Senior Center reopens to serve older adults

Senior Center reopens to serve older adults
Posted on 04/09/2021
exterior of Lenexa Senior Center building behind monument sign

The Lenexa Senior Center (13425 Walnut St.) officially reopens its doors to the public May 3. Located in historic Old Town, this facility has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on, the City took that step to protect older adults in our community, who are at higher risk for severe illness from the virus.

Senior centers like Lenexa's offer aging adults vital information and assistance, as well as opportunities for physical activity, social connection and independence. For many, isolation and loneliness have been especially hard to combat during the pandemic. The City of Lenexa looks forward to resuming services.

“The health and wellness of all our community members has never been more important,” said Parks & Recreation Director Logan Wagler. “We know that staying active and social can reduce health care costs, extend quality of life, and lead to a lot of fun along the way.”  

To ensure safety of seniors and staff, the following safety precautions will be in place at the Senior Center:

  • Temperatures of staff and participants will be taken at the door.
  • Face masks will be required for staff and participants.
  • Capacity will be limited in the facility. 
  • Disinfecting of table, chairs and restrooms will take place between activities.
  • Participants will be seated at tables 6 feet apart. 
  • Disposable game cards will be used, and pens and pencils will be disinfected between uses.

The newly reopened building will begin with limited in-person activities, and participants must register in advance. Programs available during May include:

  • Monday: Movies at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Bingo at 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday: Bingo at 12:30 p.m.
As more seniors and staff get access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we will resume additional programs, group trips and other services. For more information, or to register for a program or activity, call 913.477.7134.

Published April 9, 2021