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Rejuvenating the Senior Center

2012-05-01, Feature, by Elizabeth Beard

A computer class at a Mather LifeWays Cafe facility Turning pancakes into computer classes 

Twelve years ago, a nonprofit organization in Chicago began to experiment with a new type of senior center. Mather LifeWays had provided senior housing for decades but wanted to reach out to urban, working-class retirees—those who don’t require or qualify for traditional senior services but who want a sense of community and engagement as they age in place. And thus the Café Plus ....

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Excellent article about a nice variety of different Centers across the country, showing all are different and still work.


I see the Senior Center in Westerville, Ohio as fitting into all these progressive areas.