New Director Welcomes Visitors Back for Summer Activities

(ENDWELL, NY) After more than a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Broome County Office for Aging announced Thursday that County senior centers and the adult day programs have officially reopened. The eight senior centers and two adult day programs are once again offering in-person lunch, as well as classes, group activities, exercise, and more. Activities are being offered five days a week, with a total of more than 30 different things to do. Senior centers are open to all older adults 60+.  The adult day programs are an option for the 60+ population that is frail, isolated or memory impaired who require more of a structured supportive environment to socialize.  To find out which activities are happening, individuals are encouraged to call their local center or adult day program.

In addition to welcoming people back to our senior centers and adult day programs, County Executive Jason Garnar also formerly introduced the new Director for the Office for Aging, Mary Whitcombe. Whitcombe joins OFA after serving as Manager of Emergency Services for Catholic Charities of Broome County. She replaces Lisa Schuhle, who retired this spring after 35 years in various roles with OFA.

County Senior Centers and hours of operation:

Broome West Senior Center

2801 Wayne St., Endwell; M-F, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Meal – 12:00; 607-785-3427

Deposit Senior Center

14 Monument St., Deposit; T&Th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Meal – 12:30; 607-467-3953

Eastern Broome Senior Center

27 Golden Ln., Harpursville; M-F, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Meal – 12:00 (Breakfast served Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:00); 607-693-2069

First Ward Senior Center

226 Clinton St., Binghamton; M-F, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Meal – 11:45; 607-797-2307

Johnson City Senior Center

30 Brocton St., Johnson City; M-Th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Meal – 11:45; 607-797-3145

N. Shore Towers Senior Center

24 Isbell St., Binghamton; M-F, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; 607-772-6214

Northern Broome Senior Center

12 Strongs Pl., Whitney Point; M-F, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Meal – 12:00; 607-692-3405

Vestal Senior Center

201 Main St., Vestal; M-F, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Meal – 11:30; 607-754-9565

County Adult Day Programs:

Endwell site is located within the Broome West Senior Center

2801 Wayne St., Endwell; 778-2946

Binghamton site is located within N. Shore Towers

24 Isbell St., Binghamton; 778-2946

Publish Date
July 1, 2021