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.
It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to a wonderful member of the DASC staff, Sue McIntyre. Sue has been an integral part of the center's success over the last six plus years. We hate to see her go, but we are excited for her and the new opportunity she will undertake. We thank her for all of her service and dedication. And mostly we wish her the best!!!
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)
Massages: Thursday at 10am (Fee) -- MUST SIGN UP
Poker: Thursday at 9:30am
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
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.
July 29: Craft with Carmine
July 30: Flower display with Nick
July 31: Center closed
August 3: National Watermelon Day
August 5: Stella & Lou trip; Chair dancing with Holly
August 7: Drumming with Jim
August 10: Crafts with Claudette
August 11: Movie Tuesday
August 12: Guitarist David Pickett entertains
August 13: It's Opposite Hand Day With Ballon Volleyball; Spanish Class begins
August 14: Friday Follies with Muriel & Jeff
August 19: 90+ Birthday Day; Rod & His Ukulele Band; Senator Dinniman visits
August 19: Blood pressure screening at 10:00
August 21: Self defense class; National Senior Citizen Day as Michael Kropp entertains; & desserts to share
August 24: Crafts with Claudette
August 26: Chair dancing with Holly
August 27: Flower arranging with Nick
August 28: Drumming with Jim
August 31: National Trail Mix Day - bring some to share!
September 2: Jim Dawson & our Country Western Day
September 9: Chair dancing with Holly
September 15: Medicare 101
September 16: Veterans ID program; Birthday Bash with Emmett Robinson
September 24: Gettysburg trip
September 30: Chair dancing with Holly
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!