Burlington Senior Center up and running

Burlington Senior Center opened
The new Burlington Senior Center opened Thursday in time for bingo, which is held on the second Thursday of the month.

Christina Lieffring, christina.lieffring@journaltimes.com

Originally Published in The Journal Times by Christina Lieffring, christina.lieffring@journaltimes.com

BURLINGTON — Our Harmony Club Assistant Director Christine Scott said that the first week she saw the inside of the former Knights of Columbus building, now the new Burlington Senior Center, she knew there was a lot of work to be done.

Fortunately, the center had a lot of volunteers to undertake the project.

“They had tons of people cleaning and painting,” said Scott. “It’s amazing to see all the people come together.”

This week, the new facility at 587 E. State St., opened to the public. Burlington Senior Center Board President Kevin Brierly and General Manager Pat Kendall said after the pipes froze at the Western Racine County Service Center building, 209 N. Main St., after New Year’s, volunteers of all ages pitched in some elbow grease to help get the Knights of Columbus building in shape.

New ceiling panels were donated and installed, plumbing and electricity had to be updated and every wall was given a fresh coat of paint.

Brierly said one 93-year-old donated hours of her time painting the walls.

“Since she couldn’t play cards, she thought she’d come on down,” he said.

Card club christening

This week at the new facility kicked off with Chocolate City Card Club, which had about 20 members come in Tuesday. Bingo, held on the second Thursday of the month, also drew a pretty good crowd. Kendall said they have received quite a few comments about how nice the new space is.

“We love it,” she said.

Brierly said that the location, access and parking are also a big improvement.

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Burlington Senior Center is moving

We are moving. The Burlington Senior Center is relocating to 587 E. State St. Our new home is bigger and includes a commercial-grade kitchen so we can participate in the Meals on Wheels program. Want to help with the move? Check out our fall edition of the BSC News.

BSC is moving
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What’s inside the BSC News Fall 2017?

  • Do you like going to the theater or visiting places like Door County? Check out our list of BSC Senior Day Trips and Tours.
  • Enjoy bowling? The Nifty Fifty has started their Fall-Winter Season. Find out more in the Fall BSC News.
  • Keep up to date on activities like Volleyball, Arts and Crafts, Chocolate City Card Club, Senior Sports and more.

How do I get a copy?

You can pick up a paper copy at the new Burlington Senior Center location or download a copy of BSC_News_Fall_2017.

Don’t Miss Our Spring 2017 BSC News

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BSC News Spring 2017

Spring is in the air! Flowers are starting to bloom. 50+ Senior CO-ED Softball is about to begin.

The BSC Newsletter Spring 2017 has arrived. Inside you will find articles about Burlington Senior Center Day Trips and Tours, Dominoes, Arts and Craft Day, tips, announcements and other updates.

To keep updated on the BSC, check out our BSC Spring 2017 Newsletter or pick up a printed copy at the Burlington Senior Center.

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