Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Our Featured Site: the Northeast Area Senior Center

The Northeast Area Senior Center is located in the former Main Street Church, at 705 N. Main St. in Walbridge, Ohio. The site, managed by Sandy Hart since May 2001, is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dorothy Heuring has been coming to the Northeast site since the beginning. A mother of four and Tai Chi instructor, Heuring was asked to begin teaching classes at the Northeast site. Still today, she teaches Tai Chi and joins in on the fun when not teaching.

“I’ve made a lot of friends from teaching Tai Chi over the years,” Heuring said. “The people here have always been so gracious and welcoming.”

Lunch participants at the Northeast site.
In addition to teaching Tai Chi classes, she enjoys eating lunch at the site and participating in educational programs.

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Heuring encourages anyone to check out the Northeast site.
“I’m always telling people about this place,” she said. “I tell people the meals are great and the people are so nice.”

Ben Waggoner started coming to the site for health recovery after suffering from a stroke. Since then, he has participated in Tai Chi, an exercise program he says makes all the difference in his physical capabilities.

Ben Waggoner participates in Tai Chi.

“Tai Chi really helps me,” Waggoner said. “If I don’t do it regularly, I tighten up, and I know it has helped many others here as well.”

Waggoner’s favorite meal at the senior center is the roast beef and he enjoys staying active in his community, including as a member of the WCCOA board.

When asked what he would say to someone thinking about coming to a senior center, he simply said “Come and enjoy, you’ll like it!”

For more information on the Northeast Area Senior Center, contact Sandy Hart at (419) 260-3228.

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