Established in 1980, the Leon Mathieu Senior Center is Pawtucket’s leading force behind providing a wide variety of services and healthy aging activities for adults 55 years old and over.
The Leon Mathieu Senior Center places an emphasis on the wellness and health of the whole person. Along this line, they developed a list of programs designed to meet the interest of the community. What you will find when you enter the building is a vibrant, welcoming place.
Mayor Grebien recently popped-in and said “It’s always a pleasure to spend time at the Senior Center. From bus trips, computer and language classes, healthcare visits, and cultural events, there is always something happening at the Senior Center. Their mission of healthy aging is certainly making sure that our seniors an active part of our community.”
As far as fitness and overall body wellness, the senior center offers yoga, Pilates, and arthritis exercise classes. Muscle strengthening, toning and stretch exercise, non-impact aerobics, and chronic disease & pain management workshops are also available to those looking for something a little more focused. There’s more to health than the physical, though.
Lifelong learning, cultural and educational programs round out the senior center’s goals. With a collection of programs including arts & crafts, book and drama clubs, holiday-themed parties, and painting classes. Mixed with the education based side of fraud & consumer protection, information detailing long term care options, guest speakers, nutrition education and presentations to promote the quality of life improvements with healthy aging, the benefits are made clear. And there’s plenty more than that.
Living a healthier lifestyle is not only possible here, but encouraged. Engagement, socialization and volunteerism opportunities are at the core of building a healthier lifestyle.
No organization can stand without the support of its employees, and the staff at the senior center represent some of the best that the city of Pawtucket has to offer. They’re caregivers in every sense of the word. Not just for older adults, but for their families and loved ones as well. Inform, assist, enrich, and fulfill. A sentiment that holds up so well it’s reflected in the Center’s mission statement.
You shouldn’t feel like your age means you aren’t as much a member of your community as anybody else. The Leon Mathieu Senior Center along with the City of Pawtucket encourage healthy aging together. They’ll work with you to guarantee that any number of services and connections you may need made available to you.
Visit their website for a list of events and their newsletter: http://www.pawtucketri.com/senior-center
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien