CONGRATULATIONS to DICK STROUS, XARSC Board Chair, as he receives recognition in the form of a Lifetime Service Award from the local Train Club honoring him for his work with the model railroads and trains and for his community service. Dick will receive this recognition via ZOOM on Saturday, November 21st at 2PM. Attendance at the ZOOM ceremony is limited, but you can attend by providing your name, email and phone number and then you will be given the ZOOM information to participate. If you are interested, contact Rick Lash at 937-426-2015 no later than Monday, November 16.
In addition, anyone wanting to provide a one page congratulatory message to
Dick may do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Rick Lash, 420 Twelve Oaks Trail, Beavercreek OH 45434.
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 email@example.com
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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 cases of Covid -19 have been increasing in Greene County and we have
felt it would be the wise thing to NOT reopen the senior center at this time.
We met with our Board of Directors more than once on the subject, and have decided to wait until the 1st of the year to review the situation again.
Therefore XARSC will not be reopening for the remainder of 2020. Please remember that all 2020 memberships will roll over to 2021 at no additional cost. Thank you all so much for your patience with the center being closed, for your continued support and understanding! XARSC members will be
receiving a letter very soon giving you more info on this & other XARSC news."
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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.
2021 XARSC MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
Please note that due to the COVID-19 closure all 2020 members
will have their membership dues roll over to all of 2021!
ANY 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: firstname.lastname@example.org