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Williamston Area Senior Center

It's time to update your vision of the WASC, it’s not what it used to be!  It’s become a vibrant, action-packed combination of dining, special events, and daily activities that make it a fun place to be.

 

The WASC goes beyond card games and bingo!  We have expanded our programs to include:  crafts, live entertainment, travel, fitness, education, and special events.

Join the WASC, become a member and/or volunteer and make new friends.

Williamston Area Senior Center
201 School St., Williamston, MI 48895
517-655-5173
Email:  williamstonseniorctr@gmail.com
Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9am - 2:30pm

Membership: $12 a year

 

About Us

Everyone ages. It is an inherent property of life. As our bodies and minds develop over time, we adapt to these changes by modifying our decisions and actions. The later years of life can be especially challenging, but the Williamston Area Senior Center is here to help. At the Williamston Area Senior Center, we listen to the needs of our members in order to understand their limitations and discuss potential solutions. We work with our community members to customize options that will help them lead the lives they want.

Family Visit
 

Activities

Our hearts and brains are constantly changing, and just like the muscles in our body, they can lose strength if we don’t exercise them enough. It is especially important for seniors to stay physically and mentally active on a daily basis, which is why we offer a variety of classes to help get your body and mind moving. They’re fun and enjoyable for everyone, and a great way to meet our other residents.

Art Class

Arts & Crafts

Fun and Engaging

Peer Networking

Social Interaction

Senior Citizen Exercise Class
Playing Cards

Cards & Computer Games

Stay Sharp

 
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ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

September 2022 Activities

Thursday, September 1st – Euchre 9am-Noon, Birthday Bash and Bingo 12:30pm

Monday, September 5th – Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Chair Exercise 12:30pm, Knitter Group 1pm-3pm, and Culver’s Fundraiser 5pm-9pm at 5140 Times Square Drive in Okemos!

Wednesday, September 7th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Used Puzzle Sale 9am-2pm, Cooking for One with MI State Ext. at 12:30pm (Sign-up is required), Movie & Popcorn watching “Forever Darling” at 12:30pm, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, September 8th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Start of Matter of Balance Workshop 9:30am-11:30am (Sign-up is required), and Mindfulness Coping Skills presentation by Healing Conversations Counseling at 12:30pm

Friday, September 9th – Euchre Tournament Fundraiser 5:30pm (Sign-up is required)

Monday, September 12th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Grandparents Day Party with Ingham County Medical Care 12:30pm, and Garden Club 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, September 13th – Senior Picnic at noon at Williamstown Township and National Peanut Day! (Senior Center will be closed)

Wednesday, September 14th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Lunch & Plinko with Independence Village of East Lansing at Noon, National Cream Filled Donut Day, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, September 15th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, and Travel Show to Hawaii at 12:30pm

Monday, September 19th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Lunch with the Willows, and In the Kitchen with Susie-Let’s make smoothies…Susie will share samples and recipes for a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Tuesday, September 20th – Euchre 9am-Noon, National Pepperoni Pizza & Punch Day! Pizza & Punch for lunch at noon, Williamston Area Senior Center Board Meeting 1pm, and Knitter Group 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, September 21st – Euchre 9am-Noon, Presentation by Mitch Lutzke about the history of the Williamston Historical Museum at 12:30pm, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, September 22nd – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, and Fall Fling with Karen 12:30pm

Sunday, September 25th – The Great Trains and Grand Canyons Travel Excursion Starts

Monday, September 26th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Lunch with Red Cedar Lodge at Noon, Presentation by Pam Smith on Enhanced Fitness at 12:30pm, and Johnny Appleseed Day!

Tuesday, September 27th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Crush a Can Day, Mind Games with the Library at 12:30pm, and Knitter Group 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, September 28th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Chair Exercise 12:30pm, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, September 29th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, and lunch at noon with Brookdale of Meridian, and Author visit with Susan Frazier of “Picking Up Pieces” 12:30pm


*Programs subject to change

**If sign-up is required, please call 517-655-5173 to register

October 2022 Activities

Monday, October 3rd – Euchre 9am-Noon, Oktoberfest Party at Noon, and Make Your Own Gnome at 12:30pm

Tuesday, October 4th – Euchre 9am-Noon, National Golf Day, and Chair Exercise at 12:30pm

Wednesday, October 5th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Estate Planning Assistance Presentation at 12:30pm by Richard Chaffee

Thursday, October 6th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, Birthday Bash with DJ Clarinet at Noon, and The Senior Center 30th Birthday Celebration Dinner at 5:30pm at Spag’s located at 1268 E. Grand River in Williamston
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Friday, October 7th – Color Cruise & Luncheon Aboard the Michigan Princess at 11am (Sold Out)

Monday, October 10th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Angel Food Cake Day, How We Grieve Death in America: Yesterday and Tomorrow by Grace Hospice, and Garden Club 5pm-8:30pm

Tuesday, October 11th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Lunch with a Board Member at Noon, Puzzle Race at 12:30pm, and Knitter Group 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, October 12th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Free Lunch and Plinko with Independence Village of East Lansing, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, October 13th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, and Travel Show on Maine at 12:30pm

Saturday, October 15th – The Magnolia Trail & The Heart of Texas Trip Begins

Monday, October 17th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Flu Shot Clinic Presented by Rite Aid 10am-Noon National Pasta Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day, and Chronic Pain Presentation by MSU Ext. at 12:30pm

Tuesday, October 18th -Euchre 9am-Noon, Chair Exercise at 12:30pm, and Knitter Group

1pm-3pm

Wednesday, October 19th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Annual Meeting for Senior Benefit Fund at 1pm,

Make a Halloween Magnet at 2pm, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, October 20th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, Christmas Card Making at 12:30pm with Susan Schoenborn

Monday, October 24th– Euchre 9am-Noon, Make a Decorative Wall Hanging at 12:30pm, and MRPA Grand Experience Mackinac Island trip leaves (Sold Out)

Tuesday, October 25th – Euchre 9am-11am, Andy & Jody-New England Folk Concert at 11am sponsored by the Williamston Library, and Knitter Group 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, October 26th– Euchre 9am-Noon, Movie & Popcorn- “Yours, Mine and Ours” at 12:30pm, and Needle Work Group 1pm-3pm

Thursday, October 27th – Euchre 9am-Noon, Matter of Balance 9:30am-11:30am, National Tell a Story Day with an Author visit with Mike Shaft “Shaftsburg a Hidden Gem” at 12:30pm

Monday, October 31st – Euchre 9am-Noon, Halloween Party at Noon and Magic Show with John Russell at 12:30pm

 
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LUNCH MENU

The WASC provides hot lunches at by the Tri County Office on Aging Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Mondays are our opportunity to provide lunches catered by local area restaurants. 
Please call #517-655-5173 for lunch reservations so we can have the right number of luncheons on hand. 
Cost for lunch is a recommended donation of $3.50 per person.  

September Menu

 

News & Updates

WASC Newsletter

September - October 2022

Attached is our Bi-Monthly Newsletter.
Click on link below.

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WASC New Administrative Team

February 2022

Williamston Senior Center’s new administrative team expands offerings By Steve Horton / Fowlerville News.

SEE PAGE 15

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MSU Spartan Newsroom

February 19, 2022

Senior Center see high turnout for Valentine's Day party by Madison Kort, Student

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Tri-County Office on Aging

March 2022

Tri-County Office on Aging is offering workshops for small groups of five (5) via  telephone.  A couple of the topics are, diabetes and chronic pain management.

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Become a Member, Volunteer
Make a Donation, Honorarium, Memorial

Make an Impact

 
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Donation

No matter how big or small of a contribution you can afford, we appreciate them all. By making a Donation, you will be supporting our efforts to bring health, joy, and fulfillment to the lives of our elderly community. If you’d like to make a Donation today, you can get our donation form below, click the Donate Now button.

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Honorarium Memorial

There are many ways for you to give and make a positive impact on the lives of seniors in your community.  Honor a friend or family member by making a memorial donation to the Williamston Area Senior Center.

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Become a Member and Volunteer

Seniors at Williamston Area Senior Center often describe their experience with us as an incredible way to live their lives. Become a Member and your commitment to Volunteer will be used to support the staff, services, and facilities we provide to all of our Senior Center members. If you’d like to become a member click on the link below and we're always looking for Volunteers, let us know how you'd like to help.

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WASC Board Members & Staff

 
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Ann Lemmen

Board President

Karleen Dimick

Board Vice President

Marilyn Thompson

Board Secretary

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Ray Lemmen

Board Treasurer Ex-Officio

Beth Schrader

Executive Director

Julie Rudd

Assistant Director

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Mickie Manley

Kitchen Coordinator

Dawn Harris

Administrative Support

Karen Bollman

Trustee

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Sharon Basil

Trustee

Beth Zetterholm

Trustee

Mark Steinberg

Trustee

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Drew Danowski

Trustee

City and Township Officials:  
City of Williamston Representative - Tammy Gilroy

Leroy Township Representative - Wilma Whitehead

Wheatfield Township Representative - John Allen

WASC Board Meetings Schedule:

September 20, 2022

December 13, 2022

March 14, 2023

May 16, 2023 - Annual Meeting

WASC Wish List

Cases of Bottled Water

8oz Plastic Water Glasses

Batteries - AA, AAA & 9V

Hand Soap in a Dispenser Bottle

Packing Tape and Dispenser

White Card Stock Paper

Small To-Go Containers

Copy Paper

Stamps

Duct Tape

Coffee Mate Creamer (liquid)

Gift Cards: Amazon, Meijer, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Staples, & Michaels

Scotch Thermal Laminating Sheets

Bic Wite-Out EZcorrect

Vanity Fair Napkins (15in X 17in)

Post-its

But we would also wish for you to shop AmazonSmile and pick the Williamston Area Senior Center as your charity!

 

Contact Us:

For more information about the Williamston Area Senior Center, directions, newsletter, or calendar of events, please contact us!

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