A Positive Place to Recharge, Relax, and Reconnect!
Since 1974, the Florence Douglas Senior Center in Vallejo has been the community focal point for senior services and programs, providing recreational, educational, and social activities, as well as a nutrition program, for people 50 and over. The friendly, knowledgeable staff provides an extensive information and referral service, and coordinates services with other agencies serving Solano County.
Activities abound at the Florence Douglas Senior Center. The staff is extremely motivated to provide the very best programs, classes, and outings possible.
The monthly dinner, held from 4:30-9pm, is a great social event that has become a huge hit. Included is a catered meal and entertainment. There’s a theme for each evening where guests may dress up and participate in the entertainment segment of the evening. Next month’s theme will focus on De Island Way, where participants can enjoy an island meal and island dancers.
To further the center’s recycling program, they no longer use paper plates, napkins, cups, or plastic cutlery at any of their events. They have received donations of “real” plates, cups, cloth napkins, and cutlery, and would appreciate more if you’re looking for a place to retire your old kitchenware.
There are many more offerings sponsored by the Florence Douglas Senior Center. An Open House is held in September to commemorate the center’s anniversary, where outside organizations offer interactive classes. October features a Health and Technology Fair, where flu shots are administered with the help of the Solano County health department, and new technologies are explained in laymen’s terms by professionals. The Harvest Festival is held in November, including a dinner and a talent show. The holiday season is ushered in with a Complementary Lunch in December for anyone in the community. All are welcome.
The Florence Douglas Senior Center also offers an array of classes, the most popular being the computer classes, which are so popular they require pre-registration. Spanish, French, and Latin are taught, and Bingo is played. There is a gardening club that meets twice a month, a walking group that meets four times a week, and a Brain Fitness class. There are support groups, movie matinees, organized trips, health and legal services, and transportation providers available. To learn more about these important services, fun classes, and events, all you have to do is walk through the door and ask, or call for further information.
– Joye Ogrodowski
Annual Special Sunday Bingo
1:30pm • Come Early for the Indoor Picnic!
Call for Details. Open to the Public – Must be 18 Yrs Old
Wednesday • 2pm-5pm – Friday • 9am-12pm
Drawings & Door Prizes • Smoke-Free Environment • New State-of-the-Art Equipment
• Snack Bar Security Guard on Premises
1. 2 Postage Stamps (Free Space OK) • Blue
2. Double Bingo • Orange
3. 1 Bingo Plus 4 Corners • Green
4. Small Picture Frame • Yellow
5. 1 Six Pack Plus 1 Postage Stamp (No Overlap) • Pink
6. Special X
7. Small Kite • Gray
8. Double Action • Special Intermission 10 Minutes
9. Block of Nine W/Wild# • Olive
10. Crazy T or L • Brown
11. Double Bingo • Red
12. 1 Hardway and 2 Easyway Bingo • Purple
13. Triple Bingo With Wild# • Black
14. 8 Pack (Free Space OK) • Aqua
15. Black Out • Blue
The Thrift Shop
Your Junk is Our Treasure!
Stop by the Florence Douglas Senior Center Thrift Shop, where you’ll find lots of treasures at low, low prices – gently used, donated kitchenware, clothing, purses, jewelry, artwork, greeting cards, and homemade consignment items including baby afghans, newborn sweater sets, kitchen towels, and more. A reorganization of the merchandise is done every 3-6 months to keep everything fresh and exciting.