Activities can be found at area senior centers once again.
The Manassas Senior Center, 9320 Mosby Street, and Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Drive, reopened on Thursday.
Community members began to gather outside before 11 a.m., according to a release from Prince William County.
“It’s just nice to be around seniors my age and being able to talk with folks and have a good time rather than sitting at home,” Woodbridge Senior Center visitor and Retired Truck and Bus Driver Ronnie Carter said in a release.
Some like the activities available, such as playing pool, while other participants enjoy the social aspect.
“It’s the camaraderie, socializing and just hanging out with different people. We meet here, we eat, we just get together in fellowship with older people,” retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer and Woodbridge Senior Center visitor Earnest Todd said in a release. I missed the place.”
Older adults were missed at the Woodbridge Senior Center, according to Area Agency on Aging Director Sarah Henry.
“It’s been a long 15 months. We are very excited. We have done programming and lunches and things like that as we have been closed, but it was nothing like this,” Henry said in a release. “It is amazing. We are so thrilled to be back.”
The senior centers are gradually opening up more. They are scheduled to return to full operation on August 9.
Until then, these are their hours:
- July 1 – July 9: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Closed on July 5)
- July 12 – July 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- July 26 – Aug. 6: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public can learn more by reaching out to the Manassas Senior Center at 703-792-6405 or the Woodbridge Senior 703-792-5081.