Senior Activity Center open to “all area adults”


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – One of the oldest buildings in the Farrington Grove area is expanding its use.

Built in 1926, the Wabash Activity Center (5th and Poplar) is not a place only for senior citizens.

Last year the center had to close for a brief period of time and now they are reopening with a fresh feel. The center now offers a range of activities and classes for all area adults. Some of the new classes include zumba, tai chi and belly dancing.

Executive director Tami Chrisman says they’re trying to make sure the “baby boomers” know this is a place for them as well.

“We’re really trying to incorporate the center for all area adults not just those that are older and retired, as the senior connotation seems to be, but all area adults,” she said. Chrisman says the center is trying to “make a place that locally people can come play cards, take day trips, do activities and join with others in the things they like to do.”

One of the day trips even includes a trip to Hoosier Park Casino this coming Monday.CALENDAR

Mayor Bennett is teaming up with the center as part of his Wellness Initiative to get the community together for exercising and healthy living.

“The idea is just to get people to be more healthy, to be more conscious about doing something and to get some activity. Whether it’s losing weight or just to help you with your overall health,” Bennett said.

Coming up on News 10 Midday, we’ll have more details about the revamping of the Wabash Activity Center.

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