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Community Center Services

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The Community Center offers a wide variety of
services to the community such as: Foot Care
Clinic, Three Ladies and..., How's Your Hearing,
Diabetic Screening, Senior Health Insurance
Assistance Program (SHIP), Legal Counseling,
Volunteer Opportunities and more.


The Goldenaires perform for various functions throughout the community. To audition for the Goldenaires or book them for your own special program, please call 427-6461.

 Alley Kats

 The Alley Kats is a 20-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of senior women age 50 and over. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.

Tap Dance

Whether youve tapped before or just want to try something new, you are invited to join the fun. It is great exercise and a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn tap dance technique and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Please wear tap or hard- soled shoes. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 9. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                        Dates                       Day                         Time
141210-R1               1/16-3/6                    Th              2:45-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

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Community Center Gift Shop

Open to the public

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 Come visit our newly re-modeled and expanded gift shop filled with delightful hand-crafted items for all ages. Jewelry, quilts, scarves, stuffed animals and wood crafts are just some of the one-of-a-kind gifts you will find here.


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Crafters Wanted

We are always looking for new consignors. Adults 50 and older are invited to bring your handcrafted items to sell in the gift shop. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 427-6466.

Foot Care Clinic

A Lighter Step, L.L.C. provides foot care at the Community Center including foot soaking, nail trimming, lotion massage and  callus  shaving for persons age 55 and older. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 427- 6460. Please bring a foot tub and towel. Payment by check or cash is required at the time of the appointment.

     Day         Dates                                     Time

1st Mon   3/3, 4/7, 5/5            8:30-11:30 am
2nd Tue   3/11, 4/8, 5/13               1-3:30 pm
1st Thur   3/6, 4/3, 5/1            8:30-11:30 am
3rd Thur  3/20, 4/17, 5/15             1-3:30 pm
4th Thur  3/27, 4/24, 5/22       8:30-11:30 am
1st Fri       3/7, 4/4, 5/2                1-3:30 pm


Fee: $25
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


iabetic Screening

Diabetes affects 25 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population. While an estimated 18 mil- lion have been diagnosed, 7 million are unaware they have the disease. Sunshine Home Health Care will offer FREE diabetes screenings at the Community Center on the first Thursday of every month. No appointment is required.

Day            Dates                      Time
Thur          3/6, 4/3, 5/1          9-11 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St







Hows Your Hearing?

Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have a hearing loss and many don’t even know it. Audi- ologist Dr. Gregory Lowe conducts FREE hear- ing screenings at the Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month. The screening only takes 15 minutes. Please call 427-6460 to make your appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Day         Dates                 Time
Tues        3/4, 4/1, 5/6        9-11:15 am
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.







enior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

A trained SHIP counselor will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicaid  and  Long Term Care Insurance and help you understand your rights as a beneficiary on the first and third Thursday of each month. Assistance is also available in organizing your medical bills, Medicare and other insurance records and in filing claims and appeals. Call 427-6460 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company.

Day        Dates                 Time
Thur       3/6, 4/3, 5/1       9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Savvy Social Security Plannin

Tuesday, February 25 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The decisions you make today will have a tre- mendous impact on the amount of Social Secu- rity benefits you will receive over your lifetime. This workshop will help you determine how much you can expect to receive, when to apply, as well as how to maximize your benefits. Learn the rules for spousal benefits and much more. This seminar is free, however pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by January 21 and February 18. newspaper or mailbox for y

Retirement Income Planning

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle that you want, and posi- tioning your assets to provide that income effi- ciently. While there is no such thing as a one size fits all plan, there are steps that you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to plan for when your retirement will begin (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement and working during retire- ment) and planning for the lifestyle that you want
  • Steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals factoring in health care costs, taxes, and inflation
  • How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and employer pensions with your retirement savings, choosing a sus- tainable withdrawal rate, and the options for tapping into various accounts

A workbook will be provided that includes key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the workshop. This workshop is free, however pre- registration is required. You may reserve your seat today by calling 427-6460 by February 4.


Legal Counseling


Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin, L.L.C represen- tatives are at the Community Center on the first Friday of every month to answer your legal questions. Please call 427-6460 to make an appointment. This FREE service, sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association, is offered to persons age 50 and over.

Day                           Dates                                                        Time
Fri                            2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2                                 9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Free Tax Preparation

February 3-April 11
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W Main St.

The Community Center/Parks and Recreation Department, IRS  and  AARP  have  teamed  up to offer free Federal and Indiana state income tax preparation for seniors (ages 55+). Please bring the following information with you: cur- rent W-2 forms, 1099  statements,  property tax receipts to qualify for a reduction on the Indiana Tax Return, a copy of your 2013 tax return forms, other income and deduction records. Indiana residents age 65 and older by December 31 of the tax year who earned less than $10,000 should file a tax return with the state. You could be eligible for a refund under Indiana’s Unified Tax Credit for the elderly.

 Monthly Organization Meetings

The following organizations hold monthly meetings at the Community Center. For more information about any of these organizations, you

may attend a meeting or call 427-6460 for a contact name and phone number.

TT Retirees

Tues, 2/18, 9 am-12 pm

Socrates Café

Tues, 2/4, 18, 2-4 pm

Disorderly Bears

Thur, 2/6, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Three Ladies and

This is an exciting and informative lunch series given to provide education for both current and future healthcare needs. The program is free (including lunch), however, pre-registration is required by the Monday prior. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Sponsored by Lutheran Life Villages Home Health Care and Miller’s Merry Manor. Space is limited.
Thursday, March 6, 10:45 -11:45 a.m.
“Sugar Shock: Identifying Hidden Sugars”
Thursday, April 3, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
“Stress Awareness”
Thursday, May 1, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Inclement Weather Policy

If Fort Wayne Community Schools close due to inclement weather, all Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation classes will also be canceled. If the Mayor declares a snow emergency, all Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed or canceled. Weather-related cancellations will be posted on Facebook.

 Community Center Rental

The Community Center at 233 W. Main Street offers beautiful, flexible space for receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, meetings, performances, dances, home parties, office parties, seminars, proms and more. The Center is audio-visually equipped and has full service kitchen facility. Alcohol is permitted at the Center and there are no restrictions on catering. Call 427-6462 for details and the full range of options.  

Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities

 Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family of over 200 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. As a Com- munity Center volunteer you will find satis- faction in being of service to the community, develop your interests, and make new acquain- tances. You may choose to volunteer on a regu- lar weekly schedule or on an occasional basis. Please call 427-6462 for more information. We are in immediate need of:

Information Desk Staff to greet the public, assist visitors, answer the telephone and take registrations (4 hour shifts)
Gift Shop Sales Personnel and Take-In Assistants (3-hour shifts)
Book Sale Helpers for sales, set-up and tear- down
Volunteer and Paid Instructors to share your knowledge  and  skills  with  others  by  teaching a class. We are currently looking for daytime class instructors in computers, crafts, games, and line dance instructors.
Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors to assist adults in learning computer skills.
Special Events  Assistants  to  assist  with crafts and decorations, help with set-up, serve refreshments, coordinate activities  and  clean up on special occasions throughout the year.













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