“Senior Center” is not its real name.
It’s “The Westport Center for Senior Activities.” Supposedly that conveys a more “active” vibe — conjuring images of people moving around, doing things, not sitting in a drab room watching game shows on a too-loud TV.
I don’t buy it. The official name is too long.
Besides, everyone knows that the Senior Center is a hub of activities, all day long.
Gathering for an educational lecture — a frequent and popular Senior Center activity.
In fact, there’s so much going on at 21 Imperial Avenue, it’s hard to keep track.
Participation is up 34% from last year. They’ve welcomed 400 new members since January, bringing membership to over 4,400.
Every day, they serve 50 healthy, delicious lunches.
Lunch at “Sue’s Cafe.” It’s named for former and longtime director Sue Pfister.
The wide variety of Senior Center activities includes educational lectures, an indoor music series, art classes, movies, socials, support groups, parkinson’s exercise and support classes, strength training, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, mah jongg, bridge, ping pong, poker, billiards, health screenings, tax preparation assistance, safe driving courses, scam avoidance, information and referral, a community Super Bowl party, and more.
That’s a schedule that would tire a teenager.
A Senior Center Halloween pumpkin decorating contest. (Photo/Felicia Smith)
Questions? Email email@example.com, or call 203-341-5099.
Thursday’s Veterans Day event. (Photo/Emma Birch)
PS: More good news: The estate of Irma Schachter — the longtime Westporter and civic volunteer — just donated $300,000 to the Senior Center.
And it won’t be used to buy too-loud TVs.
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