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 ($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.
UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS (if time is not listed, call the Center):
Art: Monday at 10am-Noon AND 1-3pm (Fee)
Crafts: Monday's - sign up at front desk
Games/Puzzles: Mon/Wed/Fri at 9am-4pm; Tues & Thurs at 9am-3pm
Balance & Flexibility: Mon/Wed/Fri in am (Donation)
Core & More: Mon/Wed/Fri in am (Donation)
Bridge Club: Mon/Wed/Fri at 12:30-3:30pm
Aquatics: Monday-Friday at 2pm (Fee)
Silver Sneakers: Mon & Wed at 3:15pm
Chorus: Every Tuesday at 11:00am
Walking Club: Tues & Thurs at MALL at 9am
Yoga: Tuesday at 9:30am (Fee)
Painting Flowers: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Massages: Thursday at 10am (Fee) -- MUST SIGN UP
Poker: Thursday at 9:30am
Crochet Club: 1st & 3rd Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Journaling Sessions: 1st & 3rd Thursday at 12:45 p.m.
Beginner Spanish: 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Line Dancing: Thursday at 3pm (Fee)
Candy Bingo: Friday at 12:30pm (Fee) (Check schedule as this may change!)
Linus Project - Making blankets for DuPont Children's Hospital - Call for dates.
Book Club: The 4th Thursday at 1pm
Senator Dinnniman's Rep: 1st Thursday at 11am
Audiology screening: Second & Fourth Thursday's at 10:30 - MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
Pen Pal Program: Contact Janice for more info
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.
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.
September 2: Jim Dawson & our Country Western Day - Wear Western Duds, please pre-register
September 9: Blood Pressure Screening
September 9: Chair dancing with Holly
September 9: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner with the Doctors
September 11: Bible Study
September 14: 10:45 a.m. Legal Presentation by Kathrynn "Cindy" Macmillan, Esq.
September 14: 12:45 p.m. Chester County Medication Collection Information Session
September 15: Lunch at Ashbridge Manor
September 15: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Medicare 101 Seminar
September 16: Veterans ID program; Birthday Bash (hosted by Adult Care Center ofChester County) with Emmett Robinson
September 18: Bible Study
September 21: Hawaiian day -- wear your Hawaiian garb
September 23: Sterling Lamb entertainment
September 24: Trip to Hickory Bridge Farms, Gettysburg (trip pending)
September 25: Friday Follies
September 28: 10:45 a.m. Medicare Q & A
September 29: Flower arranging with Nick
September 30: Chair dancing with Holly
September 30: Financial Options for Seniors Discussion
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.
Fresh veggies from Chester County Food Bank will be starting soon. Call the center for dates.
Looking for volunteers to be part of our Participants' Council. Be a part of a team to make decision 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!