The MARC, Inc. Senior Center believes in offering every Senior an opportunity for personal growth and self-expression while providing individualized care.
Welcome to the MARC Inc. Senior Center. We provide our seniors with quality leisure activities and community participation opportunities that encourage independent decision making by each participant. Our staff is competent and highly trained in CPR, First Aid, and a variety of nursing delegated duties. They can also be certified by DDS in Medication Administration. We provide excellent direct care to ensure our Seniors enjoy a happy, healthy day. As our Seniors age, some will require more hands-on supports for their personal care.
Our staff enjoys providing a wide variety of activities to choose from during the day. Some activities are designed for groups, while others are tailored to meet individual interests and preferences. We strive to have activities for everyone to be engaged in that stimulate creativity and create meaningful experiences. Some of our Seniors have specific PT/OT programs that our staff ensure are followed on a daily basis. We typically have a ratio of one staff to four Seniors for activities. Every month, seniors receive a calendar of daily activities to keep them informed of the fun times ahead.
We offer exciting special Senior Center based events such as presentations by guest speakers, musical entertainers, visits with a variety of animals, holiday parties, and even a monthly Zumba class by a certified instructor! During the day, there is a wide variety of on-going individual and group activities such as arts and crafts, exercise, dancing, bingo, board games, outside sports, X-BOX interactive video games, iPad games, movies, and fitness activities. There is even a piano to play! For those who wish quieter moments, we offer an area filled with comfortable recliners and a large screen tv.
Our Seniors tour many area farms, visit nearly all the museums and historical landmarks in the state and even tour various businesses. Other destinations include shopping malls, out for break and lunch, various nature activities, movies, bowling, and craft shopping. We even go to the circus and baseball games!
The Senior Center also offers several exciting special interest opportunities that encourage a deeper level of community involvement. We go to a local McDonald’s every week for bingo. Our Seniors are part of a regular group of community members that share fun and fellowship during this experience. We have a group called the MARC Angels that visit local nursing homes every week. Our seniors spend time with each resident and give each one a small token to brighten their day. Several of our Seniors request shopping trips, and we have a group devoted to that each week. We even have a social group for our Senior men called the MARC’s Men.