York senior center to celebrate 25th anniversary

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

(Courtesy York County)
(Courtesy York County)

An open house to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Senior Center of York is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

The center, which is in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, hosts more than 19,000 patron visits a year by seniors who come to volunteer, to visit with friends and to participate in a wide variety of cultural, health, social and educational programs.

According to a York County news release, the open house will begin with a brief program honoring the center, its patrons, volunteers and staff. Afterwards, visitors will be able to explore table exhibits, watch videos and speak with patrons about the various programs offered there.

Visitors of any age are invited to attend the open house. Light refreshments will be served.

The Senior Center of York was established in 1991 to serve as a community meeting place where citizens ages 55 and up could gather and participate in programs and activities. It is operated by a board of supervisors, with oversight provided by the division of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and a 15-member volunteer Senior Center Advisory Board.

After being moved to the Washington Square Shopping Center in 1994, its popularity continued to grow, leading to expansions that now provide the center with more than 8,800 square feet of space.

In 2014 the center was honored by the American Association of Retired Persons for operating the best attended Driver Safety Program site in Virginia. And it earned a 1995 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.

For more information about the Senior Center and its anniversary open house, call (757) 890-3444.