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
Photo Credit: BSC News 2017

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.

Ready for Winter? BSC News 2017 Has Arrived

 

BSC News Winter 2017

Ready for winter? So are we. We have published the Winter 2017 Issue of the BSC News. In this issue, we have updates on the BSC, events and activities, tips and other announcements.

Keep up to date on

  • Burlington Senior Center Day Trips
  • BSC Sports: Bowling and Volleyball
  • Card Games and more
  • Our wishlist items for the Burlington Senior Center

To keep update on the BSC, check out our Winter 2017 newsletter or come to the Burlington Senior Center to get a printed copy.

Ready for Fall? BSC Newsletter is Now Available

BSCNews Fall 2016

Fall is here. Are you ready for the cooler weather, pretty colors on the leaves and more?

BSC News for Fall 2016

The Burlington Senior Center staff is pleased to announce that the BSC News for Fall 2016 has arrived. In this issue, we have updates on the BSC, events and activities, tips and other announcements. BSC is open to anyone who is looking to start a new activity or looking for a place to bring friends to play.

Keep up to date on

  • Burlington Senior Center Day Trips
  • BSC Sports: Bowling, Volleyball and Softball
  • Card Games and more
  • Our wishlist items for the Burlington Senior Center

Introducing the Senior Seat

Buddy Bench At Senior Center

A Buddy Bench for Seniors. This new addition to the Burlington Senior Center is a great spot to stop, have a chat with a friend and play a friendly game of checkers. Stop in to check out our new Senior Seat.

To keep updated on the BSC, you may download a copy or pick up a real one at the Burlington Senior Center.