Make sure you get a copy of the next Senior Spirit Newsletter! You can either check it out by clicking on this link or call the Parks and Rec Office and we can print a copy for you!
The Senior Community Center, located off Dickinson Street inside the Washington Center, is closed due to COVID 19. We hope to open again in early 2021. See below for slow openings...
Typically the center holds a variety of programs geared for adults ages 60 and older. We are always looking for new ways to expand our horizons, and welcome your input and volunteerism! We are open weekdays, and rent the center on weeknights and weekends. Rentals are open now, we ask that no more than 40 people gather, and use Covid safety guidelines provided. Go to our rental page for more information.
Once we re-open, here is our WEEKLY PROGRAMMING (we need you to wear masks and social distance until further notice):
Seasonal special programs on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 1pm. Do you have an idea to share? Please let us know.
50 Cent Bingo at 12:30pm. STARTING UP AGAIN FEBRUARY 9, 2021 WITH VALENTINE GAMES AND PRIZES!! (Monthly Birthday Party the last Tuesday of the month following Bingo)
Traveling Dartball League has been cancelled for the year. CARD TEAMS are welcome to start up in March, give Lori a call at 920-982-8523.
BAKING WITH A PURPOSE. Second Thursday of the month at 1pm. We find folks who could use some cookies or cupcakes to cheer them, and like to surprise people with themed treats. We welcome donations of boxed mixes, flour, sugar, eggs, etc.
Big Screen Movies 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
STRONGWOMEN is a strength training program for middle-aged women and older. Research shows that strength training will improve bone density and arthritis symptoms, reduce falls, and increase flexilibility as well as improve your mood and attitude. If you suffer from any of these, why not give StrongWomen a try? Classes are in two sessions:
SESSION 1: February 1-24
Mondays and Wednesdays
Fee for 4 week session: Residents: $14.00 Non-Residents: $21.00
SESSION 2: March 1-31
Mondays and Wednesdays
Fee for 5 week session: Residents: $17.50 Non-Residents: $26.25
For a pdf of this program, click here.
Register for these classes by coming to the Parks and Recreation Office at 215 N. Shawano St. New London, WI 54961 or by calling (920) 982-8521. Registration is also available online by clicking this link.
WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!
RECYCLING WITH A PLAN: A plastic caps recycling program was established at the Senior Center in 2019, and is an ongoing effort to promote recycling education to middle school children, and gain a recycled bench for each school in our district.
FOOT CLINIC: Diabetics and Seniors enjoy the convenience of a Foot Clinic offered by Valley VNA the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Please call 920-538-2974 for an appointment.
The Senior Center is a great resource for a variety of other needs, including:
- Homestead Credit
- Tax Preparation
- Health Screenings
Go With Us, Ride The Bus!!
New London Transit Service transportation is available for individuals 60 and older as well as individuals of all ages with disabilities that live in the corporate city limits of New London. The bus operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A $3.00 suggested roundtrip donation is appreciated for this service. Rides can be obtained by calling 982-8522 and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.