Each September, the Community Center for Older Americans celebrates the health, cultural and social opportunities they offer. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has two centers dedicated to recreation and leisure programs for community members in the prime of life.
harvest house Originally opened as Kenilworth’s retail space, it was converted into a community center in 1964. Center of Grove Street It was developed in the 1970s as a Senior Opportunity Center. Elderly American Law.
Community centers for the elderly have changed since their inception in the 1940s. theme of the year: Strengthen community ties. But they have remained true to their original intent to be a trusted place in the community that connects people to the programs, services, and opportunities they need to age healthily.
Both APR community centers for seniors are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm (except for special events). Although these centers focus on the elderly, all ages are welcome.
barton street, Linwood Clamp ShiroWhen Stevens Lee The Community Center has regular programs designed for people over the age of 60. All APR Community Centers We provide active living opportunities for community members of all ages. Browse the latest from APR program guide List of all activities.
Harvest House Community Center – 205 Kenilworth Rd.
Featuring a dance and exercise studio, pool table, wood shop, sculpture studio, weaving art room, lounge area, movie screen, shuffleboard court and function room, Harvest House offers: weekly opportunities Stimulates creativity, mobility and social engagement.autumn day trip The Cherokee, Asheville Museum of Art, and local restaurants allow newcomers and longtime residents to connect with the larger community.
Browse Current Programs and Opportunities Call 828-350-2051 for more information.
Senior Opportunity Community Center – 36 Grove St.
Located downtown, the Grove Street center is slightly smaller than Harvest House, but maximizes the space with crafts, sewing, exercise equipment, billiards, ping pong, dining tables, greenhouses, and an outdoor picnic area. . Daily and weekly programs include card games, bingo, modified exercise and nutrition classes, arts and crafts, and educational experiences.
sponsored by the center super saturday Open House on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm Special events scheduled in the fall include: billiards tournament, cake baking competition, Pre-Thanksgiving PotluckWhen bowling at star lane.
Browse Current Programs and Opportunities Please call 828-350-2062 for more information.
Council on Aging Dining and Wellness Programs
The Council on Aging Dining and Wellness Program offers eligible adults the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious hot lunch daily at Moose Café and a weekly rotation of fresh, local produce at Senior Opportunities and Lynnwood Crump Shiloh Community Center. We offer it in a fun, safe and social environment. As elsewhere in Buncombe County. Beyond meals, the program connects participants to health and wellness programs, social opportunities, and community resources.
The program is funded through grants received by the Buncombe County Aging Council. Participation is free, but individuals are given the opportunity to expand the service through consumer donations. Reservation after registration is required.visit COA website for more information.
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