Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Happy National Senior Center Month!

September is National Senior Center Month and the Southlake Senior Activity Center has a variety of programs to offer active adults 55 years and older despite being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

With the social isolation experienced by most seniors during this pandemic, the Southlake Senior Activity Center’s staff have worked diligently to stay connected with members and seniors in the community. “Our approach is a bit outside the box, but our goal is to keep our seniors engaged and motivated by offering programs that can keep their body and soul active despite social restrictions,” says Soheila Phelps, Senior Services Coordinator. “This month, more than ever, we want to showcase our center and its vital role in our community by offering programs and events that seniors can safely enjoy.”

Since April of this year, the Senior Activity Center has continued to make wellness checks, birthday phone calls, connections with volunteers, virtual programming, and create safe opportunities for seniors to engage with each other. National Senior Center Month is being celebrated with a focus on programs that connect to the mind, body, spirit, and Community.

Events will include:

  • September 1: Proclamation presented by Mayor Laura Hill at the City Council
  • September 4: Virtual health seminar in partnership with the Texas Health Southlake
  • September 11: Curbside craft kit pick-up
  • September 14: Drive-through parade and weekly curbside meal pick-up – Limited space available
  • September 14: Weekly virtual art classes
  • September 17: Curbside/drive-through ice cream social sponsored by Texas Health Southlake
  • September 21: Weekly curbside meal pick-up in partnership with Metroport Meals on Wheels – Limited space available
  • September 25: Virtual Bingo
  • September 28: Weekly curbside meal pick-up in partnership with Metroport Meals on Wheels – Limited space available

All programs require pre-registration through ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/ActiveNet or you may contact our Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8938 for more information. We look forward to continuing safe drive-through and virtual programming for our seniors throughout the fall so stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved.

The Senior Activity Center advocates for any senior in need, and we want to connect with them! If you know of a senior in our community who may like to receive our weekly E-Blast for fun jokes, recipes, or to participate in programs, please contact us.

We welcome the support of organizations and businesses that are interested in sponsoring senior programs. For more information please, contact Soheila Phelps at 817-748-8398 or seniorcenter@ci.southlake.tx.us.