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Building Community at the Community Center

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The Wimberley Community Center (WCC), which is a part of the Parks and Recreation Department, has long been known as a rental/event venue. We also strive to foster a keen sense of community through diverse activities, programs, and partnerships, including our collaboration with Wimberley Senior Citizen Activities, Inc. (WSCAI), a non-profit organization that serves seniors in the Wimberley Valley.

Circle of Friends is one such program provided by WSCAI that offers an enriched curriculum for clients with moderate memory loss, for a small donation fee. This program includes arts & crafts, exercise, storytelling, music & dance, and much more. Another option for community members is a free Beginners Mah Jong class offered on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Mah Jong is not only fun and engaging, but it stimulates your brain and enhances cognitive skills. Providing Free Health Checks is an initiative provided by WSCAI to promote good health and well-being in our community. These will be held in the Senior Lounge on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10-11am. For more information on these activities, contact Velma Morales at 512-847-1781.

This past year WCC has begun offering health and wellness classes such as Zumba, Yoga and Qi Gong which not only promote physical well-being but also strengthen the community bond through shared experiences. More information on these classes can be found at https://wimberleyparksandrec.com/community-center/#activities or by calling Samantha Engemoen at 512-847-2510.

This summer, PARD has introduced Wimberley Summer Camp at WCC for youths age 6-12, which is in addition to our Nature Camp at Blue Hole Regional Park. This indoor option for camp includes arts, crafts, education, games as well as outdoor activities. In our effort to collaborate and build community, our young campers enjoyed a singalong with our Circle of Friends group, thanks to our wonderful volunteers who played folk songs on their guitars. In addition, our young campers joined in on a Zumba class, which was enjoyed by all.

WCC and WSCAI will SOON be offering a Monday Morning Mixer beginning Monday, August 5, 2024, from 8:30-9:30am. We want to bring friends – old and new – together for a casual and social gathering. We hope to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where community members can relax, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with one another. We strive to support mental wellbeing by combating isolation and loneliness and create opportunities for individuals to share stories, build relationships and establish a supportive network within the community, contributing to a more connected and vibrant neighborhood.

 

BELONGING; TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND

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