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Explore activities and events at the Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center

Published online: Oct 09, 2023 Senior Living
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Laughs are shared over meals made with care, passions are sparked and friendships blossom at the Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center. This center is a gem in the community for seniors and friends alike for the handful of activities hosted and daily meals provided.

The Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center holds the seniors in the community in high regard, and has long been serving them with care and entertainment. “It gives seniors a place to come and mingle, to meet new friends,” said Sarah Ryner, the center’s executive director.

This local, non-profit center offers seniors in the area with an abundance of activities, events and opportunities to socialize. Daily activities are held including card games, exercise and wood-carving classes, bingo and plenty of card games—bridge, pinochle, etc. The activities held at the center are not only for entertainment, but allow seniors to socialize with others and for some, this time holds significant meaning.

It helps them fight loneliness when they are out meeting new people and have people to visit with,” Sarah said.

If card games aren’t your speed, the center also has a library, pool table, puzzles and more for seniors to enjoy. The library has nearly 2,000 books to choose from and a space has been set up for those to enjoy reading in a quiet, comfortable space. Nearby the library is a small exercise area with a treadmill and stationary bike for those who want to add some movement to their routine.

Handfuls of activities are offered daily and the center is highly celebrated for its Meals on Wheels program. “We serve about 200 meals every day,” Sarah said. “We cook all of the food fresh and what’s leftover at the end of the day, we turn into freezer meals for our Meals on Wheels weekend recipients.” The nutritional program at the center has benefited many senior citizens who are disabled or home-bound, providing them with care that this non-profit has dedicated themselves to serve.

Aside from weekly activities, the center has plenty of opportunities for volunteering. The center encourages the community to volunteer to help serve meals and host activities and events.The Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center is a treasure in the community for the life-long friendships that have begun here, the delicious meals eaten, skills learned and most importantly, the love and care that has been extended to our seniors.

We encourage everyone to come visit,” Sarah said. “It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can still come here.”

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