The Allegheny Community Center reminds people to be careful due to downtown construction and has placed crosswalk signs in front of the parking lot. Farmer’s Market voucher distribution has been postponed due to printing delays but vouchers are expected to be available in July. The Center is offering a Healthy Steps for Older Adults program to prevent falls and promote health and wellness for adults ages 50 and up. There is also a Mah Jongg group every Wednesday and a tai chi class every Monday. The Care Council has acquired a grant to fund positive family interactions for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Lastly, a “Girls Who Code” summer camp for girls in grades six through 12 will be held at the ACC from June 12-23.
If you’re planning to visit the Allegheny Community Center in Warren, PA, be sure to take note of the ongoing construction in the area. The center’s staff has asked visitors to exercise caution while going to and from the center, given the downtown construction. Crosswalk signs have been placed in front of the parking lot to help ensure everyone’s safety.
In other news, Farmer’s Market voucher distribution has been delayed. Based on the report on timesobserver.com, vouchers are now expected to be available in July due to printing delays. Experience Inc. has scheduled several voucher application windows in July, including July 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Endeavor Senior Center, and July 19 back at the Area Agency on Aging from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proxy forms are required if two people are signing one application or if someone is picking up vouchers for someone else. Single applications can be mailed to the Allegheny Community Center or downloaded from their website. Vouchers will be mailed as soon as they arrive.
The Allegheny Community Center is also offering a Healthy Steps for Older Adults program to help prevent falls and promote health and wellness for adults ages 50 and up. The two-session class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The program includes information on making homes safer, managing medications, and learning how to improve strength and balance. Interested participants are encouraged to call the ACC to pre-register.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Wednesdays, the Mah Jongg group meets every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the ACC. And if you’re interested in trying out tai chi, a class is offered every Monday. Beginners can attend the 9 a.m. session, while those who have attended before can join the 10 a.m. session. There is no fee to participate.
The Care Council, a group of like-minded nonprofit entities that provide programs and services locally, has acquired a grant to fund positive and fun family interactions for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Local presenters designed to address these specific needs will be offered while the ACC will offer free activities that encourage both generations to work together through art. To sign up, call the ACC. The next meeting is June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Room of the Warren Public Library.
Finally, if you’re a girl in grades six through 12, don’t miss the “Girls Who Code” summer camp at the ACC from June 12-23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to email biglevelarts.com. To sign up, visit the ACC.
Despite the delays and construction, there are still plenty of opportunities for seniors to stay active and engaged in the Warren community. Check out these programs and events, and don’t forget to take extra care while navigating the downtown construction.