West Point library, Kensington team up for senior program

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BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR
WEST POINT – A new program is starting at the West Point Public Library for Seniors this month in a partnership with The Kensington.
The Kensington is partnering with the library to hold a program for Seniors age 55 and up on the first Tuesday of the month from 2 p.m. – 3:30 pm.  Based on a survey completed by seniors in the West Point community, this program will involve both exercise and games.  The first program was Sept. 4th with Chair Yoga by Velocity with games and refreshments following.
Dara Sanders, the program director at the West Point Public Library was approached by The Kensington’s senior living consultant, Victoria Matlock who was wanting to work with area seniors and wanted to create a monthly event for them, which would encourage social interaction in a safe environment through thought provoking and interactive activities as well as the joy of eating.
“As West Point is a community with many seniors and the library was wanting to add to its senior programming, it was a perfect fit,” Sanders said.
The library decided to add to its programming after developing and running a community survey at the end of July and beginning of August.
Sanders said the library used the results of the survey to look for programming options that fit the information provided in the survey.
“We had a total of 24 responses.  We based the program around the results from the survey.  From among 10 choices, the majority of responses were evenly split between some type of exercise group and games.  The time and day were also chosen based on the senior’s responses.”
She said activities will vary week to week and seniors suggestions will be considered in determining what games and activities to include each month.
For more information on the program, contact Sanders at the library at 319-837-6315.

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