The Wallingford Community Senior Center (WCSC), located on the ground floor of the Good Shepherd Center, is restarting its programs and services for the community. The pandemic closure gave the opportunity to repaint and reorganize the space so it is even more welcoming now. Because of the emergence of the delta variation of the Corona-19 virus, WCSC is requiring everyone who visits the Center to show evidence that they are vaccinated. Face masks are optional, but highly recommended.
WCSC is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Being at the bottom of a large masonry building it stays cool during the day even though it is not air conditioned. So if you need to keep cool, feel free to just visit, join in doing puzzles or games, read today’s paper, sip something cool to drink, and stay out of the heat.
The Enhanced Fitness exercise class is in-person from 10:30 to 11:30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have Medicare Advantage health insurance with Kaiser it’s free. If not, it is $4 each class. A strength-building class will debut in September. But Yoga is still on Zoom at 9:00, also Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Bridge, Mahjong and Dance class are in-person on Tuesdays, a Crafts class is on Wednesday and how to use various technology, programs and apps class is on Thursday. Other classes and discussion groups are continuing on Zoom for now. The lunch program will resume in September.
New Center staff are Janet Nazy, the new Executive Director, and Sandi Tennyson, the new Program Coordinator. Denise Malm is continuing to offer Social Service support and Rachel Coller is now the Operations Manager. The Center is looking to hire a part-time Office Assistant and a full-time Chef/Kitchen Coordinator.
For more information about the new and ongoing programs and services of the Center, check out the website. To register for classes or activities send an email to [email protected] or call the Center at 206-461-7825.