Bexley 55+ Activities
Dating back nearly 40 years, a group of passionate residents organized themselves to plan trips, luncheons and other activities for older adults in Bexley. Today, we are looking to add to that vision and expand services to our older adults. Thanks to the support of Mayor Ben Kessler and Bexley City Council, the Bexley Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) and a generous $30,000 grant from the Bexley Community Foundation (BCF), the Bexley Recreation and Parks is excited to announce the creation of a new senior center located at 420 N. Cassady Ave. The new center will be the cornerstone of a feasibility study done by the department to assess ways to expand services to older adults and to evaluate the demand for a more robust senior center to be developed in the years to come.
Opening next month, the center will be available to all adults 55+, as both a gathering space and a new location for 55+ programming. Thanks to the generous grant from the BCF, we have been able to renovate the space to best fit our needs. This includes lounge furniture, a kitchenette, an entertainment system, equipment and supplies to run a variety of 55+ programming, and more. Some of the already planned programs and activities include euchre, Mah Jongg, book clubs, art projects, lifelong learning opportunities, and more. Various events will also be held at the new senior center such as football watch parties, movie nights on the projector screen, mini concerts and more.
While we will continue to offer trip based programming and classes for 55+ at Jeffrey Mansion, the new senior center will provide a space dedicated to older adults in our community. It will provide an opportunity for members to gather together, to socialize, to exercise, to learn new things, to receive support, to play games and to have fun. This is a wonderful opportunity for our older adults to demonstrate the need for a larger, more permanent location in the future. We encourage our 55+ community to join the center and enjoy the benefits it has to offer. Together we will continue to expand and improve services to our older adults.
Memberships are open to all residents and non-residents aged 55+ and are paid on an annual basis (January 1 - December 31):
- Bexley Residents: $20/individual and $30/couple
- Non-Residents: $35/individual and $45/couple
Member Benefits Include:
- $5 off most 55+ activities
- Access to the Bexley Senior Center during regular business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
- After-hours rental of the building for private parties
- Regular newsletters with up to date information on upcoming activities
- Weekly emails with general information and upcoming events
- Guests are permitted to attend activities and events at the senior center up to five times, at which point they will be asked to officially join the senior center membership.
Purchase your annual 55+ Bexley Senior Center Membership today and receive discounts on most activities and events. Any activities or events that require registration to participate will require online registration or you may call Kristen Schweitzer to register and pay over the phone.