September 15, 2017
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Fremont Senior Center Still Going Strong after 37 Years
Friday, September 15, 2017
Community Invited to Attend Anniversary Celebration
The Fremont Senior Center is stronger than ever after 37 years of serving the Tri City Area. Adults 55 and older come to the center to stay active, social, to eat delicious and affordable meals, and learn new skills. On any given day up to 500 people frequent the vibrant center.
Did you know the idea to build a senior center began in 1974 with a group called Fremont Retired Elders Self-Help, otherwise known as FRESH? This group was instrumental in raising money and enlisting City support for the project. In years past, seniors stuffed 3,500 invitations by hand and mailed them to those in the community inviting them to the center’s dedication in 1980. Fast forward to 2017, and the senior center promotes its events and programs via Facebook, Cable TV Channel 27- the Fremont Government Channel, email, and local newspapers. The Fremont Senior Center has come a long way since 1980 when Trivial Pursuit took the know-it-all craze to new heights. Games at the senior center today, range from poker to ping pong with many entertaining options in between.
The Fremont Senior Center currently has 1,200 paid members and another 2,000 that use the center as non-members. Popular activities and programs are drop-in technology help, tai chi, yoga, new life line dance, needle crafts, chess, calligraphy, and much more. The center currently offers more than 40 programs and hosts 10 cultural and special interest groups. Some regulars even bring their own games and hang out in the Multi-Purpose Room for fun. There’s something for everyone at the Fremont Senior Center!
If you’d like to stop by the Fremont Senior Center, it's open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at beautiful Lake Elizabeth, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont.
In honor of National Senior Center Month, the senior center will be holding a 37-Year Anniversary Celebration on Friday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP by e-mail or call 510-790-6600.