Older Adults Stay Active at the Senior Center
The Senior Center has a monthly calendar of activities, such as group birthday parties, bingo, trivia quizzes and speakers on topics important to older adults. Twice a month, a late afternoon meal is offered with bingo, a movie or other activity. Other activities, like dancing and cornhole, are spontaneous.
“From one day to the next you don’t know what we might do, but we know it’ll be good fun and interesting,” said Cheryl Ware, the Senior Center’s director.
Johnson, from Avondale, likes to socialize, dance and play games there. “Somebody’s always saying or doing something funny here,” she said.
Johnson also likes the trips to stores and restaurants. And she fondly recalls trips like the city bus tour, when they passed iconic sites — including the Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati Art Museum — then stopped for ice cream.
But more than anything, it’s the relationships that draw Johnson to the Senior Center. “We talk to each other. We guide each other. We are interested in each other. It’s just so much love.”
We’re Open to Anyone Who’s Age 60 or Older
The Senior Center is at 1722 Race Street in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. It’s between W. Elder and Green streets, a block from Findlay Market. It’s open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cincinnati Area Senior Services can provide bus transportation to and from the Senior Center to those who request it. Arrangements can be made by calling 513-721-0375.
Activities, meals and transportation are free to anyone who is at least 60 years old. Seniors are encouraged to contribute $1 per meal and can do so anonymously, but no one is denied a meal if they are unable to contribute.
Breakfast is served weekdays at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. We encourage seniors to let us know if they plan to join us for breakfast or lunch by calling 513-381-3007. But they’re also welcome to walk in without contacting us first. Our daily menus change monthly.
Over-the-Rhine Senior Center
1722 Race Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202