The mission of the senior center is to respond to the ever-changing needs of mature adults and their families.
Providing opportunities for: personal enrichment, wellness, social and recreational activities, volunteerism,
advocacy, information and referral.
Since 1972, the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center has evolved into a community facility in which adults 62 years and older come together to fulfill many of their social, physical, and intellectual needs. Currently 1,194 seniors are registered members. The Center is located at 189 Pool Road and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 AM - 4 PM offering a broad spectrum of activities and services such as nutrition, health/wellness services, education, information and assistance, transportation, supportive services, creative arts, recreation, and volunteer opportunities.
These services are provided by individuals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse population from active older and newly retired adults to the frail and homebound senior citizen. Membership and transportation is without charge for all age eligible residents.
2009-10 was a year for growth in that the Center was under renovation from May 1, 2009 until March 1, 2010. This renovation was made possible through a $750,000 grant DECD, Department of Community Development small cities block grant program. The center was expanded 875 square feet, which allowed two additional rooms to accommodate the increased demand of activities/programs, the building was upgraded to meet ADA requirements, and various aesthetic improvements were made.
Throughout this period activities/services were uninterrupted largely due to the generosity of the American Legion Post 76 members where daily activities continued at the Legion Hall. Along with the goodwill of Montowese Baptist Church, Town Library and Recreation Center the mission of the Center was not altered during this transition.