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The Center at Spring Street The Center at Spring Street  
     

Provides those over 55 years of age with opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, and nutrition. The center is open Monday through Friday 9am to 4:00pm with numerous evening and weekend activities as well. In an attempt to provide something of interest to everyone, the center offers a wide variety of activities including exercise and wellness, private computer instruction, a book swap, health fairs, bus trips, educational programs, guest speakers, live entertainment, dinner theaters, dancing, shopping trips, quilting, and other annual special events. Transportation is provided via the Multi-Service bus or by the Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority (BARTA).

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Testimonials

The Center at Spring Street has been an oasis of happiness and friendship.  Originally, my husband and I thought of it as a place where I could take him where he would be safe, happy and secure. However, We soon realized that there are many activities available to both of us.  We enjoy the interaction of all the members.  We have met so many wonderful new friends.  We enjoy the volunteer work that we both have taken part in and the managerial staff has been great to both of us.  Also, our cook does a good job of providing healthy and fairly diverse food.  S & J

The Center at Spring Street is not just a place to go and have a great lunch; it has also given me the opportunity to meet neighbors and residents from surrounding areas, that I may not have met.  The Center has games, entertainment, and trips available.  I enjoy it very much and so does my wife.  JN 

I have been a member of the Center at Spring Street for about 15 years.  At first I was like so many of our new members and thought that I would not know anyone.  Now I know everyone by face, if not bny name, and they are my friends. It certainly makes my life worthwhile to be a member of the Center, since being a widow is sometimes very lonely.  The things that I have participated in, since becoming a member, include some line dancing lessons, exercise classes, games of different kinds, day trips, overnight trips, movie times, craft classes, computer classes, and volunteering.  I have volunteered as president of the membership, trip coordinator and planner with the help of others, and developed a scrapbook so others can see what we do at the Center.  I helped in starting the Friday night dances and headed that committee for many years.  Multi-Service is a big help when we need it.  The people who work here are wonderful and caring.  The hard part of being a member is when we lose a member.  We miss each one of them.  NK 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is The Center at Spring Street?
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It is a gathering place for individuals age 55 or older located at 200 West Spring Street. It is a pleasant location where people gather to socialize, make new friends, enjoy meals, and participate in the wide variety of activities offered.
   
Q. What are requirements for membership?
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Members must be 55 years of age or older. Disabled individuals under the age of 55 may join upon approval of the Berks County Office of Aging.
   
Q. When is the Center open?
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The Center is open from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. If it is necessary to close the Center due to inclement weather, the announcement will be made on WPAZ (1370 AM) radio, Channel 69 News, or the Center's answering machine.
   
Q. When are meals served at the Center?
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Hot lunch is served at noon Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served at 8:15 A.M. each Friday. Members are asked to sign up for meals in person or by telephone at least two business days in advance. To make reservations, call (610) 367-2313.
   
Q. What is the charge for the meals?
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There is a suggested $2.00 (two dollars) donation towards the cost of a meal. The breakfast program is totally self-supporting, so there is a $2.00 (two dollars) charge for breakfast.
   
Q. What types of programs and activities are offered at the Center?

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In an attempt to provide something of interest to everyone, the Center offers a wide variety of activities including exercise and wellness, computer instruction, bus trips, dances, dance instruction, guest speakers, choral opportunities, quilting, bowling and more...
   
Q. Does the Center provide transportation?
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In most cases, yes. Depending on location and the day of the week, the trip will be provided via the Multi-Service bus or by Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority. A 50 cent donation is suggested for the round trip. For further details, call (610) 367-2313.
   
Q. Does the Center offer volunteer opportunities?
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The daily operations of the Center are carried out in large part through volunteer efforts of Center participants. There are opportunities to pack meals on wheels, serve on a committee, perform clerical functions, work in the kitchen, or become an officer of membership. The opportunities are as varied as the people who volunteer.
   
Q. How can I learn more about monthly activities?
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A monthly newsletter is available at the Center. There is a detailed monthly calendar in each issue as well as the monthly menu. information is also available on our website at: www.boyertownareamulti-service.org
   
Q. What other services are offered?
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The Multi-Service staff can provide assistance and information regarding Meals on Wheels, PACE applications, transportation to medical appointments, property tax/rent rebate applications, questions pertaining to utility bills, rent and heat assistance, and food assistance.
   
Q. How can I join?
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Call or visit the Center to inquire about our membership program.