The Friends lost its treasurer and dear friend Wilma Bieler on January 18. Wilma was a woman with many interests and activities and gave generously of her personal time and energy to benefit the Friends. She kept the books straight and was on top of everything, always crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s. Her level of organization was impeccable. Her warm smile and sense of humor will be missed at future board meetings.
Wilma, thanks for sharing your skills with us and for being so kind and generous at the same time. May you rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities 21 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT 06880 or Congregation Beth El of Norwalk, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.
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
Chairman — Jack Klinge*
Vice Chairman — Karen Kleine
Secretary — Susan Kane*
Betty Lou Cummings*
Jo Fuchs Luscombe*
Ex Officio — Susan Pfister
Past Chair - Leslie Wolf
*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.
Contact Jack Klinge, Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
...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:
The Indoor Music Series
Community-wide Super Bowl Tailgate
Information and referrals
Tax preparation assistance
Safe driving courses
Healthy and delicious meals
Time with friends
Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga
Parkinson's boxing and exercise
21 Imperial Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Stop in, give a call or email with questions!
The Center Hours of Operation*
Monday - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday - 7:30 am to 8 pm
Friday - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday - 8:30 am to 3 pm
To view a complete listing of offerings at the Center, stop in for a catalog or visit the Town of Westport website.
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