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Old 03-22-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I'm going to the dance there Friday night in my new location. If I like it, I will go back Saturday night
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Are Senior Centers doing enough to get you interested? How will they attract the bomers who are coming along? I'm hoping to learn what other people are thinking so I can apply my limited energies to things that are truly important to us.

My town has a Senior Center, I see the brochure that comes in the mail, but I have never looked into it. So far I haven't had the desire or felt the need to go there. I'm involved in a sports center, a local church, a friendly neighborhood and meet regularly with friends and family.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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My senior center has pool tables, pickle ball, weights, jazzacise, sculpture, painting, drumming, beginner guitar, and the list goes on. I go over three times a week after dropping DH at adult daycare.
This senior center sounds like fun. Hm, maybe I should get my husband to go over to the senior center and check it out. I've heard that our center has a group that goes golfing and has competitions and such. I really love pickle ball, sculpting and painting.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Fran66 has raved about the senior centers in my city and I know they have a good reputation. Fran is from San Diego and has high standards so I trust her judgment. I’m still working and have never been to one but several have sports and fitness centers and there is a hiking group that operates sort of like a meet up group. The type of activities seem to vary with the 10 or so centers and their locations. Some of the centers serve the low cost meals, have more social services, and seem to have less physical activity (e.g., lots of board games, quilting). I think you have to pick a center(s) that has the type of events that appeal to you.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Fran66 has raved about the senior centers in my city and I know they have a good reputation. Fran is from San Diego and has high standards so I trust her judgment. I’m still working and have never been to one but several have sports and fitness centers and there is a hiking group that operates sort of like a meet up group. The type of activities seem to vary with the 10 or so centers and their locations. Some of the centers serve the low cost meals, have more social services, and seem to have less physical activity (e.g., lots of board games, quilting). I think you have to pick a center(s) that has the type of events that appeal to you.
Ours offers free admission to Zumba class at a local gym. Also all kinds of other discounts at stores in our county when you present your card.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Our community center has a really nice gym, and we got there 2-3 times a week. There are many older people there and we have become friendly with a few people. There are some really old people who surprise me with their amazing prowess on machines and with weights. I love to see that; it gives me encouragement.

But we don't visit for any other reason. I do believe there is a noon meal for seniors, but I am quite sure I would not like it. I prefer to cook for myself, and DH. Or we eat out.
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