​THE HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, INC.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


​The Senior Citizens "Club" was organized on November 1st, 1966 with 7 members,

meeting at Christ Episcopal Church. It was organized as an outgrowth of a

Community Action Council initiative under Dr. Vivian Lewis and Maggie McKnight

became the Founder/Director. In September of 1967 we opened our first thrift shop at

409 E. Main Street that formerly housed Greenes Shoe Repair owned by charter member

Mrs. Eva Greene. Mrs. Maggie McKnight was instrumental in the growth of the senior

center and we became incorporated on ​April 26th, 1968 as a non profit agency.


In 1968 Mrs. Edna McClelland was Program Chair, Mr. Dewey Jameson was the GASCC

first Membership President and Mrs. Maggie McKnight was GASCC Coordinator.

On January 1st, 1969 we moved downtown to the old Salvation Army building at

90 S. Detroit Street. In less than 2 years time we outgrew this building and

moved to 117 East Main Street in 1971, formerly Pattersons Appliances. 

In 1972 GASCC then found a home in the former Methodist Parsonage at 101 W. Second Street.


In 1975 The City of Xenia offered the seniors use of a house at 108 W. Second Street.

$35,000 was raised by the senior center to remodel the house. This was 'home" to the seniors

until a new 10,000 square foot building was built on the land of the old Central Junior High School 

at 130 East Church Street, and opened in 1981 under the leadership of Executive Director Naomi Trout.

Mrs. Trout spent 27 years as Executive Director until 2003 when she retired

and moved to California. In 2003 Mrs. Judy Baker became the new

Executive Director, and in 2017, under Judy's hard work and leadership,

XARSC became a partner in the Xenia REACH Project along with the Xenia YMCA,

Central State, Clark State and Kettering Health Network.


REACH stands for: Recreation, Education, Activity, Community and Health.

Ground was broken in 2018 and the new REACH Center opened January 2019. 

PLEASE NOTE:

YES! WE ARE REOPENING! MAY 3RD, 2021

PLEASE SEE YOUR MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS ON

RESERVATIONS FOR CLASSES, SPACE LIMITATIONS, ETC.

YOUR PATIENCE AS WE REOPEN WITH THESE LIMITATIONS      

 IN PLACE IS SINCERLY APPRECIATED!


NEW SECTION ON XARSC STAFF PAGE: JOB OPENINGS!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK, WE ARE HIRING!

GO TO LINK ABOVE:  XARSC STAFF / JOB OPENINGS

Looking for something specific? Click onto one of the links

to the left!

VOLUNTEERS GREATLY NEEDED!


   Are you and your spouse retired? Or how about you and the bestie? Are you looking for something to do to "give back" to the community, but time is limited? Can you spare less than 2 hours once a week? Then how about delivering hot nutritious meals to the elderly in Xenia? Fun and easy! Just pass a background and fingerprint check, then spend 10:45 a.m to 12:15 p.m. one day a week delivering a warm smile, a caring heart, a kind friendly greeting PLUS a hot meal to a senior. (Training provided) It WILL lift their spirits AND make your day brighter!

Must have a car and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE! 

We are currently needing volunteers Wednesday and Friday. 

 Call Director Judy Baker at 937-376-4353 to start your background check! 

We have come a LONG way! 

We are very active on the social media site Facebook! Please consider joining Facebook and liking our page! There are many daily things to read, to do, fun games, Q&A, inspiration, humor and videos etc. are shared regularly on that site. 

MONDAY MAY 3RD

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 XENIA ADULT RECREATION AND SERVICES CENTER
338 South Progress Drive    Xenia, Ohio  45385    937-376-4353
​Open Monday - Friday    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Executive Director: Judy A. Baker       ​jbaker@xarsc-seniorcenter.org
​​​​Find us on Facebook: Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center​


XARSC. WHAT ARE WE?
​XARSC is a one stop resource for a variety of services for seniors 60 and older.

Information and referrals, Meals on Wheels, Supportive Services, Public Benefits, Medicare

Counseling, Medical and Non Medical Transportation, Homemaker services. It is also an organization

that offers numerous socialization opportunities for seniors 50 and older. We want seniors to keep busy

and find purpose in their lives.  From trips to activities, transportation to outreach, 

XARSC's philosophy is to consider the whole person, whatever those needs are;

Social, Recreational, Support Services & Transportation.

 

2021 XARSC MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 closure

all 2020 memberships rolled over to all of 2021!


Any BRAND NEW Membership IN 2021 is $25 a year for a single and $40 a year for a couple.

Membership includes a monthly information packed newsletter mailed to your home,

most classes are free (some classes have a fee for a trained instructor)

PLUS reduced fees on trips. Members also get a 3% discount on lunch, plus

if you have a lunch ticket, your 11th full lunch is free.


This is THEE BEST DEAL IN TOWN FOR SENIORS!!

Membership is January thru December!

Individuals who come to the center for classes/activities, and are

NOT XARSC Members, there IS a $4 fee for a day pass.

(This does not apply to anyone coming to lunch) 

This practice is not uncommon for membership

organizations like the YMCA and other senior centers to charge a daily fee

for non members to participate in things that members

already pay for through their yearly dues.


 If you have questions please feel free to ask us or email our

Director Judy Baker at:  jbaker@xarsc-seniorcenter.org