Submitted By Sue Getman
Delaware’s 45 senior centers deliver vital connections to help older adults age well. Senior centers offer a vibrant, action-packed combination of fitness and recreation, tasty meals and brain-challenging programs.
During the pandemic, senior centers pivoted to provide online learning, virtual support groups and exercise, and grab and go meals. September is National Senior Center Month, and senior centers throughout the state will celebrate these shared experiences that deliver vital connections to aging well for older adults.
From financial planning workshops to cooking classes and dances to technology classes, senior centers are a community nexus where seniors find friendship, meaning, and purpose.
Betty Friedan said, “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Center members find opportunity and strength every day. They connect with friends and new experiences by participating in fun and engaging programs, while also receiving practical tools and resources to help them stay healthy and independent.
Senior Center Month emphasizes the tremendous potential that senior centers deliver in their communities, including programming that empowers older adults to age well holistically and strengthen mind, body, spirit, and community connections.
To learn more about Delaware senior centers, call Sue Getman, Executive Director of Mid-County Senior Center, at 302-995-6728 or visit this list from the Delaware Health and Social Services website..