Photo by Matt Mason
A final decision regarding the potential closure of the Wallingford Community Senior Center will be reached by the end of January, according to their Board. Just before Christmas, Board members agreed to make this the final month for decision-making. To help in the process and for a fresh outlook on the situation, they’re bringing in the outside aid of seven to eight community members. At this point in the game, the conversation will center on the reality of financial resources, the possibility of reconstructing the Board, staff and volunteers and community dedication.
Kathleen Cromp of the Senior Center points to the Wallingford community’s commitment, demonstrated by recent fundraisers, as serving as a key driving force behind this discussion. [Ed note: Wallyhood readers donated over $1,400 to the Center through our auction, and we know many of you attended and donated at the Wallingford Chamber and Community Council, for which we are very grateful.]
Closed for the holidays since Dec 24, the center plans to re-open Tuesday, Jan 5 and run the same limited programs this month, as in November and December. Programs include: Tuesday’s Social Bridge, Writing Group and Mah Jongg; Wednesday’s Senior Nutrition Lunch (with van service available); Thursday’s Duplicate Bridge and Conversational Spanish; and, Friday’s Senior Nutrition Lunch (with van service available) and Cribbage.
For current information about the WCSC’s hours, or to leave a message for Kathleen Cromp call: (206) 461-7825