What do you get when you meld Starbucks, Bally’s Fitness Center and Elderhostel? A Senior Center that is meeting the needs of today’s elderly.

Studies in the US have shown that the senior center of the 21st century needs to include a wider variety of activities, including a full array of programs that promote healthy ageing, continuing education and programs that attract all ages.

According to a recent NYTimes article, the use of senior centers in the US has been declining, primarily because the old models carry a stigma associated with ageing. The new multi-faceted models attract a wider community involvement and can serve as ‘the place to go’ for everyone, not just seniors.

Meet you at the Café for coffee and dance class!!!

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