At DASC we offer a variety of classes and clubs designed specifically for the promotion of seniors' mental health and wellness. The following list highlights our current ongoing classes and clubs:Art Class (Fee): Classes meet on Monday. Class one is from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and class two is from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Classes include instruction in fine arts including mediums such as water color and pastels.
Arts & Crafts (Fee): Classes meet on Tuesday at 12:30 PM. This is a "make it & take it" craft project class. The class is sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Book Club (Free): The book club meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM. Karen Smith from the Downingtown Library will lead this book discussion group.
Chorus "The Downtowners" (Free): The chorus practices every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Any and all skill levels are welcome to join the chorus. Several times throughout the year the chorus takes their show "on the road."
Cook Book Club (Free): The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM. Members share favorite family recipes with one another. Every month the cook book club selects a recipe to be published in our newsletter. The club is working on creating a Downingtown Senior Center Cook Book.
Current Events Club (Free): This discussion group meets every Monday at 1:00 PM. There are many HOT topics in our world today consider joining this lively group to for some good old fashioned (and friendly) debate.
Everything Computers (Free): Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 10:00 AM, Everything Computers can help you learn the ABC's or the XYZ's of computers! Personalized assistance makes this informal club easy for everyone to enjoy computers.
Healthy Living Support Group: Join us for this discussion and support group that will cover topics to help you eat healthier and feel better. Topics will include alternative food options, health recipes, and thoughts about dieting and exercise.
Knit Wits Knitting Club (Free): Knit one, pearl two our knitting club is just for you. The knitting club meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Bring your questions and your needles too. Learn how to knit and help our club knit sweaters for the Good Housekeeping Magazine "Knit for Kids" program.
Puzzle Club (Free): Our puzzle club meets every day at the Center. Typically the first to arrive (at 9:00 AM) and the last to leave (whenever we close) our puzzle group enjoys good conversation, good friendship and good mental stimulation. Completed puzzles are donated to local nurising homes to be displayed as artwork for the residents to enjoy.
Those classes with a fee noted require participants to pay a nominal fee to help defray the cost of classes. Fees are collected through a coupon book system. Participants may purchase coupon books at the following rates:
12 sessions - $30.00 (Member) or $60.00 (Non-Member)