Island Voices

The Treasure That Is the Vashon Senior Center

By Rich Osborne

If you have been following my letters, you know that I lead the Music Mends Minds sing-along at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Vashon Senior Center.

You should also know about other programs the Vashon Senior Center offers. Just last month, the Senior Center hosted Monday/Wednesday/Friday lunch service and delivery and Tuesday Meals on Wheels. (For a fraction of what other places are charging.)

Also, Zumba, Mindfulness Café on Zoom, Wild Walkers, Photo Club, Knitting and Crocheting Groups, a Book Group, and a Grief and Loss Peer Support Group.

For games, we have: Mah Jongg, Bridge (Contract and Duplicate), Pinochle and Scrabble. For personal growth, we have: smartphone assistance, Library2Go, JAM (Joy and Movement Fitness), Tai Chi, Spinal Mobility via Zoom, low-vision support, and special program talks on a variety of subjects.

We have taken shopping trips to the Waterfront Market at Ruston and Costco.

But the Senior Center is more than programs. I am running into old friends I have not seen since before COVID. I’m making new friends and learning new things. I have a great time every time I go.

If you have not joined yet, you should join.

Already a member? Come on down. It probably been too long since we’ve seen you. With the Senior Center’s marvelous, welcoming crew; you won’t regret it. Contact: phone 206-463-5173; online:

November 16, 2022

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