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Tend a garden; enjoy a summer tea party The following is news from the senior centers in Chester County: • COATESVILLE. The Coatesville Area Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A nutritional breakfast is available at 8:30 a.m. each weekday. At 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, join Jenn for Cardio/Tone, a fun, energetic class that uses weights and cardio exercises to build strength, cardiovascular health and improve balance and flexibility. The center hosts yoga at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wii bowling at 1 p.m. on Friday, plus a variety of health and wellness programs, including diabetes seminars, stroke screening and medication management. The center hosts Apprise counseling, psychological counseling and free blood pressure checks. Help plant and tend a garden at the center at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Learn to care for plants or lend your expertise. • KENNETT SQUARE. Kennett Area Senior Center regular on-going events include respite programs for caregivers, computer lab, Friday night bingo, fitness programs, daily lunch, duplicate bridge and Tuesday and Thursday evening line dancing. Bingo Night is held every Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. No one under 18 admitted. The cost is $15 per person. The annual garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, featuring home decorations, kitchen supplies, appliances, puzzles, toys and refreshments at the new food court “Oasis.” “Freedom Rings” is the theme of the Afternoon Tea Party at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Fine teas and delicacies are served. The cost is $10 for senior center members and $12 for non-members. For reservations call 610-444-4819. The next free blood pressure screening will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13. The screening is available to anyone 60 and older. No appointment is necessary. “Sunday Dinner with Friends” from 1 to 3 p.m. June 23 will include an image and sound presentation of the 80th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography, featuring the best pictures from 3,474 entries from 37 countries. The cost is $10 per person. All are welcomed regardless of age. Call the senior center a week in advance for reservations. There will be a book talk by Donna

CHESTER COUNTY AREA SENIOR CENTERS DIRECTORY COATESVILLE AREA SENIOR CENTER 22 N. Fifth Ave., Coatesville 610-383-6900 DOWNINGTOWN AREA SENIOR CENTER 983 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown Ashbridge Commons 610-269-3939 • fax: 610-269-4250 GREAT VALLEY SENIOR CENTER 47 Church Rd., Malvern Great Valley School Dist. Adm. Bldg. 610-889-2121

PHOENIXVILLE AREA SENIOR ACTIVITIES CENTER 153 Church St., Phoenixville 610-935-1515 SURREY AT THE HICKMAN 400 N. Walnut St.. West Chester 484-760-6402 SURREY SERVICES FOR SENIORS 28 Bridge Ave., Berwyn 610-647-6404 UPPER MERION SENIOR SERVICE CENTER 650 S. Henderson Rd. King of Prussia 610-265-4715

KENNETT AREA SENIOR CENTER 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square 610-444-4819

WAYNE SENIOR CENTER 108 Station Rd., Wayne 610-688-6246

OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER 12 E. Locust St., Oxford 610-932-5244

WEST CHESTER AREA SENIOR CENTER 530 E. Union St., West Chester 610-431-4242

exercise classes weekly along with a Murray from the Bayard Taylor Library at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June ping-pong club and Wii and Wii Fit activities. New members are welcome 26. She will review“Why Be Happy and most classes are free. When You Could Be Normal” by • Jeannette Winterson. DOWNINGTOWN. Downingtown A car wash fundraiser will be held Area Senior Center is open Monday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior Wednesday, and Friday from 9 center on Saturday, June 29. The 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday suggested donation is $8 per car. from 9 a.m. to 3 An eight-week p.m. For more basic ballroom information about dancing class will the center and its be held from 6:30 upcoming events, to 7:30 p.m. each call 610-269-3939. Wednesday starting The center on Sept. 11. offers daily Further details will be forthcoming Route 322, Honey Brook catered noon lunches. concerning cost, reservations and FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 Reservations must be made two days the instructor. If Doors open at 5 p.m. in advance. There you are interested Bingo begins at 6 p.m. are many classes in participating call $20/person for 20 games — 3 cards per game and programs, Andrea at the Tickets available at the door including exercise, senior center. • Food, beverages, door prizes & raffles! calligraphy, soul • WEST line dancing, arts For information call CHESTER. The and crafts, fine West Chester Area arts class, book Senior Center club, card clubs, regular activities include arthritis breakfast seminars and specialty exercise, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and programs. Thursday; bridge, noon, Monday and • Thursday; line dancing, 1 p.m. Friday; GREAT VALLEY. Great Valley blood pressure check, 10 a.m. Senior Center is open from 10 a.m. to Tuesday, and yoga, 11 a.m. Tuesday. 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Senior diabetics can participate in Thursday. the Healthways Silver Sneakers • fitness classes that provide an aerobic OXFORD. Oxford Area Senior workout and strength training using Center offers programs and activities weights, resistance bands and balls. from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to The center offers nine different Friday. Lunch is served at noon daily.



Lunch reservations are required at least two days in advance. Regular activities include: Cards and board, 10 a.m. to noon daily; Silver Sneakers exercise classes, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; craft making, 10 a.m. to noon most Tuesdays and Thursdays; Country Line Dance, 12:45 p.m. Tuesday ($1 per week); Albert Gans painting and drawing class ($2 per week), 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; blood pressure checks, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; bingo, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday; “The Twilighters” singing group practice, 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Senior center participants can use the Ware Presbyterian Village aquatic fitness center for a monthly fee. A swimming pool, nautilus equipment, Tai Chi exercise classes and ballroom dance classes are available. • PHOENIXVILLE. The Phoenixville Area Senior Activities Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. A nutritional breakfast is served to area residents from 8 to 9:15 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday, excluding holidays. The Senior Resource Center at Phoenixville Hospital, Suite 202, 824 Main St., Phoenixville, plans various activities. All programs are free. Call 610983-1773 for reservations. • UPPER MERION. The Upper Merion Senior Service Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you’re interested in recording your family history, donate $10 and schedule an appointment at the center’s office. Yoga classes are at 1:30 p.m. each Monday. The cost is $3 per class. Tai chi classes are held from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $3 per class. Cash prizes are offered at bingo at 10:15 a.m. each Thursday. The center’s band, directed by Ed Hickman, practices at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday. New members welcomed. • SURREY SERVICES AT THE HICKMAN. Caring for seniors in the greater West Chester area. Assistance is provided in the areas of organizing, downsizing and consignment; daily money management, and minor home repairs and maintenance. Surrey at The Hickman provides transportation services for seniors, including those who may qualify for need-based transportation subsidies. • SURREY SERVICES FOR SENIORS. Surrey Services in Berwyn has provided services to seniors in Chester and Delaware counties for 30 years.

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