The West Philadelphia Senior Community Center may seem like a blur of activity to the untrained eye, but this is “the” place to be if you’re an active senior. Each day is packed with workshops, educational classes, fitness instruction, and games. But on a Wednesday in April, a dozen people ditched their typical leisure activities and assembled in the music room, like soldiers preparing for a mission.
“I gave up Pinochle for this,” Jacqueline Hatcher joked as she eyed the rows of apple juice and boxes of crackers stacked on a table that spanned the length of the room. Continue reading