Membership dues are $15 per year for single residents
$20 for non-resident single membership
$25 for resident married couples
$35 for non-resident married couples
Must be at least 55 years or older to join; younger spouses are also welcome to join.
Membership is NOT limited to Vandalia residents.
Seniors are welcome to visit the center up to 3 times before joining.
Renewal is based on the calendar year and is due every January 1
Congregate Lunch - Every Monday and Wednesday at noon, we will be serving lunch at the Senior Center. Open to anyone age 60 and up. Must make a reservation at least one day in advance by calling or stopping in at the Center between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Menus change monthly and are available upon request. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per meal.
Birthday Celebration - Come to the center to celebrate yours and others birthday month on the last Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Cake is shared amongst friends even if it is not their birthday month.
Veterans information available by a Veterans Service Officer every third Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Single Seniors Network meet monthly to have a wonderful time and fellowship together. See newsletter for times/dates and places.
BINGO is offered several times a month, but always on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and the last Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning-Register at the Senior Center
Classes are held at the Senior Center with instructors provided by Sinclair Community College. FREE for seniors 60 and older. Registration is required.
Exercise: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
History: Mondays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Art Appreciation: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Painting: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Super Sewers meets every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. This group makes quilts, lap robes, baby quilts and walk bags to donate to Children's Medical Center, Hospice of Dayton and nursing homes. A wide variety of their items (quilts, casserole carriers, cloth children's book,etc) are also sold at the Annual Bazaar and throughout the year as available.
Floral Group generally meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Please call before coming as this group meets periodically during the month. This group creates beautiful silk floral arrangements, seasonal decorations and memorials. Items are displayed and sold year round with a special Christmas display at the Annual Bazaar and throughout the year as available.
Card Groups- New Players are always welcome. Table hosts are listed in the monthly newsletter
Canasta - Monday at 1:15 p.m.
Bridge - Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Party Bridge - Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Pinochle - Tuesday and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Bid Euchre - First and third Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge - Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Penny Ante Poker - Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
Game Day - Every Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Billiards - The pool room is open daily to all members. There are two billiard tables available for practice and competition.
Computers - Free Internet, word processing, games, etc. are available on the computers located in the back exercise room. Some assistance is available. Computer classes are offered throughout the year, refer to the newsletter for upcoming course descriptions and dates.
Travel - We have an outstanding and popular travel program. There are up to 12 trips per year and rarely a cancelation. Must make deposit at sign up. Trips fill up quickly. The itinerary includes a number of day and overnight trips of varying length. Favorites of everyone are one-day mystery trips and the annual casino trip. It's great to go to so many enjoyable places while leaving the driving to someone else. We always have a great time!
VRC Senior Strength Exercise - Senior Strength and Senior Water/Arthritis Classes offered at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Only $2 per class for Seniors!!
Senior Strength Class Descriptions
Senior Strength Class Schedule through December
SPECIAL EVENTS (Also refer to the monthly newsletter for upcoming special events!)
Potluck - Bring your favorite dish to share, plus disposable table service. Meals are the first and third Fridays and chicken will now be supplied by the board for those that are attending. Times are 6:00 p.m. April through October. 5:30 p.m. December through March. November is a special month as we THANK the city departments and Parks and Rec teams with an appreciation POT LUCK LUNCH at 12:00 p.m. (First Friday of the month) and on the third Friday we have our Thanksgiving Pot Luck lunch for all members.
First Friday of each month, meal followed by membership meeting.
Third Friday of each month, meal followed by entertainment or speaker.
Catered Dinners - Dinners are scheduled for the third Friday of April, June, August, October and December. $12 per meal. Entertainment to follow dinner. Limited space - dinners fill up quickly. Menus posted in monthly newsletter.
Vandalia Senior Citizens Club- Business meetings are held the first Friday of each month. The Senior club's board conducts a business meeting immediately following the potluck dinner. Members of the Center have the opportunity to voice their concerns, ideas and opinions and have the opportunity to vote at these meetings.
SENIOR RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Free legal aid and income tax services
Free Medicare counseling and assistance from OSHIIP
Free blood pressure checks and other health screenings
Free hearing screening NEED TO SIGN UP
Low cost flu shots. Watch for Health fairs for this service.
Applications for Golden Buckeye Cards, HEAP, Project Mobility
Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair
Transportation - VanTran is available to residents of Vandalia and Butler Township, age 60 years and older on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Destinations may include, but are not limited to, grocery, bank, post office, pharmacy, hair solon, medical appointment, church, senior center, recreation center. Riders are required to board the vehicle unassisted. Vehicle is not wheel chair accessible at this time. $20.00 registration & $10.00 fee required to utilize VanTran services. Senior Center membership not required. Cost per one-way trip is $1.00, $2.00 or $3.00 depending on location area of drop-off/pick up. For more information please contact the Senior Center.
For more information, contact Kelly Lundqvist by email at email@example.com or calling 898-1232.