The Lewes Seniors Activity Center will celebrate its 55th anniversary of serving local seniors with a dinner and dance for members on Saturday, May 21 at the newly expanded and renovated center. Limited tickets will be sold; call 302-645-9293 to learn more.
LSAC was founded in 1967 by Jack Luzzi, president of the Lewes Lions Club, at the behest of then-mayor Otis Smith, who saw interest in the community for a gathering place for seniors.
At first, members held meetings at their home, then at Lewes Presbyterian Church, before moving to a building on McFee Street. In October 1989 the center moved to its present site at 32083 Janice Road, Lewes, purchasing a Cape Henlopen administration building from the State.
In 2019, LSAC completed the facility’s $1.7 million expansion and renovation, funded by grants and donations, which doubled its size. The sunny center now includes a second activity room, large fitness rooms, an inviting living room with a fireplace and overstuffed sofas and chairs where members gather, and a dining room next to the kitchen where members can meet for coffee or lunch. LSAC’s growing membership now totals over 2,200 members.
An added feature for cyclists and walkers is the facility’s proximity to the Lewes-to Georgetown Trail, which runs right past the building.
The center promotes the health and well-being of people aged 50 and over, offering fitness and exercise classes, arts and crafts classes, social gatherings, affordable travel and opportunities for community service for its members. The annual membership fee is $30.
Classes and activities currently offered at the center include yoga, tai chi, balance and strength training, walking aerobics, line dancing, zumba, ceramics, penny bingo, jackpot bingo and games like mahjong, canasta, pinochle and Scrabble.
For more details on the Lewes Seniors Activity Center go to lewesseniorcenter.org.