A place that celebrates the young at heart

 


Phase 1 of Renovations Completed!

Open House Scheduled

A beautiful new floor, the completion of our painting project, new furniture for some offices and for one of our meeting rooms—the Center has a new look and a new energy!  The Center was fortunate enough to receive a grant from the State of Pennsylvania and the Hamilton Family Foundation so that we could make these long overdue changes.

After closing for a week to get all of this accomplished, the Center reopened its doors on April 1 so our members could begin to enjoy their new surroundings.  The response has been very positive!

You are cordially invited to come see the Center at our Open House.  It will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM.  The Wayne Music Festival is also happening that day.  So while you’re out listening to great music, stop by the Center.  We’ll be welcoming you with free frozen yogurt!  Come on in and sit for a while as you enjoy the music.   It will be a great place to relax and refresh before you wander back out into the Festival crowd.

 

May is Older Americans Month—

Get Into the Act!

Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations.  Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May.  This celebration recognizes older Americans for their contributions and demonstrates our nation’s commitment to helping them stay healthy and active.

This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is Get Into the Act.  The theme focuses on the importance of staying vital, being connected to your community as much as possible, and enjoying your life.  To help you get a solid start with this theme, the Center is presenting a program called, “Do Something You’ve Never Done Before!”

 On our list of possible choices for you:

Placing American flags on Veteran’s graves for Memorial Day

Learning to play pickleball

Getting involved in a short theater experience

Checking out our fitness center

Learning how to line dance

Learning how to play pool.

 Marcia will coordinate all of these activities for you.  Please call her when you know what it is you would like to try.  All you will have to do is show up.  And, if there is something else that inspires you, go for it.  If it’s something that you would like others to do with you, please let Marcia know and she’ll help you arrange your activity.

 

The Wayne Senior Center continues its free series of monthly MindMatters lectures

Our third lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 13, at 10:00 AM.  The hour-long video presentation titled “The Great War and the 21st Century” will be streamed over high-speed internet by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and feature Carl Strikwerda, Ph.D.,  a 20th century historian and President of Elizabethtown College.

This lecture discusses how the First World War shaped the 20th century and how its influence still pertains to our lives in the 21st century.  Evaluating 2012 and 1912, Dr. Strikwerda compares the events of these two eras and offers an analysis of the ways in which our world has been shaped by the past.

The next presentation:

Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 AM

Flying the Big Jets

Lou Thieblemont

Retired TWA and American Airlines Pilot

 

 

Memorial Day Celebration

The Radnor Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for the morning of Monday, May 25.  Once again we will be riding in our trolley down Lancaster Avenue.  Come and help us honor our soldiers—past and present.  We’ll wave our flags proudly and high as we ride along.  Please call Betsy for more information.  A sign-up sheet is at the Center.

 

The Senior Center will be closed on:

Election Day, Tuesday, May 19

Friday, May 22 for sidewalk repairs

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.