - 10:15* - Beginning July 1, classes will be held at Thorndale United Methodist Church Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10 & 10:45. 

Balance, Flexibility, Core & More (donation):  Every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 - 11:15*.  Beginning July 1, classes will be held at Thorndale United Methodist Church Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10 & 10:45.

SilverSneakers (free):  Every Monday and Wednesday at 3:15 - 4:00

Soul Line Dance (fee):  Every Thursday at 3:00 - 4:00

Yoga (fee):  Every Tuesday at 9:30 - 10:30


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!

 

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