The Senior Center
The Wood River Senior Center provides locally cooked noon meals, Monday through Friday. Eat in or carry out. Home delivered meals are offered for eligible participants. A suggested donation of $5.00 per meal for those 60 years old and older.
The center is open 9:00 AM -2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please join us for coffee and conversation, a meal or for cards, games and puzzles, or to utilize the exercise equipment.
At our current location, services are limited due to sharing space with the food pantry. The space is being used for cross-purposes, thus not fulfilling the purpose of the senior center. On occasion, our coffee groups and the backpack volunteers compete for space. Ladies that participate in exercise class are having to go to another building as the current area is too small. This is a less than ideal situation, trying to coordinate times of use between the food pantry and senior center. Both entities would greatly benefit with having their own, intentional space.
The opportunity for a larger location, offers huge benefits. It would allow a safe and accessible building for seniors that is ADA compliant.
It will help to build a community with the elderly and will open up opportunities to better serve seniors’ needs. Such services are vital to the mental and physical health of older people in the area. Seniors can become more active and socially interact with the younger generations. They’ll feel safe and secure, come to socialize, participate in activities and receive fresh, hot meals.
Current building is not handicapped accessible
Boxes spill over into social areas
The bathroom is not ADA compliant
Entrance is dated and uninviting
Renovation Plans for the Senior Center
Kila Turek, Director