Our Senior Lunch Program takes place Monday through Friday from noon to 1:00 PM. Lunch is served promptly at noon. This program allows seniors to enjoy a well-balanced meal while socializing and making new friends. Come early to play games, listen to music and socialize. Suggested contribution is $3.00 per person (no one is turned away for inability to make a contribution). You will find the monthly calendar menu online at www.peace-caa.org/.
Neighborhood Senior Advisor Program
Services are free and confidential for adults 60 years and over. This program provides easy access to information or assistance with forms, applications, service referrals and entitlement programs. The program is designed to assist seniors in the community and enable them to comfortably live independently for as long as they choose. To see if this program can be of help to you, a family member, friend or neighbor, contact Kathleen Boccio (Eastside Neighborhood Advisor) by calling 315-478-8634 x3 or emailing Kathyb@westcottcc.org. (Sponsored by Office for Aging Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services.)
Transportation services are available free of charge for all adults age 60+. Adults age 18 or over with diagnosed disabilities may also utilize the transportation services. Please note, we do not have a wheelchair accessible vehicle but can accommodate most walking aids. Transportation to and from the Westcott Community Center’s Golden Cafe Senior Lunch program, doctor appointments, and weekly grocery shopping outings are some of the services provided by this program. All passengers must be 18 years or older and able to step in and out of the agency van with minor assistance.
Transportation services are available Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on this service, please call our Transportation Coordinator Michael Messina-Yauchzy at 315.478.8634 x 5.
Senior Strength & Balance Program (Exercise)
Tuesdays 1:00-1:45 PM. This class is FREE to adults over 60! Pre-registration is not necessary, drop-ins are welcome! Registration forms are available at every class. Come to learn different techniques for strengthening your body and improving your balance to help prevent falls. Exercises are modified to meet your needs. Chair exercises are also used along with great music! Fred Wilson of Fit Over Fifty is a very knowledgeable instructor who is dedicated to helping you meet your fitness goals at your own pace. Thank you to our class sponsor The Rotary Club of Syracuse.
Our concern about the frequency and serious consequences of falls in older people led us to find a successful intervention (muscle strengthening and balance retraining). Risk factors for falls considered the most readily modified are muscle strength, flexibility, balance and reaction time.