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Area Agency on Aging

Posted on: October 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Bingo competes with tai chi as senior centers change with time

Tai Chi class outside McKenna Center for Active Adults

Bingo and lunch are great, but older adults today are expecting much more than those traditional staples from their senior centers.

In fact, the mission of senior centers has changed so much that many organizations nationwide have rebranded them as centers for active adults.

“Traditionally, people came to a center primarily for a meal, but we’re not seeing that so much any more these days,” says Bridget Schickel, senior center services director for the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), which oversees 13 county centers for active adults.

Photo credit:  Dan Speicher, Tribune-Review

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