Seniors Center has a smooth reopening | Life



The Penticton Seniors Drop-in Center reopened last week and members couldn’t be happier.

“We really missed them,” Center President Mignonne Wood said of the long pandemic shutdown.

“Returning members are delighted that we are open again and that they can see their friends and resume some of their favorite activities.”

The center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with selected activities until health ordinances allow for a wider reopening, possibly next month.

On Sunday July 4, a big pancake breakfast will also celebrate the reopening.

Even though activities are reduced, Wood says members are returning to games of pool and snooker, mat and chair yoga, tai chi, line dancing, table tennis and social chats. ‘coffee, tea and fresh muffins every day.

“Our kitchen is open and that means delicious hot muffins every morning, fresh coffee, our famous cinnamon buns on Wednesdays and always delicious breakfasts on Fridays.”

Seating is reduced for lunch on Friday due to pandemic restrictions. Reservations and prepayment are therefore required at: 250-493-2111 for reservations.

“People really missed the social interaction and being together to chat and visit,” added Mignonne. “We love hearing the voices and the laughter and seeing the center come back to life. “

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee are on the menu for a fun breakfast on July 4th for the bargain price of $ 6 each. The event is open to the community and offers two seats: one at 10 a.m. and the other at 11:15 a.m. Reserve at: 250-493-2111.

Members and visitors to the center are reminded that masks are mandatory and that social distancing rules remain in place.

“As health restrictions ease in the coming weeks and months, we may add more activities, including card and board games and crowd-favorite bingo,” Mignonne said.

Membership in the center is open to people aged 50 and over.

For more information on the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Center Society, membership, programs and offers, visit their website at www.pentictonseniors.org, email the center [email protected] or call center at 250-493-2111.


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