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West Chester Area Senior Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: ENRICHING THE LIVES OF OUR SENIOR NEIGHBORS THROUGH FRIENDSHIP, ACTIVITIES, NOURISHMENT AND EDUCATION.

Target demographics: We help adults age 60 and older by providing resources, programs, education, and socialization to help them remain independent and engaged in their community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In the past year, our Senior Center served 3,500 individuals through nourishment, education, socialization, and resources/referrals. Our Center served over 25,000 meals and offered over 3,000 exercise classes and other programs.

Geographic areas served: We serve adults 60 and older in the Borough of West Chester, PA in addition to our 7 surrounding townships of: East & West Goshen, Westtown, Thornbury, East Bradford, Willistown, and Birmingham.

Programs: Our Senior Center provides Meals and Nutrition Programs, Exercise and Health & Wellness programs, Social & Recreational Programs as well as a Computer Lab, Language Clubs, Intergenerational Programming, 2 book stores, and all sorts of weekly activities.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The WCASC is truly a home away from home for so many seniors in the West Chester area. Their mission and motto is," Enriching the lives of our senior neighbors through friendship, activities, education and nourishment." The terrific staff and large numbers of volunteers accomplish this mission every day. Without this organization, West Chester Seniors would not have the opportunity to socialize, have a meal prepared for them, get exercise, play cards, learn how to operate a computer, get assistance with Medicare issues, and see a friendly smile. WCASC is a tremendous community resource!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chester County Family Academy and the WCASC share a vision, we both strive to make a difference in lives of young and old in our community. CCFA students are fortunate to walk out one door and enter into the WCASC and be surrounded by caring adults that help children develop life skills, builds self-esteem and confidence. The Grand Friends intergenerational program creates memories of a life time.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The WCASC provides a fun and secure environment for many of our Senior Citizens. I'm proud to be a Board Member of a fantastic organization. The staff and volunteers are project and goal oriented with the major goal of keeping our Seniors active , healthy ,engaged and happy ...Mission accomplished !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Best senior center in PA. I’ve been working with them for five years. They live and breathe helping seniors make their lives better every day!

1 Christine H.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

No senior left behind! I have witnessed the vitality, spirit and support members offer each other through meals, exercise and activities. The WCASC is not only a hub of activity EVERY day, but is a lifeline for so many who might not otherwise have a hearty meal each day. The resources available to members include assistance with tax prep, navigating the complicated world of insurance, health screenings, etc. An amazing staff juggles time, resources and of course, funding on a daily basis and still provide seamless, unparalleled programs.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the West Chester Area Senior Center for many years. Is one of my happy places. The seniors are always busy taken different classes, enjoying a meal together or just hanging out. The staff, board members and volunteers are always making sure everyone feels safe and welcome! I love this place and the services we provided.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The West Chester Area Senior Center is a much needed staple for Chester County's aging population. Nutritious meals, cognitive engagement, physical & cognitive exercise, access to tax & medical resources, and inter-generational activities are services seniors need to stay healthy and to retain quality of life. The WC Senior Center excels at offering ALL OF THIS AND MORE!

Just give a quick call to any of the area adult day care centers or assisted living communities to see how much this type of engagement would cost and the value of the WC Senior Center is immediately established. From foreign language classes, to exercise classes, hot meals, parties, outings, and more - the WC Senior Center has so much to offer.

The WC Senior Center is also extraordinarily effective in the stewardship of its funds. Much of the work performed at the Center is done on a volunteer basis - some of the volunteers give more than 2,000 hours/year (that's more than a full time job!)!

There are so many positive attributes about the WC Senior Center, I could go on for pages.... Suffice it to say it is a much-needed community resource that does a great job at providing for its participants.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The West Chester Senior Center has been a very valuable community health partner. Our collaboration in providing blood pressure and hydration screenings, a Parkinson's Disease Support Group and an annual Falls Prevention and Awareness Expo at the center is testimony to their commitment to the wellness of our senior population. Everyone at the center goes above and beyond to make sure the needs of our older adults are met!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The WCASC is a "happening place." There is an activity for everybody, from exercise, to computer classes to QiGong and yoga. The staff, volunteers and members are always so welcoming. If you are looking to make new friends, take a class, have breakfast or lunch then I recommended joining the WCASC.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The WCASC provides an excellent venue for all seniors within the community. Through the generosity of volunteers, staff and donors the center offers a wide variety of services as well as place to mingle with friends and enjoy the many activities provided by the center. It is easy to say that this is a great local community effort that places value for all seniors within the community. It's an honor to be associated with such a great organization!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The West Chester Senior Center is one of the finest organizations serving seniors in Chester County. Their programs are first class, their staff are professional and dedicated and the environment is a very welcoming, family type environment.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

With the help of over 44,000 volunteer hours, this incredible staff serves over 28,000 meals to over 3,500 seniors. Add to that the countless classes, Health and Wellness programs, assistance in navigating Medicare and Medicaid, and tax preparation assistance, this West Chester gem serves our seniors with dignity and great care. Plus, it's a fun place to be!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

For over 40years our Senior Center has been a hub of activity for the West Chester community! Excellent breakfasts (best pancakes around), fun activities, opportunities to learn and make friends—all these combine to make WCASC a very special place.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

West Chester Area Senior Center gives back to those who most need it. Serving more than 28,000 meals each year to thousands of seniors living below the poverty level, providing health checks, exercise classes and much more, WCASC delivers everyday through the efforts of more than 600 volunteers. There is a spirit that emanates from WCASC that can only be called “Goodness.”

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

WCASC is a fabulous organization in West Chester catering to the area senior population. This is a haven for our community seniors to meet, eat and socialize. There are various courses and exercise programs offered daily. The annual " Night at the Races" fund raising events is always sold out. It's a blast. Buy your tickets early!! A very involved Board and Staff make the WCASC a welcome destination for our "mature" friends and neighbors.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

West Chester Area Senior Center provides meals for 3,500 seniors each year. They offer programs all day long for information, health & exercise and just good fun. They partnership with other community organizations such as Chester County Family Academy, Chester County Department of Aging and the local Rotary Club. The staff is always friendly and inviting. They offer a safe clean environment for our seniors.