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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
THE HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
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 spend 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.
XARSC MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
If you haven't already done so, please be sure to renew your yearly membership to XARSC!
Membership 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!
We DO offer memberships throughout the year but the cost is still the same. New members DO get a half price discount if they join in July! Beginning January 2nd, 2020 individuals who are coming to the center for classes/activities, and are NOT XARSC Members, there will now be 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: email@example.com
On Thursday September 17th Governor Dewine indicated Greene Countys numbers are extremely high. We are cautioned to wear mask and reduce socializing and activities. Therefore, with the numbers rising in Greene County, we have decide to delay opening of XARSC.
We will not be opening the center on
Monday September 21st , and at this time
we have not identified a date for opening.
ALL info below cancelled indefintely!
XENIA ADULT RECREATION AND SERVICES CENTER REOPENING POLICIES AND SCHEDULE
We received our guidance for opening doors and are scrambling to get everything in place for opening day. September 21st. PLEASE understand that EVERYTHING you see BELOW is done to meet the state requirements so that we may reopen our doors. We will appreciate your patience and understanding as this is new to all of us as we begin reopening.
HOURS: Our hours will be the same 8 am. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
MASKS: During this initial stage EVERYONE will be required to wear a mask (over your nose and mouth) the entire time you are in the building. *NO EXCEPTIONS. It is mandated BY THE STATE. (*With exception of for exercise classes & meals)
ENTERING THE CENTER: You will enter through one door and exit out the other. You will be asked a series of questions and temperature taken upon entering. You will be asked to follow the 6 foot markers on the floor for social distancing. Follow all rules about hand sanitizing, hand washing and all safety measures.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES: All classes that will be offered during this stage will ONLY allow reservations for the class AND a limited number of participants. This is based on the number that can adequately fit into the assigned room at the required social distancing. ANYONE coming into the center MUST have called in ahead for an appointment or class. We ask that you DO NOT arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled reservation for a class. There will not be gathering/congregating before or after activities. (unless it is outdoors) Some activities will not be permitted until the threat of the virus lessens. (euchre, bridge, card and board games, trips, traveling lunches and a few others).
LUNCH: We will begin staggered and RESERVED lunchtimes. If you will be coming for a morning class reservation, please schedule/reserve your lunchtime to coincide with your activity schedule. (For example: If you call and make a reservation for a class at 11 a.m. to Noon, then also make your reservation for lunch for 12:15. If a lunch reservation is NOT made, we cannot serve you lunch) Lunch will be scheduled in 30-minute increments: 11:15-11:45 / 11:45-12:15 / 12:15-12:45. PLEASE follow social distancing in cafeteria and stay on the markers on the floor. We ask that you try and finish your lunch in 30 minutes so that we can sanitize the area for the next group of reservations.
LUNCH CARRY OUT: You can still call ahead for a carry out. Kitchen staff will take your order and instruct you on pick up.
APPOINTMENTS WITH STAFF: Appointments must be made to meet one on one with any staff member. Only staff are permitted inside office areas. You cannot just walk in to see someone without prior notice.
CLASSES BEING HELD BEGINNING 9-21-2020 - CALL 376-4353 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR A CLASS/ACTIVITY:
Monday September 21st: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 8 :30 a.m.: Walk away the Pounds class 9 a.m.: ZUMBA GOLD 9:30: Strength and Balance class 10:15 a.m.: Chair Yoga class
Tuesday September 22nd: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 8:30 a.m.: Walk away the Pounds class 10:15: Chair Yoga (head to toe) 11:30 Rotary 1:00: Bingo 3 p.m.: Movie
Wednesday September 23rd: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 10:15: Chair Yoga (QI GONG) 10:30: PERI meeting (only on September 23rd)
Thursday September 24th: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 8:30 a.m.: Walk away the Pounds class 9:30: Strength and Balance class 10:15 a.m.: Chair Yoga class (weight lifting) 10:30 a.m.: Bible study
Friday September 25th: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 9:30: Pool Tournament sign ups 10:00 a.m. Reminiscing Class 10:00: Pool Tournament begins 11:30 a.m.: Mens Fellowship
Monday September 28th: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 8:30 a.m.: Walk away the Pounds class 9 a.m.; Crocheting class 9 a.m.: ZUMBA GOLD 9:30: Strength and Balance class 10:15 .m.: Chair Yoga class (strengthen)
Tuesday September 29th: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 8:30 a.m.: Walk away the Pounds class 10:15 Chair Yoga (head to toe) 11:30: Rotary 1 p.m.; Bingo 2 p.m.; Adult color art 3 p.m.; Movie
Wednesday September 30th: 8 a.m. Pool Room open 10:15: Chair Yoga (QI GONG)
CAFETERIA MENU: Call 376-4353 for a Lunch reservation for either 11:15 or 11:45 or 12:15
Monday September 21st: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots
Tuesday September 22nd: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, Stewed tomatoes
Wednesday September 23rd: Chicken enchilada, rice, corn
Thursday September 24th: Spasgna, Apple crisp, green beans, garlic bread
Friday September 25th: Beef enchilada, refried beans, Mexican cornbread
Monday September 28th: Chili, Green beans, Cornbread
Tuesday September 29th: Ham balls, Yams, Cream peas
Wednesday September 30th: Unstuffed cabbage rolls, red potatoes, carrots