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.
WE HAVE REOPENED!
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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 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.