Activities

Senior citizens enjoying the fun activities that Weston Senior Center has to offer.

The Weston Senior Center offers a wide variety of fun activities on a daily basis. Some of our seniors favorite activities include...

  • Wii Bowling
  • Billiards & Shuffleboard
  • Bingo
  • Card Games
  • Dance Classes
  • Moving to the Oldies
  • And more!

Arts & Crafts

Crafts

Beautiful arts and crafts made by our members.

Join our crafters daily from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.


Betsey is available Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon.

Ceramics

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Join our talented painters as they create ceramic pieces for all occasions.


Available daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Ceramics Room.

Quilting

Senior citizen quilting at Weston Senior Center.

Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful pieces our quilters are working on.


Available Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Beginner Knitting Class

A basket of yarn at Weston Senior Center.

Currently full!

However, we are taking names for a waiting list.


If you are interested, please stop by and speak to Betsey

Cards & Games

Senior citizen playing Wii Bowling at Weston Senior Center

Pokeno & Pinochle

Pokeno is a combination of poker and keno (or lotto) and is similar to the game Bingo in several aspects. We welcome new players. Join in the fun!

  • Last Tuesday of the month at 12:45 pm in the Dining Room.


Pinochle is a trick-taking and melding game popular in the United States. The game is derived from a variation of Bezaique and was brought to America by German immigrants! We will be playing double deck and it is open to everyone.

  • Thursdays at 9:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Bingo

We have new and exciting games, plus an extra money pot on certain games played. Please join us - it's lots of fun and be sure to bring your pennies!

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:45 am to 11:30 am
  • First Friday of the Month: Bingo and Lunch are $5
  • We need a Bingo Caller for the 1st Wednesday of every month. Can you help?

Nickel/Nickel

If Nickel/Nickel is your game, join one of the games going on. There is always room for new players.

  • Every day in the Dining Room

Shuffleboard, Billiards & Ping Pong

Shuffleboard is very popular with our members. Our two tables are ready and waiting for you. 


Billiards is a fun classic among our members. We have four billiards tables, so there is always room for you to rack up and play.

  • Both are available everyday in the Billiard & Shuffleboard Room


Ping Pong is here! Thanks to a very generous donation Weston now has a beautiful new ping pong table! So grab a paddle and a friend to play!

  • The table is being utilized in the Multi Purpose Room, across from the Bingo room.
  • The tentative schedule for use is Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 am

Wii Bowling

Wii Bowling League

Our members love to Wii Bowl! In fact, we are part of a league called the “Wii Bowling Generation of Northern Delaware”. We along with 13 other senior centers and senior living facilities participate in this league that runs from September-May. At the end of our season we gather together and celebrate with a banquet and award ceremony. This year we are proud to say one of our teams the “Alley Cats” came in first place. We will begin sign-ups for our 2019-2020 league in August.            

  • Keep your eyes on the newsletter for dates and times.    

Summer Wii Bowling League

We didn't want the bowling season to end, so we're introducing a Summer Bowling League! The Summer season will run from Monday, June 3rd, 2019 through Wednesday, August 7, 2019.


Puzzle Corner

If you like to do jigsaw puzzles, we have a great selection of puzzles from which to choose. There are always two or three puzzles in the process of being completed.

  • Stop by Room 3 and take a look; you just might find a piece or two.

Fitness Activities

Moving to the Oldies

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Come dance along to oldies music with our dance instructor, Joanne Brady! Dance, like any form of exercise, benefits seniors in many ways. Regular physical, mental, and social stimulation is the gold standard recommendation for reducing the risk of dementia. Because it involves all three, dancing can be seen as a “triple-threat” option for older adults who want to protect their brains.


Join us on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Classes are $4.00 per person.


Be sure to check the schedule in the lobby as there are days Joanne will not be at the center.

Line Dance Class with Joanne Brady

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Wow! What a great time we are having in dance class! Dance affects many areas of the body, including the brain. The combination of cognitive coordination with the muscles is like a complete workout inside out. Our dance instructor, Joanne Brady, is keeping us "stepping". You are guaranteed to get some great exercise while having lots of fun.


Join us on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Classes are $4.00 per person.

Walk, Walk, Walk

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Watch out in the hallways! Our walkers" are off and walking! Countless studies have linked regular walking with heart-health benefits. Walking has been linked in men and women with lower risks of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cardiac arrest. Even small amounts of walking each week have been shown to reduce these risks around 15% to 20%.


We have some "walking logbooks" from the Division of Services for the Aging in partnership with the Delaware Senior Olympics where

you can chart the miles you walk.

Aqua Cardio Class

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In partnership with Fraim Center for Active Adults, Weston will be offering an aquatic exercise class.

8-week Aqua Cardio

Tuesday’s 8:45-9:30 a.m.

July 2nd-August 20th 

Cost- $20.00

You will need to supply your own transportation 

to the Fraim Center located at 

669 South Union St. Wilmington, DE 19805.

Payment must be presented at time of sign-up. 

Please Sign-up with Dottie. 

Healthy Resources

Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood pressure screenings are available twice a month.

  • 1st Wednesday at 11:00 am
  • 3rd Wednesday at 11:00 am

Nemours Health Clinic

Provides comprehensive dental care, eye examinations, eyeglasses, hearing tests and hearing aids to those who qualify. To qualify, you must be 65 years of age or older, a resident of Delaware and a United States Citizen. Income levels are $19,100 for a single person and $29,400 for a married couple.

“BRAIN TRAINING” W/ Brianna and the U of D-

  8 Week FREE program Tuesday’s from 10-11:30 a.m. 

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23,30 & August 6th.   

The University of Delaware will be conducting a free “Brain Training” seminar this summer! This program will be eight weeks long starting on June 18th and running through August 26th. It will be a one hour and a half course that will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday’s. The weeks will be broken up into themes dealing with art, music, and travel. These topics will be used in order to create cognitive stimulating activities and exercises. 

Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP)

This program offers assistance to low income seniors with their prescription costs. If you are over the age of 65 and have an annual income of less than $23,340, you may qualify.


Advance Health Care Directive

It is important for you to have an Advance Health Care Directive, more commonly referred to as a "living will". If you have never completed a "living will", see Dottie for a form. For those who already have a "living will", you may want to review it periodically to see that it still does what you want.