Guerin Woods Senior Center

The Guerin Woods Senior Center is truly the heart of our neighborhood, open not just to Guerin residents but to anyone in our community age 55 and older.  The Senior Center offers a lively gathering place where old friends meet and new friendships are made. 

This has been a year of blessings. The staff members here are wonderful with their efficiency and kindness. We are so grateful for their all-encompassing patience and encouragement. The fellowship and social mingling at the Senior Center is another blessing! The meals and camaraderie are so delightful to enjoy. We regularly see long-time friends and acquaintances at these functions. The vegetable garden has been a joy and blessing, as we regularly have fresh produce available.”
- Roy & Fern McClain

This specially-designed Center includes an expansive meeting and gathering space, a recreation area, a kitchen and a lending library, as well as a community garden with a greenhouse and raised beds.  The monthly calendar for the Senior Center is filled with a broad spectrum of activities designed to enliven, entertain and engage all who take part.   

Throughout our lives, much of our social interaction revolves around games, and the Senior Center is no exception, with weekly bunco, euchre and other card games among our most popular events.  Spa nights, exercise classes and other events help meet our physical needs, while regular church services and Bible studies nurture the spiritual side, and special guest speakers and monthly open studio art making broaden our horizons.

From Monday lunches and coffee chats to special pot luck dinners, there’s often something delightful and delicious going on at the Center.  Holidays and other occasions turn the Center into a special celebration, whether it’s an Oaks Day party, a Mother’s Day tea or some other festive event.

The Senior Center also hosts our regular Memory Café, a social gathering for people with memory loss and their care companions, designed to reduce isolation by bringing people together who are facing similar challenges.  Offering a sense of joy and normalcy to an existence that often has too little of both, it brings participants together to eat, drink, relax and enjoy music, art, games and entertainment of all kinds.

When I began to attend some of the activities at the Senior Center, little did I dream that I would someday live here! After years of maintaining my own home and property, it is a joy to leave all that to somebody else. When I hear people say, ‘I’m bored,’ I want to tell them that here at Guerin Woods, there is no time for boredom. This is a real caring and sharing group of folks. Where in the world can one live to be better off than here? The answer is ‘NOWHERE!’.”
- Edith Taylor