Folsom Parks and Recreation
Oct 28, 2013 04:21AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Photo courtesy of Folsom Parks and Recreation
The Folsom Senior Center, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and located at 48 Natoma Street (between the Folsom Police Department and Folsom City Hall), offers a variety of social programs, services and classes for adults age 55 and above. What’s more, the space boasts a spacious lounge, two activity rooms and a coffee bar.
Fun—and free—social activities take place at the Center every day, ranging from the Off-Key Singers, social bridge, games, movies, book discussions, and, on the second Friday of each month, a pizza party. New participants are welcome to join the activities at any time. Regular attendee Nancy Nelson says, “This is a great place for us seniors to gather, meet new friends, and participate in some of the many activities that are offered.” John Closs, another frequent visitor to the Center adds, “I love the friendly people, the great hot lunches, and all the pretty girls!”
The Folsom Senior Citizens Club—an active group enjoys socializing, lunch, and bingo or bridge each time they gather—meets at the Center twice monthly. Club members also meet monthly for potlucks, and venture out on occasional trips or schedule guest speakers. New members are welcome to join at any time
The Center also serves as a gateway to free community services that can help seniors stay healthy and independent, including health insurance counseling, blood pressure screening, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s/dementia support groups. There is also a nutrition program provided by Meals on Wheels that serves hot lunches to seniors 60 and older each weekday at 11:30 a.m.; a $2 meal donation is suggested.
Special parties are hosted at the Center regularly. Don’t miss the Thanksgiving Celebration on November 22 and the popular Holiday Sweater Party on December 20. The events are free to attend and include entertainment, activities, contests and games; participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch, or reserve lunch with the nutrition program.
There are also many classes and programs available to seniors; free educational workshops include the regular “Train Your Brain” series, as well as classes on personal health and safety, life planning, fraud prevention, and an AARP series of driver’s safety classes. Ongoing fitness classes include “Physical Fitness for Seniors,” “Walk and Talk,” which explores some of the city’s beautiful paved trails, Zumba and yoga. Ceramics, painting and photography courses are also on tap.
If you haven’t visited the Folsom Senior Center recently, drop by during operating hours and a friendly staff member will show you around!
For more information, visit folsom.ca.us or call 916-351-3510.