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Our Story

Wallingford Community Senior Center (WCSC) is the place for positive and healthy aging. A space where our members are empowered to live meaningful, enriched lives through their aging journey. We create programming and provide services that are informed by real-world knowledge and hands-on experience, that honors our members’ goals, and never takes a one-size-fits-all approach. And we’re located at the heart of a vibrant community, showing the wider world that older adults are essential and deserve an inclusive place to call home.

When it comes to creating programming, we have an important body of experts to whom we consult: our participants themselves. Every quarter we listen to our members at a Member Advisory Forum to learn what they want and how we can make it happen. Whether it’s new offerings at lunch, providing more opportunities for counseling, or adding a new EnhanceFitness exercise class, we find a way to make it happen. Our job is to support them so they can help themselves. Our programming is not just entertainment; it’s a bridge that connects people in a growing, fast-paced community. Our goal is to help our members build long-lasting bonds, making friends and finding companionship that lasts after they walk out the door.

Change is part of life for both our members and us. That’s why we work hard to remain a constant in the lives of older adults and the community as a whole. Our longevity after 44 years proves our commitment. We’re resilient in the face of change. Our people know: at the end of the day, WCSC will be there.

What Members Have to Say!

“Thank you for continuing to find ways to keep the support going, especially seniors whose isolation is problematic. We all are needing community and your offerings certainly help.
Stay safe and one of these days we’ll all be together.”

— KS

“Mahalo nui loa for keeping us updated on available resources!”

— LS

The senior center was the first organization that I am connected to that reached out with an offer of assistance, if needed or just to lend an ear.

— KB

Wallingford Community Senior Center is committed to the following set of values:

  1. We believe seniors know what they want and need. We are committed to listening carefully and actively collaborating.
  2. We believe in self-discovery at all ages and stages of life. We help empower older adults to live their best lives.
  3. We believe in community, and in fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging for all.
  4. We believe in promoting wellness through proactive, preventative programming.
  5. We believe advocacy is a powerful tool. We advocate for our community against systemic ageism and the harm it causes.