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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.

 

                   

 

ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLY AT THE SENIOR CENTER LOCATION AT 983 E. LANCASTER AVENUE.  

NO CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED AT THE ANNEX BUILDING NOR AT TUMC.    

 


 UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS:



Art:   Monday at 10am-Noon AND 1-3pm (Fee)

Crafts:   Monday's - sign up at front desk

Improv Made Easy:   Monday afternoons for improv and laughter

Games/Puzzles:   Mon/Wed/Fri at 9am-4pm; Tues & Thurs at 9am-3pm

Balance & Flexibility:   Mon at 9:15am; Wed & Fri at 9:30am (Donation)

Core & More:  Mon/Wed/Fri at 10:30am (Donation)     

Bridge Club:  Mon/Wed/Fri at 12:30-3:30pm

Aquatics:  Monday-Friday at 2pm (Fee)

Silver Sneakers:  Mon & Wed at 3:30pm (Advise us if interested in a class on Tues and/or Thurs!)

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 10am

Line Dancing:   Thursday at 3pm (Fee)

Candy Bingo:  Friday at 12:30pm (Fee) (Check schedule as this may change!)

Memory Time:  Every Tuesday & Thursday at 11am - Join talking about past times or objects.

Knitting & Crochet:   Every Tuesday & Thursday at 12:30 pm - Bring your yarn and needles.

Linus Project - Making blankets for DuPont Children's Hospital - Second Wednesday each month

Blood Pressure Screening:   The 2nd Wednesday from 10am to 12pm

Book Club:   The 4th Thursday at 1pm

Senator Dinnniman's Rep:   1st Thursday at 11am

 

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. 


 

FUTURE EVENTS:

 

May 27:   10:30 District Attorney's office to explain about crimes against seniors

May 27:  Project RESPECT presented by American Red Cross

May 28:   Flower arranging -- bring a small vase!

June 6:   Day at the Races with a "Fancy Hat" contest

June 12:   Picnic at Bell Tavern Park

June 17:   Birthday Lunch with RSVP!



 



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 Sue if interested.

 


  

YOU CAN HELP US:

Donate Stamps

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!

 
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