Senior Services to open Senior Center at Tucker Swamp Baptist for IOW Seniors
NORFOLK, Va. – (Jan. 5, 2023) – On Tuesday, January 17th, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (Senior Services) will open a Senior Center at the Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, located at, 37527 Seacock Chapel Rd., Zuni, VA 23898. Older adults aged sixty-plus, from the nearby towns of Zuni and Windsor, will have access to a variety of programs for seniors, including games, meals, classes, shopping, field trips, holiday celebrations, and more.
While working on the Area Comprehensive Plan with the Isle of Wight County, Senior Services targeted the areas of Zuni and Windsor as local food deserts. A food desert is defined as an urban area in which it is difficult to purchase affordable or good-quality fresh food. The Tucker Swamp Senior Center will provide older adults living in food scarcity areas with fresh and nutritious meals.
Senior Services hosts sixteen other Senior Centers throughout South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater. “Our Senior Centers are able to provide nutrition education and counseling giving older adults the knowledge they need to care for their own health and well-being,” says Shelby Craig, Director of Wellness. Senior Centers also provide older adults living in isolation with companionship and stimulating activities. “We often have field trips for our centers, bringing seniors together for celebrations, shopping, or even trips to the movies.” Older adults in the Senior Center program will also have access to all services offered by Senior Services including, but not limited to, Care Coordination and Transitions, In-Home Services, Medicare Benefits Counseling, and Evidence-based Wellness classes. Most services are provided at no cost.
For those interested in being a part of the Tucker Swamp Senior Center, see the information below:
Location: Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seacock Chapel Rd., Zuni, VA 23898
Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Eligibility: Aged 60+ and living in Isle of Wight County
Registration Required: 757-222-4502
Senior Services provides free transportation to and from the center.
For fifty years, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia has been supporting and enriching the lives of older adults in South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater through advocacy, education, information, and comprehensive services. The nonprofit has impacted tens of thousands of lives for the better, by providing easy access to high-quality programs and services designed to help older adults remain healthy, active, and engaged. To learn more about Senior Services, call 757-461-9481 or visit www.ssseva.org.