The Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Mr. Kenneth Schreffler effective September 22, 2014. Please plan on welcoming Ken to our community on September 22 at 10:00 a.m. We will have special treats and you are welcome to bring specialty pastries, cookies, danish, or your own favorite treat to welcome him.
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 & 10:45.
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.
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 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:
Candy Bingo: Every Friday 12:45-1:30 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 Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Produce from Chester County Food Bank - Every Wednesday after 1:00 p.m.
Blood Pressure Screening: The 2nd Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
September 3 - Labor Day Lunch
September 11 - Movie & Lunch
September 10 - Heart Disease Program at 1:00 p.m.
September 12 - Emmitt Robinson entertains us.
September 17 - Birthday lunch and entertainment by Michael Kropp.
September 22 - Come meet and welcome our new Executive Director.
September 25 - Red Hat Ladies Tea
Flu Shots - October 8 --- Must sign up and bring Medicare and/or insurance info.
October 21 at State Rep. Becky Corbin Distict Office - schedule a free individual and confidential counseling session to review your Medicare plan for the Medicare Annual Election period. Call 610.344.6035 to register.
Fall Fundraiser - November 8 at Griffith's Hall @ Ludwign's Corner Fire Dept -- Tastes of Italy
Win dinner for 4 at Historic Downingtown Log House catered by St. Anthony's Restaurant. Drawing will take place on November 8 at Fall Fundraiser. Only 50 tickets will be sold!! Tickets are $50.00 and proceeds benefits DASC.
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
Core & Strength Training (donation): Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 - 10:15* - Classes 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*. Classes 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!