The Macon County Senior Citizens Center now has approximately 1500 members and is still growing. The Center offers a wide variety of activities from education, free health screenings, and transportation vouchers, to the structured fitness programs led by highly skilled and trained volunteers and staff. There is also an indoor walking track and much more. As the Center continues to grow, they are looking forward to adding new programs and being able to offer more services to senior citizens.
The Senior Citizens Center, chartered in 1986, is a 501 ( c ) 3 not for profit, operating under the direction of a free standing board which consists of an outstanding group of local community leaders. They are able to bring the senior citizens of this area the programs and services they need to remain active and healthy because of donations and contributions from State and Federal Governments, local county and city governments, local businesses and private partners that know and understand the importance of a facility such as theirs.
The Center offers a transportation program where they work with the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency and provide qualified seniors age 60 and above with vouchers to ride the van to doctor’s appointments in and out of town, trips to the library or grocery store, visits to the senior center or to hair appointments. They also provide education programs on important topics our seniors face from healthy living, Wii bowling, painting, quilting, card games, and line dancing.
They provide a monthly birthday dinner on the third Thursday of every month. They have bingo twice each week. They also offer free Medicare counseling, guest speakers, day trips, two pool tables, and lunches four days a week.
If you are already 60 and aren’t a member yet, you are encouraged to stop by and see what they have to offer that might be of interest to you.
If you are already a member but haven’t been in a while, you may want to stop by and see what new programs and services they are offering since you were last in. And if you are not yet 60, stop by and visit with them anytime to see what you will have to look forward to when that time comes for you! You will see for yourself that The Macon County Senior Citizens Center is, indeed, a place where friends, fun and memories come together!