Senior Center

senior_center The Wahoo Senior Center is located at 235 E. 4th Street and is located adjacent to (north of) the Wahoo Civic Center.  Normal hours of operation are 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  The Senior Services operation is funded by the City of Wahoo as well as through income generated by the Thrift Store and Busy Wheels programs.  It operates as a division within the Parks and Recreation Department in providing services to area senior citizens in matters relating to:

Fitness & Health Services      Economic Welfare      Transportation

Recreation      Nutrition      Volunteer Services

Nutrition
Hot, nutritious, low cost meals are served at the Senior Center .  The meal program is managed by the City of Wahoo.  Lunch time meals are served Monday through Friday.  Home delivered meals are available for those who qualify and are unable to travel to the center.  Contact the Senior Center at 443-4463 for more information, including meal prices and reservations.


Community Thrift Store
The Community Thrift Store is a service open to the entire community.   The store is attached to and located directly east of the Senior Center.  The store offers a wide variety of clothing items for men, women, and children as well as furniture and household items such as small appliances, dishware, and bedding.  Many bargains and hard to find items are available at nominal prices.  Donations of clean clothing and household items are welcome.   Regular hours of operation are 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.  Saturday hours are scheduled each month.  Contact the Thrift Store directly at (402) 443-5168 for more information.

Fitness & Health Services
The Senior Center offers a "Tai-Chi" class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00am.  This free class is a slow movement activity that helps to build balance and strength.  The group class also does some chair-sitting Yoga exercises.

The Senior Center offers a number of health care and preventative medical services and programs.   These programs include flu shots and monthly 'foot clinics'.  The Senior Center also works closely with area medical providers to offer pertinent and timely seminars and workshops.


The Senior Center maintains an exercise room which includes a variety of cardio equipment including treadmills, stationary bike, recumbent bike, and a 'Nu-Step' rehab machine.   Senior Center patrons are also able to use the locker rooms and whirlpool at the Civic Center for no charge.

Transportation
The Senior Center operates an “in-town” transportation service for area seniors called "Busy Wheels".   Transportation is provided within the City of Wahoo Monday through Thursday for a $1 donation per pick-up.   The “Busy Wheels” van can provide transportation to the grocery store, the doctor’s office, or other appointments and meetings.   Hours of operation for Busy Wheels are as follows:

          Monday – Thursday:        9am-11:45am    and    1pm-3:45pm

For better service it is suggested that riders call before 9am for morning service or 1pm for afternoon service.  Phone the center at 443-4463 for appointments.

Recreation
The Wahoo Senior Center provides a number of opportunities for recreational involvement.  Craft classes have included water color and oil painting, and card making.   Bingo is played on Tuesday afternoons.   Crossword puzzles, newspapers, and magazine reading are everyday activities.

Anyone is welcome to join the card games.  On Monday afternoon, the seniors play 10-point pitch.  On Wednesday morning, Tarock is played which is a Czech card game and in the afternoon Liverpool Rummy.  On Thursday afternoon, seniors gather for Pinochle.   Card tournaments usually occur on Friday afternoons.   Bridge groups meet throughout the month.  Contact the center to check the monthly schedule for exact dates and times.

Volunteering
The Senior Center offers abundant opportunities to work on center projects such as driving the Busy Wheels van, working in the Thrift Shop, or helping keep the center ready for the next day’s events or special projects.  The Senior Center relies upon dedicated volunteers to assist the staff with a variety of Center functions and services.  Contact the Center if you have some time you would like to share.


For more information about Wahoo Senior Services or the Wahoo Senior Center, contact Sarah Kruse, Senior Services Manager at 443-4463 during regular hours of operation.


Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter

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