Please note that all senior programs are operating on a limited basis during the CoVid-19 pandemic. See below a few paragraphs for information on our Tuesday and Thursday lunch program.
Our fun lunch program on Tuesdays and Thursdays is the focal point of our senior program. Seniors ages 60+ can get a good meal for a suggested contribution of $4.50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is supplemented by another local senior program that serves Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so that seniors in the Black Diamond area have access to nutritious lunches five days a week.
Our seniors normally have fun activities they participate in each week: walking groups, foot care, ping pong, pinochle, bingo, dancing to music, AARP classes, and Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Many seniors also volunteer at the center in various tasks, such as the food bank, clothing bank, and helping with the lunch program. All of these programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice because of the CoVid-19 pandemic.
The Center provides a place for seniors living in this rural area to gather together, engage in fun and healthy activities, and to get help and support with challenges in their lives.
For more information about the Senior Program, please call us at 360-886-1011.
Join in for a game of Pool with Clayton Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 11:30am. Pinochle after lunch on Tuesdays, and Bingo on Thursdays. We also have a ping-pong table. Come in at 10:30am on Tuesdays to play with Celia and friends!
The Senior Walkers meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 7:30am. Monday the group meets at the Community Center, Wednesday the group meets at Four Corners and Fridays the group meets at different places. Please call to discover the location for Friday 360-886-1011.
We normally offer Smart Driver courses for those looking for insurance discounts. Payment is due by check to AARP, $20 per person for those who are AARP members, $25 per person for non-members. Bring your own lunch that day. Please call us at 360-886-1011 with any questions you may have. Stay tuned for class dates to be announced after the CoVid-19 pandemic has passed. Registration is due one week before class.
Need help finding information or want to learn how to use email? The BDCC now has a computer lab available for senior citizens. In addition to computers, we also have a tablet for those interested in learning how to use mobile apps.
Karen Poppleton, licensed nail technician and Certified Nurses Assistant, provides our routine foot care services for seniors. After completing an assessment of your feet, she will soak your feet, trim the nails, and file and pad corns/calluses.
All services are available to high-risk clients such as diabetics and those taking blood thiners.
Pedicures consist of: Inspection of nails, warm water soak, clipping and filing of nails, cuticle treatment, exfoliation of calluses, and therapeutic lotion massage.
Appointments fill up fast so call 886-1011 to make your appointment today.
The service costs $30.
AARP Smart Driver Courses
Stan's Band "Diamonds in the Rough" plays once each month at the lunches. Please note that some parties require reservations.
Please note that transportation to the BDCC has been suspended during the CoVid-19 pandemic.
Need a ride to the Lunch program? The BDCC van makes the rounds in the greater Black Diamond area before and after lunch on Tuesday and Thursday after the pandemic. Pick-up times are around 11am and drop off is by 1pm.
This program is available to property owners who are in one of the following categories and meet income requirements:
At least 61 years old on December 31 on the year before the tax is due (age 62 in the year of exemption; proof of age required);
DISABILITY: owners who are unable to work due to a disability, with no age requirement (proof of disability is required); or
VETERANS who are entitled and who are receiving compensation from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for a total disability rating to a service-connected disability (documentation required).
For information sheets and an application form, stop by the Black Diamond Community Center, or call Cheryl or Leslie at 360-886-1011.
Does your home need repairs? Could it be more energy efficient?
Plateau Outreach Ministries can help you with some important resources, including:
- Emergency Repairs,
- Home Repair Grants and Loans,
- Accessibility Modifications,
- Weatherization for Home Owners, Renters and Mobile Homes,
- Air Quality Improvement for persons with respiratory illness.
Lisa from POM can meet you here at the BDCC to get you started.
Call her at 360-825-8961 for an appointment.