The Clovis Senior Activity Center will reopen its doors on Thursday July 1st.
From 10 a.m. to noon on July 1, a welcome celebration will be held at downtown 850 4th Street, adjacent to the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.
The reopening will also mark the start of new enrichment classes that include dance, art and yoga.
Since the start of the pandemic, the center has closed its doors. However, senior staff at the center remained busy connecting with the elderly. They delivered meals, ran virtual programs, provided residents with phone and online resources.
“Seniors in our community have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were they vulnerable to COVID due to their age, but many suffered on their own due to social distancing requirements. Said Amy Hance, general services manager for the town of Clovis. “Now we are delighted to welcome them back to reconnect with friends, participate in our many programs and make up for lost time due to the pandemic. “
The Welcome Celebration is a free event and is open to anyone aged 50 or over.
There will be a barbecue lunch, shows, carnival games, raffles and a resource fair. The senior center will provide free t-shirts and snow cones to the first 100 people.
For residents interested in the free barbecue lunch, please confirm your attendance by calling 559-324-2750. The deadline to confirm your attendance is June 29 at 5 p.m.