WEST HAVEN, CT – Today’s senior centers provide vital connections to help seniors age well.
Senior centers offer enriching daily activities, opportunities for socialization and useful information. Therefore, it is appropriate that the National Council on Aging recognize September as National Senior Centers Month.
During this special month, West Haven Senior Center celebrates shared experiences that strengthen community bonds for older, independent adults.
From intriguing brain fitness to diverse creative arts and educational seminars to unique fitness programs and classic bingo, the senior center, based at the Johnson Community Center at 201 Noble St., is a community center where older adults and independents can find friendship, meaning and purpose.
To share the power of these connections, WHSC has planned a variety of special events to celebrate Senior Center Month, including the reinstatement of the West Haven Public Library bookmobile program, viewing of DVDs of past holidays hosted by the Savin Rock Center for Seniors and Memories with a screening. from “See Ya at the Rock!”
Other upcoming events include Cardio Drums and WHSC members stocking the Purple Pantry Box at First Congregational Church, 464 Campbell Ave.
For the senior center’s full monthly itinerary, check out the West Haven Senior Highlights newsletter.
“Getting older is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength,” said Alyssa Maddern, director of senior services at West Haven Senior Center, said Betty Friedan.
Maddern continued, “WHSC members find opportunity and strength every day. They demand the ability to continue connecting: we serve them and this community as best we can with fun and engaging programs, while providing practical information and resources to help them stay healthy and healthy. independent. »
Senior Centers Month highlights the enormous potential that senior centers offer in their communities, including programs that enable independent older adults to age well holistically and strengthen the bonds between mind, body, spirit and community.
WHSC offers older, independent adults the opportunity to travel together on various local day trips and take advantage of the daily nutritious lunch program through the LifeBridge Community Services Community Cafe.
It also offers health screenings through the West Haven Health Department and other health centers, transportation to local sites three times a week via the West Haven Senior Shuttle, and courses in tax and driver safety assistance through AARP.
To learn more about WHSC, call 203-937-3507 or visit Elderly Services/West Haven Senior Center.