About the Friends 

The Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities (FWCSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to identifying and funding programs and amenities for the Center. Our primary purpose is to support the Westport Center for Senior Activities’ mission of providing an activity-based “home away from home” for our senior community.

FWCSA augments the programs offered at the Center with exciting speakers, programs, and events throughout the year. We hope you will join in and experience all that the Center has to offer.

The Friends Board



Chair — Jack Klinge*

Vice Chair — Karen Kleine

Interim Treasurer- Jack Klinge*

Secretary — Susan Kane*

Board Members

Molly Alger

Betty Lou Cummings*

Virginia Ferrari

Doris Forest

Jo Fuchs Luscombe*

Carol Gluckman

Judy Hardy*

Lois Schine

Gloria Stashower

Leslie Roberts*


Carol Fisher*

Paula Leonard*

Stanley Nayer*

Stuart Rogan

Ex Officio ­— Susan Pfister

Past Chair - Leslie (Wolf) Roberts

*indicates 10+ years of service

The Friends Board typically meets at the Center the third Thursday of the month at 3:00PM. If you are interested in the seeing what we do, please join us at a meeting.  Meetings are temporarily held via Zoom.  If you would like to participate please

contact Jack Klinge, Chairman, at jgklinge@aol.com


 The Center 

...your hard work is worth it. You are helping seniors to enjoy their 'retirement' years while learning and growing.  I speak for so many friends that write, paint, exercise and attend the talks at our wonderful WCSA. We are not just living but are thriving.  What fun you provide.    -Quote from a Center participant.

The Westport Center for Senior Activities (WCSA) originated in the Bedford Room of the Westport/Weston YMCA in its downtown location back in 1973. The WCSA operated primarily as a drop-in center. In 1985, the WCSA outgrew its space and moved to the vacant Greens Farms School.  When the Greens Farms School was reclaimed in 1998 for school purposes, the WCSA moved to a temporary location in Staples High School.

In 2004, the town’s efforts to establish a permanent facility became a reality.  The current building was built on the Baron’s South property, 21 Imperial Avenue. In 2018 enhancements and expansion of the Center included upgrades, additional program and meeting space, a state of the art fitness room, additional parking spaces and many amenities.  

Today, the Center is a well-respected facility and is looked upon by other communities and professionals as the model for a successful and thriving senior center.The WCSA is a hub of activity with over 2,500 participants 60+ years of age. 


Seniors enjoy a wide variety of activities including:

  • Educational lectures

  • The Indoor Music Series

  • Community-wide Super Bowl Tailgate

  • Support groups

  • Information and referrals

  • Strength training

  • TRX

  • Pilates

  • Tai Chi

  • Yoga

  • Health screenings

  • Tax preparation assistance

  • Safe driving courses

  • Scam avoidance

  • Movies

  • Socials

  • Healthy and delicious meals

  • Time with friends

  • Art classes

  • Mah jong

  • Bridge

  • Ping pong

  • Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga

  • Poker

  • Billiards

  • Parkinson's boxing and exercise


 News & Events 

In addition to the programs and events sponsored by Friends, the Center has an extensive schedule of offerings.

To receive a weekly email of programs and activities, sign up to join our FREE email Mailing list.

During COVID, the Center has remained very active with Zoom courses, YouTube courses, drive-by meal pick-up and meal deliveries.


 Facebook News 

Current Facebook Posts


  Contact Information  

21 Imperial Avenue

Westport, CT 06880


Tel: 203-341-5099


Stop in, give a call or email with questions!

The Westport Center for Senior Activities is closed until further notice. Staff is available by phone or email Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm to answer questions and respond to non-emergency calls. 

*Please check the town website for information on closure of town buildings.

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To view a complete listing of offerings at the Center

visit the Town of Westport website. 

Would you like information on programs and activities?


For weekly emails on programs and events.


Visit the Westport Center for Senior Activities

on the Town of Westport website.