Several organizations in the Wenatchee Valley are committed to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors. Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington provides informational services and assistance for area seniors such as home-delivered meals, legal services, respite care, transportation and more. For more information about Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington visit www.aaccw.org or call (509) 886-0700.
Assisted & Independent Living Communities
The demand for space and services of both assisted and independent living communities are on the rise that will continue into the future. Construction of new facilities has boomed in the Wenatchee Valley over the past several years. These communities offer a range of options for area seniors who want to maintain independent lifestyles. They promote residents’ well-being, health and privacy while providing apartment homes that are designed with the individual’s needs in mind. Residents enjoy ongoing social opportunities to mix with friends and family while no longer worrying about the struggles of keeping up with household and yard maintenance. Residents simply enjoy their retirement years in beautiful, worry-free surroundings.
Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center
The Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center offers a variety of opportunities for active area seniors. The Center provides a wide range of services far beyond the scope of most senior centers.
Classes in painting and creative writing provide an outlet for self-expression. Tai Chi, line dancing and swimming promote physical fitness and healthful living. A large computer lab on site with classes for all levels of skill from beginners to advanced. The Center also has a Craft Store and a large Thrift & Antique Store, selling clothing, house wares and furniture, and antiques, etc. Membership is $25 a year for an individual and $45 for a couple. The Center has 2000 members. For more information, visit www.wenatcheeseniorcenter.com or call (509) 662-7036.
Wenatchee Community Center
The city of Wenatchee, together with area agencies, organizations and neighborhood residents, is completing a five-year long process to raise $3.23 million toward acquiring and renovating the St. Joseph’s Church property in south Wenatchee for the Wenatchee Community Center. Partners include the Veterans, the State of Washington, the Gates Foundation, Community Action Council, the Port of Chelan County and the community as a whole! The center will provide a stabilizing feature to the neighborhood by providing access to job training and entrepreneurial assistance, adult basic education and literacy programs, the food bank, the police Substation (after school mentoring and homework center), Headstart and much more. A Board of Directors has been formed to provide community programming. Their vision is: To unite the greater community by embracing cultures, families and individuals through collaboration, assistance and support.
The St. Joseph’s property is conveniently located off south Chelan Street adjacent to Methow Park. Methow Park has been the beneficiary of a multi-year renovation effort by local Kiwanis Clubs. The clubs have replaced playground equipment, added a soccer field, fencing and a picnic shelter to a park in great need! This summer the Wenatchee Valley Farmer’s Market ran a very successful Thursday afternoon market from this location. For more information call (509) 888-1561.
Wenatchee Valley Senior Center - 509.667.7036
Social Security Administration – 800.772.1213
AARP – 888.687.2277